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Welcome to The South African Wine Society (SAWS)

The South African Wine Society, now in its 35th year, is a non-profit wine tasting club focused on promoting knowledge about and access to South African wines in Canada. This is achieved by hosting informative wine tastings, relaxed social; dinners and providing members with an opportunity to savour wines which are readily available, as well as vintage collections from our carefully stocked cellar.

Why not join the Society and embark on a journey discovering the wines and foods of remarkable South Africa and its leading wine producing regions? Learn about our Wine Cellar – a hidden member benefit.

Upcoming Events

Meerlust Rubicon Dinner, a Unique Event
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
@ The U of T Faculty Club

Meerlust Rubicon Dinner

Join us as we revisit a decade of Meerlust Rubicon (1996 – 2009) accompanied by a special menu at the U of T Faculty Club. These wines, from our original vertical tasting in September 2017, have been gracefully aging in our club cellar, and it is time that they shine and be enjoyed by our members. The Meerlust Rubicon was one of the highlights at our Agents Tasting event in March.

The vintages we have available include: 1996, 2001 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Each attendee will be poured 5 separate vintages of Rubicon. Due to limited inventory of some wines, not everyone will be able to enjoy every vintage. These will be accompanied by a glass of Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 and we will begin with a reception glass of Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2020.

This is a once off opportunity to enjoy one of South Africa’s classic red blends, in its prime as only SAWS members and guests can. The wines for this event will be poured as follows.


  • Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2020


  • Meerlust Rubicon:
    • Glass 1 - vintage 1996 or 2001
    • Glass 2 - vintage 2003
    • Glass 3 - vintage 2004 or 2005
    • Glass 4 - vintage 2006 or 2007
    • Glass 5 - vintage 2008 or 2009
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


With Crumbled Ontario Goat Cheese, Roasted Pecans, Red Onion, and Canadian Maple and Balsamic Vinaigrette

With Red Wine Jus, Potato and Chive Croquette, Garlic Fried Spinach


With Roasted Forest Mushrooms, Basil Pesto, Toasted Pine Nut Crumble, Creamy Ontario Goat Cheese

*Please advise of your choice of Entrée when booking. Default choice is Beef Tenderloin.

(Vanilla Custard, Caramelized Sugar Crust, Field Berries)

We will make every effort to accommodate your food allergies or special dietary needs if requested. As a courtesy to other members, please refrain from wearing any scented products, including perfumes, colognes, after shaves or hand lotions.

When & Where

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C7
The Spadina streetcar stops at the corner of Willcocks and Spadina. 416 978-6325
  • Members: $125
  • Guests: $140

Closing date: Your booking or cancellation must be received by Monday, April 15, 2024. Your E-transfer acknowledgement from your bank will be your only confirmation. If we are unable to accommodate your registration due to our capacity limit, you will be notified and a full refund will be offered.

Your cheque payable to South African Wine Society or Interac e-payment payable to sawsinfo@rogers.com (preferred) will reserve your place at the dinner.

Note: If you will be paying by cheque, please advise us in advance by sending an email to SAWS (sawsinfo@rogers.com) or calling such that we can reserve your place(s).

As a courtesy to other members, please refrain from wearing any scented products, including perfumes, colognes, after shaves or hand lotions.

Learn More & Register

To find out more information on our events you can contact us by email at: SAWSinfo@rogers.com

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