It was a crisp, clear skied, beautiful, fall evening in Awendaw (Greater Charleston), as we launched VClub, exclusive wines, in South Carolina.
Partnering with our good friends at Lowfeld Soul Foods (quality traditional South African Biltong, Boerewors and more), the evening was designed to bring together a community of friends (new and old) to experience an evening of South African cuisine, culture, camaraderie and of course great South African Wines.
The evening was celebrated in the open, around a traditional South African bonfire, starting off with a tasting of our crisp, fresh Vergelegen MMV.
As folks settled in we poured our delicious whites, offering up a surprise new edition to the tasting by introducing the Rocky Lands portfolio, including the Rocky Lands Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. These proved to be quality alternatives to our flagship Vergelegen Chardonnay and GVB White.
The meal was classic South African fare, of Boerewors, Bunny Chow (Durban delicacy of Curry, served in hollowed out bread), beautifully prepared by the well known South African Executive Chef, Mark Henegan, of "Madiba" in Brooklyn, and more recently "The Bush Farmhouse" in Black Mountain, NC.
Every quality evening should end off with a luxurious tasting of our iconic Vergelegen V, which rounded off a wonderful night of celebration and rich "kuier".
The wines were the center point of the evening, prompting fellow South Africans to regale and story-tell about the beauty of homeland South Africa, and the very special wines that are born from the region.
A successful first reveal of Vergelegen Wines in Charleston, with a bright and promising road ahead, to share more amongst the Wine and Food Community, in this beautiful Southern City.