The Nedbank CWG Auction 2018 – my picks from the London Press Tasting

The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Saturday 29th September 2018, & tel. +27 (0)21 852 0408

You have a fortnight to gird your loins for the fabulous, annual Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, so log on and register your interest or give CWG General Manager Kate Jonker a call on the number above she will be very happy to help you out.  You can download the list of the wines from the website and faites vos jeux.  Each greater lot is split into smaller chunks and buyers from all over the world bid (and hopefully secure) lots and then deliveries are organised and shipped in ‘groupage’, so you will get your wines and they shouldn’t cost a bomb to transport either.  Here are my highlights from a recent preview wine tasting held in London on Monday – these are the wines that scored very highly in my notes.  2017 Nicky Versfeld Mia Semillon, 2017 DeMorgenzon Roussanne, 2017 Mullineux The Gris Old Vines Semillon, 2017 Raats Family The Fountain Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc, 2016 and 2017 Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windandsea Pinot Noir, 2017 Gottfried Mocke Wine Projects Pinot Noir, 2016 Bartho Eksteen Professore, 2015 Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate, 2015 Strydom Family Wines The Game Changer Cabernet Franc-Merlot, 2016 Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve, 2015 Rijk’s CWG Pinotage and 2016 Kanonkop CWG Pinotage. Good luck!