Nedbank Invests in Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés 

From left to right - Gynore Fredericks (first year Protégé under mentorship of Miles Mossop at Tokara); Sydney Mello (second year Protégé under mentorship of Johan Malan at Simonsig); Tobie Badenhorst (Head of Group Sponsorships and Cause Marketing at Nedbank Ltd); Becky Penumlungu (Sponsorship Manager of Lifestyle Properties at Nedbank Ltd).

From left to right - Gynore Fredericks (first year Protégé under mentorship of Miles Mossop at Tokara); Sydney Mello (second year Protégé under mentorship of Johan Malan at Simonsig); Tobie Badenhorst (Head of Group Sponsorships and Cause Marketing at Nedbank Ltd); Becky Penumlungu (Sponsorship Manager of Lifestyle Properties at Nedbank Ltd).

Nedbank, longstanding partner of the Cape Winemakers Guild for over two decades, has stepped up its investment in the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme for 2017. 

The Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust has pledged R700 000 to boost the Guild’s Protégé Programme which currently supports nine talented young winemakers and a viticulturist completing their internships under the mentorship of some of the country’s finest winemakers.

“One of our proudest achievements after the formation of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust 18 years ago, is undoubtedly our Oenology and Viticultural Protégé Programme. The Guild in partnership with Nedbank, is playing a significant role in the transformation of the wine industry. We are deeply indebted to Nedbank as the sponsor of our annual auction and donations to the Development Trust by the Nedbank Foundation,” says Miles Mossop, chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild.

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a first in the wine industry, was launched in 2006 under the patronage of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust with the goal of sustaining the health of the industry by cultivating, nurturing and empowering promising individuals to become winemakers and viticulturists of excellence. 

“At Nedbank, applying our financial expertise to do good takes on many different shapes and forms. Skills development programmes like this deliver far more than just training, they also encourage the students to truly believe in themselves and their abilities, and give them the confidence to build lives for themselves, as they are our country’s future industry leaders,” explains Lindiwe Temba, Executive Head for Corporate Social Investment at Nedbank.

In addition to the generous donation from the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust, the members of the Guild also raise funds through various silent and charity auctions at events throughout the year. These events include the upcoming Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase being held in Cape Town on Thursday, 17 August and in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 23 August 2017.

Information:

Cape Town
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase:
When: 17 August 2017, from 18:00 – 21:00
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre – Grand Ballroom (First Floor)
Cost: R300 per person, includes a tasting glass
Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za

Johannesburg Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase
When: 23 August 2017, from 18:00 – 21:00
Where: The Atrium, Nedbank Sandton, 135 Rivonia Road
Cost: R300 per person, includes a tasting glass
Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za

Stellenbosch Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction:
When: 30 September 2017 from 09h00
Where: Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands.
Registration: Closes 20 September
Tickets for VIP lounge: www.capewinemakersguild.com, or email info@capewinemakersguild.com Contact: +27 (0)21 852 0408.

The auction is open to the public. Telephonic and proxy bidding options are also available to those unable to attend in person.