Innovation and differentiation in Cap Classique - A tasting

Date: 29 April 2021
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (SAST)
Venue: Online via Zoom


Innovation and Differentiation in Cap Classique: A Tasting


Tim Hoek

Winemaker at Haute Cabrière
Topic: MCC popsicles: Unchartered blue waters
Wine: Pierre Jourdan Brut

Tim has been producing world-class Cap Classique at Pierre Jourdan since joining the team in 2014.
A graduate of the 2018 GSB Business in Wine course as well as an active member of the Cap Classique Association, he is fully focussed on helping and guiding South African Sparkling Wine into
an exciting future.

Emma Beck
Monograph and Beck Family Estates
Topic: Brand focus - Do what you do best
Wine: Graham Beck Brut

Emma Beck is a third-generation wino. While you may know her more for the exploits of her forefathers (Graham Beck, Steenberg, Capensis, Angela Vineyards).
She’s most proud of her own brand, Monograph. While bubbly is obviously in her blood, her dog is scared by the noise of corks being popped.

Denzel Swarts
Brand ambassador at Simonsig Wines
Topic: Demi-sec: Give the people what they want
Wine: Simonsig Satin Nectar Rose

Denzel is a third-generation in his family at Simonsig Wines and is the brand ambassador, after re-joining the team in 2011 as a tasting room wine advisor after a foray in other industries. He
graduated from the GSB Business of Wine in 2017, and qualified in small-scale winemaking from the University of Stellenbosch, and is a certified Level 1 Sommelier. When he’s not selling wine, you
can find him busy with his Leadership Foundation to assist rural farm youths to complete their education.
In order to participate in the virtual tasting. You have the opportunity to purchase the wines prior to the event. The speakers will then conduct a tasting of each of the three wines, while discussing
how these wines have contributed to innovation within Cap Classique.