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Yuletide Dinner at Faculty Club
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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

Tokara Wine Dinner @ Gamberoni Ristorante
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.

Tokara Wine Dinner

Join us for a special dinner featuring the outstanding wines from Tokara Wine Estate, one of South Africa’s top Stellenbosch wine estates and selected internationally as one of the world’s top Vineyards to visit.

Founded in the 1990s, Tokara is a family-run estate with quality at its core. Not just in the wines, which seek to tell the story of this magical mountainous terrain, nestled in the valleys of Simonsberg on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, but also in the experiences one can enjoy there too. Guests cannot fail to be impressed by the sleek stone expanse of the winery, which lures you in and offers tastings by the fire in a grand lounge looking out onto the hillsides, ocean and, on a clear day, Table Mountain in the distance.

Miles Mossop was Chief Winemaker at Tokara for 18 years until he left in 2018 to make wines exclusively under his own label. Fortunately we are able to include one of these wines in this event.

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

Featured Wines

  • Tokara Chardonnay 2021
  • Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2018
  • Tokara Director’s Reserve Red 2019
  • Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • Miles Mossop Kika Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2020


  • Amuse bouche: Crostini - ricotta cheese spread with nduja sausage. Truffle honey.
  • Antipasto: Seafood bisque
  • Main course: Wild boar lasagna
  • Dolce: Amaretto Cheesecake

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, February 13 @ 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: $115
  • Guests: $130

Closing date: Your booking or cancellation must be received by Monday, February 5. 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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