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Flagstone Is Most Listed Winery At The Sommeliers Selection 2017

Flagstone Wines featured prominently in the 2017 Sommeliers Selection with wines winning awards across 3 categories.   

Flagstone Is Most Listed Winery At The Sommeliers Selection 2017

Flagstone Makes It 3 In A Row As Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winner

Flagstone has now won five ABSA Top 10 Pinotage trophies with Writer’s Block Pinotage and the 2017 award makes it 3 years in a row with 3 consecutive vintages.

Flagstone Makes It 3 In A Row As Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winner

The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards

The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards saw steady growth in several of the wine categories. The aim was to find gold medal winners and to commend the top-scoring producers.

The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards

Shiraz Stars for 2017 Announced

A dozen remarkable Shiraz wines and three impressive Shiraz blends captured the limelight during the fifth annual Shiraz Challenge awards ceremony held on 31 May at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl.

Shiraz Stars for 2017 Announced

Flagstone Writers Block - We Are Born Creative

Watch our new video and start your story with a bottle of Writer’s Block.

#WeAreBornCreative

Flagstone Writers Block - We Are Born Creative

Creativity in Motion

Experience creativity in motion by watching our new Flagstone video.

We are more than just winemakers!

#WeAreBornCreative

Creativity in Motion

The 2017 Harvest Promises Big Bold Wines from Flagstone

Although no two harvests are alike and each year is memorable for different reasons, the 2017 harvest pulled our winery from pillar to post and it is with sweaty brows and tired hands that we conclude this year’s harvest.

The 2017 Harvest Promises Big Bold Wines from Flagstone

5 Star Flagstone Wine in the 2017 Platters Guide

The Platter’s Wine Guide 2017 by Diners Club South African was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on 31 October 2016.

5 Star Flagstone Wine in the 2017 Platters Guide

Liquid Gold as Flagstone Cleans Up at Wine Awards

Flagstone's showing across the 2016 wine awards leaves the brand's iconic range heavily adorned with gold medals. 

Liquid Gold as Flagstone Cleans Up at Wine Awards

Adams & Adams Wineland Seminar

This year’s Adams & Adams WineLand Seminar puts the spotlight on innovation and more specifically the creative mindsets and technologies that could rattle the cage and shape the future of the wine industry.

Adams & Adams Wineland Seminar

South Africa, One Nation United by the Grill

We have 11 official languages, and braai is the only word that is recognized in all of them...

South Africa, One Nation United by the Grill

Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2015

Our first permanent single varietal expression of Chenin Blanc, something to look forward to later this year. 

Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2015

Prowein 2016: All You Need To Know

Expected to attract more than 53,000 visitors to Düsseldorf over three full-throttle days, ProWein 2016 looks set to be the biggest and most diverse yet with Bruce Jack listed as a highlight. 

Prowein 2016: All You Need To Know

Flagstone Harvest 2016

The 2016 vintage started with a bang! We crushed over 30% of our grapes in the first two weeks. We are currently sitting over 70% of after five weeks.

Flagstone Harvest 2016

Catch Bruce Jack at Prowein

Wines of South Africa will present a refreshed image at ProWein in March, with an updated stand design, logo and a new strapline, “Welcome to our world of discovery”.

Catch Bruce Jack at Prowein

I Drink at John Arlott’s Grave - Ian Botham

Former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham has revealed that he cracks open “a good bottle of red” at BBC cricket commentator John Arlott’s grave in Alderney whenever he visits the island.

I Drink at John Arlott’s Grave - Ian Botham

John Malkovich Has a Favourite Wine

An esteemed actor, director and fashion designer, John Malkovich is a revered renaissance man with love for a particular South African wine.

John Malkovich Has a Favourite Wine

Bruce Jack - Putting South Africa’s Wines on the World Map

South Africa has got its fair share of pioneering winemakers but arguably none have had the influence of Bruce Jack - By Richard Siddle

Bruce Jack - Putting South Africa’s Wines on the World Map

Flagstone - Awards, Challenges and Competitions

It's been a busy spring in our trophy cabinet. It's a time when all those relentless hours during harvest and wine making come to glittering fruition and remind us that skill, care and fanaticism are all worth it.

Flagstone - Awards, Challenges and Competitions

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

Flagstone Writer's Block 2013 picks up the only platinum medal for Pinotage at the 2015 Michelangelo Wine Awards

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015


Contributors

Chief Winemaker Bruce Jack

Bruce Jack

A Capetonian whose curiosity and palate has taken him the length and breadth of the globe. Bruce completed his undergrad in Political Science and Literature at UCT and then read his Masters in Literature at St Andrew’s in Scotland. His subsequent winemaking degree came from the Roseworthy Campus at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Bruce is a pioneer, and in many respects a maverick, and what he brings to winemaking is an articulate opinion about his greatest passion.

Food Alchemist & Kitchen Cowboy Peter Goffe-Wood

Peter Goffe-Wood

Peter is on the judging panel for the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants in the World, as well as the Diners Club Wine list of the year. Born in London, he trained in South Africa and returned to work with some of Britain's top chefs in several award-winning London restaurants.

Back in South Africa, he helped to open the La Couronne Hotel & Winery (now Mont Rochelle) in Franschhoek. Conde Nast Traveller named it as one of the fifty most exciting restaurants in the world.

Peter has worked to develop some of the Cape’s best and busiest restaurants, including Blues, 95 Keerom Str, Balducci’s & Salt. GQ magazine took him on as food editor for eight years and he is a regular contributor to Men’s Health. Peter is author of Kitchen Cowboys and Blues Restaurant – the essence of Cape Town.

He featured alongside Ainsley Harriot on BBC Food’s Off the Menu and now appears as a judge on MasterChef SA.

Editor Andrew Arnott

Andrew Arnott

Andrew studied Literature and Sociology at UCT before setting off on a global trek that saw him working under the seas of the Caribbean, on the snow covered slopes of the Canadian Rockies and writing for a variety of financial and travel institutions. Now at home in Cape Town, Andrew’s passions for wine and writing are married on this blog.

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