The Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) was established in 1982 by eight independent winemakers who shared a vision of creating premium South African wines that would receive benchmark recognition both locally and abroad. Today the 35 members share that vision and have established themselves as leaders in the art of winemaking.
CWG wines are exclusive and only sold on auction. They are produced by the members in small quantities especially for the auction. The wines undergo rigorous screening by the members of the guild at a blind tasting. Wines are selected for their technical excellence, premium quality and maturation potential.
The CWG has also recognized its social investment responsibility to the wider community by establishing in conjunction with Nedbank The Nedbank CWG Development Trust. This Trust renders a worthwhile contribution to the development and empowerment of previously disadvantaged communities assisting with the social, educational and training needs of those living in the wine growing areas of South Africa.
Codfather is proud to support the CWG’s cause and to represent the creme de la creme of South African Wines on our wine list.
CEDERBERG TEEN DIE HOOG SHIRAZ 2005
A lovely cedary nose with great clarity and lift. Roasted coffee, ripe plum, dark chocolate and spicy fynbos flavours. Velvety texture with supple well balanced tannins. ST = 91 WS = 93 R2980
THELEMA SHIRAZ RESERVE 2005
An enthralling multi faceted wine showing ripe juicy black fruit on the palate infused with a hint of fennel towards the finish. Well balanced with superb acidity and length. ST = 90 WS = 92 R3320
WARWICK AUCTION RESERVE 2005
A dense nose of redcurrant and blackberry with chocolate, mocha and espresso. The wine shows great tannic depth with a balanced palate, good acidity and length. Very fine. ST = 95 WS = 91 R3970
VERGELEGEN AUCTION RESERVE CAB / SAUV 2003
Dark ruby with a complex nose showing toastiness, cherries, lead pencil, spice and a touch of meatiness. Tannins fine grained. Wine finishes with a very long aftertaste. R3770
EDGEBASTON (FINLAYSON FAMILY WINES) G.S. CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005
Complex nose with mint, mulberry, vanilla, nutmeg and almond. Chocolate, mocha and cassis on the palate backed up with crisp acid and tannin backbone. Long finish. ST = 91 WS = 92 (John Platter 5 stars) R3860
VRIESENHOF PINOT NOIR 2005
A wild berry, gamey earthiness and spicy nose. A bright fresh and fruit driven wine. ST = 90 ST = Steve Tanzer WS = Wine Spectator R2860
Magnums & More
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Magnum (1.5 liter)
Rubicon 2013 Magnum (1.5 liter)
Merlot 2010 Magnum (1.5 liter)
Cape Rock White
Viognier/Grenache/Roussanne 2016 Magnum (1.5 liter)