The 2015 Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction is being held on Saturday 3 October 2015 from 09:00 at Spier, Stellenbosch. It showcases the finest and most exclusive wines produced by…

The 2015 Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction is being held on Saturday 3 October 2015 from 09:00 at Spier, Stellenbosch. It showcases the finest and most exclusive wines produced by some of South Africa’s leading winemakers specifically for the auction. We will be attending and are happy to bid on your behalf if you cannot make it.

One of the fundamental principles of the Cape Winemakers Guild is to raise the standard and international standing of South African wines. We achieve this by improving the quality of our wines through knowledge sharing and mutual support.’ – Andries Burger, Chairman CWG.

Those in attendance are able to select the best wines available as they go under the hammer.

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Roland Peens of Wine Cellar shares his thoughts:

‘For the second year in a row, I considered the Paul Cluver Wagon Trail Chardonnay and Boekenhoutskloof Syrah as the most impressive wines on the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. Both display wonderful tension, purity and elegance, speaking of place rather than ripeness and new oak. The dynamic “new-wave” of winemakers in Duncan Savage, Adi Badenhorst, Andrea Mullineux, Godfried Mocke and Miles Mossop seem to be having welcome impact on the Cape winemakers Guild. While there are still many powerful, alcoholic and oak-driven wines, in general the reds are more elegant and lower in alcohol. The whites are more varied, but there is increasing focus on texture over acidity and primary fruit. Good news all round for wine lovers!’

Expect prices to push past last year’s figures, as top Cape wines continue to move further into the world’s spotlight.

Here are Roland’s top wines (and estimated prices) at the 2015 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. (See below for proxy bidding details)

Paul Cluver Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2014
94/100
Approximately R 4000/6

Bokenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2013
94/100
R 9000/6

Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2012
93/100
Approximately R 7000/6

Mullineux “The Gris” Semillon 2014
93/100
Approximately R 4500/6

Mullineux Trifecta Chenin Blanc 2013
93/100
Approximately R 4500/6

Savage “Follow the Line” 2013
93/100
Approximately R 4000/6

AA Badenhorst Family Wines Graniet-Berg 2013
93/100
Approximately R 3000/6

AA Badenhorst Family Wines Geel-Kapel Muscat de Frontignan 2013
92/100
Approximately R 3500/6

De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92/100
Approximately R 4000/6

Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2013
92/100
Approximately R 6000/6

Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2013
92/100
Approximately R 6000 /6

Strydom Family Wines Paradigm 2012
92/00
Approximately R 3000/6

Boplaas Daniels Lagacy Cape Portuguese Red Blend 2013
92/100
Approximately R 3000/6

Neil Ellis Insignium 2012
92/100
Approximately R 5000/6

Proxy bidding information:

  • Prices on the auction are listed per 6-bottle case exclusive of VAT
  • Wines purchased on your behalf will be charged inclusive of 14% VAT along with a 5% proxy bidding fee
  • Request must be based on a minimum of a 12-bottle case (1 lot). 6-bottle requests will be accepted as we may be able to split lots amongst clients
  • Please send us your maximum bidding price per 6-bottle lot (exclusive of VAT and 5% proxy bidding fee). Our ‘guesstimate’ and the previous average prices should give you a good idea
  • We will endeavour to purchase your request on the lowest possible bid of course
  • Credit card payments will be charged a 3.5% fee
  • If a request is purchased within your maximum bid then you are obligated to pay for it

View the wines on auction.

Let us know if you need any more information or would like to discuss any of the wines on auction.

Please send Roland@winecellar.co.za your requested bids.

For more information go to www.capewinemakersguild.co.za.

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