Cape Winemakers Guild

The Guild Members

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South Africa’s leading winemakers

Membership is by invitation only and many of South Africa’s leading winemakers are members of the Guild. The CWG meets regularly as a technical tasting group, providing its members with an opportunity to evaluate wines from around the world and to share their knowledge and ideas – ensuring that CWG members remain leaders in the art and science of winemaking.

Membership Categories


Active winemakers who are responsible for the production of outstanding wines from harvesting to bottling. Membership is by invitation only and any person who has been recognised by the CWG as a winemaker of outstanding wines for a minimum period of 5 years can be invited to become a Member.

Non-Producing Members

Members who remain active in the wine industry but no longer make wine and are not actively responsible for the winemaking in a cellar. As Non-Producing Members, they are still able to participate in all CWG Technical Tastings and share their extensive winemaking knowledge and expertise with the Members of the Guild.

Honorary Members

Individuals, either active or no longer active in the wine industry whom the Members of the Guild have given recognition to for their service to the South African wine industry.


Non-Producing Members

Jeremy Walker

Jeff Grier

Johan Malan

Carel Nel

Honorary Members

  • Jan Coetzee
  • Achim von Arnim
  • Peter Finlayson
  • Kevin Arnold
  • Braam van Velden
  • Neil Ellis
  • Francois Naude
  • James Browne
  • Johann Krige
  • Norma Ratcliffe
  • Walter Finlayson
  • Etienne le Riche

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