Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch played a major part in the The Cape Wine Auction with May-Eliane de Lencquesaing being one of the Auction Ambassaors.
The auction raised over R7 million in its first year for winelands education and this year over R10 million, fast becoming a major event on the Cape Wine Calendar.
Many charities benefit from the auction – click here to see who they are.
The auction lot offered by Glenelly was an interesting one. Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande dates back to 1686 and is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region. As early as the eighteenth century, this great vineyard was already benefiting from a significant feminine touch. Madame May de Lencquesaing, part of the second family to own this Chateau, ran the vineyard herself for 30 years after inheriting it from her father. For the last decade, Madame May has focused on her Glenelly farm, nestled in the Ida’s Valley of Stellenbosch.
The winning bidder who paid R300,000 for the lot took home an incredible collection of double magnums of these spectacular wines and experience a private barrel tasting and cellar tour at Glenelly Estate hosted by Cellarmaster Luke O’Cuinnegan.
This incredible collection includes the following:
An Imperial (6 litre) of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1977
A Double Magnum of Grand Vin de Glenelly Chardonnay 2012
A Double Magnum of Grand Vin de Glenelly Chardonnay 2013
A Double Magnum of Grand Vin de Glenelly 2009
A Double Magnum of Grand Vin de Glenelly 2010
A Double Magnum of Lady May 2009
A Double Magnum of Lady May 2010.
Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is a gem of a place and as they say in the guides, ‘well worth a visit.’ The vineyards are immaculate, the whole tasting room experience with its magnificent collection of glass and the wines just sublime.
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