Welcome to The South African Wine Society (SAWS)
The South African Wine Society, now in its 20th year, is a non-profit wine tasting club focused on promoting knowledge about and access to South African wines in Canada. This is achieved by hosting informative wine tastings, relaxed social; dinners and providing members with an opportunity to savour wines which are readily available, as well as vintage collections from our carefully stocked cellar.
Why not join the Society and embark on a journey discovering the wines and foods of remarkable South Africa and its leading wine producing regions? Learn about our Wine Cellar – a hidden member benefit.
A great way to start the festive season. Relax. Experience the good life while sharing the evening with friends. We offer good food, fine wines, great company and door prizes!
Our guest speaker, South African Marlize Beyers, joined the Hidden Bench team in the spring of 2010, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience about making premium wine in Niagara, and internationally. A graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, Viticulture and Oenology program, Marlize is well-qualified and passionate about making benchmark, terroir driven wines. Free spirited Bruce Jack of Flagstone Winery was her mentor before she came to Canada. Marlize's belief that winemaking is a craft, supported by a healthy dose of science, meshes very well with Hidden Bench's quality-focused attention and non-interventionist winemaking style. When Marlize is not busy in the vineyard or cellar, she can be found travelling or working in her garden with her husband Meiring and their young children David and Kate or on a running trail, staying fit.
Graham Beck Blanc de Blanc 2007
This year we are trying something a little different and going with the Faculty Club’s famous Festive Buffet, offering a wide variety of dishes.
• Lammershoek Cellar Foot Harseveleu 2010
• Mont Destin Passione 2004
• Viljoensdrift Serenity 2004
• Whalehaven Pinotage 2008
• Lammershoek Roulette 2005
• De Krans Cape Tawny
*We will make every effort to accommodate your food allergies or special dietary needs if requested.
This event has a capacity limit. Once reached, members will be advised that no further registrations will be taken.
Your cheque payable to South African Wine Society or Visa credit card information will reserve your place. If we have your credit card information on file, you may book by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Visa charges will appear as Pushka Holdings.
To find more information about the event, including registration, follow this link.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Note: As a courtesy to other members, please refrain from wearing any scented products, including perfumes, colognes, after shaves or hand lotions.
To find out more information on our events you can contact us by email at: SAWSinfo@rogers.com