Encounter South Africa – July 2023

This was an excellent event organised by WoSA on London’s South Bank.

It was a great opportunity to meet so many winemakers and importers.

There were so many wines to try but among my personal favourites were:

Jordan Inspector Peringuey Chenin Blanc 2022

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2020 and Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2022 (available from Hatch Mansfield and in some supermarkets)

Simonsvlei Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2023 and Vineyard Selection Pinot Grigio 2023 (available from Barton Brownsdon & Sadler)

Ken Forrester Renegade 2020, a GSM blend – this producer makes a number of excellent wines

Fish Hoek Wines Chenin Blanc 2022 (available from Accolade)

Franschhoek Cellar The Churchyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021.