Flagstone : Trust Your Taste


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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The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards

The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards saw steady growth in several of the wine categories. The aim was to find gold medal winners and to commend the top-scoring producers.

The aim of the annual competition is to find worthy wines judged by an all-female panel and to crown the best wines and wineries entered.

The juding took place at the Nietvoorbij campus in Stellenbosch with the Cape Wine Academy handled the logistics to ensure smooth running of the exciting double-blind tasting.

The ratio of red wines versus white wines entered was 51% to 49% with an array of wines entered in the category: ‘single cultivar wines other’, showing that the industry is evolving and the Big Five are
not the only competing cultivars.

Flagstone received Gold Medals for:

  • Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Flagstone Fiona Pinot Noir 2016
  • Flagstone Truth Tree Pinotage 2016
  • Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Pinotage 2014

The top 3 producers were listed as:

  • Flagstone Wines
  • Mimosa Wines
  • Domaine Brahms

For more details on the visit South African Women's Wine Awards visit SAWWA

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