The Garden Room Masterclasses - Swartland vs Stellenbosch, Tuesday 17th October

The Garden Room Masterclasses - Swartland vs Stellenbosch, Tuesday 17th October

A chance to compare South Africa’s two most famous regions

To kick off a series of tastings in our new London tasting room, our South Africa Buyer Robbie Toothill will be hosting a masterclass for a small number of guests, comparing the wines of the Swartland with the wines of Stellenbosch.

The ‘Swartland Revolution’ as it has been named, has seen the wines of this region become some of the most sought-after in all of South Africa - with a focus on terroir and purity of fruit. Producers such as Mullineux and Adi Badenhorst helped to pioneer a new wave of quality wine from this previously underrated region, despite its historic vines.

On the other hand, the name Stellenbosch has been synonymous with South African wine for centuries. Prior to the recent developments in South African wine, it was here that the most famous estates were found, taking advantage of the superb soils and unique microclimate of the region.

Join us for a deep dive into both regions - comparing and contrasting wines from top producers on both sides, and see just how varied and complex South African terroir can be.

Places are limited to 8 guests

Date:Tuesday 17th October 2023
Time:6.00pm - 7.30pm
Ticket:£45 per guest
Location:The Garden Room, 3 Hill Street, London W1J 5LB
Closest station:Green Park


  • 2021 Bosberaad Chenin Blanc, Paulus Wine Co.
  • 2021 Bartàs Chenin Blanc, Paulus Wine Co, Stellenbosch
  • 2020 Kalmoesfontein Family White, AA Badenhorst
  • 2021 Keermont Terrasse White, Stellenbosch
  • 2020 Granite Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland
  • 2020 Sons of Sugarland Syrah, Boschkloof, Stellenbosch
  • 2019 Samaritaan, Stellenbosch
  • 2020 Elpidios, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

Other information

To save you the trouble of printing out a ticket, we’ll have a guestlist at the door.

If you purchase more than one ticket, please share the name(s) of your guest(s) with [email protected] so that we know to expect them.

If you can no longer make it, you’re welcome to find a guest to attend in your place - simply share the name of the new attendee with us. If you fail to do so, we’ll do our very best to credit your ticket towards the purchase of future wines, although regrettably, we cannot process credits with less than 48 hours’ notice prior to the start of the event.

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