Cape Winemakers Guild

Carel Nel Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2010

Celebrating his 24th year as member of the CWG and his 24th consecutive wine on auction. Carel is a Cape Wine Master and founding member and chairman of the Cape Port Producers Association. His accolades include SA Champion Port and SA Champion Sauvignon Blanc. Many Veritas double golds and other award winning wines have been made under his watch and guidance. Carel has dedicated himself to shifting the perception of the possibilities of the Klein Karoo by planting traditional Douro varietals in Calitzdorp for the crafting of proper ‘Port’ and table wines, and was the very first to plant high up in the Outeniqua with cold climate varietals. Tasting Notes: Crafted from a trio of hand-harvested Portuguese varietals fermented in custom built lagares with intensive manual pigeage; fortified with pure wine spirit at the optimal moment to capture varietal integrity; aged a year in large old French barrels prior to blending and bottling unfined unfiltered. Inky black crimson wine radiating ripe hedgerow fruit, plum, all-spice, fynbos and orange rind undertones encapsulated by impenetrable tannins ensuring decades of enjoyment.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 800.00
  • Lowest: R 1 100.00
  • Average: R 1 353.33


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 60
  • Cases Auctioned 30


  • Alc: 18.60 vol%
  • RS: 88.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.80

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