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Viticulture internship kicks off in Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:38 -- cwg

New proteges - Mahalia Matshete, Clayton Christians, Logan Jooste and Kiara Scott (lr)

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme with the goal of effecting transformation in the wine industry, has enrolled its first viticulture intern alongside three new winemaking protégés for 2015.

Amorim Cork boosts Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 15:31 -- cwg

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a celebrated mentorship scheme for aspiring young winemakers, has started 2015 on a high note with the announcement of a major sponsorship by Amorim Cork.

Well-known international producer of natural cork, Amorim has stepped up its involvement with the Protégé Programme by donating 0.5% of all purchases of its cork closures by members of the Guild during 2015.

Cape Winemakers Guild swells its ranks to 46 members

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:16 -- cwg

Gordon Newton Johnson, accomplished winemaker in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, has become the 46th member to be inducted into the Cape Winemakers Guild.

“As cellarmaster of Newton Johnson Wines, Gordon has a proven track record of developing a style of wine that speaks of his clear focus on viticulture, terroir and typicity in the South African context,” says Miles Mossop, Vice-Chairman of the Guild.

Cape Winemakers Guild launches CWG VinPro Viticulture Protégé Programme

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:41 -- cwg

Committed to driving transformation in the South African wine industry, the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) in association with VinPro has expanded its highly successful Oenology Protégé Programme with the launch of a similar internship scheme to develop young viticulturists.

The new CWG VinPro Viticulture Protégé Programme, an initiative of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust, gives promising individuals the opportunity to realise their dreams of becoming fully fledged viticulturists after a two-year internship.

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