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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 39th 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 […]

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 […]

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