New South African tasting

South Africa is one of my major areas of specialism, having first toured the vineyards in 2000, and having returned 10 times over the years since, including as international judge at a major South African wine competition.

The changes in that time have been phenomenal, with new regions opening up for the production of fine wines, young winemakers entering the profession having honed their skills around the world, and a rediscovery of some incredible old vines, once producing fruit for the South African brandy industry, now being nurtured to create some fabulous wines.

I am delighted to present six wines over this two-evening session, spanning traditional method sparkling wines from the Elgin Valley, to Swartland Syrah, to a cult Grenache from young winemaker Marelise Niemann in the exciting new region of BotRivier.

I hope you will join me for what promises to be an excpetional tutored tasting. This tasting is part of our ‘Premium Wines Series’, with the case of six wines available, delivered to your door by our retail partner, for £95, which represents a genuine discount of £10.45 on this selection.

Full details here.


Vineyards in Stellenbosch.