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.
Top of the line 4.5 & 5* wines in a “once in a lifetime” vertical tasting of eight vintages of De Toren Fusion.
De Toren is a boutique operation established by Emil and Sonette Den Dulk in 1994. The site for the vineyard has breathtaking vistas extending from Table Mountain in the West, Cape Point in the South, False Bay, Hang Klip and ends with Helderberg and Stellenbosch Mountains in the East.
The 1999 De Toren Fusion V vintage (its first) received a gold medal from the IWSC competition and 90 points by both Parker and Wine Spectator. Later vintages have continued to build upon that reputation, gathering numerous accolades and several vintages have achieved 5-star status by Decanter and John Platter.
The iconic Left Bank-based blend from De Toren, Fusion V, is meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s ‘Noble Five’ varietals (cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot, merlot, and malbec) delivering complex flavours of liquorice, black cherry, cedar and dark berries.
Globe Bistro is inside a former theatre and bowling alley whose original floors provide the foundation for the three-level dining room. Sumptuous chandeliers illuminate wall tapestries of dancing figures and a stage space.
Executive Chef Dan Sanders draws his inspiration from global flavours and crafts Globe Bistro's dishes entirely from locally sourced ingredients. With bread baked and meat dry-aged in-house, he dazzles diners with his culinary prowess from within the open kitchen. Our De Toren wines have been selected to highlight notes of flavour in the dishes.
Come and experience our matching of De Toren Fusion V vintages with the culinary mastery of Dan Sanders.
Game Bird Broth. Cinnamon cap mushrooms, squash dumplings, winter spice
Roast Pork. Curried carrot puree, macadamia nuts, spiced date puree
Beet Root. Ostrich tataki, braised leeks, Saskatoon berry preserve, corn chips, chervil
Lamb. Seared loin, braised leg stew, root vegetables, maize, beans, puffed rice
Comfort Cream Cheese. Toasted almonds, fruit compote
*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