Anthonij Rupert Wyne sponsored wines for the annual Summerhill Stallion Day for the third year running. 10 kilometres outside of the dustiest little dorp in the Midlands at the Southernmost tip of the darkest continent, it’s always amazing to see how many people take the trouble to visit Summerhill, no more so than on Investec Stallion Day.
Once again, Sunday 7July 2013 witnessed the arrival of more than 40 Australians, others from New Zealand, a Japanese television crew, owners from Hong Kong, office bearers from Singapore, fans from Dubai, Indonesia, Lesotho, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Turkey, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Greece, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. Incredibly, they included the representatives of 13 international media operations and a strong contingent of our local journalist community. We’d like to think that besides Jackie Cameron’s world-renowned cuisine, they came to see the stallions and to experience life in Zululand. Once again, South African racing fans revealed their great generosity when it came to the sale of Summerhills Stallion Services, in support of the on-going endeavours of their remarkable School of Management Excellence. The services raised a total of R203 000 at an average of R10 150 per service while a 6 litre bottle of Anthonij Rupert Optima, which sold to Team Valor for R10,000 at last year’s auction and was generously re-donated to the cause this year, made a staggering R50,000. It’s doubtful our best vintages in twenty years time will carry such a premium!