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TUESDAY 3rd SEPT 2019
10am – 6pm
Phonica Records (Vinyl Factory)
51 Poland Street, London W1F 7BE
Trade and press only
“Mind officially blown”
Ray O’Connor, Naked Wines – 2017
“I reckon in a decade’s time we’ll look back and say: ‘I was there.’ For this is when South African fine wine came of age. I’m just thrilled to have been a witness to what is going on here. A new wave, a new generation, and a bright future.”
Jamie Goode. WineAnorak.com
“New Wave South Africa? More like a Tsunami. It was one of those ‘you had to be there’ tastings.”
Chris Wilson, the Buyer – 2017
Producers in attendance
for the 2019 tasting:
Adi Badenhorst – AA BADENHORST, Alex Starey – KEERMONT, Bevan Newton Johnson – NEWTON JOHNSON FAMILY VINEYARDS, Callie Louw – PORSELEINBERG, Carl Van der Merwe – THE GREAT SA WINE CO, Chris Alheit – ALHEIT VINEYARDS, Chris Mullineux – MULLINEUX & LEEU FAMILY WINES, Chris Williams – THE FOUNDRY, Craig Wessels – RESTLESS RIVER, Donovan Rall – RALL WINES, Duncan Savage – SAVAGE WINES, Eben Sadie – SADIE FAMILY WINES, Ginny Povall – BOTANICA, Hannes Storm – STORM WINES, Ian Naudé – NAUDÉ WINES, Jocelyn Wilson – HOGAN WINES, Johan Meyer – MOTHER ROCK WINES & JH MEYER SIGNATURE WINES, John Seccombe – THORNE & DAUGHTERS, Lukas Van Loggerenberg – VAN LOGGERENBERG WINES, Marc Kent – BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF, Mick Craven – CRAVEN WINES, Miles Mossop – MILES MOSSOP WINES, Peter-Allan Finlayson – CRYSTALLUM, Pieter Walser – THE BLANKbottle WINERY, Rudiger Gretschel – REYNEKE, SamO’Keefe – LISMORE, Sebastian Beaumont – BEAUMONT, Thinus Kruger – FRAM, Richard Kershaw MW – RICHARD KERSHAW WINES, Rick “The Cape Crusader”– THE LIBERATOR
AN INITIATIVE BY
Anyone who has spent an evening at Mama Cucina’s Restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel will have experienced something of the tangible sense of camaraderie, talent, youth and openness that pervades much of the new South African wine scene today. An ever changing cast of winemakers from all over the Cape congregates here. In an attempt to bring some of that spirit, vitality and friendship to the UK market, a collection of importers has come together to create New Wave South Africa. The group invites the best of South Africa’s New Wave winemakers for various events.
The inaugural event was held in September 2015.
“Down in the basement, the atmosphere was hip, cool, happening and all those other words we fifty-something wine writers like to use to make ourselves sound less crumbly. I can’t remember a tasting featuring so many young, talented winemakers, most of them sporting t-shirts and jeans. More to the point, “I can’t remember a tasting that showcased so many great (and affordable) bottles. Here was proof that South Africa is currently the most exciting wine-producing country on the planet.”
Tim Atkin on timatkin.com
“The recent New Wave South Africa tasting was something of an eye-opener. The thrill and energy of the wines really gave meaning to the growers’ description of themselves and their wares as showing a “tangible sense of camaraderie, talent, youth and openness”.
Anthony Rose, The Independent.
“There was also the sense that this tasting, and Cape Wine which preceded it, is an important marker in the progress of South African wine. I reckon in a decade’s time we’ll look back and say: ‘I was there.’ For this is when South African fine wine came of age. I’m just thrilled to have been a witness to what is going on here. A new wave, a new generation, and a bright future.”
Jamie Goode. WineAnorak.com