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Meet CWG’s new members and protégés

Stellenbosch – The Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) has launched 2023 on a high note by welcoming three new members and three new protégés into the fold. Reenen Borman from Boschkloof Wines, Christo le Riche from Le Riche Wines and Hannes Storm from Storm Wines are entering the guild as members, while Tholakele Tania Bekwayo, Karabelo […]

Challenging 2023 harvest: spotlight on renewable energy and regenerative agriculture

With lower-than-average rainfall, skyrocketing consumer costs and load shedding schedules ranging between Stages 4 and 6, the 2023 harvest has been particularly challenging for South African winemakers. However, as the old Afrikaans adage, “‘n Boer maak ‘n plan” (a farmer makes a plan) suggests, seeking solutions and focusing on innovative ways to navigate difficult circumstances […]

Nedbank CWG Auction Programme

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2022 – PRE-AUCTION TASTING We kick the day off with our pre-auction tasting at the Grand Ballroom, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West. This event is a formal tutored (seated) tasting of the 2022 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines presented and poured by the winemakers. 13:30-14:00 – Canapés and MCC in the […]

Auctioneer’s 5 Top Tips for Auction Day

It can be daunting if you are new to online auctions, so let us put you at ease. Here are 5 valuable tips our bidders can use to have the best experience during our upcoming auction days: Study the Auction Catalogue before the auction: This will help you get the full scope of all the […]

Q&A with Higgo Jacobs of Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions

Just ahead of the 38th Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction, we caught up with Higgo Jacobs, who is a curator and partner of Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions. Higgo’s career in the wine industry spans over 20 years. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS), Higgo is a founding member and past chairman […]

From the city to the Klein Karoo

When it comes to guild members, their previous career and study choices – from architect David Trafford to geologists Gary Jordan and Miles Mossop and zoology graduate Kevin Grant – are as varied as the appellations and settings in which they craft their award-winning wines. Heading the list of interesting locations is the unconventional yet […]

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 […]

Auction Wines 2022

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2021 100% Chardonnay This forward looking “black” Chardonnay is sourced from a single, organically grown, cool, south-facing vineyard. It revives a centuries-old traditional Burgundian winemaking method now seldom used. Fruit is vigorously, even harshly worked; juice that is so excessively aerated that it turns to an ebony colour at the […]

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 […]

In order to take part in these Auctions, you will need to follow three simple steps before bidding.