DO NOT MISS this extraordinary wine tasting to hear the incredible story of Samantha O'Keefe as she talks of winemaking - AND - rebuilding Lismore Estate Vineyards after part of it was destroyed by a fire, and how the wine industry has come together to help her produce for this year, This masterclass will certainly enliven your palate and renew your faith in the power and fortitude of the #girlboss and GREAT WINE -- Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc.
After moving to South Africa two decades ago, Californian Samantha O'Keefe found paradise and the perfect terroir. Tucked into the foothills of a dramatic mountain range in South Africa she built Lismore Estate Vineyards. Her passion combined with vines planted at 300 meters, chilled by the winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produce classic cool climate wines which are rich, complex and lovingly hand crafted.
After years of hard work developing her estate, Samantha completed her first harvest in 2008. In 2012, her wines garnered the attention of Neal Martin & received well-deserved acclaim. In 2014, Kysela began importing & distributing Lismore wines throughout the United States. In 2018, Samantha was inducted into the prestigious Cape Winemaker’s Guild in 2018, becoming the 6th woman to ever be inducted into the Guild. Just last month, Lismore's 2017 Estate Reserve Chardonnay was named Wine Advocate's 'Top Discovery of the Year', and The Wine Advocate's Anthony Mueller praised her efforts
Despite the setback, Samantha is producing wine this year! We are so excited that her wines are available online and locally for this tasting.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm EDT
COST: $15. Registrants will receive event link
ONLINE WINE RETAILER:
LOCAL RETAILER LIST - this list was compiled for the Washington DC Metro Region - although wine is available across the U.S.:
All proceeds benefit the rebuild of the Nokwanda Community Educare Center (early childhood development center) in Khayelitsha, South Africa. More info at: https://projectyesafrica.org/our-work/featured-project/