Creation Wines At Cape Wine Auction 2020

Established in 2014, the Cape Wine Auction Trust has been on a mission to raise money in support of education in the Cape Winelands ever since. This year’s glittering two-day event (14 and 15 February) saw Creation Wines’ eco-friendly auction lot titled ‘What a Wonderful World’, raising an amazing R340 000.

Four main points differentiate the Cape Wine Auction Trust from other philanthropic organisations:

1) 100% of all donations go directly to beneficiaries;

2) All selected beneficiaries are leaders in their field within the education landscape;

3) Beneficiaries form part of a unique model of beneficiary collaboration and best-practice sharing to accelerate impact and efficiency;

4) A board of trustees with extensive corporate, philanthropic and entrepreneurial experience works with a full-time trust facilitator who strategically monitors impact and needs.

“Creation is proud of being associated with winelands education, an initiative that has always been near and dear to our hearts,” says Creation co-owner, Carolyn Martin. “Conservation too is a Creation priority and in teaming up with like-minded partners our lot this year offered the priceless peace of mind that comes with protecting our planet. Titled ‘What a Wonderful World’, it included an eco-stay at the Creation Voormanshuis cottage, a ‘Story of Creation’ lunch pairing, a delectable sunset spread plus 60 bottles of Art of Creation wines. Add a 5-star Grootbos Nature Reserve experience, a Dyer Island Conservation Trust boat adventure and a scenic Glamtrails hike and it amounted to a wonderful world, indeed!”

It was with great excitement that the sum of R17 100 000 was raised on the evening. What a generous contribution to education in the winelands! This will most certainly also benefit the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project of which Creation is a founder member. It is laudable to note that over the period that the Cape Wine Auction Trust has been in existence, a total of R105 000 000 has been raised.