Vinous treasures await at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
The anticipation is mounting as the 38th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction, to be held on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2022 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, approaches.
The Nedbank CWG Auction showcases rare and unique wines produced in small quantities exclusively for the auction by its members, a group of highly respected winemakers who hail from appellations across the length and breadth of 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.
“It is with jubilant anticipation that we are able to host a live and online auction event in South Africa this year. There will be treasures to be found amongst the wines…” says Gordon Newton Johnson, CWG chair.
- The very first single-vineyard Chenin Blanc from the Beaumont cellar in Bot River
- Swartland winemaker David Sadie’s first two wines under the David & Nadia label on the auction
- The first CWG Merlot ever to have been completely made in amphorae and the longest-running Shiraz in auction history from Hartenberg in Stellenbosch
- The first single-variety Pinot Meunier Cap Classique ever released in the country from Stellenbosch estate Simonsig, as well as a Shiraz to celebrate 25 years of having this varietal wine on the auction (their first vintage was 1997 and the current wine is the 2020).
“We thank you for your patronage in our pursuit of excellence and a vibrant South African wine industry,” concludes Gordon.