FLAGSTONE WINES LAUNCHES INNER CITY TASTING EXPERIENCE
Flagstone Wines have brought their award winning wines to the city with the launch of The Flagstone Tasting Room @ The Rockwell Hotel in Greenpoint. They take creativity in their winemaking very seriously; in fact, their motto is “we are born creative”. The delicious, distinctive tastes of Flagstone’s wines are a direct result of the creativity and fanatical dedication of their winemaking team.
Flagstone’s Head Winemaker, Gerhard Swart, believes that one should never stagnate or become complacent, especially in a competitive world of wine making. “You always have to be thinking about how you can stand out from the crowd. Be it more interesting labels, varieties or, like we do at Flagstone, combining unique ‘terroirs’ in order to create wines that are intriguing and unique”.
Swart talks of winemaking as a labour of love rather than a formalised, knowable equation. Each Flagstone wine has its own unique story, with evocative tales ranging from myths of flying dragons to a dark horse. Most noteworthy is that the inspiration for these award-winning wines comes from vastly different places. What is common to all of them is that the creative lights went on.
Swart continues, “My mentor, Flagstone Wines’ founder Bruce Jack says, ‘Creativity needs to find you working.’ The only way to bring that creativity out is by working hard and having a passion for what you do. If you are not happy in what you do every day, then the creativity will stop dead in its tracks.” It is this meticulous, yet unstructured approach, which has won them more than a few awards.
“In a city like Cape Town, we are spoilt for choice and have access to some of the world’s best wines and we are excited to open a second tasting room and bring our wines to the city in partnership with The Rockwell Hotel. We want the new Flagstone Tasting Room to celebrate all forms of creativity.” Comments National Sales and Marketing Manager, Alison Pearce.
The tasting room is also home to a unique artwork piece by local artists Gabrielle Raaff and Justin Fiske, who were commissioned to create this installation depicting the rich heritage that inspired Flagstone Wines, all stemming from one core element: CREATIVITY.
Visitors to the new Flagstone Tasting Room @ The Rockwell Hotel are able to choose from over 22 wines in the Flagstone range. Each taster glass is a 100ML serving with pricing starting from R 10.
Customers can enjoy a glass or bottle of any of the range whilst relaxing in the Rockwell’s Urban Garden or Café and Bar. Wine sales are done through an easy-to-use online portal; just login to buyflagstonewines.co.za and your order will be conveniently delivered to your door.
The Flagstone Tasting Room @ The Rockwell Hotel is open daily from 11am to 8pm.
Wine Jamming at The Rockwell is also available and happens the last Wednesday of every Month.
Whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, it’s about putting on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleashing your own individual creativity that makes Artjamming™ the most fun you can have with a paintbrush.
Together with The Rockwell Hotel and Flagstone Wines, Artjamming brings you Wine Jam, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month in the Urban Garden of the Rockwell Hotel.
Wine jammers will be provided with an A3 size canvas, easels, a choice of non-toxic acrylic paints on tap, brushes and tools to freely express themselves.
Each month Wine Jammers will create a different themed painting, which artists will guide them through step by step, so no drawing or painting skills are required,
All guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of Flagstone Wine on arrival as you ease into the class.
The Rockwell Hotel will be offering a 2 for 1 burger special for all Wine Jammers on the evening with the opportunity to purchase a specially curated wine tasting from the Flagstone Tasting Room: 6 pre-selected wines for R45.
Dates: 28 June, 26 July, 30 August.
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: The Rockwell Hotel, 32 Prestwich Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town
Tickets: can be purchased from Quicket for R250 each, which includes a complimentary glass of Flagstone wine.
Maximum of 30 guests per event.
For more information email Megan on email@example.com or
call 021 425 5050 (Artjamming V&A)
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