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.
Shiraz/syrah is quickly becoming the “red grape of South Africa” in terms of quality. It is made in a variety of styles. As well, it is a major component in a wide range of blends. Found in most regions of South African wine country, this further influences the variations available. This event provides a fascinating cross section of shiraz/syrah and blends from a variety of different wine regions and vintages.
To complement this varied selection, Chris Boland has put together an adventurous menu. Come and explore and taste … what should be a wonderful evening of discovery. Hopefully you come away with many new favourites.
Waterkloof Circle of Life 2012
Cast iron seared sweetbreads with 3 spice Panko dust, grilled peaches & plum/blackberry reduction
Lammershoek Syrah Cellar Foot Under Water 2011
Bon Courage Shiraz 2009
Lamb rack chop with dark cherry/mint glaze. Edamame, roasted veg & currant salad
Grilled (U10) sea scallop with anchovy, caper, black olives & roasted red pepper
Fairview Cyril Black Shiraz 2000
The Winery of Good Hope Black Rock 2006 (Shiraz Blend)
Slow cooked veal kidneys - mushrooms, mustard, tarragon & cream
Grilled Alberta beef sirloin steak (thick cut) - garlic, onion, parsley
Diced hot chili pepper & olive oil
Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2010 (shiraz blend)
Jardin The Prospector Syrah 2008
Lammershoek Syrah 2006
Triple-cream Burgundian and Quebec Blue
Graham Beck Brut N.V.
Fine wines, a great menu, great people – what’s not to like?
*We will make every effort to accommodate your food allergies or special dietary needs if requested.
This event has a capacity limit. There is a limit of 32 people. 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