What’s a Big Dog? An excellent MCC by John & Karen Loubser….

Silverthorn's CWG Auction MCC, The Big Dog Missing out on today’s Cape Winemaker’s Guild Annual auction of their fabulous wines and following the Twitter feed of my friends who are there, has been an interesting exercise. There are people who are prepared to pay for good wine, and good wine is what you get at

KZN vineyard harvests fruits of Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

Paying it forward at Highgate Wine Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, Thornton Pillay is determined to make his experience garnered as a Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé count in his home province. KwaZulu-Natal is extremely new to South Africa’s viticultural history spanning over 350 years with only a handful of wine producers in the region. “Our wines are

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: |

Gordon Newton Johnson joins Cape Winemakers Guild

Gordon Newton JohnsonNewton Johnson Vineyards Gordon Newton Johnson, accomplished winemaker in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, has become the 46th member to be inducted into the Cape Winemakers Guild. “As cellarmaster of Newton Johnson Wines, Gordon has a proven track record of developing a style of wine that speaks of his clear focus