Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The 2020 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction - live on line this Saturday


John went to Somerset West to the offices of the Cape Winemakers Guild to collect two wine samples which they offered us, as there was no trade/media tasting this year because of Covid. We were very sad to miss what for us is always the tasting of the year. The idea is that we should drink these while watching the Auction live on line on Saturday. It is going to be very exciting; we will be sitting in front of our computers toasting the results. The Guild wines are from some of our star winemakers and are worth supporting.

We were given Kevin Grant’s Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2019 and Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2017, both fantastic wines from very talented winemakers whom we know and love and whose wines we have bought from the farms and on auction and enjoyed

Bonhams Auctioneers of London are running the auction on line on Saturday 3rd October 2020, starting at 12h00 BST (13h00 SA time). If you are interested simply follow this link The Nedbank CWG auction is the only one that day, so it will be first in the list. If you click on the name of the auction it will give you an option to watch live.

In addition to the Guild's annual Auction, the Guild is holding a one-of-a-kind online Vinotheque Auction of past CWG Auction greats. It works like a Silent auction, the highest bidder at the close at 3 pm Saturday gets the wine. You can take part now. The winemakers of the Guild have donated all the wines for the Vinotheque Auction. The Guild’s objective is to raise funds to help fellow members assist those employed within their businesses who depend on an income from their work in the wine industry. Really worth supporting and you can browse now to see what they are getting.

Should you want to bid, you have to register beforehand on line. Setting up your Bidding Account to bid on the 2020 CWG Auction and the CWG Vinotheque Auction is really simple and easy! Just make sure you have an electronic copy of your photo ID / Passport / Driver's License and proof of residential address that you can upload (to prove you really are you!). Pop over to and sign up!

Once you have a Bidding Account, you will be able to register for a Bidder's Number for the Auction(s) you would like to participate in.

Please note: you need to register for a separate Bidder's Number for each Auction you bid on (the bidder number will be different for every auction).

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