On 30 August 2012, members of the Cape Winemakers Guild will showcase their selection for the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at the Atrium, Nedbank, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton from 6-9pm.
Carl Schultz, from Hartenberg Estate pours one of his cellar gems at the Showcase.
Celebrating 30 years of winemaking excellence this year, the Guild, an association of some of the finest winemakers recognised for their high standard of craftsmanship, comprises 45 members who jointly represent the pinnacle of South African wine achievement. Only wines crafted exclusively for the Guild by these exceptional winemakers are sold at the annual Auction which is open to the general public, wine collectors as well as the liquor and restaurant trade.
Rianie Strydom from Haskell Vineyards interacting with wine lovers at the Showcase.
The showcases afford wine lovers the opportunity to taste these rare and innovative auction wines as well as other acclaimed flagship wines of Guild members in an informal, walk-around tasting hosted by the winemakers themselves.
Pierre Wahl from Rijk's Private Cellar shares some of his wines.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on rare signed bottles from previous Guild Auctions during the silent auction in aid of the Nedbank CWG Development Trust. Founded in 1999, the trust assists with education, training and empowerment of young people from wine farming communities and includes the Guild's Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme for young, upcoming winemakers.
The cost is R170 per person, including a tasting glass and bookings can be made online at www.WebTickets.co.za