Cape Winemakers Guild

Celebrating the new

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 has been the hands-on winemaker and viticulturist at Keermont Vineyards in Stellenbosch since its inception 16 years ago, constantly strives for excellence. Also based in Stellenbosch, Erika weaves stories from the multi-regional vineyards she sources her grapes from into the wines she bottles under her eponymous label. Richard, the only Master of Wine who is active as a winemaker in South Africa, has made his home base the Elgin Valley. He brings his immense knowledge of international wines and styles to Richard Kershaw Wines and the guild.  

Selected from dozens of applicants, Shanice du Preez, who hails from Bothasig in Cape Town, and Mosima Mabelele, who calls Mokopane in Limpopo home, represent the newest generation of talent being mentored by the CWG Protégé Programme. Shanice recently graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc Viticulture and Oenology. She has spent the first year of her three-year internship at Kanonkop under the mentorship of Abrie Beeslaar. Mosima, who also completed her BSc Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University, spent the first year of her three-year internship at Hartenberg, with CWG member Carl Schultz as her mentor.

Then on to some noteworthy Auction wines:

Last but not least, the new-look CWG website is your personal portal to our members, events and initiatives created to support South Africa’s wine industry. You can uncover the unique stories of the CWG winemakers, upcoming events, auctions and more at www.capewinemakersguild.com. Simultaneously, social media engagement has upped the ante on all channels, from Facebook and Instagram to Twitter, too.

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