Upcoming Events 2022
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Friday, Dec 2nd
The Cab Project @ Faculty Club
Past Events 2017-2022
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Tuesday, November 8th
The Cab Project @ Faculty Club
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Tuesday, September 6th
Lammershoek Tasting @ Faculty Club
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Sunday, June 26th
Braai @ The Cosman's Garden
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Monday, May 2nd
May Dinner @ Faculty Club
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Thursday, March 12th
A Special Event @ Faculty Club
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Wednesday, January 29th
Living the Dream @ Budapest Restaurant
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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


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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Friday, December 2nd

Yuletide Dinner
U(of)T Faculty Club
From: 6:30pm

A journey of flavours and a great way to start the festive season. Relax. Experience the good life while sharing the evening with friends at our munificent Christmas dinner buffet. Good friends, traditional menu and a very good time. and also a new chef, Brad Smith ex the Bayview Country Club,

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


Carving station - House brined, roast turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce - Whole roasted striploin, jus, horseradish and assorted mustards - Maple mustard glazed salmon
Vegan-friendly Hot Table
- Green beans with toasted almonds and caramelized onions
- Pesto penne with sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, spinach and fried eggplant
- Citrus and cranberry seven-grain pilaf
- Maple-sesame glazed yams
-Moroccan stew

Cold table
- Assorted salads with dressings
- Domestic cheeses
- Peel-and-eat shrimp with lemon and cocktail sauce
- Smoked salmon with pickled onion and capers
- Breadbasket with pumpkin hummus, rosemary and maple
butter - Dessert table
- Pies, cakes, and puddings
- Seasonal cookies and treats



Graham Beck Blanc de Blanc 2013
- The fruit in the 2013 Blanc de Blancs is 100% chardonnay from the Robertson sub-region, which imparts fresh, lime minerality and mouth watering acidity. A soft mousse leads the vibrant citrus notes onwards to a smooth, delicate, biscuity finish.


Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2019
- Fresh grassiness with bell pepper, passion fruit, green fig leaves and gooseberry. The palate is concentrated and richly textured with a fresh, green finish.
Newton Johnson Family Pinot Noir 2013
- Autumn leaves and savoury notes on the nose. Smoky, savoury, slightly volcanic touches, with raspberry leaf character. Refreshing acidity, hints of tobacco, limpid, textured finish. Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2012
- (sangiovese, pinot noir, nebbiolo, barbera, shiraz, mourvedre)
- Showing both power and finesse, it gives way to gentle flavours of black cherry, spice and strawberry.
Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2010 & 2018
- 2010: Notes of forest floor and menthol leaves add depth to the jammy core of boysenberry and blueberry fruits. It's solidly structured, with approachable tannins and medium acidity. A touch of cocoa stays through the medium-length finish.
- 2018: Aromas of dark berry and plums, with lots of smoke and spice. Full bodied, with soft tannins, and lots of ripe berry flavours on the palate along with a smoky finish.
KWV Triptych 2006 (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz)
- Packed with blueberry, black cherry, mint and cedar aromas and flavors. Luxurious layers of black fruit and smoke. Fullbodied.
Guardian Peak 2009 (syrah, mourvedre)
- Pleasant fruit aroma with mild spicy edges. Good acidity balancing its smooth medium tannins. Distinct smoky finish on the palate a mild coffee note. Short tannic finish.


KWV Tawny Port - Beautiful aromas of orange zest, dried fruit, caramel and roasted pine nuts on the nose. This full flavoured port-style wine explodes with fruit, marzipan and toffee on the palate, with a well-balanced sweet finish.

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


December 2nd
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


$95 Members (See separate note below re 2023 membership renewal) & $105 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 Friday - November 25th, 2022. You will be contacted if we are unable to accept your booking.

2023 membership renewal
Your SAWS membership has continued at no charge during COVID-19. From January 1, 2023, we will reinstate the annual membership fee of $27 (single) or $42 (couple). For your convenience, you may simply add the appropriate membership renewal amount to your banquet registration payment to South African Wine Society or Interac e-payment payable to sawsinfo@rogers.com (preferred) and we will update your membership renewal status for 2023.

Your cheque payable to South African Wine Society will reserve your place. Please note, we no longer accept credit card payments.

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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