PIWOSA Asia Tour 2017



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The Trend for Premium Wine

Significant growth in the premium New World wine market in China and beyond into Asia was in the headlines in 2016, with no signs of slowing. Some of the finest examples of premium New World wines come from South Africa! Be the first to taste some of these incredible wines when Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) embarks on a tour of Asia in April 2017, with 9 winemakers, 18 events and retail promotions to bring the best of this premium New World segment to the Asian trade.

Who is PIWOSA?

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) is a collective of likeminded, premium, independent wine producers of South Africa’s Western Cape. With innovative programs and events, they shine the spotlight on the flourishing premium South African category for local and global wine lovers. While each winery portrays its own microclimates and unique sites and soils, PIWOSA represents the incredible diversity of Premium South African wine today.

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PIWOSA Asia Tour 2017

– Singapore –

17 April
Speed Dating Tasting & Trade-Media Dinner @ White Rabbit Singapore

18 April
Flight Club & Somm Lunch @ Salt Grill & Sky Bar Singapore

– Hong Kong –

19 April
Flight Club, Speed Dating Tasting & Trade-Media Dinner
@ The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel

20 April
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Discover South Africa Tasting
@ Renaissance Harbour View Hong Kong
Registration (public session): ticketflap.com/DiscoverSouthAfrica – Online Early Bird! Till 6 April

22 April
Happy Hour with Winemakers @ selected stores of Watson’s Wine Cellar
Stay tuned : watsonswine.com

– Tokyo –

24 April
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Discover South Africa Tasting @ Happo-EN Tokyo

Speed Dating Tasting & Trade-Media Dinner @ Happo-EN Tokyo

25 April
Flight Club & Somm Lunch @ Two Rooms Restaurant Tokyo

– Shanghai –

27 April
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Discover South Africa Tasting @ 3 on the Bund

Speed Dating Tasting & Trade-Media Dinner @ M Glam (Bund 5)
Details: events@debramasterofwine.com

28 April
Flight Club & Somm Lunch @ The House of Roosevelt Shanghai
Details: events@debramasterofwine.com

Take 2: Two Fast Facts about PIWOSA wineries

De Grendel Wines

 1 : The Graff family has 5 generations of winemaking history
 2 : Ethos: Modern winemaking techniques, with eco-caring ethos and commitment to quality.


 1 : Owned by May de Lencquesaing (former owner of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande of Pauillac)
 2 : Focus on Bordeaux red varietals.

Jordan Wines

 1 : This 146-hectare property’s grape growing dates back 330 years.
 2 : Its owners Gary and Kathy Jordan have backgrounds in Geology and Economics.

Journey's End

 1 : An entirely solar powered wine farm and cellar. Most southerly in Stellenbosch.
 2 : Its ‘less is more’ mantra sees an average harvest of 2.5 ton /ha.White Wine Trophy Winner at the IPW Green Awards 2016.

Ken Forrester

 1 : Focus on Southern Rhone varieties and King of Chenin Blanc.
 2 : Flagship wines have all been awarded high Platter’s stars and frequent international rankings of 92 – 94 points.


Klein Constantia

 1 : Originally part of “Constantia” estate, whose sweet wines were immortalised by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens and devoured by royalty and famous collectors, e.g. Napoleon Bonaparte.
 2 : Still a top global producer of sweet wines.

Paul Cluver

 1 : One of the 12 “First Growths” of South Africa.
 2 : Pioneer Paul Cluver established the first commercial vineyards and wine cellar in the Elgin Valley.

Radford Dale

 1 : Producer of ‘reference’ South African wines, made without compromise. Platter Guide 2017 Best Red Wine Producer in South Africa.
 2 : Fully accredited for environmental, ethical, and social-upliftment practices, making elegant, non-interventionalist wines.

The Drift

 1 : Bruce Jack has a wealth of global winemaking experience (France, Spain and more).
 2 : Isolated, high-altitude mountain vineyards producing unique, long-lived wine.