Flagstone : Trust Your Taste


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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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.

Debuting in 1980, Platter’s by Diners Club is South Africa’s first and still leading wine annual, with total hardcover sales of well over 1.4 million copies. The 2017 edition follows the popular and award-winning Platter’s format, with 950 South African wine producers, merchants and brands being featured, including 28 new ones, along with over 8,000 locally produced wines.

The guide’s wine descriptions and star ratings are compiled in association with a team of leading wine experts, and include good-value indicators and pointers to Hidden Gems – wines that are interesting, unique, unusual or otherwise worthy of winelovers’ attention.

The 2017 guide sees Flagstone's wines achieve 9 ratings of 4 stars and above, most notably our Time Manner Place Pinotage 2014 being award a 5 star rating, one of only 2 Pinotage wines to achieve this. 

Time Manner Place Pinotage: Crafted more by obsessive selections of selections of selections, than with fancy equipment, this wine is really the distilled vision of what one tiny corner of the universe tastes of. Read more about the process we go through to create this Pinotage

Flagstone Wines 2017 Platters Wine Guide

5 Star Wines

Time Manner Place Pinotage 2014

4.5 Star Wines

Writers Block Pinotage 2014
Treaty Tree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015
Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2015

4 Star Wines

Dark Horse Shiraz 2014
Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Dragon Tree Cape Blend 2014
Treaty Tree Cabernet Merlot 2014
Word Of Mouth Viognier 2016

Hidden Gems

Truth Tree Pinotage 2015, Poetry Merlot 2015 and Poetry Chardonnay 2015 were acknowledged as a "Hidden Gem" for wines that are interesting, unique, unusual or otherwise worthy of winelovers’ attention

*The wines for the 2017 Platter's Wine Guide were tasted by Samarie Smith

Our 2 new additions to the Flagstone portfolio were unveiled in the 2017 Platter's Wine Guide: Tributary Chenin Blanc 2016 and Two Roads Chardonnay 2016 which will be available in the tasting room from mid November 2016.

New in the tasting room from December is the Dragons Back Mountain Medium Sweet Sparkling Rose and Sparkling White Wine as well as the Poetry Cinsault Rose 2016.

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  • Zaltify on April 27 2017

    It is an amazing article! At Zaltify (https://it.zaltify.com) we are true wine lovers, and we really appreciate these wine guides! :-) Good work!

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