We are counting the days to the very first live and online 2020 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s diverse offering from different regions boasting exciting styles for discerning collectors. In less than two months, the 2020 Nedbank CWG Auction hosted by Bonhams will be held live and online on Saturday, 3 October 2020, from 12:00 (London time).
Regrettably, no social events and tastings will be taking place this year. However, the Guild will be hosting three online lounge talks to involve all wine lovers and Auction buyers in the excitement. More details on these dates to follow soon.
The distinctive styles on offer bear testament to the creativity and craftsmanship applied when creating wines for the Auction. Bidders can expect a great selection from quintessential Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon through to elegant Pinot Noir amongst these gems as the 2017 and 2018 vintages take a bow. Stellar examples of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and other red blends promise to deliver on perfume and beautiful intensities also associated with these vintages. During the selection tasting, members of the Guild praised the vibrancy and fruit purity of the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc on point with the 2018 and 2019 vintages and the Méthode Cap Classique is sure to be a showstopper this year.
In support of one of our Guild members, collectors will have the rare opportunity to bid on smaller lots of six bottles. The funds raised by the first case of six bottles of every wine will be added to our support of Samantha O’Keefe, who lost her entire winery, home and a large portion of her vineyards in a devastating fire in December last year.
Wines on offer will be the current year Auction wines, and wine lovers will be able to bid as the Auction progresses, either by watching and bidding live and online via the Bonhams website or by telephone; or by placing proxy or commission bids with Bonhams in advance.
Registrations for the 2020 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild can be made on the Bonham’s website (www.bonhams.com) from 1 September 2020.
These 42 winemakers have been recognised as excelling at their craft by their peers within the Guild. Membership of the Guild is by invitation only and is extended to winemakers who have been responsible for the production of outstanding wines for a minimum of five years and who show promise of not only consistently exceeding industry standards but also promoting the values of the Guild. The members are eligible to submit wines exclusively for the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.
Here is the list of wines for the 2020 Nedbank CWG Auction. Please visit the Guild’s website at https://www.capewinemakersguild.com/auctions/2020 for detailed information on every lot.