A South African Triple Play – Presented by Wines of South Africa and WineAlign
An exclusive event presented by Wines of South Africa & WineAlign
Join WineAlign host David Lawrason and Cape winemakers from Boschendal, Le Bonheur and M-A-N Family Wines, for an exclusive, up close and personal tasting, graze and discussion that will explore the current state of South African wine.
J.C. Bekker of Boschendal, Lauren Snyman of Le Bonheur and Matthew Cook of M-A-N Family Wines and Starke-Condé are in Toronto for this event only. They bring the news in Cape wine – the revival of chenin blanc, the ascent of shiraz, the enduring power of Stellenbosch cabernet. Each winemaker will have the floor for a few minutes then you get one-on-one tasting while enjoying passed food. The format will also allow you to get to know other WineAligners.
Boschendal is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, Founded by French Hugenots in the 18th Century in the Franschoek Valley. It is a landmark property commanding spectacular views. Head winemaker JC Bekker is one of the leading viticulture and winemaking authorities in South Africa. He is bringing three wines to event: the very successful Pavillion 2011 Chenin Blanc Viognier, the triple gold medal winning Bernard Series 2011 Chenin Blanc and the signature 1685 Boschendal 2010 Shiraz
M-A-N Vintners is a dynamic young company formed by three partners in 2001. The range of wines are sourced largely from the Agter-Paarl region, with estate and purchased fruit from sustainably farmed old bush vines. Matthew Cook will present a pair of stunning whites: MAN Family 2011 Chenin Blanc and 2011 Chardonnay. One of the partners, José Conde, also owns Stark-Condé, located in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Stark-Condé Three Pines Jonkershoek 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship for small 6000 case winery.
Le Bonheur is a classic Stellenbsoch winery with 163-hectares situated on very complex soils along the slopes of the Klapmuts Hill in the Simonsberg sub-region. Great effort has been made to match each variety to the right soil within the estate, and the traditional approach here dictates that the grapes are still hand-picked and sorted. Lauren Snyman will present Le Bonheur Cabernet Sauvignon.
Soho House is a very cool private club in the heart of downtown Toronto. The official address is 192 Adelaide Street West, but the address is not posted on the building. It is the brownstone building at the northeast corner of Adelaide St. W and Simcoe St. Soho’s dress code is “no suits allowed”. Jackets are fine but no suits please!
And we’ll see you at the Soho!
Date: Monday, June 10th, 2013
Location: Soho House Toronto (Bishop’s Building, 192 Adelaide Street West)
Tasting: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Approximately 9 high-scoring/award-winning wines will be served with tapas style food.
About Soho Club Toronto
Soho House Toronto has set up a permanent home in a 10,000 square-foot space on Bishops Block (192 Adelaide St. W.) inhabiting a building dating back to the 1800s. The building, which was originally one of Toronto’s first ever hotels, has been carefully restored brick by brick, to fit in with Soho House’s relaxed style.
Each floor features Soho House Toronto’s unique art collection, featuring standout pieces by international artists Jacob Kassay, JR and General Idea, and Canadian artists Shary Boyle and Douglas Coupland. The artwork has been carefully curated to enhance the original features and historic setting of the house, with pieces on the third floor reflecting individual artists’ visual responses to the question ‘what does Toronto mean to you?’.
Our winemaker events have been consistently and quickly selling out. If you are interested in attending then we advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.