Cape Winemakers Guild Auctions Hosted by Bonhams Are 100% Sold

London – The annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction on 2 October, hosted in London by Bonhams for the second year running, made R9,856,900 and was 100% sold. An online-only sale, hosted on the Bonhams website between 17 September and 4 October raised R554,500 for Guild's Protégé Programme. It too was 100% sold and the money will go to towards creating meaningful transformation in the South African wine industry through education and mentorship.

Over the past few years, the Nedbank CWG Auction has attracted increasing international attention and this trend continued in 2021. This year, overseas bidders accounted for 37% of the total wine purchased with buyers from UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Namibia, Poland, Sweden, Australia, and the US.

Several new records were set during the Nedbank GWG Auction including:

• Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz from David Nieuwoudt at R14 667
• Hartenberg CWG Auction Merlot 2018 from Carl Schultz at R6 500
• Beaumont Family Wines Whole Bunch Mourvèdre 2017 by Sebastian Beaumont at R5 500
• Lismore Estate Vineyards Here Comes The Sun 2020 from Samantha O'Keefe at R7 500

Bonhams Global Head of Wine, Richard Harvey MW, said: "It was a great pleasure to be able to conduct this year's auctions in London for the second year running. The fact that both sales were 100% sold, with many new record prices and strong international interest, says much for the increasing reputation of South African wine and for the pioneering work of the Cape Winemakers Guild, especially with the Protégé Programme."

Andrea Mullineux, CWG Chair said: "Each member of the Cape Winemakers Guild consistently strives for excellence in the art of wine as individuals and together, uplifting each other as well as those who are the future of the wine industry. These two successful auctions showcase that our investment in winemaking and in the people who are becoming the next generation's winemaking role models are producing results that will have a positive ripple effect for years to come."
Formed in 1982, the Cape Winemakers Guild is an association of 45 of South Africa's finest winemakers. CWG plays an important role in the development of the South African wine industry, spearheading innovation and promoting sustainable farming practices.

Every year, CWG members produce small quantities of wine exclusively for the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, which is open to private collectors and to members of the wine trade alike.

8 October 2021

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