The 2017 Harvest Promises Big Bold Wines from Flagstone Posted on May 02 2017 by
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.
I Drink at John Arlott’s Grave - Ian Botham Posted on February 08 2016 by
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.
Bruce Jack - Putting South Africa’s Wines on the World Map Posted on November 14 2015 by
South Africa has got its fair share of pioneering winemakers but arguably none have had the influence of Bruce Jack - By Richard Siddle
Flagstone - Awards, Challenges and Competitions Posted on October 20 2015 by
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.
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Posted on September 25 2015 by
Flagstone Writer's Block 2013 picks up the only platinum medal for Pinotage at the 2015 Michelangelo Wine Awards
Flagstone Celebrates Cinderella Chenin Posted on September 18 2015 by
Bruce Jack, head winemaker for Accolade Wines in South Africa, has called Chenin Blanc “an extraordinary” variety as he unveiled a new wine to support his belief that South Africa’s high end success will be delivered through the on-trade.
Chief Winemaker 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 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 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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