Clive made his first wine in 1984 at Elsenburg. In a blind tasting, it won 1st place. This inspired him to study Oenology and start various tasting clubs “Varietal Characters” and Ten of the Best”. Tasting became his passion, profession and hobby.
He obtained a wine judges certificate and his Cape Wine Masters in 1993 and has judged on every conceivable panel in South Africa since then. He is an inspirational, highly entertaining wine educator and hand-crafts wines both in the Cape and in Burgundy. He is also the former principal of the Cape Wine Academy.
He is currently chairman of the Garagiste Small Producers association. He lives in Somerset West on the smallest registered wine farm of 400 sqm. Here he makes 5800 bottles per year.
Details for August’s Thirsty Thursday.
Date: Thursday 30 August 2018
Venue: 51 7th Street
Time: 19:00 for 19:30
Cost: R385.00 pp