Henré Hablutzel, seasoned auctioneer of the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction which marks its 30th anniversary this year, has seen the auction grow in stature from a niche event to the quintessential showcase of South African wine achievement.
CWG Auction 2014
A security foil to safeguard the authenticity of every wine sold at the 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in the Stellenbosch Winelands on Saturday, 4 October 2014, has been introduced for the first time as a counter measure to thwart any attempt at counterfeiting.
Great variety, diversity and craftsmanship shaped by more than three decades of winemaking prowess is the hallmark of the 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, when a record line-up of 61 singularly crafted wines goes under the hammer in the Stellenbosch Winelands on Saturday, 4 October 2014.
Committed to driving transformation in the South African wine industry, the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) in association with VinPro has expanded its highly successful Oenology Protégé Programme with the launch of a similar internship scheme to develop young viticulturists.
The new CWG VinPro Viticulture Protégé Programme, an initiative of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust, gives promising individuals the opportunity to realise their dreams of becoming fully fledged viticulturists after a two-year internship.