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Amorim Cork South Africa supports the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

5 Jan / 2015

Amorim Cork South Africa has associated itself to The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme - a reputable training and mentoring initiative for future winemakers and vineyard owners. The support is based on donation of a percentage of the value of the cork stoppers, acquired during 2015 by participating wine producers. “As a company committed to adding value to wine and its image, Corticeira Amorim shares the values of excellence and quality defended by the Cape Winemakers Guild. By means of this partnership, we intend to contribute actively to development of new talent in South Africa’s wine industry that will further strengthen its reputation and excellence in the future”, explains Joaquim Sá, Managing Director of Amorim Cork South Africa, that has supported the project over the past four years. This perspective is reinforced by Louis Strydom, chairman of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development, “a partnership between Amorim Cork South Africa and CWG places the Protégé Programme at the forefront of a successful and innovative future for the South African wine market”. Founded in 2006, the Protégé Programme represents a major commitment to development of the South African wine industry, materialized through investment in training excellent industry professionals.

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