Upcoming Events 2016
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Friday, December 2nd
Yuletide Celebration @ Faculty Club
Past Events 2014-2016
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Wednesday, November 9th
What goes? @ Kwan
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Monday, October 17th
Faculty Club
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Tuesday, September 13th
Shiraz/Syrah Foor + Tasting @ Boland's
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Sunday, June 26th
Braai @ 8 Paul Street
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Tuesday, May 24th
The High Road Winery @ Boland's Kitchen
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Tuesday, April 19th
Special Seafood Dinner @ Lisbon By Night
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Tuesday, March 15th
The Great Wine Quiz​: Test Your Wine IQ
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Thursday, February 18th
Amici dell'Enotria
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Friday, December 4
Lisbon By Night
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Tuesday, October 19
De Torren Vertical Tasting @ Boland’s Kitchen
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Tuesday, September 1
Dinner With Lammershoek Pinotage @ Boland’s Kitchen
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Tuesday, July 14
Cool Climate Wines Tasting
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Thursday, May 14
High End Tasting
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Tuesday, April 14
Sauvignon blanc tasting
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Thursday, March 19
Indian Dinner
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Thursday, February 5
The War Of The Wines @ The Columbus Centre
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Friday, December 6
Xmas Event @ TLTC

Welcome


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.


Upcoming Events

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Friday, December 2nd

Yuletide Celebration
@
Faculty Club
Reception: 7:00pm
Dinner: 7:30pm


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.

RECEPTION

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.

THE DINNER WINES

• Lammershoek Cellar Foot Harseveleu 2010
• Mont Destin Passione 2004
• Viljoensdrift Serenity 2004
• Whalehaven Pinotage 2008
• Lammershoek Roulette 2005

DESSERT TABLE

• De Krans Cape Tawny


*We will make every effort to accommodate your food allergies or special dietary needs if requested.

When:

 Friday, December 2nd, Reception: 7:00pm, Dinner at 7:30 pm

Where:

University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C7 (The Spadina streetcar stops at the corner of Willcocks and Spadina.)

Price:

$85 Members

$95 Guests

This event has a capacity limit. Once reached, members will be advised that no further registrations will be taken.

Closing date: Your booking or cancellation must be received by Friday, November 25th. You will be contacted if we are unable to accept your booking.

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 sawsinfo@rogers.com
* 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.



What the South African Wine Society Offers

We hold 8 to 10 events per year made up of wine tastings and dinner with wine matching.

Recent events:

    TASTINGS
  • Differences between South African and Canadian Wines
  • Monday with Meerlus
  • Wine and Art
  • Steenberg Vineyards
  • Lanzerac vertical tasting
  • Port, Cheese & Chocolate including truffles & chocolate- dipped strawberries
  • Hidden Gems of the Cape
  • Take the Mystery out of Wine and Food Pairings


  • DINNERS
  • Humber College Gourmet Dinner (Joint event with the Body and Soul of Portugal Wine Society)
  • Lammershoek Dinner
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Braii - Annual BBQ


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Event Info:

  • Events are located in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Excluding our annual Braii, events occur on weekdays, from 6:30 p m to 8:30 pm.
  • Features eight South African wines.
  • Is accompanied by dinner and/or appetizers
  • Allows you to try South African wines that are often not available at the provincially run liquor control board (LCBO).
  • Is led by an industry expert - a winemaker, a wine writer or other professional.
  • Is cost-friendly. As a non-profit organization, our aim is to allow you to try an extensive variety of high-quality wines at a reasonable price.

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Special Wine Events:

  • Each year we offer two of special events.
  • In February, we have the Gourmet Dinner Event on the evening of Ontario's Family Day holiday..
  • In June, we spend a lovely afternoon at Mario's farm just 45 minutes outside Toronto. This event exposes you to a traditional African Braii (BBQ) which includes Lamb on the spit, Chicken kebabs, boerewors (sausage), Stywe pap (if you haven't tried it, now is the time!), biltong (a dried meat like jerky), and traditional South African milk tart.

To find out more information on our events you can contact us by email at: SAWSinfo@rogers.com

If you want information on becoming a member visit our Membership page or you can email
our membership coordinator at SAWS-membership@rogers.com.





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