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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Flagstone’s Champion Young Wines Posted on August 27 2015 by
The 2015 SA Young Wine Champions were unveiled during the SA Young Wine Awards Gala Dinner held at Augrabies, near Upington, on Friday 21 August.
Of the 2 163 young wines entered, 17 won SA Champions trophies, 49 achieved class winner status and 94 were awarded gold medals.
Flagstone's impressive tally of awards showcases the winery's tremendous promise.
In the Stellenbosch District Flagstone came home with:
- 6 Gold
- 5 Silver
- Champion Chenin Blanc
- Champion Sauvignon Blanc
- Champion Red Blend
And overall Champion White wine in region with our Elgin Sauvignon Blanc.
Nationally Flagstone achieved:
- Class winner: Viognier
- Class winner: Sauvignon Blanc (unwooded)
National Champion: Sauvignon Blanc
An amazing achievement by Gerhard, Mia and the team at Flagstone Winery!
The SA Young Wine Show is the oldest wine show in South Africa. It dates back to 1833 when the first show was held by the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society (now Agri-Expo) in Rondebosch.
The event was hosted by the Oranje Vaal Wine Region and Agri-Expo, who has been involved in this competition since its inception 183 years ago.