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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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Catch Bruce Jack at Prowein

Wines of South Africa will present a refreshed image at ProWein in March, with an updated stand design, logo and a new strapline, “Welcome to our world of discovery”.

The new positioning aims to place more emphasis on South Africa’s “innovative culture and the warm South African welcome” WOSA said in a statement.

It is one of the “four pillars” of Wines of South Africa’s brand positioning, the other three being heritage, environment and production integrity.

Over 100 producers, the largest ever South African contingent, will exhibit on the Wines of South Africa stand at the show, Hall 9: B28, B38, B48 on 13-15 March 2016.

A full list of exhibitors can be found on the WOSA website, ranging from major multi-brand owners and co-operatives to small independent winemakers.

In addition to the producers exhibiting Wines of South Africa will present the Discover South Africa tasting zone, with two sessions each day exploring 11 key themes around South African wine.

The morning session will run from 11.00-14.30 and the afternoon session from 15.00-18.30.

In addition to this free-pour tasting zone, there will be a blind tasting where delegates can test their South African wine knowledge and tasting skills.

At 13.30 on Monday 14 March, South African winemaker Bruce Jack, founder of Flagstone and The Drift Farm wines, will present a seminar on behalf of Wines of South Africa in the ProWein Forum, Hall 13.

The seminar, entitled ‘Innovation and Diversity in South African Wine’ will “celebrate the historical revival of early plantings and revel in the new varietals being planted”, WOSA said.

Siobhan Thompson, CEO, Wines of South Africa, said: “The Wines of South Africa stand at ProWein offers international buyers and influencers a great opportunity to taste the diversity and quality of South African wines and find perfect wines for their businesses.

“Our aim is to tell the South African story through the many producers on the stand and through the carefully chosen themes in the tasting zone.”


Some 6,000 exhibitors from 57 nations have announced their attendance at ProWein 2016 – all the relevant wine regions of this world. ProWein is and remains the world’s leading trade fair fair for wine professionals. The whole range of wines and spirits is represented:

Every relevant winegrowing region.
Providers from all sectors and every quality category.

No other trade fair for wine comes even close to achieving such a high share of foreign participants:

84 % foreign exhibitors
46 % foreign visitors

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