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Philani Shongwe, CWG Protege, About his first harvest as a Protege

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:00 -- cwg

When I started working at Paul Cluver I was very lucky to gain some experience in the art of blending. The blends that were still in progress include their top wines  which ate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both vintages were 2011.

From the barrels I had to get samples for the tasting. The wine was matured in barrels from different years and produced by different cooperages. It was quite interesting to observe what effect each barrel can introduce into the wine.

Taste Exceptional Wines at Nedbank CWG Auction Showcase

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 12:47 -- cwg

Cape Town:        Thursday, 23 August 2012
Johannesburg: Thursday, 30 August 2012

Experience exceptional wines with a creative edge and great diversity of styles at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase in Cape Town on Thursday, 23 August and Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 August, when members of the Guild present the wines that will go under the hammer at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

Successful Bidders Enjoy their 2011 Villiera Silent Auction Winnings

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 16:55 -- cwg

In 2011 Jeff Grier's item for the Cape Winemakers Guild Silent Auction was a game drive in the Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary followed by a six course dinner for six people in Villiera's newly renovated tasting room, to be prepared by chef Christophe Dehosse of the Joostenberg Bistro and hosted by the Grier family. Each course was to be paired with a different Cap Classique in the Villiera range.

Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés make their own wines

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 16:30 -- cwg

All aspirant winemakers participating in the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme  have been given the rare opportunity of making their own wines in their own dedicated Quintessence French oak barrels donated by the Cape Cooperage Group.  This Paarl based company has extended its support of the Guild’s Protégé Programme by donating a barrel to every Protégé in his or her second year until 2014, ensuring that current and future Protégés will have the opportunity to experiment with their own wines.

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