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Tuesday, September 6th
Lammershoek Tasting @ Faculty Club
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Creme de la Creme Dinner @ Globe Bistro
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Perfect Pairings for Backyard Sipping & Grilling @ Faculty Club
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SA Wine & Polish Food @ Izba
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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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Tuesday, September 6th

Lammershoek Roulette Vertical Tasting
U(of)T Faculty Club
From: 6:30pm

We are very pleased to welcome you to our first indoor tasting event of 2022 fall season. Come out and enjoy the company of your friends at our September Lammershoek Roulette vertical tasting and tapas. Good friends, an exciting menu matched with fine wines and a very good time. Yes, no surprise, but we are forced to recognize the higher event costs.

Lammershoek, in the heart of the picturesque Paardeberg wine growing area, is a gem of quiet scenic beauty a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Cape Town. The extraordinary farm and winery have evolved over more than three centuries nestled against the area’s rolling hills, with views of vineyards, green fields, rich fynbos vegetation and cattle pastures and a backdrop of spectacular mountains.

Lammershoek has 60 hectares planted vineyards – the majority being very old bush-vines, like miniature, character-filled trees as opposed to trellised vineyards often resembling rows of hedges. These feature various grape cultivars specifically established according to the different soils and microclimates. All are farmed minimalistically and almost organically, virtually without any irrigation, so that the vines spread their roots deep into the precious soils.

The farm is part of the wine industry’s Old Vine Project and many of the wines are certified as originating from Heritage Vineyards, with the seal displayed on the bottles to denote Old Bush Vine Vineyards of Lammershoek – some of which were planted as early as 1966. Chenin blanc comprises 60% of the white cultivars and syrah, in turn, 60% of the reds. These are warmer climate cultivars at the core of the Swartland’s award-winning tradition.

Named Lammershoek Farms & Winery, the enterprise is today owned by Andreas Abold, originally from Germany, and jointly owned with a long-time Swiss friend Fedor Radmann.

Fine wines, a great menu, great people. What’s not to like?


• Three tapas plates accompany the tasting
• Chorizo and caramelized onion croquettes with tomato jam
• Grilled octopus with roasted potatoes and romesco sauce
• Grilled ribeye, smoked gouda and chive crostini


Klein Constantia Riesling 2015 - Vibrant in appearance with an aromatic and complex nose. The palate has a delicate floral and fruity entry which is balanced by a grippy acidity. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, the wine tapers into a refreshing and long finish.

Lammershoek Roulette is a journey. It started with the ‘01 Shiraz Carignan Barrique and the blend has evolved over the years. The most recent vintage details are below. This is a unique opportunity to revisit the evolution of the Roulette brand and taste the differences from year to year reflecting changes in the blend and vintage year influences. Throughout the years, the prime ingredient has been syrah/shiraz.

Lammershoek Roulette We will be tasting the following wines: Lammershoek Roulette - 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 + 01 Shiraz Carignan Barrique

Lammershoek Roulette 2008 Tasting Notes: Typical Swartland flavours dominate the nose of this wine, the spiciness of the climate and granite based soils showing through. A rich palate is complemented by the freshness that carignan and grenache bring to the wine.

Blend Information: 57% syrah, 19% carignan, 12% grenache, 8% mourvèdre, 4% viognier

In The Vineyard: Six separate vineyards were identified and used to create this blend. All dry-land farmed, 80% were bush-vine trained. The soils are decomposed granite and vary in altitude from 100 - 250m.

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


Tuesday, September 6th
From: 6:30 pm


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


$70 Members & $80 Guests (All members and guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19)

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 Tuesday - August 30th, 2022. 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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