Upcoming Events 2015
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Friday, December 4
Lisbon By Night
Past Events 2014
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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 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 4th

Yuletide Celebration
Lisbon By Night
Start: 7:00 pm

A Journey Of Flavours

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!

Menu & Wines


Shrimp & cod patties, Portuguese chorizo sausage, seafood salad, smoked salmon & goat cheese

Pongracz Brut NV (P.N. & Chard)


Cream of squash with spinach soup

Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2007


Shrimp casserole in white wine coriander sauce

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014


Rosemary roast rack of lamb with roast sweet potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Delheim Grand Reserve 2003 / Capaia 2006 / Viljoensdrift Serenity 2004


Assortment of seasonal sweets and fresh fruit

Delheim Edelspatz NLH

Coffee, tea or espresso

Fine wines, a great menu, great people – what’s not to like?

CAUTION: Note that the event venue is on the 3rd floor and is not suited to those that have problems with climbing stairs. There is no elevator.

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


 Friday, December 4th, Reception @ 7:00 pm, Dinner seating @ 7:30pm


Lisbon By Night, 802A Dundas St. W., Toronto (at Palmerston).
Street parking + offstreet Green P between Claremont and Manning, north of Dundas. $4 after 6:00 pm.


$100 Guests
$90 Members

Closing date: Your booking or cancellation must be received by Friday, November 27th. 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:

  • 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

  • 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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