Monday, 31 January, 2022

Erika Obermeyer in plain sight

Stories sell wine; this is true. But the past decade has seen a consumer with a high wine acuity to whom provenance, authenticity, and quality matters most. That is why Erika Obermeyer's story is an engaging one that warms your heart and stirs an urgent appetite to taste her wines.
Samarie Smith(WSETDip)

Wednesday, 6 October, 2021

Buyers invest R10.4 million in top SA wines

In an era of online auctions forced by Covid19 and fuelled by the demand for exceptional South African wines, this weekend saw the 37th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction and its Protégé Programme Charity Auction raise a collective sum of R10 411 000.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Tuesday, 29 June, 2021

SA buyers dominate sales at CWG Charity Auction, raising nearly half a million rand in support of South African Wine Industry

The support of South African wine collectors came out tops in the first CWG Protégé Programme Auction this year, with bidding concluding at a generous total of R455 700.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Friday, 28 May, 2021

2021 CWG Protégé Programme Auction supports the future of the South African wine industry

In less than a month, there is an exciting opportunity to help support the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme when 75 lots of wine and experiences, donated by the members of the CWG and past Protégés, will go under the hammer.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Monday, 5 April, 2021

Die wyntrein om die wêreld

Die aantreklikste dog skrikwekkende vooruitsig van ‘n wyn loopbaan, is dat jy daagliks met ‘n bodemlose bron van kennis gekonfronteer word. En al probeer jy klein slukkies kennis op ‘n slag inneem, maak elke wyn ‘n nuwe portaal oop waarin jy kan verdwyn.
Samarie Smith

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

Cape Winemakers Guild and Nedbank transformation projects take momentum post prohibition

The South African wine industry has suffered immense losses amidst a world pandemic and the Government's drastic measures to curb the virus's spread. Finally, the plea to lift the third alcohol ban has been hearkened to, and the camaraderie between wine industry bodies and financial and educational institutions can once again reach full momentum.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Monday, 22 February, 2021

Uit liefde vir kos en wyn

Die nuutgevonde vryheid van ‘n 23:00-aandklok het ‘n dramatiese toename in restaurant besprekings beteken en steeds getrou aan sosiale afstand, was ons die afgelope twee weke deel van die migrasie om wynplase en restaurante op ons voorstoep te herontdek.
Samarie Smith

Tuesday, 16 February, 2021

Germany champions Imvini Wethu project to save our vines and protect our future

Alone we can do so little; together, we can do so much. This is the slogan with which friends of South African wine in Germany have sent a new premium wine into the German market on 15 February 2021, pledging allegiance with the exceptional quality born from our vines.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Friday, 15 January, 2021

Cap Classique maak sy eerste skuif in die 2021-wingerdspel I #kleinbietjiewyn

“Skaak-nerds!” As jy die boelies se gekwets buite die biblioteekvenster kon uitblok, was pouse tyd nét genoeg om jou strategie voor ‘n skaakwedstryd te oefen. Die wêreld het skaars ‘n dekade daarná aangeskuif toe ek ‘n kranige toeskouer van ‘n ewe strategiese spel word.
Samarie Smith

Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

Klassieke SA Kersfees-kombinasies | #kleinbietjiewyn

Dit voel asof ek in ’n kristalbal staar soos wat die borreltjies in my vol glas Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2016 my terugvoer na verlede jaar hierdie tyd.
Samarie Smith

Friday, 4 December, 2020

Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new members and protégés

The Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) is proud to announce the two new members joining its ranks and the three new CWG Protégés who have joined their Protégé Programme.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Monday, 5 October, 2020

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction shines in a history making 2020

The 36th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction hosted by Bonhams made history with record average prices per case being achieved across the board. An unprecedented and challenging year called for an innovative and charitable approach that resulted in two separate and distinctive online auctions raising a staggering total of R5.15 million.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Friday, 14 February, 2020

Malbec Festival at Benguela Cove

South Africans are always up for a celebration of sorts, but when you say Malbec, it might produce a few befuddled faces. Malbec? Yes - mesmerising, more-ish, made-to-love Malbec.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019

Michelin Star Awarded To South African Chef - Jean Delport

Restaurant Interlude won its first star at the awards for the UK and Ireland 2020 Michelin Guide, hosted at the Hurlingham Club in London. The restaurant opened its doors only nine months ago, set within the historic Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens estate near Horsham in West Sussex.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019

Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate launches sculpture park and gallery in collaboration with artist and sculptor Anton Smit

Once you think Benguela Cove Wine Estate has reached its full potential with a plethora of offerings including food, wine, and art, it introduces yet another reason to visit the estate.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Wednesday, 28 August, 2019

Benguela Cove Wine Estate wins best Cabernet Sauvignon and best Merlot at SA National Young Wine Show

The 2019 vintage was collectively celebrated with more than 300 guests attending the annual SA National Young Wine Awards this past weekend. This grand affair was hosted by the Robertson Wine Valley, presenting these exquisite silver trophies with the flair and elegance they deserve at the stately Angora Stud Farm in Bonnievale.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019

Benguela Cove Wine Estate scoops handful of regional champions at Annual SA National Young Wine Show

With healthy vineyards, a special terroir, a cellar that encourages creativity and a passionate winemaking team, you are headed for success. Regarded asthe new kid on the block with a solid performance in 2018 and a proper warm up to their newly build cellar in 2017 - Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate did it again.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Thursday, 8 August, 2019

Awaken To A World Of Aromas - The World Of Aromas

"I get plums…red maraschino cherries…nuances of English leather with a hint of mocha…"And I am getting bored, was my first reaction in my teens when I overheard the wine jargon my parents used.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

Penny Streeter OBE Wins South African Chamber of Commerce UK Award

The South African Chamber of Commerce’s Business Woman of the Year Award was presented to Penny Streeter Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 15th May 2019 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

Once upon a garden, a Pinotage was born

Soon the camellias, magnolias, bluebells and azaleas of the Leonardslee gardens will bloom again after slumbering since 2010. This sleeping beauty of a historical garden stretching over 200 acres once again opens her arms to the public.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate