Cape Winemakers Guild

Yearly Archives: 2022

White wines shine and records tumble at 2022 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction hosted by Strauss & Co.

Two of the top 4 wines at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction were white wines, incidentally produced by leading female winemakers Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore Estate Vineyards and Andrea Mullineux. The Lismore Valkyrie Chardonnay 2021 from Greyton reached an average of R1,743 per bottle while the Mullineux Trifecta Chenin Blanc 2020 from […]

Nedbank CWG Auction Programme

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2022 – PRE-AUCTION TASTING We kick the day off with our pre-auction tasting at the Grand Ballroom, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West. This event is a formal tutored (seated) tasting of the 2022 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines presented and poured by the winemakers. 13:30-14:00 – Canapés and MCC in the […]

Auctioneer’s 5 Top Tips for Auction Day

It can be daunting if you are new to online auctions, so let us put you at ease. Here are 5 valuable tips our bidders can use to have the best experience during our upcoming auction days: Study the Auction Catalogue before the auction: This will help you get the full scope of all the […]

Q&A with Higgo Jacobs of Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions

Just ahead of the 38th Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction, we caught up with Higgo Jacobs, who is a curator and partner of Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions. Higgo’s career in the wine industry spans over 20 years. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS), Higgo is a founding member and past chairman […]

From the city to the Klein Karoo

When it comes to guild members, their previous career and study choices – from architect David Trafford to geologists Gary Jordan and Miles Mossop and zoology graduate Kevin Grant – are as varied as the appellations and settings in which they craft their award-winning wines. Heading the list of interesting locations is the unconventional yet […]

Celebrating the new

At the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG), we leapt into spring 2022 on a positive note by celebrating all things new, from members and auction wines to a website makeover. New faces bringing fresh energy and ideas with them into the group of guild members are Alex Starey, Erika Obermeyer and Richard Kershaw MW. Alex, who […]

Auction Wines 2022

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2021 100% Chardonnay This forward looking “black” Chardonnay is sourced from a single, organically grown, cool, south-facing vineyard. It revives a centuries-old traditional Burgundian winemaking method now seldom used. Fruit is vigorously, even harshly worked; juice that is so excessively aerated that it turns to an ebony colour at the […]

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme Auction – The auction with a heart

It will soon be time for the annual Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Protégé Programme Auction, a platform that provides an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the wine industry. Coveted auction lots in support of this dynamic initiative include unique collections, rare verticals and wines that are no longer available from guild members, as […]

Vinous treasures await at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

The anticipation is mounting as the 38th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction, to be held on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2022 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, approaches. The Nedbank CWG Auction showcases rare and unique wines produced in small quantities exclusively for the auction by its members, a group of […]

Save the dates for this year’s highly anticipated Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

The prestigious Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction, to be held on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2022, will be hosted by Strauss & Co, South Africa’s leading art and wine auction house. The Virtual Live Auction will be held at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West and will take place over […]

A world first wine-tasting experience.

Science and creativity combine to blend wine and music. Nedbank and Cape Winemakers Guild unveils Tasting Notes: A Story of Sound and Wine In a world first, five Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés, composers, and neuroscientists have collaborated to create a piece of music that pairs with any glass of Cabernet Sauvignon – scientifically and […]

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