Holiday Special 2020: Why Great Wine Still Matters
For our holiday episode, we invited our South African and French winemakers to reflect on the unprecedented
circumstances of 2020, silver linings, and reasons to look forward to the upcoming new year. Joining us in
conversation is Cape Classics CEO, Robert Bradshaw.
From Family to Community: Peter de Wet on Excelsior's Journey
Peter de Wet, the 5th generation of Excelsior Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa chats history, winemaking, sustainability and community in this episode which was recorded at the winery. Excelsior crafts South Africa's biggest selling Cabernet Sauvignon meticulously as they work to improve the soil for future generations and make a difference in the lives of their workers.
Nicolas Bureau on Glenelly: 200 Years in the Making
Nicolas Bureau, Glenelly's Export Director and Proprietor May-Eliane de Lencquesaing's grandson, shares the background on his family and the farm, which is situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa, but whose story begins over 200 years ago in France.
Vincent & Tania Carême: From Vouvray
This episode features a rare chat with one of the most acclaimed winemakers in the Loire Valley, Vincent Carême, along with his wife and partner, Tania. Leaders in organic farming, the Carêmes produce wine at Domaine Vincent Carême in Vouvray and at Terre Brûlée in Swartland South Africa.
The Road to the Rhône & Languedoc with Robert Bradshaw
Robert Bradshaw, Cape Classics President & COO, shares his journey and rationale
behind the importer’s largest launch ever, which comprises two regions: The Rhône & Languedoc.
Behind the Music at DeMorgenzon with Carl Van der Merwe
Winemaker Carl Van der Merwe tells DeMorgenzon’s story, sharing his winemaking
philosophy and revealing why music is played to the vines.
Gavin Bruwer on History, Heritage & Vine Exploration with B Vintners
Winemaker, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert works with Bruwer Raats to craft Raats Family Wines,
Mvemve Raats and B Vintners from South Africa. In this episode he dives deep into B Vintners
and why South Africa’s soils are unique. B Vintners was created with a mission of celebrating
two things: heritage and terroir. Using the building blocks of site, vine pedigree and future,
Gavin and Bruwer have combined youthful energy and sage experience to create an innovative
approach to winemaking.
Bayten, Constantia & Beyond with Lars Maack
Laars Maack chats Bayten and the region of Constantia, South Africa.
The Magic of the Loire Valley with Philippe Chainier
Philippe Chainier discusses growing up in Touraine, France, Domaine Paul Buisse and Clos du Gaimont.