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Discover South African Wines 6pm EST

Event Details

Fri, June 12, 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Registration Period:
Free (consider buying a bottle of one of the wines ahead of wine)
Yule Schmidt BA '09

This will not be an “industry” tasting, which tends to focus on wine characteristics such as tannin and acid levels. Instead, we will focus on bringing the Cape Winelands to life, ensuring participants leave well positioned to both buy top tier bottles to enjoy on their own and plan a trip to experience South Africa first-hand.  The talk will run somewhat along these lines:


  • Brief History of South African Wine

  • Main Regions and Main Grapes

    • MCC – Sparkling Wine

    • Constantia – Sauvignon Blanc

    • Walker Bay – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

    • Swartland – Chenin Blanc and Syrah

    • Stellenbosch – Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage

  • Questions

The discussions of each region will include information beyond just wine characteristics (i.e. attractions, interesting facts, travel tips, anecdotes. etc).

While there is no cost to attend, participants will be encouraged to buy a bottle of one of the wines in order to make it more interactive.  Yule will create a Google sheet and invite participants to declare the wines they’ve purchased to ensure a good cross-section.

Event Activities

Discover South African Wines 6pm EST
Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

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Event 32686