Upcoming Events 2015
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Tuesday, July 14
Cool Climate Wines Tasting
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Thursday, September 3
Dinner With Lammershoek Pinotage @ Boland’s Kitchen
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Tuesday, October 19
De Torren Vertical Tasting @ Boland’s Kitchen
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Friday, December 4
Christmas Dinner
Past Events 2014
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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 5
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

Wine Tasting Photo

Sunday, June 28th

Annual Braai

Start @ 4:00 pm


It’s that time of the year again! Summer and that means it is time for one of our most popular casual events

The annual 2015 Braai will be at The Cosman’s with catering by Mario Goriup. A great opportunity for us to meet and mingle with our members. For dinner, we will be featuring a variety of wines from the wine cellar . You just never know – your old favourite may be among them. This is also your opportunity to invite a friend to have an alfresco dinner with us. Guests pay no premium so invite your friends. Need a ride? Simply check the box on the reply form or let us know by email and we will try to link you with a registrant from your area.

THE MENU

Lamb on the spit

(a real treat)

Boerewors, Chebabs (Mario’s Portuguese heritage)

(Mario's Portuguese Heritage)

Variety of mixed salads

And of course biltong !!

Garlic bread

Traditional South African milk tart

Fruit

A wide assortment of red and white wines.

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

When:

 4:00 pm, Sunday, June 28th

Where:

Cosman Residence, 8 Paul St Thornhill L3T 2H4 The Spadina streetcar stops at the corner of Willcocks and Spadina.

Price:

$70 Members
$70 Guests


This event has a capacity limit.

Your cancellation must be received by Monday, June 16th. Your booking or cancellation will be acknowledged.

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


Event Photo Wine Glass

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.

Event Photo of Man Holding Wine Glass

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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