Monday, August 01, 2016

Caroline's Red Wine Review at The Table Bay

Tasting some of the best Reds the Cape produces at the Red Wine Review
Caroline Rillema of Caroline's Fine Wines holds two of the best wine tastings every year: her Red Wine Review in July and the White Wine Review on Wednesday, 19th October. She selects wines that have four and a half or five star status which she judges to be great wines. It is an incredibly well attended tasting, held this year at rather hot Table Bay Hotel
Giorgio dalla Cia on their stand with Jan . Giorgio was the winemaker behind the Meerlust brand for years and was the originator of their iconic Rubicon red blend.  Now, with his son George, he makes their own special wines, grappas and chocolates
Constantia Glen’s Dr Horst Prader with their winemaker, Justin van Wyk
Catherine Marshall was presenting her special Pinot Noir and everyone we spoke to said it was their favourite of the evening. We agree
Caroline with her nephew and niece
The warm hearted Wallace family all together in wine. They have the farm Wallovale in Elgin and Paul Wallace is a renowned viticulturist working with many top brands. His two sons Mark – a qualified winemaker, currently working at Hamilton Russell and Bobbie (in his final year at Elsenburg) have followed him into the wine world. Nicky Wallace is "the dynamo behind the family brand" and works tirelessly on the farm marketing the wines, running the tasting room and the newly completed guest cottages
Two stalwarts of the South African wine industry, Ken Forrester and Jeremy Walker, here with Johann Reyneke
Constantia was well represented. Gus Allen handles the sales and marketing for Constantia Glen, Stuart Botha is the Eagle’s Nest winemaker
The future of wine making: Elsenburg and Stellenbosch University students attending the tasting

Someone wanted a picture of John with the Wallaces. Suspect is Bobbie Wallace
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016

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