Upcoming Events 2019
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Wednesday, January 29th
Living the Dream @ Budapest Restaurant
Past Events 2017-2019
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Friday, December 6th
Yuletide Dinner @ Globe Bistro
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Thursday, October 10th
A Very Special Event @ Faculty Club
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Wednesday, September 11th
Creme de la Creme Dinner @ Globe Bistro
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Wednesday, May 22nd
Perfect Pairings for Backyard Sipping & Grilling @ Faculty Club
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Wednesday, April 24th
Special Seafood Dinner @ Lisbon By Night
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Tuesday, February 21st
Dinner Wih Friends and Bistro Reds @ Columbus Centre
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Tuesday, December 7th
Yuletide Dinner @ Globe Bistro
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Tuesday, Oct 23rd
SA Wine & Polish Food @ Izba
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Sunday, Sept 16th
Braai @ Cosman's
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Monday, July 23rd
Anthony Hamilton Russell talks about 4 wine labels @ Faculty Club
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Tuesday, April 24th
Bordeaux-style Cape Blends & Their Siblings @ Faculty Club
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Tuesday, May 15th
Hannibal Dinner @ Globe Bistro
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Monday, March 19th
Kanonkop Paul Sauer Dinner @ The Monkey Bar
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Wednesday, February 21st
The Shiraz Challenge (SAF vs AUS) @ Faculty Club
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Tuesday, September 12th
Meerlust Rubicon Vertical Tasting @ Faculty Club
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Wednesday, May 17th
Bargain Wines @ Faculty Club
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Tuesday, April 18th
De Toren Dinner @ Globe Bistro
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Monday, March 20th
Fusion Dinner @ California Roll
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Thursday, February 23rd
War Of The Wines @ Columbus Centre


Welcome to The South African Wine Society (SAWS)

The South African Wine Society, now in its 34th 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

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Wednesday, January 29th

Living the Dream
Budapest Restaurant
Reception: 6:30pm
Dinner: 7:00pm

Each year SAWS arranges a dinner that allows its members to appreciate some of the finer points of the cuisine of our fellow Canadians. Toronto has a rich heritage. Its range of cultures and people provide a colourful quilt of neighbourhoods, often overlooked as we rush along. This event will be similar to some of our past initiatives and is intended to be dinner with a selection of wines and will provide the opportunity to interact with our friends before and during the meal.

Imagine. You have just been invited to a Hungarian friend’s house. It’s a celebration. Perhaps a birthday or christening. Almost everybody will be Hungarian, but not you. There will be lots of food and perhaps some wine too. Edit and Lorie will be working their magic in the kitchen for the 30 party guests. The place will be crowded but everyone is expected to have a great time as the platters and wine are passed along the table.

After some shared appetizers to get the party started, the goulash soup will warm us up. Then come mixed platters of Wiener schnitzel, Parisian schnitzel, pork chops, Debreceni sausages, cabbage rolls, home fries, rice or dumplings, beet salad and coleslaw. After that, there will be palacinka (cr𝑒 pe) stuffed with walnuts. Yes, the food will be enhanced by Jon Whitteker’s selection of a range of South African wines from the cellar.

Are we happy? Darned right!
It’s not a dream. Wake up. Registration is limited to 30 guests.
Fine wines, a great menu, great people. What’s not to like?

*We will make every effort to accommodate your food allergies or special dietary needs if requested.


Wednesday, January 29th
Reception: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:00pm


Budapest Restaurant, 1959 Gerrard St E. at southeast corner of Woodbine.
The restaurant is at the east end of the corner building


By car, street parking is usually available on Gerrard, east of Woodbine.
From TTC Woodbine Station, walk 10 minutes south to Gerrard or take the #92 bus 5 minutes south on Woodbine to Gerrard.
Near the GO Transit Danforth Station you can hop on the #506 Carlton streetcar at Main & Gerrard for the 3-stop ride to the restaurant.


$70 Members & $80 Guests

This event has a capacity limit. Once reached, members will be advised that no further registrations will be taken.

Closing date: Your booking or cancellation must be received by Wednesday - January 22nd, 2020. You will be contacted if we are unable to accept your booking.

Your cheque payable to South African Wine Society or Visa credit card information will reserve your place. If we have your credit card information on file, you may book by e-mail to sawsinfo@rogers.com
* Visa charges will appear as Bokke Wines

To find more information about the event, including registration, follow this link.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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

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

If you want information on becoming a member visit our Membership page or you can email
our membership coordinator at SAWS-membership@rogers.com.

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