043 Yardstick Wines with Adam Mason

Date: 2022/08/11
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

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042 Raats Family Wines with Bruwer Raats

Date: 2022/06/23
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

For our 42nd Story Cellars session we get deep and personal with Bruwer and how he became known as one of the best producers of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc

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041 Naudé Wines with Ian Naude

Date: 2022/04/21
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

For our 41st Story Cellars session I will be getting snuggly and learning the stories from the amazing winemaker and raconteur Ian Naudé from Naudé wines.

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040 Cederberg & Ghost Corner with David Nieuwhoudt

Date: 2022/02/17
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Story Cellars had its 40th session - the BIG 4-0. And what a way to celebrate the milestone with raconteur and wine industry stalwart David Nieuwoudt. He is the force behind Cederberg and Ghost Corner Wines and many more if you take into consideration those he has helped on their journeys. It was such a fun session filled with laughter. Thanks everyone and thanks David. Stories are the way forward...

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039 Saronsberg Wine Estate with Dewaldt Heyns

Date: 2021/12/09
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Hi Folks - Come join us for a story telling session with Dewaldt Heyns from Saronsberg. He is highly regarded for the wines he makes, especially his Shiraz. He is also part of the Cape Wine Makers Guild and has been part of the Tulbach fabric for going on 20 years. He also has his own range which I have tasted and is magnificent .So dial in to get a behind the scenes look in a way that you can't on other platforms.

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038 Hartenberg Wines with Carl Schultz

Date: 2021/09/29
Time: 19:00

Join me as I uncover the stories of Carl Schultz from Hartenberg. Its through the stories that we can better understand the wines that Hartenberg have to offer. This is our 39th such session and due to its popularity has grown and become a staple for those wanting to know more than just what's in the bottle.

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037 AA Badenhorst Wines with Adi Badenhorst

Date: 2021/06/03
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

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036 Tierhoek with Shelley Sandell and Roger Burton

Date: 2021/03/17
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

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035 Warwick with JD Pretorious and Christiane von Arnim

Date: 2020/12/10
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Warwick has a depth of stories and a record of success when it comes to wine. In this session we will hear about the past, the present and the future. I am especially looking forward to some intel on their new wines.

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034 Kleinood with John Spicer & Reynie Oosthuizen

Date: 2020/11/19
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Kleinood is a small artisinal winery that makes sought after small batch wines. The estate is beautiful with a lovely walk and forest. There is art and perfume and of course the remarkable wines.

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033 La Bri with Irene de Fleuriot

Date: 2020/09/23
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

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032 Alvi's Drift with Junel and Alvi

Date: 2020/08/27
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

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031 Paul Wallace Wines with Paul and Nicky

Date: 2020/08/13
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

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030 Crystallum with Andrew and Peter-Allan Finlayson

Date: 2020/07/30
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

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029 Black Elephant Vintners with Kevin Swart & Jacques Wentzel

Date: 2020/07/16
Time: 18:30 - 20:00

We had Kevin and Jacques on for the 29th Story Cellar session. “We are not about making wine, but rather about creating experiences”. Set to a background of music, each wine has a name, a nickname, a song pairing and a story. The labels are exquisite with so much more on them than words - more like storyboards. The wines are wonderful, whether from bottle or can, or whether from the festival, backstage or golden circle ranges.

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028 Joostenberg with Tyrrel Myburgh

Date: 2020/07/05
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

When you unravel the initiatives that Tyrrel Myburgh and his family have on the go you get a real sense of a close-knit tribe with a comradery and entrepreneurial flair which helps facilitate success. For our 28th Story Cellars session we spoke about 5 generations of the Myburgh family, the Bistro, the Kraal, the flowers, the butchery, the deli and then of course the organic wines. We also spoke about their other ventures such as MAN Vintners and Lievland.

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027 Trizanne Signature Wines with Trizanne Barnard

Date: 2020/06/28
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

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026 Marras Wines with Martin Lamprecht

Date: 2020/06/21
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

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025 Journey's End with Tom Hanson-Smith and Mike Dawson

Date: 2020/06/14
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

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024 Beaumont Wines with Sebastian Beaumont

Date: 2020/06/06
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

The 24th LIATOC session with Beaumont marked the last under that name. From here on the sessions were changed to 'Story Cellars'. It was a definite milestone and Sebastian was gracious in sharing the pulse of this family winery. We spoke history, a bit about the region, the wines and other tit bits that you get from an interactive conversation.

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023 Miles Mossop Wines with Miles Mossop

Date: 2020/05/30
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

You can't but enjoy a story telling session with Miles Mossop. Last night for our 23rd 'Love in a time of Corona' session he shared some of the insider stories about getting into wine, Tokara, his Miles Mossop Wines, surfing and general life. I was sipping on the magnificent and sultry Kika Noble Late Harvest - apricots, honey, marmalade. His wines are about the story - with the ranges aptly named the Introduction, the Chapters and the Family wines.

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022 Gerakaris Wines with Kath and Minos Gerakaris

Date: 2020/05/26
Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Love in a time of Corona #22. Gerakaris Winery is the first winery in Johannesburg. This alone is story enough but it was great to have Kath and Minos on to get into the detail of this family affair. These small batch, artisinal wines are made on the premises in Craighall Park. The grapes are sourced from the Swartland (and Elgin) to make splendid Chenin and Syrah named after their kids - Elli and Thomas.

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021 Groot Constantia with Boela Gerber

Date: 2020/05/23
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Groot Constantia is where Simon van der Stel's original farmstall stands. Boela Gerber joined us to share is twenty years at the winemaking realm. In that time he has won best wines in the world, he has chaired the Cape Wine Maker's Guild and has become a Cape Wine Master.

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020 Catherine Marshall Wines with Cathy Marshall

Date: 2020/05/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30

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019 Reyneke Wines (Take 2) with Johan Reyneke

Date: 2020/05/16
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Its always special chatting to Johan from Reyneke about his philosophies and his wines. Rarely will you find someone who is so consistent in his thinking - which hinges on the upliftment of the environment, the people and the economy. The Reyneke wines are great whichever tier you chose from and the ethos behind them is immaculate. Its the second time we have shared the Reyneke stories in our 'Love in a Time of Corona' and rightly so. Thanks bra for such a lekker session.

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018 Joubert Tradouw with Cobus Joubert

Date: 2020/05/12
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

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017 Muratie with Rijk Melck

Date: 2020/05/09
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

When a doctor, a story teller, a historian and the current curator of Muratie joins you for a story telling then the best thing to do is sit back and take it in. Thanks Rijk for the insight behind the insight and the richness of the stories. This was the 17th online 'Love in a time of Corona' session and the 11th winemaker/owner to join.

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016 Buitenverwachting with Lars Maack

Date: 2020/05/05
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Set in the theme of green we had a lovely "Love in a Time of Corona" session with Lars Maack from Buitenverwachting. When I think of Buiten the colour that comes to mind is green: sauvignon blanc, a beautiful lawn, lush vegetation, vineyards and a huge, very old tree. It was lovely to find out more about the wines, the estate and Lars's philosophy on wine. And no better way to do it with a glass in hand and through storytelling. Buitenverwachting is one of my favourite spots to visit.

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015 De Grendel with Sir De Villiers Graaff

Date: 2020/05/02
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Yesterday, we had over 60 people dialling in to listen to Sir De Villiers Graaff and Charles Hopkins tell us stories about De Grendel. A proper history lesson which included love, romance, politics and war. A walk through Div's house to help with the imagination. And all this whilst sipping on the delicious wines that come from the estate. I had 'Winifred' a harmonious balance of Semillon, Viognier and Chardonnay. Thanks for the splendid evening.

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014 Waterford Estate with Kevin Arnold

Date: 2020/04/28
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

On Tuesday Kevin Arnold joined us for our "Love In a Time of Corona" session. He is one of the industry stalwarts and even with all his achievements remains wonderfully humble. The Waterford wines are always on song from the Pecan Stream range to the almighty Jem. It was lekker to see so many Jem vintages on display. It was also lovely to hear the stories from over 40 years of winemaking at the highest level. Thanks again to everyone involved.

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013 Dalla Cia with George Dalla Cia

Date: 2020/04/25
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

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012 Savage Wines with Duncan Savage

Date: 2020/04/21
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

"Love in a time of Corona" session 12 was exceptional. Thanks Duncan for coming and sharing your stories. The Savage wines are special. Made to be elegant and precise with minimal intervention. Each label is beautifully constructed and has a story as do the wines. Lots of laughter and engagement on this one. I was sipping on the 2014 Syrah, now called The Girl Next Door. It was superb. Theme was back to school.

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011 Steenberg

Date: 2020/04/18
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

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010 DeMorgenzon with Carl van der Merwe

Date: 2020/04/14
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

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009 Ken Forrester Wines with Ken Forrester

Date: 2020/04/10
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Ken Forrester is a raconteur and a stalwart in the wine industry. He is well known for his Chenin Blanc, but his whole range is admirable. Ken bought his property on auction to follow a dream - I am so glad he did.

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008 Paul Cluver with Liesl Rust and Andries Burger

Date: 2020/04/08
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

For our Paul Cluver story telling session we had surprise visits from Liesl Rust and Andries Burger. We heard about the journey of wine from pre-apartheid to the well known and recognised brand that it is today. Paul Cluver resembles a tightly knit family who produce more than just wine and give back to the community in droves.

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007 La Motte

Date: 2020/04/06
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

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006 Tokara - Shiraz

Date: 2020/04/04
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

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005 Guardian Peak with Danielle le Roux - Merlot

Date: 2020/04/02
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Danielle le Roux joined us for this session around Guardian Peak. She is the winemaker there. We learnt about Merlot and Guardian Peak as a destination for food, wine and living life. Unfortunately the Zoom session failed to record so we don't have a link to it.

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004 L'Avenir with Dirk Coetzee - Pinotage

Date: 2020/03/31
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

For this session we got behind the scenes with L'Avenir. Their focus is on Chenin and Pinotage. This was the first session where we had the winemaker on - Dirk Coetzee. And because of that the stories where rich and delightful.

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003 De Wetshof Estate - Chardonnay

Date: 2020/03/29
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Danie de Wet was instrumental in getting good clones of Chardonnay into South Africa. Robertson has the ideal terroir for Chardonnay. And this was just snippit of the stories that we shared about De Wetshof in this session.

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002 Reyneke Wines (Take 1) - Chenin Blanc

Date: 2020/03/27
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

In this first Reyneke session we applauded the organic Chenin Blanc and chatted about Johan's journey to being the 'silver surfer' of biodynamic wine. It was so good we got him on later on to tell us directly.

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001 Vinologist - Sauvignon Blanc

Date: 2020/03/25
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Vinologist was the first session in the 'Love in a Time of Corona' series. We learnt about Zoom and chatted about Sauvignon Blanc from Constantia.

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