Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chenin, Sharp Sharp...

Four Swartland Chenin Blanc wines made it onto the wine pages of iSavour (released with the Sunday paper in Johannesburg and KZN) last weekend.

It seems even famous folk are loving the Swartland Chenins:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Top four Sommeliers

The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Awards, launched at last year's Revolution, has announced four finalists for the inaugural 2011 competition.

After passing through the testing Semi-Finals, four bright young sommeliers will take part in the Finals of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award on Friday 21 October 2011, this will  take place at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, on Victoria Road beyond Camps Bay. The winner and runner-up will be announced at 19h00 on Friday, 11th November 2011, at the Swartland Revolution.

The finalists are:

Joakim Hansi Blackadder, GM / Sommelier at The Roundhouse Restaurant, Camps Bay 
Josephine Gutentoft, Sommelier at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant, Paarl 
Wayve Kolevsohn, Restaurant Manager / Sommelier at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek
Gregory Mutambe, Sommelier at The 12 Apostles Hotel, Cape Town 

Organiser of the Award, Ginette de Fleuriot CWM, is impressed with the calibre of the finalists, “Now that we are at the business end of the competition, it’s gratifying to have four such outstanding finalists coming to the fore. The Final will be fiercely competitive, not least because we will have two women and two men, and two South Africans and two Swedes, fighting it out for this unique Award. Let the show begin!” 

Swartland legends

Wine Magazine listed a few legends in their final printed issue. People without whom they feel the winelands just wouldn't be the same. 

Two revolutionaries made it onto the list of 'future legends' although we like to think they are living legends already. 

Thanks and 'cheers' to Wine Mag, we will keep a keen eye on your new online adventures!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Taking the Swartland Revolution to Paris

Adi, Eben and Chris are on their way to introduce the French to some Swartland wines soon. 
Between THIS picture and our 2011 Swartland Revolution poster I am seeing WAY too much skin from Adi...

The One-Day-Only invasion on Saturday October 15th will include two events.

First, a FREE tasting with 3 classes: 

one to introduce Swartland with Eben's wines, 
one with Chris & St├ęphane Ogier (our imported guest at 2010 Revolution)
and one with Adi presenting his wines. 

This will take place in a wine cellar in the Latin Quarter of Paris starting at 3pm.

Secondly there will be a wine dinner with a menu to pair with Mullineux and Badenhorst Wines in a secret location.

Anyone interested in participating can contact Raffi Gabeyan via email at