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JOURNAL
EXCEPTIONAL

JOURNAL
EXCEPTIONAL

Journal Exceptional is curated to always keep you informed on the global food & wine scene, luxury craft & design, estate experiences and so much more.
Journal Exceptional is curated to always keep you informed on the global food & wine scene, luxury craft & design, estate experiences and so much more.

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Estate Experience

Welcoming You to Our New Home…

23 Mar 2021 | BY Anja Bekker

Across the globe, the year 2020 undoubtly came with its own set of challenges. We, as the De Toren team made a conscious decision to embrace this time in history in order to reflect, rethink and evolve. Our quest for the exceptional has been incessant to ensure we offer all stakeholders, our team, our partners […]

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Estate Experience

Experience Exceptional – An Invite & Promise

16 Mar 2021 | BY Anja Bekker

Over the past two decades, De Toren Private Cellar has remained true to its guiding philosophy of Exclusive Craftsmanship in every aspect of these words. With this not only being our internal philosophy but also our promise to our clients, we have always tried to go beyond what any other before and after us, have […]

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Estate Experience

Managing Partner, Albie Koch Shares What to Expect at De Toren in 2021

3 Dec 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

The year 2020 was a rather tough year for many across the globe. What were some of the biggest challenges that De Toren faced in 2020? De Toren most certainly also experienced a few challenges. However, being a small, boutique winery and a close-knitted team, meant that we could quickly and relatively easily adapt to […]

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Luxury Food & Wine Scene

A Delectable Festive Feast Fit For a Glass of De Toren

3 Dec 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

The season of festive celebrations, extravagant lunches and jovial dinners is upon us. Hence, it goes without saying that it is time to bring out those delectable festive dishes that call for the finest of wines to accompany them. Think hearty, generous roasts complemented by some extraordinary red blends. And what better than our outstanding […]

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Lifestyle

Exclusive Interview with Top Dutch Sommelier, Lukas Wiegman…

27 Jun 2019 | BY Mariette van Tonder

We chat to Lukas Wiegman, a top Dutch sommelier, who is very familiar with De Toren, especially after having spent the recent 2019 harvest with us on the estate, as part of our annual harvest team. The former sommelier of FG Restaurant, a Michelin two-star restaurant situated in Rotterdam, tells us a bit more about […]

Luxury Food & Wine Scene

An infectious passion for people, food and wine…

28 Feb 2017 | BY Anja Bekker

Another must-see in Belgium is Brasserie Grand Cru, a restaurant that shows true passion for wine and exciting culinary creations to accompany the great selection of fine wines. This is evident in the spectacular menu and wine list, offering a variety tailored to each and every occasion or celebration. The De Toren wine range is […]

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Innovation & Sustainability

Discovering De Toren’s Ancient Soils & Exceptional Terroir

30 Jun 2020 | BY Charles Williams

Soil. Life-giving, ancient, site-specific and highly variable are just some descriptors one can use when describing our valuable soil here at De Toren. Enchanted by the farm’s panoramic vistas stretching from the Helderberg, over False Bay and across to Table Mountain, the coastal regions of South Africa possess some of the oldest, most ancient soils […]

Innovation & Sustainability

De Toren Grapes Now Officially Certified as Organic

28 Sep 2020 | BY Charles Williams

As advocates of extreme care when it comes to producing the finest of wines, De Toren Private Cellar has always maintained an organic approach to its world-class viticulture. Since the get-go, our estate’s vineyards have been managed with the utmost respect for the soil and the vines, and this dedicated approach has defined our estate’s […]

Innovation & Sustainability

Cutting Edge Pruning…

28 Sep 2019 | BY Charles Williams Avril Malan

With a continuous aspiration to craft world-class Bordeaux styled wines here at De Toren, our winemaking team is constantly on the lookout for the next level or area of innovation, both in the cellar and the vineyard. Our philosophy is one of cultivating quality in every single thing that we do and our most recent […]

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Estate News

De Toren Celebrates Some Stellar Reviews

3 Dec 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

There is no doubt that 2020 was a rather challenging and long year for many across the globe – one we will all remember for many years to come.  Despite this, we here at De Toren, are thrilled to still have some highlights and good news to share and celebrate with you. So as the […]

Estate News

We Raise a Glass to Celebrate Some Stellar Accolades

28 Sep 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

Keeping the key thought of “experience exceptional” top of mind at all times, the vision and mission of our De Toren winemaking team have always been to produce vintages that would ideally place us at the apex of the industry, anywhere in the world, and our estate’s methods and production philosophy have been carefully engineered […]

Estate News

Raising a Glass to Stellar TripAdvisor Reviews

1 Jul 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

De Toren’s wine crafting roadmap is clear and precise. In addition to our philosophy of “Extreme Care” and producing perfectly balanced wines of only the highest quality, our number one objective will always remain the enjoyment of our wines by our valued clients. Our true north. “Extreme Care” is at the core of everything we […]

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Luxury Craft & Design

The Black Lion’s Magnificent New Mane…

19 Mar 2021 | BY Anja Bekker

First discovered back in 1842, the gloriously black-maned, super-sized Cape Lion was first discovered in the Cape of Good Hope. Recognised as a distinct subspecies and closely related to the lions of southern and east Asia, the Cape Lion is thought to have evolved its remarkable ebony mane and increased stature due to its geographical […]

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Luxury Craft & Design

Revealing our New Look…

18 Mar 2021 | BY Anja Bekker

Whilst celebrating two hugely successful decades of De Toren Private Cellar and our award-winning Bordeaux-styled wines, the lingering question in the back of our minds have always been ‘where to from here’? How do you refine what is already working so well, has been meticulously crafted and perfected over many years? What is required to […]

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Luxury Craft & Design

Introducing the Superb De Toren Fusion V 2018 Vintage

28 Sep 2020 | BY Albie Koch

As Managing Partner at De Toren Private Cellar, it gives me great pleasure to announce the much-anticipated pre-release of yet another exceptional vintage of the renowned De Toren Fusion V. In my humble opinion, the phenomenal 2018 vintage of this Left Bank Bordeaux styled blend will be recognized for its exquisite balance, elegance and the […]

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Community

De Toren Contributes to an Exceptional Cause

18 Mar 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

This year’s start has been truly exceptional as we here at De Toren were fortunate enough to be involved in two very special events or charity projects, of which both lie very close to our hearts. We are immensely proud to have been part of these wonderful initiatives namely, The 2020 Cape Wine Auction and […]

Community

De Toren Contributes to an Exceptional Cause

28 Sep 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

On the 21st of August, local and international golf enthusiasts gathered at the beautiful Golfpark Holzhäusern in Switzerland to raise funds for a remarkably good cause. This gathering is better known as the Golf for Africa event and is internationally regarded as one of the most prestigious initiatives. This was the third edition of the […]

Community

Taking Extreme Care of Our Vineyards & Our People

30 Jun 2020 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

De Toren Private Cellar is not only renowned for its craftsmanship in the vineyards and in the cellar, but also for taking exceptional care of our people. Our quest for absolute perfection would not be possible without the remarkable members of the extended De Toren family and so we thought it well to introduce one […]