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Spate of international trophies and gold medals for CWG members


Jun 2nd 2011, 07:04

The single minded vision of the Cape Winemakers Guild to elevate the standing of the South African wine industry amongst the world’s best has reaped rich rewards with two trophies, a Grand Gold and 30 Gold medals awarded to their members in prestigious international wine competitions so far this year.

Louis Strydom’s Cirrus Syrah 2007 and Johan Joubert’s Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010 both brought home a Regional Trophy from the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London. Frans Smit won a Grand Gold medal with his Spier Private Collection Shiraz 2008 at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles held in Luxenbourg this year.

Herewith the full list of the Guild members who won Gold medals at international wine competitions during the first five months of 2011:

2011 Decanter World Wine Awards (London)
• Duncan Savage (2) – Cape Point Chardonnay 2009 & Cape Point Isliedh 2010
• David Nieuwoudt – Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2010
• Gary Jordan – Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2009
• Johan Joubert – Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2010
• Pierre Wahl – Rijk’s Estate Syrah 2007
• Dewaldt Heyns – Saronsberg Full Circle 2008
• Frans Smit – Spier Mitchells Pass Malbec 2010
• John Loubser – Steenberg Semillon 2010

2011 International Wine Challenge (London)
• Boela Gerber (2) – Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2008 & Spier Sauvignon Blanc 2010
• Frans Smit (2) – Spier Creative Block 3 2009 & Spier Landmark 21 Gables Chenin Blanc

• David Finlayson – Edgebaston Berry Box 2009
• Danie Steytler – Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2007

2011 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (Luxenbourg)
• Frans Smit (5) – Spier African Anthology Naledi Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Spier Creative Block 3 2009, Spier Creative Block 5 2009, Spier Groot Kaap Viognier 2010 & Spier Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
• David Nieuwoudt (2) – Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 & Cederberg Shiraz 2008
• Louis Strydom (2) – Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 & Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend 2008
• Dewaldt Heyns (2) – Saronsberg Shiraz 2008 & Saronsberg Viognier 2009
• Danie Steytler – Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2007
• Coenie Snyman – Rust en Vrede Estate 2008

2011 Syrah du Monde (northern Rhone, France)
• Boela Gerber – Groot Constantia Shiraz 2008
• Frans Smit - Spier Private Collection Shiraz 2008.

Experience some of these exceptional wines along with those crafted exclusively by Guild members for the 2011 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at informal Showcase tastings in Cape Town on Thursday, 11 August and Johannesburg on Thursday, 1 September.

Cape Town Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
18:00 – 21:00
R150 per person including a tasting glass

Johannesburg Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase
Thursday, 1 September 2011
The Atrium, Nedbank, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton
18:00 – 21:00
R150 per person including a tasting glass

The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction will take place on Saturday, 1 October from 09h00 at Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands and is open to the public. To purchase your tickets to the Auction Showcases or to find out how you can attend the Auction to obtain these rare and exclusive wines, visit:, email or call Tel: +27 +21 852 0408. 

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