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Cape Winemakers Guild 2022 public sale: all of the tons to bid on

The thirty eighth annual Cape Winemakers Guild Public sale is again on house soil in South Africa this 12 months.

Public sale home Strauss & Co will host the sale, sponsored by Nedbank, dwell and on-line from 5pm to 8pm on Friday 30 September and 9am to 3pm on Saturday 1 October.

Bidders can attend the public sale in individual on the Lord Charles Lodge in Somerset West, bid by phone, or on-line. They will additionally depart a fee bid prematurely of the sale.

Bonhams public sale home held the public sale in London in 2020 and 2021 as a result of difficulties going through the South African wine trade within the wake of the pandemic.


CWG Chair for 2022, Gordon Newton Johnson.

This 12 months’s Cape Winemakers Guild 2022 Chair, Gordon Newton Johnson, stated it was with ‘jubilant expectation’ that the annual public sale was not solely again in South Africa, however might welcome bidders in individual as soon as extra to ‘reconnect and share the love of wine’.

‘The South African Wine trade has endured a lot over the previous few years, but continues to encourage creativity, transcend in excellence and seize the creativeness of the wine world,’ Newton Johnson stated.

‘The CWG is the embodiment of those virtues as we search to be on the vanguard of constructive change and progress in our trade.’

The CWG was based in 1982, with the primary public sale in 1985. Membership of the guild is by invitation solely, and this 12 months’s 42 winemakers collectively select the wines for every public sale. These unique, small-lot wines are solely accessible by way of the sale.

The expected prime tons

This 12 months, the 43 CWG wines (see listing under) are cut up into 322 a lot of 36, 24 or 12 bottles, divided over Friday’s and Saturday’s auctions.

As in earlier gross sales, the anticipated prime lot is Kanonkop’s CWG Paul Sauer, made by Abrie Beeslaar. The 2019 classic of this iconic Bordeaux mix has a pre-auction estimate this 12 months of between £86 and £120 per bottle.

The opposite two anticipated prime reds are Boekenhoutskloof’s Syrah Public sale Reserve 2020, with an estimate of £56 to £86 a bottle, and Cederberg’s Teen die Hoog Shiraz 2020 (£56-£73).

Within the whites, pre-auction estimates are shut for half a dozen wines, however predicted prime tons are Andrea Mullineux’s The Gris Sémillon 2021 at £39 to £56 a bottle, and the Valkyrie Chardonnay 2021 from Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore Property (£39-£52).


Potential bidders style the Cape Winemakers Guild 2022 wines forward of the public sale.

Strauss & Co can also be internet hosting an online-only sale to lift cash for the Guild’s Protégé Programme. This public sale, now dwell, closes at 7pm on 3 October.

The 49 tons embrace uncommon previous public sale wines, flagship wines from CWG members and wines made out of three of this 12 months’s eight Protégé graduates, in addition to bespoke wines and wine-related experiences.

Cash raised will go in direction of training and mentorship to assist enhance the South African wine trade. A 3-year sponsored internship has already produced 30 graduates, 18 of whom are actually making wine professionally.

The Cape Winemakers Guild 2022 public sale wines

Wines are listed in lot order inside their type, with the CWG member-winemaker in brackets.


  • Simonsig, Kaapse Vonkel Decade Pinot Meunier, Stellenbosch 2011 (Johan Malan)
  • Silverthorn, Huge Canine VIII Méthode Cap Classique, Robertson 2017 (John Loubser)


  • David & Nadia, Velling Chenin Blanc, Swartland 2021 (David Sadie)
  • Paul Cluver, The Wagon Path Chardonnay, Elgin 2021 (Andries Burger)
  • Mullineux, The Gris Sémillon, Swartland 2021 (Andrea Mullineux)
  • Raats, The Fountain Terroir Particular Chenin Blanc, Polkadraai Hills-Stellenbosch 2021 (Bruwer Raats)
  • Beaumont, Hope Single Winery Chenin Blanc, Bot River 2020 (Sebastian Beaumont)
  • Warwick, The White Woman Public sale Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2020 (JD Pretorius)
  • Bartho Eksteen, Vloekskoot Wooded Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Coast 2021 (Bartho Eksteen)
  • Gottfried Mocke, Chardonnay Cape South Coast 2021 (Gottfried Mocke)
  • De Grendel, Wooded Sauvignon Blanc, Darling 2021 (Charles Hopkins)
  • Ataraxia, Below the Gavel Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2021 (Kevin Grant)
  • Mullineux, Trifecta Chenin Blanc, Swartland 2020 (Andrea Mullineux)
  • Lismore Property, Valkyrie Chardonnay, Greyton 2021 (Samantha O’Keefe)
  • De Trafford, Ou Kopland Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2021 (David Trafford)
  • Newton Johnson, Sandford Chardonnay, Higher Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2020 (Gordon Newton Johnson)


  • Cederberg, Teen Die Hoog Shiraz, Cederberg 2020 (David Nieuwoudt)
  • Kanonkop, CWG Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon Mix, Simonsig-Stellenbosch 2019 (Abrie Beeslaar)
  • Boekenhoutskloof, Syrah Public sale Reserve, Coastal Area 2020 (Marc Kent)
  • Spier, Frans Ok Smit CWG Particular Version Cabernet Sauvignon Mix, Stellenbosch 2018 (Frans Smit)
  • Delaire Graff, Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon, Banghoek-Stellenbosch 2018 (Morné Vrey)
  • Saronsberg, Internal Circle Shiraz Mix, Tulbagh 2019 (Dewaldt Heyns)
  • Neil Ellis, Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon, Jonkershoek 2018 (Warren Ellis)
  • Boplass, CWG Daniel’s Legacy Touriga Nacional Mix, Western Cape 2020 (Carel Nel)
  • Ernie Els, CWG Cabernet Sauvignon Mix, Stellenbosch 2019 (Louis Strydom)
  • Luddite, Oupa Mourvèdre, Bot River 2019 (Niels Verburg)
  • David Finlayson, Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Stellenbosch 2017 (David Finlayson)
  • Miles Mossop, Maximilian Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2019 (Miles Mossop)
  • Hartenberg, CWG Amphora Merlot, Stellenbosch 2020 (Carl Schulz)
  • De Trafford, Perspective Cabernet Franc Mix, Stellenbosch 2020 (David Trafford)
  • Bouchard Finlayson, Pinot Noir, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2019 (Peter Finlayson)
  • Strydom Household, The Recreation Changer Cabernet Franc-Merlot, Stellenbosch 2017 (Rianie Strydom)
  • Newton Johnson, Windansea Pinot Noir, Higher Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2020 (Gordon Newton Johnson)
  • Lismore Property, The Sheltering Sky Syrah, Elgin 2020 (Samantha O’Keefe)
  • Savage Wines, Public sale Syrah, Coastal Area 2020 (Duncan Savage)
  • De Grendel, Op Die Berg Pinot Noir, Ceres Plateau 2020 (Charles Hopkins)
  • Bartho Eksteen, Fluister Pinot Noir, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2021 (Bartho Eksteen)
  • Simonsig, Heirloom Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2020 (Johan Malan)
  • David & Nadia, Velling Grenache Noir, Swartland 2021 (David Sadie)
  • Kanonkop, CWG Pinotage, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2019 (Abrie Beeslaar)
  • Hartenberg, CWG Public sale Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2020 (Carl Schulz)
  • Raats, Stella Nova Cabernet Franc, Stellenbosch 2018 (Bruwer Raats)


  • Boplass, Cape Tawny Reserve Tinta Barocca, Western Cape 2005 (Carel Nel)

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