Upcoming Events 2017
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Friday, December 1st
Yuletide Celebration @ Lisbon by Night
Past Events 2014-2017
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Tuesday, September 12th
Meerlust Rubicon Vertical Tasting @ Faculty Club
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Wednesday, May 17th
Bargain Wines @ Faculty Club
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Tuesday, April 18th
De Toren Dinner @ Globe Bistro
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Monday, March 20th
Fusion Dinner @ California Roll
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Thursday, February 23rd
War Of The Wines @ Columbus Centre
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Friday, December 2nd
Yuletide Celebration @ Faculty Club
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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 @ 9 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 16
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, Dec 1st

Yuletide Celebration
Lisbon by Night
Reception: 7:00pm
Dinner: 7:30pm

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!

This year we are trying something a little different, starting with soup and a shrimp casserole, followed by a festive entrée buffet, offering a variety of dishes.



Served appetizers


Caldo Verde soup
Shrimp casserole
Lemon sorbet palate cleanser


Chef salad
Tomato salad
Caesar salad
Penne with vegetables
Pork & clams
Fillet of sole
Sauteed vegetables
Roast potatoes


with Christmas Theme!



-Graham Beck Brut Rose NV
Opens with fragrant aromas - strawberry, watermelon and wisps of raspberry - and plenty of mousse, a.k.a. froth or bubbles that form when poured. It's a delight on the palate with lively flavours of red cherry and red berry fruit persisting throughout. It finishes in a blaze of crisp, lip-smacking freshness.

-Sumaridge Chardonnay 2012
A lively, full, ripe and full style of chardonnay, neither truly warm nor cool climate, but somewhere in between in a generous and appealing style overall. Fine length.

-Delheim Grand Reserve 2004
It has silky, ripe tannins backed by a solid core of fruit. Hints of mulberry are complemented by subtle mint undertones.

-Lammershoek Roulette 2004
Rhone-inspired blend with its scrubby, dried-herb bouquet, effortless fine tannined balance, sweet fruit and dry finish.

-Steenberg Merlot 2003
Deep purple merlot with intense fruit concentration. Multifaceted, with violets, incense and hints of soft spear mint on the nose. Black and red berry intensity on the palate, together with rich but subtle oak flavours. Ripe tannins provide this wine with a long, full finish.

-Delheim Edelspatz
Aromas of dried apricot, quince and cumquat. Wonderful fruit purity, focused by botrytis. Elegant and intense, some raisons & honey, with thrilling balance and length.

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


Friday, December 1st. Dinner 7:30 pm


Lisbon By Night, 802A Dundas St. W., Toronto (at Palmerston).
Street parking + off-street Green P between Claremont and Manning, north of Dundas. $5 after 6:00 pm.


$90 Members

$100 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 24th. 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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