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The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme Auction – The Auction With a Heart

The annual Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme Auction is officially underway, with bidding taking place virtually on the Strauss & Co website. Running until 6pm on Monday, 9 October, It is a sister event of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, which will be taking place at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on […]

Auction Wines 2023

Auction Wines 2023 Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2022 100% ChardonnayWine of Origin Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge This single vineyard Chardonnay, made from organically grown grapes, revives a centuries old Burgundian winemaking “black” method. Tasting Notes: A very individual and accurate articulation of Ataraxia’s “dirt”, this is a sublime wine which effortlessly balances fruit intensity with mineral […]

2023 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Wines Revealed

Anticipation is mounting as the 39th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction approaches. Taking place on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2023 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction showcases rare and unique wines produced in small quantities. All wines are exclusively produced for the auction by members of […]

Cape Winemakers Guild Inspires Female Learners to Pursue a Career in Winemaking 

As part of its mission to help transform the South African wine industry, the Cape Winemakers Guild recently hosted 22 black female Grade 11 learners for a week-long educational visit to the winelands.    Facilitated by the Guild’s acclaimed Protégé Programme, the purpose of the visit was to offer the learners a sneak peek of what […]

Beginner’s Guide to the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Since its inception in 1985, the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction has been a red-letter event on the calendars of wine aficionados both locally and abroad. With Guild members producing wines in small quantities exclusively for the auction, the event has gained a reputation for being a go-to for anyone seeking to add rare […]

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 40th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction and CWG Protégé Programme Auction, follow the three simple steps below: Step 1: Sign Up […]

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 […]

White wines shine and records tumble at 2022 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction hosted by Strauss & Co.

Two of the top 4 wines at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction were white wines, incidentally produced by leading female winemakers Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore Estate Vineyards and Andrea Mullineux. The Lismore Valkyrie Chardonnay 2021 from Greyton reached an average of R1,743 per bottle while the Mullineux Trifecta Chenin Blanc 2020 from […]

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