Fiendishly Spectacular - Wine Wanderings with Flagstone Posted on April 13 2015 by
Fiendish Wine Quiz winner Liz Szwarc gets the the complete Flagstone immersion, escorted through vineyards, winery and tastings by winemakers Bruce Jack and Gerhard Swart.
Flagstone Wine Tasting Room Closed for Good Friday Posted on March 30 2015 by
Please note that our tasting room will be closed on Good Friday, the 3rd of April. We'll be open again the following day, serving wine and smiles.
South Africa’s Mystery Picnics Posted on November 11 2014 by
Flagstone Wines is South Africa's Mystery Picnics wine sponsor. Mystery Picnics is a new and exciting dedicated themed outdoor event is hosting the very first one in Joburg on the 29th Nov 3-10pm. The Mystery is in the location, details to be released to ticket holders in the last phase.
Are Platter Plaudits Too Plentiful? Posted on November 03 2014 by
The 2015 Platter Guide is now out, and with it the list of five star laureates. Ask most producers which of the various industry awards they would rather win, and a Platter five star is right up there with Nobel prizes and Angelina Jolie (or Brad Pitt — depending on your preferences) — as a blind date.
Flagstone’s 5 Star Platter’s Wines 2015 Posted on October 28 2014 by
Platter’s Wine Guide is widely considered the most comprehensive annual guide to South African wine. Last night the 2015 Platter’s Wine Guide 5-Star Wines were announced at The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.
Is Pinotage The New Popular? Posted on October 13 2014 by
The variety has long laboured under huge expectations of delivering what South Africa can claim to be its signature world beating classic red wine. Has it perhaps been pushed beyond the boundaries of what wine-drinkers want or like, irrespective of what promoters think it’s capable of? Wendy Toerien looks at the provenance of three of Classic Wine’s top-scoring Pinotages to gauge its current standing.
Flagstone Best Performer at Veritas Wine Awards 2014 Posted on October 05 2014 by
Saturday October 4 saw the Flagstone winemaking team put in an outstanding performance to collect 9 medals and subsequently the Veritas Best Performer Award for a winery entering less than 10 wines.
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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