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.
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.
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.
Henré Hablutzel, seasoned auctioneer of the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction which marks its 30th anniversary this year, has seen the auction grow in stature from a niche event to the quintessential showcase of South African wine achievement.
CWG Auction 2014
A security foil to safeguard the authenticity of every wine sold at the 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in the Stellenbosch Winelands on Saturday, 4 October 2014, has been introduced for the first time as a counter measure to thwart any attempt at counterfeiting.