Don’t miss the annual CWG Auction Showcase on the 22nd of August

 2018-09-05 04:18 PM by

The Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG), an association today comprised of 49 invited winemakers, began back in 1982. This year will be the 34th auction. The members include four winemakers whose brands we proudly distribute – David Trafford, Andrea Mullineux, Miles Mossop and Bruwer Raats. Auction wines pass a rigorous peer review process before making it onto the auction line-up and are an exclusive offering only via the auction and not commercially available. They make an excellent addition to your cellar selection and many people, including us, offer proxy and consolidated bidding for those wanting to split case lots. Promoting innovation and education the CWG provides industry opportunities through their Protégé Programme. Launched in 2006, the Protégé Programme gives aspirant winemakers the rare opportunity of working side by side with members of the Guild, all masters of their craft, during a three-year internship. To date there have been 24 participants. By cultivating, nurturing and empowering promising individuals to become winemakers and viticulturists of excellence, the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme plays an active role in the transformation of the industry to ensure its long term health and sustainability. 


Even if you are not interested in buying on the auction, the wines are well worth exploring and can be tasted at one of the following venues on the Highveld:


Pretoria Nedbank CWG Auction Tasting
Enjoy a tutored tasting of a selection of 2018 Auction wines presented by the winemakers, followed by an informal (self-pour) tasting of the 2018 Auction wines.
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Pretoria Country Club, 241 Sidney Street, Pretoria
14:30 for 15:00 - 17:00
R350 per person including a tasting glass

Johannesburg Nedbank CWG Showcase
Enjoy an informal, walk-around tasting of members' commercially available wines and a selection of Auction wines.
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
The Atrium, Nedbank Head Offices, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton
18:00 – 21:00
R350 per person including a tasting glass
Bookings via


The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction will take place on Saturday, 29 September 2018, from 09:00 at Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands. The auction is open to the public. To find out more visit, send an email to or call +27 (0)21 852 0408.