Things To Do in Somerset WestFlagstone / Fish Hoek / Kumala Winery
Where? Heartland Properties, De Beers Road, Somerset West
When? By appointment only
How? Call +27 (0)21 882-8177
How much? Price on request
1995 saw Kumala was first launched in the UK which was a big part of South Africa’s emergence onto the wine stage of the world. 12 suppliers are responsible for blending and bottling Kumala. In 1998, surprising news came about when Constellation Brands, one of the world’s biggest wine companies, had bought Flagstone.
Flagstone had flourished under Bruce Jack who continuously produced high quality wines and became one of the Cape’s best brands. Bruce Jack became Constellation’s South African winemaker in charge of both brands. Bruce works to maintain the quirkiness of Flagstone whilst improving Kumala. Under his guidance, Kumala grew by 20% in volume and 19% in value in 18 months.
Flagstone wines include a Fish Hoek Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Flagstone Sauvignon Semillon Blend 2009, Flagstone Writer's Block Pinotage 2008, Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and Dark Horse Shiraz 2007. Sample one of the following from the Kumala Range; Kumala Colombard Chardonnay 2009, Kumala Pinotage Shiraz 2009, Kumala Cabernet Shiraz 2009 or the Kumala Rose 2009.