David Trafford & Nick Gebers at the Wine Cellar

Wednesday, 21 April, 2004
David Brice
April 21st, 2004

We still have places for this evening's tasting/dinner at our cellar in Observatory (Wednesday 21 April) starting at 6.30pm - and we don't know why. It's right in the middle of the only full working week in April so most of you should be around town and keen to attend when we have two of SA's most talented avant-garde winemakers coming.

David Trafford will be presenting all five of his spectaculer Shiraz from the maiden 1998 through the 2002 vintage. Nick Gebers of Post House will present his soon-to-be-released 2003 Chenin Blanc and his well-regarded Merlot from 1999, 2000 and 2001 vintages. There will be the 2002 Post House Chenin Blanc to sample on arrival.

Dinner will follow the tasting with a De Trafford 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon and a Post House 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon and a little of David's really hard-to come-by 2000 Vin de Paille with dessert.

The all-inclusive price for the evening is R225.

To book, please email (winecellar@securipower.co.za) or telephone Bronwyn (+27 (0) 21 448-4105).

More on David Trafford and Nick Gebers:
David did our very first tasting/dinner in our cellar in May 2001 and had achieved a lot by then - winning the Chenin Blanc Challenge 2000 and getting a WINE Magazine 4½-star and a Wine Spectator 90 for his maiden 1998 Shiraz - but has scaled greater heights since. At the inaugural 2002 Fairbairn Capital Trophy Show, David 'swept the boards' winning both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Trophies with his 2000 vintage wines, his 2000 Merlot being awarded the Trophy for the 'Best Red Wine' and also sharing the 'Most Successful Winery' award with Vergelegen. Then he got a spectacular Wine Spectator 93 for both his 2000 Shiraz and 2001 Vin de Paille, the latter wine also garnering a Platter 5-star award.

Nick Gebers owns and runs the micro Post House Cellar (named after the red post box dating back to a past mission village on his farm) on the slopes of the Helderberg where he has, since 1997, been producing mostly Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - and now a first 2003 Shiraz is in the barrel. Nick shot to prominence when he won the Trophy for his 2002 Chenin Blanc at the 2003 Fairbairn Capital Trophy Show.

We hope you can join us, Cheers, David Brice

Issued by: David Brice, The Wine Cellar
Email: winecellar@securipower.co.za