Established in 1999 in association with Nedbank, The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust provides social development investment for school children in the wineland areas and further education through the Protégé Programme.
These children from previously disadvantaged communities are able to attend Hoër Landbouskool Boland and Bloemhof High School through subsidies from the Trust. In addition the Trust has been instrumental in providing funds for materials and equipment at other educational facilities, including the Pebbles project, Lynedoch Primary, Weber Gedenk Primary and Stellenzicht High Schools.
The Development Trust pursues social investment on behalf of a sustainable future for local communities and the development of a thriving wine industry that is completely inclusive.
The Trust is funded by donations and proceeds raised at various Guild events throughout the year as well as from the Silent Auction and Charity Auction.
David Knott, BOE – Chairman
Louis Strydom – Ernie Els Wines
Francois Naude – Honorary CWG Member
Howard Booysen – HB Wines, Past CWG Protégé
Gerard Martin – Winetech