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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 Event

Dinner with Anthony Hamilton Russell
Gamberoni Ristorante

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

SAWS is delighted to present a dinner with winemaker Anthony Hamilton Russell at Gamberoni Restaurant on July 16. Anthony is passionate about his wines and a most engaging speaker.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of the most southerly wine estates in Africa.

This Pinot Noir and Chardonnay specialist, pioneered viticulture in the beautiful, cool maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation behind the old fishing village of Hermanus.

Join us as we explore the outstanding wines from Hamilton Russell Vineyards matched with a delicious dinner at Gamberoni Italian Restaurant.

Wines To Be Tasted

  • Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2022
  • Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2021
  • Ashbourne Sandstone
  • Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009
  • Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2021
  • Southern Right Pinotage 2015
  • Ashbourne Pinotage


Starter: Yellow fin Crudo, passion fruit and blood orange Emulsio, cherry tomato Bruschetta.

Mains: Ontario Lamb Ragú. Braised lamb with Pinot Noir and San Marzano tomatoes.

Dessert: Homemade dark chocolate Cannolis.

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, July 16 @ 6:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m, dinner starts at 6:45 p.m.)
Where: Gamberoni Ristorante, 3249 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2L5, (just North of Lawrence), (416) 482-3063
  • Members: $125
  • Guests: $140

Closing date: Your booking or cancellation must be received by Tuesday, July 9, 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 winessainfo@gmail.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 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: winessainfo@gmail.com

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