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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IWC 2015 Tranche 2 Results Posted on May 18 2015 by
It's white gold for Flagstone at this year's IWC 2015 Tranche 2, we're pleased to considered by those in the know as among the world's best.
Wines from 47 countries received awards from the IWC, demonstrating how the global wine industry is evolving.
Charles Metcalfe, co-chairman of the IWC commented:
“We are lucky enough to see wines from all corners of the winemaking world at the International Wine Challenge, and it is wonderful to see how different regions are continuing to improve. We taste wonderful wines from all the great wine making countries and regions, and award them the medals they deserve, but it’s a thrill to come across these utterly unexpected gems. From a Silver medal winning Kazakhstan Riesling to a Taiwanese Gold, it’s brilliant to see the boundaries of good wine expanding.”
To keep one's ship steady in these diverse seas of wine is a testament to the solid team at Flagstone, year on year they keep delivering delicious bottles of wine, loved by judges and fans alike.
Here's the winery's 2015 showing:
- Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - Gold
- Flagstone Treaty Tree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 - Gold
- Flagstone Truth Tree Pinotage 2014 - Bronze
- Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Bronze
- Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier 2013 - Bronze
- Flagstone Treaty Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013 - Commended
Additionally Flagstone's Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2013 collect the 2015 Elim Sauvignon Blanc Trophy
Cheers to great results!