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South African Sommeliers Association Announces Fundraiser Auction at Grub & Vine Norval




– 1st March 2024 – The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) is thrilled to announce an exclusive fundraiser auction to be held on March 20th at the esteemed Grub & Vine Norval. This prestigious event promises an evening of exceptional wines, extraordinary vouchers, and unique experiences, all available through both live and silent auctions.


A Night of Exquisite Wines and Unforgettable Experiences

Set against the backdrop of Grub & Vine Norval's elegant setting, the SASA fundraiser auction is a must-attend event for wine enthusiasts, collectors, and anyone looking to support the flourishing South African wine industry. The auction, led by the renowned Chef Matt Manning, will offer attendees the chance to bid on a curated selection of fine wines, dining vouchers, and one-of-a-kind experiences.


Exclusive Auction Highlights

Some of the incredible items up for auction include:

  • Sine Qua Non Cumulus Vineyard Next of Kyn No 7 2013 Magnum - A rare find with a value of R15,000.

  • Masseto Toscana 2013 - A prized Italian masterpiece valued at R12,000.

  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1998 - An exquisite dessert wine with a value of R5,500.

  • Brandy Blending Experience with a Brandy Expert at KWV - For up to 4 people, including a 12, 15, and 20 Year Old Brandy collection, valued at R9,600.

  • Graham Beck Vintage Collection Trio Gift Pack - Featuring 1 bottle each of Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Blanc de Blancs 2018, Ultra Brut 2017, valued at R1,200.


Tickets and Participation

Tickets for this exclusive event are priced at R850 per person, with all proceeds directly benefiting SASA's mission to further the education, careers, and professional development of sommeliers in South Africa. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of the South African wine industry while enjoying a night of luxury, camaraderie, and philanthropy.


"We are at a pivotal moment for the South African wine industry, where the collective support of our community can truly make a difference. This auction is not just about the incredible wines and experiences on offer but about coming together to invest in the future of our industry. Every ticket purchased, every bid made, goes directly towards nurturing the talents of current and aspiring sommeliers across South Africa. Our mission at SASA is to elevate the profession of sommeliers and enhance the global standing of our wine industry. Through your support, we can provide unparalleled opportunities for education, certification, and professional development. This is a chance to make a tangible impact on the lives of those who bring the world of wine closer to us all. I urge everyone who shares our passion for wine and education to join us at this event. Together, we can continue to cultivate a culture of excellence and innovation in South African wine." Spencer Fondaumiere, Chairperson, South African Sommeliers Association (SASA)


Event Details

  • Date: March 20th

  • Venue: Grub & Vine Norval, [Address], Cape Town, South Africa

  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00

  • Ticket Price: R850 per person


About the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA)

The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) is dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation within the sommelier community in South Africa. Founded in 2010, SASA has played a pivotal role in the professional development and education of sommeliers across the country. Through a variety of events, educational programs, and support mechanisms, SASA aims to elevate the profession and enhance the global reputation of the South African wine industry.


The association is guided by a board of experienced professionals, including Spencer Fondaumiere as the Chairperson, Erica Taylor serving as the General Manager, along with esteemed board members Roxan Waldeck, Unathi Koti (Treasurer), Shane Mumba, and Tawanda Marume (Gauteng Chairperson). Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge, passion, and dedication to the advancement of sommeliers in South Africa.


As of 2024, SASA boasts a membership of 250 sommeliers spread across South Africa, reflecting the growing interest and recognition of the sommelier profession within the country. In the previous year alone, SASA certified over 300 sommeliers, showcasing the association's commitment to fostering high standards of wine service and knowledge.


By participating in the fundraiser auction, you're not only enjoying an evening of unparalleled wine and experiences but also contributing to a vital cause. All proceeds will support initiatives designed to empower sommeliers and enrich the South African wine industry, furthering SASA's mission to promote excellence and innovation within the community.


Supporting the Future of Wine

By participating in the fundraiser auction, you're not only enjoying an evening of unparalleled wine and experiences but also contributing to a vital cause. All proceeds will support initiatives designed to empower sommeliers and enrich the South African wine industry.


Join Us

Don't miss this opportunity to support a great cause while indulging in some of the best wines and experiences South Africa has to offer. Purchase your tickets today and be part of a night to remember.


For tickets and more information, please contact Erica Taylor, erica@uncorkified.com.

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