Cape Winemakers Guild Pre-Auction Tasting
Tuesday, 29 September

This is the Guild’s 36th annual Auction and is taking a different format this year with a live auction of the 2020 CWG Auction wines hosted on the website of international auction house Bonhams on Saturday, 3 October 2020 from 12:00 London time.

Bidders will be able to watch and bid in real time as the auction progresses. Registrations open on 1st September, also on the Bonhams website (, and close on 1 October 2020.

For the first time there will also be a CWG Vinotheque Auction hosted by Bonhams that will feature small collections of past CWG Auction wines perfectly stored in the Guild members’ private cellars.

All funds raised will be placed in a trust to help winemakers keep their businesses afloat in the aftermath of Covid-19 in order to continue employing those who depend on an income from the wine industry. Bidders will be able to place their bids on the Bonham’s website over a two-week period from Friday, 18 September 2020 until 16:00 (London time) on Saturday, 3 October 2020.

The Hong Kong tastings of both the 2020 CWG Auction wines and the CWG Vinotheque wines will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, 29 September 2020 and are complimentary. They will be accompanied by a comprehensive selection of South African inspired canapés.

Given the high value and rarity of the wines on offer, all potential bidders attending this free tasting are requested to complete a simple registration document click here. This can be done prior to the event via Noelle Shek, or alternatively, a registration table will be set up at the event to complete a registration form, the list of wines and a tasting glass.

The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is recognized as South Africa’s leading wine auction and since 1982, it has become a benchmark of excellence and the CWG label is widely held as an authentic assurance of quality and craftsmanship.

The majority of the wines on offer are produced in extremely low quantities making them very sought after.

Interested parties have the opportunity to bid online directly this year but CWC will assist with the transportation of the wines from South Africa to Hong Kong.

Alternatively, as with previous years, CWC will consolidate and coordinate a syndicate of buyers for those people who prefer a few bottles of each wine.

CWC will be offering two tastings representing 35 different wines that will be on the auction block. Please click here for the CWG Auction Catalogue.

We are pleased to report that our Clubhouse is operating normally but in accordance to the Hong Kong Government’s recent legislation, please note we have implemented a number of safety measures: please click here for the details