Flagstone : Trust Your Taste

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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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Liquid Gold as Flagstone Cleans Up at Wine Awards

Flagstone's showing across the 2016 wine awards leaves the brand's iconic range heavily adorned with gold medals. 

The Veritas gala dinner is the most recent awards ceremony to recognise Flagstone's exceptional wines. Distell, Spier and Rustenberg rubbing shoulders with Flagstone as wine brands reaping 2 Double Gold Medals apiece.

Held at the CTICC, the Veritas gala dinner was sponsored by Agri-Expo with celebrity chefs Garth Stroebel and Henrico Grobbbelaar adding their culinary flair to the feast prepared by Warwick Thomas executive Chef of CTICC.

Flagstone was awarded Double Gold for Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2015 and Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

2016 Veritas Awards

  • Double Gold - Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2015
  • Double Gold - Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • Gold - Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2013
  • Silver - Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage 2014
  • Silver - Flagstone Noon Gun 2015
  • Silver - Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2015  

2016 Veritas Wine Awards Double Gold

2016 Michelangelo Awards

  • Platinum - Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage 2014
  • Gold - Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2014
  • Gold - Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve White 2015

20016 International Wine Challenge

  • Silver - Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier 2013
  • Silver - Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve White 2015

2016 Decanter World Wine Awards

  • Gold - Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage 2013
  • Silver - Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2013
  • Silver - Flagstone Dragon Tree Cape Blend 2013
  • Silver - Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Silver - Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • Silver - Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon 2015

2016 Sommelier Selection

  • Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2013
  • Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

2013 Flagstone Writers Block

This Pinotage continues to impress wine judges and connoisseurs, the 2013 vintage amassing an impressive tally of medals and awards:

  • Gold - 2015 Berlin
  • Top 10 - 2015 ABSA Top 10 Pinotage
  • Platinum - 2015 Michelangelo Awards
  • Gold - 2015 Veritas Awards
  • 91 Points - 2015 Tim Atkins Rating
  • 4 Stars - 2016 Platter Wine Guide
  • Gold - 2016 Decanter Awards
  • Gold - 2016 IWSC Awards


What Other People Thought…

  • David Price on October 13 2016

    Congratulations and well done.

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