Flagstone : Trust Your Taste

The Juice Journal

Here you'll find wine writing and news, harvest reports,annual sales and everything else inbetween. Sign up below to get new posts in your inbox or RSS reader.

Latest Posts

REALM ...an urban enquiry

REALM… An Urban Enquiry at Salon 91 - Walkabout with the Artists

On Saturday 1 October, artists Gabrielle Raaf and Lorenzo Nassimbeni will conduct a walkabout around Cape Town to further explain and explore their collaboration titled "REALM ...an urban enquiry"

REALM… An Urban Enquiry at Salon 91 - Walkabout with the Artists

Winemaker’s Dinner with Gerhard Swart of Flagstone Wines

On Friday 30 September 2011, Flagstone Winemaker, Gerhard Swart, will host a Winemaker's Dinner at Rodwell House in St James, Cape Town. Wines featured at this dinner include 2 'Top 100 SA Wines' winners in Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2007 and Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc 2010.

Winemaker’s Dinner with Gerhard Swart of Flagstone Wines

Flagstone Delights Bloemfontein and Kimberley Wine Enthusiasts

Last week Flagstone accompanied some of the most prestigious wineries in the Western Cape to showcase a selection of our wines to our friends and customers in Bloemfontein and Kimberley.

Flagstone Delights Bloemfontein and Kimberley Wine Enthusiasts

Flagstone Wins Gold at the 2011 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards

Flagstone lands 3 Gold Medals at the 2011 Mundus Vini Awards in Germany.

 

Flagstone Wins Gold at the 2011 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards

REALM..An Urban Enquiry

REALM… An Urban Enquiry at Salon 91

Gabrielle Raaf and Lorenzo Nassimbeni are exhibiting REALM..An Urban Enquiry at Salon 91 on Kloof Street, Cape Town, during September 2011.
 

REALM… An Urban Enquiry at Salon 91

Writer's Block wins double gold at Michaelangelo International Wine Awards 2011

Double Gold for Writers Block at Michelangelo Awards

The results of the 15th Annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards (MIWA) were announced Friday, 09 September 2011 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.

Double Gold for Writers Block at Michelangelo Awards

Flagstone Longitude Flies High

It’s been quite a week for Flagstone, apart from the SA Young Wine Show celebrations, we’re proud to announce that our way finder red wine, Longitude, will be served on Lufthansa Airlines within the next 12 months.

Flagstone Longitude Flies High

Flagstone Young Wine Awards

Flagstone Hosts Two SA Young Wine Champions in our 2011 Cellar

Flagstone followed up last year’s General Smuts Trophy accolade with two notable awards at the 2011 South African Young Wine Awards. This year Flagstone claimed the SBW Trophy for the SA Champion Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon and the Frank Myburgh Trophy for the SA Champion Semillon.

Flagstone Hosts Two SA Young Wine Champions in our 2011 Cellar

Bruce Jack

Flagstone Young Wines at the South African Young Wine Show

The SA young Wine Show is South Africa’s oldest and largest wine competition, and after an impressive 178 years is one of the country’s most reputable wine contents. 

Flagstone Young Wines at the South African Young Wine Show

Flagstone charms patrons in Cape Town and Johannesburg

While Bruce regaled members of the Johannesburg Country Club at one of the club’s prestigious wine and dine events, Gerhard delighted the top clients of our namesake, Flagstone Financial Group, at the elegant Brio 1893 restaurant on Cape Town’s Adderly Street.

Flagstone charms patrons in Cape Town and Johannesburg

Mr Sniff

Your Nose Knows

Our sense of smell is intricately developed and perhaps the most mysterious of all our senses. With a little training, some dedicated practice and the ease of patience our sense of smell can be refined to discern a whole recipe of aromas and ingredients.

Your Nose Knows

The South Africa Project

Harpers Wine & Spirit to Raise Awareness of SA Wines

In conjunction with Harpers Wine and Spirits, 20 independent retailers, gastro pubs and restaurants in the UK will feature premium sector wines from South Africa, Bruce Jack will represent the Flagstone Estate.

Harpers Wine & Spirit to Raise Awareness of SA Wines

Viini Tv Interviews Bruce Jack : Part II

Part II of Bruce Jack's interview with Viini Tv discusses Flagstone's owners impact on Bruce's wine making. Bruce explains what goes into making Flagstone Free Run before Ilkka and Bruce taste the Sauvignon Blanc.

Viini Tv Interviews Bruce Jack : Part II

Viini Tv Interviews Bruce Jack : Part III

Viini Tv's Iikka and Flagstone's Bruce Jack sample and discuss South Africa's signature wine, Pinotage and sample Flagstone's Writer's Block.

Viini Tv Interviews Bruce Jack : Part III

Wines of South Africa Sustainability Seal

Wines of South Africa Sustainability Seal

A very cool new video from Wines of South Africa, promoting the Sustainability Seal that is becoming a ubiquitous feature atop bottles of quality South African wine.

Wines of South Africa Sustainability Seal

Flagstone scoops the coveted General Smuts trophy for the 2010 South African Champion Young Wine.

Flagstone Cleans up at SA Young Wine Show

A Sémillon from Flagstone Winery beat stiff competition – more than 2 000 contenders – to clinch the title of 2010 SA Champion Young Wine.

Flagstone Cleans up at SA Young Wine Show

Nobu Wine & Dine Evening @ The One & Only Cape Town

Nobu Wine & Dine Evening @ The One & Only Cape Town, 1 September

Bruce and Flagstone will be teaming up with Nobu at the One & Only for a wine and dine evening on 1 September. Seven courses of the finest Japanese fusion cuisine will be served with Bruce handling the wine pairing. These will include Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno canapés on arrival and Steamed Japanese Halibut with Yamagobo Salsa as a main course.

Nobu Wine & Dine Evening @ The One & Only Cape Town, 1 September

Wines of South Africa Soccer Video

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) have produced a 2 minute wine and soccer animated soccer video and we are more than happy to oblige their request to "show it on the website and blog about it."

Wines of South Africa Soccer Video

South African Wine On a Roll

There are about 1440 minutes in a day, that’s  the equivalent of 86 400 seconds in a day or more than a staggering 31.5 million seconds a year. Every year we bottle just under 30 million bottles of a South African wine, called Kumala, which is close to one every second. Our market share is growing every month, which terrifies my Quality Assurance Department, aka Ms Celeste Truter.

South African Wine On a Roll

The Cape Winelands - Stellenbosch

Stop Mining in the Winelands

We only have until tomorrow to offer concrete reasons for prospecting not to go ahead. Any valid reason (cultural heritage, job losses, environmental, loss of business if a farms’ production area is disturbed etc) is worth putting down.

Stop Mining in the Winelands


Contributors

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.

Flagstone on Twitter

Age Verification Required