How to Create Your Bidding Account & Register for Our CWG Auctions
As the dates for the auctions rapidly approach, it is time to unlock the gateway to these vinous treasures by registering to bid.
To create your bidding account and register for this year’s 38th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction and CWG Protégé Programme Auction, follow the three simple steps below:
Step 1: Sign Up for Our Auction Updates
Your bidding journey starts here on our website. Simply click the ‘Create Bidding Account‘ button, select the auction you are interested in and sign up to receive our auction news and updates by filling out the short form with your first name, surname and email address.
After you sign up, you will be directed to the Strauss & Co site to finalise the creation of your Bidder’s Account.
Step 2: Create Your Strauss & Co Bidder’s Account
After you sign up for our auction updates, you will be redirected to the Strauss & Co website.
Here you will find the relevant information needed to create your Bidder’s Account with Strauss & Co and get ready to start bidding once the auctions go live.
Step 3: Register for Our Auctions
You will only be able to register for the CWG Protégé Programme Auction and Nedbank CWG Auction once they are live on the Strauss & Co website.
A ‘Register to Bid’ button will appear once the auction is live on the following dates:
- 2022 Nedbank CWG Auction – Monday, 12 September 2022.
- 2022 CWG Protégé Programme Auction – Monday, 26 September 2022.
Once you have registered, you can use your email address and password to sign in by simply clicking ‘Sign In’ in the top right-hand corner of the Strauss & Co homepage.
Once registration is complete, you will be ready for the exhilaration of bidding online for some truly exceptional wines.
Unlocking the gateway to exclusive vinous treasures
The 38th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction, a virtual live auction spread over two days, offers a matchless opportunity to bid on some of the finest wines in the country. These wines are made exclusively for the auction by the guild’s members, a group of leading winemakers who are dedicated to their craft. This talented bunch hails from diverse appellations across the Cape winelands.
This year’s auction will see a total of 43 wines from 30 guild members on offer. These comprise 14 white wines, 26 red wines, two Cap Classiques and one Cape Tawny. A total of 513 lots will be sold over the two days – 190 lots on the Friday evening and 323 on the Saturday. All the wines will be offered on both days, with wines available in lot sizes of 12 and 24 bottles on the Friday evening and Saturday morning, but with the addition of 36-bottle lots on the Saturday.
This will run in tandem with the online-only CWG Protégé Programme Auction. The auction with a heart provides an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the wine industry by supporting a dynamic initiative that mentors the next generation of winemakers. Coveted auction lots include unique collections, rare verticals and wines that are no longer available from guild members, as well as wines made by this year’s graduating protégés.
The Nedbank CWG Auction will take place on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2022 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. You only need to register once for this auction to bid on both days.
Please remember that you have to register separately for the Nedbank CWG Auction and the Protégé Programme Auction to bid on both. This means that even if you are an existing client, you need to register to get a bidder’s number for each auction as you will only be eligible to bid once you have one.
When you register for each auction, please give Strauss & Co permission to share your information with the CWG. This step is vital to ensure that you receive your wine correctly.
Get ready to bid on South Africa’s greatest wines. Create Your Bidder’s Account Today.