Winewise opened for business in January 2003 and has been responsible for providing outstanding service since! Our limited portfolio of luxury lodges particularly value our friendly expertise and efficient service. We suspect they’d like our jobs – regular travels in the Cape wine lands, sampling an abundance of delicious wines. Actually, we rather envy their lives in the incomparable African bush!
Winewise provides an independent knowledgeable, professional and efficient wine consulting & logistics service to top-end game lodges.
This involves… Creating vibrant, interesting & appealing wine lists (we’d call them ‘bespoke’ – but that sounds far too snobby). Sourcing and supplying wines: single invoice & delivery. Staff training & plenty of advice…
How we go about it… The most significant area in our Cape Town based office is our ‘Tasting Station’.. many bottles pass over it in our quest to find wines which we are happy to include on our clients’ wine menus. We also attend tastings set up by the wineries throughout the year, and judge in competitions.
Like any other business, service delivery & personal relationships are crucial components of Winewise. However our success fundamentally relies on the wines we select and we take this very seriously indeed.
Although we tend to favour wineries that manage time and again to hit the quality:value sweet-spot (and for this reason use tend to use their wines vintage after vintage) we are independent, so are open to listing any of the 7,000+ wines produced in the Cape – but only if they prove worthy.