Cape Winemakers Guild

Ernie Els CWG 2016

The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of early morning and the grape bunches were gently destalked and lightly crushed. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and rotten berries were carefully removed by hand. Fermentation took place in small 300 litre open top oak barrels with three weeks’ extended maturation. The wines were punched down manually five times a day, ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. Each variety was separately vinified and blended after 18 months of maturation.

Tasting Notes: Immediately impactful. Complex, with an array of fruit, oak and savoury aromas. Black cherry, red currant, crushed stone, tilled earth and toasty oak, all underscored by refined tannins.

Winemaker: Louis Strydom

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 200.00
  • Lowest: R 4 000.00
  • Average: R 4 456.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 80
  • Cases Auctioned 50


  • Alc: 14.98 vol%
  • RS: 3.10 g/l
  • TA: 6.20 g/l
  • pH: 3.65

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