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The Creative Process Behind the Creative Process

Our new campaign demonstrates the creative process and how ideas are born. 

The Creative Process Behind the Creative Process

Discovering Gold

Each of our wines was once an idea that we had the courage to pursue. Some resulting in award-winning creativity.

Our numerous awards speak for themselves.

Discovering Gold

Flagstone Pop Art Cart

The Pop Art Cart is an example of the Flagstone creativity being brought to life. It is a rather novel way to do food and wine pairings (and thus the perfect blank canvas.) We took something as bland as popcorn and created a unique sensory experience.

Flagstone Pop Art Cart

Our Wine of the Month

The process of getting the subtle fruit flavours from our grapes, is what makes this fortified wine different to most others. 

Our Wine of the Month

This Father’s Day let him have the Last Word

Our childhoods and adolescence are punctuated by Dad’s final say.

This Father’s Day let him have the Last Word

#WineRoutingWithLloyd - Flagstone Wines

En-route back to Cape Town from Hermanus, I could not give up the chance to pop in at Flagstone Wines when passing through Somerset West. I mean, you all know that I do enjoy my Flagstone Wines.

#WineRoutingWithLloyd - Flagstone Wines

Flagstone Fiona Pinot Noir a happy midweek match with Nic van Wyk’s Liver in Sour Sauce

"Gerhard Swart, the Winemaker at Flagstone Wines, has a knack of making wines which are so good with food – surely that is what wine is about? I don’t like Pinot Noir being called the ‘Heartbreak Grape’, but it is a tricky little blighter. Thin skinned, so not too intense in colour."

Flagstone Fiona Pinot Noir a happy midweek match with Nic van Wyk’s Liver in Sour Sauce

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


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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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