Doug Doran

“I first met Andre and Cape Classics in the early days of Seasons 52. Back then George Miliotes (Seasons Master Sommelier) would fly to SA to meet with Andre and his team to blend the coming year of Indaba Chardonnay an our partnership with Indaba afforded me the chance to get to know Andre and all at Cape Classics.

At the very first moment we met; Andre exuded all the wonderful qualities that human beings should aspire to: grace, charm caring and most important to me in the business world, a strong set of ethical values. These traits have carried through in each individual Cape Classics has added to its team as they continue to grow and that just makes Cape Classics a pleasure to partner with.

What is truly outstanding about Cape Classics is their desire to make amazing wines that can be affordable; all the while making wine fun. Wine shouldn’t be intimidating, doesn’t have to be expensive and shouldn’t be taken too seriously; my good friends Andre and Robert get that and bring that to every experience one may have with them. Wine, good laughs and good business.

What makes me respect Cape Classics above all other wines folks I know, is their sense of community and how that plays out to help make a better world. Their commitment to early childhood education through the largess of their Indaba Foundation show me that they are all in business; but the business of helping to make the world a better place to live. To me Cape Classics isn’t a vendor; its a family and I am lucky to feel a part of it.”

<em><strong>– Doug Doran</strong></em>

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