Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Showcase

Thursday, 10 June, 2004
Kate Messina
CWG Auction Wines… Platter 5-stars… Internationally acclaimed wines and new releases!
Come and experience rare wines produced exclusively for past Guild Auctions. Sample those elusive benchmark wines not usually found at other wine shows and be one of the first to taste the new releases from some of the Cape’s top vineyards. The annual CWG Showcase, sponsored by Nedbank, is a must for all wine enthusiasts looking for something out of the ordinary.

Over 60 top wines produced by South Africa’s leading winemakers will be on offer at this informal tasting. Come and meet the 34 members of the CWG, discuss your favourite wines with them and discover new favourite wines – you will be spoilt for choice!

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2004 Venue: The Rotunda, Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
Time: 17h30 to 21h00
Format: Informal – guests are able to taste the wines at their own pace
Tickets: R80 per person – book now to avoid disappointment!
Bookings: Contact Elmarie or Kate at the Guild Office on
Tel: 021 883 8625 or
Tickets available at the door.
Parking: Complimentary parking is available on the sports field adjacent to the Rotunda (entrance off “The Meadway”). Cheese: Valerie Elder of Get Stuffed Enterprises will be selling her mouth-watering cheeses again this year.

Included for tasting are over 20 highly-acclaimed Guild Auction Wines from past Auctions. Amongst these will be David Trafford’s 1999 CWG de Trafford Shiraz, the 2001 CWG Grangehurst Cabernet Sauvignon from Jeremy Walker; Francois Naudé’s 2001 L’Avenir Auction Reserve Pinotage and the 2001 CWG Jordan Sophia, made by Gary Jordan.

Visitors to the Showcase will also be treated to a number of wines that have received international recognition. On offer, amongst others, will be Kevin Grant’s Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2001, winner of the 2003 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) Pinot Noir Trophy; Teddy Hall’s 2000 Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon which was awarded 90+/100 in Robert Parker Jrs “The Wine Advocate”; and the 2000 Vergelegen, which won winemaker André van Rensburg the prestigious Pichon Lalande Trophy at the IWSC.

John Platter Five Star wines to be presented at the tasting will include Louis Strydom’s 2000 Rust & Vrede Estate wine; the 2002 Vergelegen (also the winner of two Fairbairn Capital Trophies – for “Best White Blend” as well as for “Best White Wine”). Visitors will also be able to sample Carel Nel’s Boplaas 1999 CWG Auction Reserve Port.

A number of new releases will also be available, including the 1996 Simonsig Cuvée Royale, Johan Malan’s prestige Cuvée Methode Cap Classique; Jeff Grier’s flagship blend, Villiera Monro 2001 and Carl Schultz’s 2003 Hartenberg Estate Reserve Chardonnay due for release later this year. Visitors can also look forward to Gyles Webb’s soon-to-be released 2003 Thelema Rhine Riesling which he says “is fantastic”.

This is definitely a tasting not to be missed! Book your tickets today.

Gauteng wine lovers can look forward to the Nedbank CWG pre-Auction Showcase in Sandton on 14 September. These Showcases are precursors to the annual Nedbank CWG Auction, taking place at Spier, Stellenbosch, on 2 October 2004.

For more details regarding Guild events, please contact Elmarie or Kate at the Guild Office on 
Tel: 021 883 8625 or