Take a journey of taste and discovery through some of South Africa’s finest wines with elite winemaker Charles Williams of De Toren when he visits Constance in the Seychelles from 3-10 November.
Having won a gold medal from IWSC for its maiden wine in 1999, a Cabernet Sauvignon driven five varietal Bordeaux-style blend, De Toren’s reputation has continued to soar with latter vintages winning numerous accolades, including the elusive ‘5 Stars’ from John Platter.
What lies behind the success of De Toren
Williams explains the success of the privately-owned boutique winery:
‘Fine wines are my passion! For me a fine wine is created and moulded in the vineyard first, then perfected in the cellar. I believe that every terroir has a given potential to produce quality, and to unlock quality one must be a student of nature, learning and observing every moment!’
At the De Toren wine cellar this means an organic approach to viticulture to get the most from the soil and a series of micro-harvests, based on near infra-red aerial imaging to ensure that each small cluster of grapes is picked at its optimum ripeness.
De Toren at Constance Ephélia and Lémuria
Guests at Constance Ephélia and Constance Lémuria will have the opportunity to sample some of De Toren’s finest vintages as well as meet and talk with Charles Williams at special wine events from 3-10 November.
Visit their website to find out more about De Toren wines.