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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

All You Need To Know About The Types Of Wine Glasses

3 Jun 2022 | BY De Toren Private Cellar

There is a wine for everyone. But a little-known fact is that there is a wine glass for every type of wine...

Estate Experience

Sommelier 101

3 Jun 2022 | BY De Toren Private Cellar

So what are the responsibilities of this distinguished individual, and do you qualify?

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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Luxury Food & Wine Scene

Warm, Hearty Winter Dishes Paired With Our Acclaimed De Toren Wines

3 Jun 2022 | BY Mariette Carstens

Our team thought it wise to share a few winter warmer tips and recipes with you...

Luxury Food & Wine Scene

Discover What to Pair with our De Toren Délicate

20 Oct 2021 | BY Mariette Carstens

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.

Luxury Food & Wine Scene

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

Our Winemaker on the 2022 Vintage

14 Apr 2022 | BY De Toren Private Cellar

Our 2022 vintage is in every sense a success thanks to the mercy of mother nature...

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

Book XVII 2020 Vintage Officially Released

14 Apr 2022 | BY Mariette Carstens

In line with our vision of continuous improvement and quest for perfection, this wine tells the story of the masterful alchemy of only the finest fruit through true passion and devotion...

Estate News

We Raise a Glass to Celebrate Some Stellar Accolades

28 Sep 2020 | BY Mariette Carstens

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 Carstens

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 Bespoke New Look of the Iconic Fusion V

14 Apr 2022 | BY Anja Bekker

This reveal accompanies both the remarkable 2019 vintage official release and celebrates the 20th edition of this iconic wine...

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

Meet Kimba, De Toren’s New Rhino Family Member

14 Apr 2022 | BY Mariette Carstens

In honour of our African roots, we recently adopted Kimba, a white rhino, one of the species amongst the world's most threatened...

Community

De Toren Contributes to an Exceptional Cause

28 Sep 2020 | BY Mariette Carstens

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 Carstens

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 […]