Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase in Cape Town

The Showcase started with a guided tasting for invited guests in the afternoon
Many members of the wine industry regard this as the most important wine tasting of the year, because of the very high standard of all the wines selected for the auction
A glass of bubbly to get the palate ready
Long rows of tables, set with glasses, water and cream crackers

David Biggs and Mike Bampfield-Duggan having a laugh
CWG chairman Louis Strydom made the introduction

The wines were poured by beneficiaries of the CWG Protégé programme which is designed to bring about transformation by cultivating, nurturing and empowering promising individuals to become excellent winemakers
Each winemaker whose wine had been chosen for the tasting introduced it to the audience
Among them, Teddy Hall
Peter Finlayson of Bouchard Finlayson
Rianie Strydom of Haskell Vineyards
Kevin Arnold of Waterford
and Beyers Truter of Beyerskloof
In the evening, all the members of the Guild showed their wines at the public tasting:
Johan Malan of Simonsig with Michael Pownall, GM of the Taj Cape Town
Sjaak Nelson and Gary Jordan of Jordan
Carl Schultz and Heleen Rabe showing Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz
Bernhard Veller and Jacus Marais of Nitida
Xenia and Deon Oliver enjoyed the tasting
Bartho and Suné Eksteen of Hermanuspietersfontein with Xenia and Deon Oliver
Abrie Beeslaar and Heidi Kritzinger of Kanonkop
Paul Cluver's Andries Burger with Warwick's Norma Ratcliffe
Teddy Hall
Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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