Cape Cooperage, the Paarl based company which has empowered candidates participating in the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme to craft their own wines through the donation of French oak barrels, has extended its sponsorship by a further three years.
The Cape Winemakers Guild has stepped up its role in effecting transformation in the wine industry by increasing the number of Protégés participating it its mentorship programme to eight with the induction of two new recruits in 2014.
The impact of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme on transformation in the wine industry is beginning to bear fruit with no less than four graduates in full time winemaking positions in just seven years.
Elmarie Botes, the latest Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé to complete her 3-year mentorship programme, has been appointed as assistant winemaker for Fleur du Cap at Die Bergkelder.
Records tumbled at the 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend with the highest sales ever recorded exceeding R8,4 million.
The 2013 lineup of rare and exclusive wines to go under the hammer at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at the Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 5 October, has received outstanding ratings from two leading wine commentators in New York with the vast majority breaking the venerable 90 point barrier.
Join George Jardine for dinner at Jordan Restaurant after the Nedbank CWG Final pre-Auction Tasting on Friday 4 October 2013.
George’s Smokehouse Yellowtail, new season’s artichoke, spring herbs and citrus soy dressing
A unique blend of top 2011 vintage wines in a one-of-a-kind 18 Litre blend will go under the hammer as the charity item at the 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands on Saturday, 5 October 2013.