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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

Exceptional De Toren Experiences Await You

20 Oct 2021 | BY Anja Bekker

With warmer, brighter days in South Africa comes an eagerness to explore. And speaking of which, the recently renovated estate and Manor House at De Toren offers a variety of exceptional new experiences to explore, whether it's for work or leisure...

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

Winter Warmer Recipes Fit For A Fine Glass Of De Toren

30 Jul 2021 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

The South African winter season is still with us and it’s the coldest in years! Hence, it is time to bring out those warm, hearty dishes that call for the finest of wines to accompany them. Think delectable roasts complimented by some extraordinary red blends. And what better wine to pair with it than one of our outstanding De Toren blends?

Luxury Food & Wine Scene

Discover What to Pair with our De Toren Délicate

20 Oct 2021 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

An innovative reimagining of red wine, the French-inspired De Toren Délicate is an exquisite and light cépage that reveals its best assets when served slightly chilled. Not only does it offer the refreshment of a white wine and the elegance of a red wine, but it is also a very versatile food pairing wine due to its light-style nature.

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 […]

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Innovation & Sustainability

Winemaker Martin Fourie on De Toren’s 2021 Harvest Season

2 Aug 2021 | BY De Toren Private Cellar

Around the globe, the vintage of 2021 will certainly be known and remembered for decades to come.

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

Vivino, the Platform for Real Insights by Real People

30 Jul 2021 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

At De Toren, we aspire towards staying true to our promise of ‘Experience Exceptional’. In doing so, we have always aimed towards producing perfectly balanced and complex wines of only the highest quality for our clients’ sheer enjoyment. Speaking of which, we decided to take a closer look at our De Toren wine collection through the eyes of our valued clients, as shared on Vivino, one of the world’s largest online wine communities.

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 Limited-Edition Release of De Toren Fusion V Grappa

20 Oct 2021 | BY Anja Bekker

As a proud producer of fine South African red wines, we celebrated SA Heritage Month in September with the exclusive release of merely 529 bottles of our special edition, De Toren Fusion V Grappa.

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

Keeping True to our African Roots in Honour of World Rhino Day

21 Sep 2021 | BY Mariette Van Tonder

In South Africa, the month of September is well-known as Heritage Month and is celebrated annually in honour of our nation’s rich heritage and diverse, vibrant cultures. We return to roots, we gather and commemorate that which makes us quintessentially South African.

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 […]