Keep up to Date with our Wine Functions
15th October 2019
East rand wine Society: Linton Park Wine Tasting
Book early 16th October
Zest bistro Pretoria: Gourmet dinner with Linton Park Wines
Wednesday 20th November book early
Zest Bistro Pretoria: Domaine des Dieux - Gourmet dinner with their best MCC and fine wines
In-store tastings in September:
Saturday 7th: Midridge TOPS - Domaine des Dieux tasting
Saturday 7th: Norman Goodfellows Illovo - Mont Rochelle Tasting
Saturday 21st: Liquor city karoglen - Calitzdorp Tasting
Saturday 28th: Norman Goodfellows - Andreas Shiraz tasting
Contact Us for more information on these events and to book your spot!
Home Wine Tasting
Exude pure sophistication with a lot of fun by hosting a Home Wine Tasting.
So why not invite a few friends over for a fun filled wine tasting party and delicious food pairings.
Cheese and Wine Pairings
Chocolate and Wine Pairings
All our wines are from boutique, award-winning wine cellars and we taste a variety of 7 wines. All our offered Cheese and chocolates are imported or handmade.
You invite your friends to your home for a wine tasting and Great Wines will send one of our trained Personal Wine Consultants you help host the wine tasting.
We provide all the wines, glasses, spittoons and information for the tasting. Be different, incorporate this fun event into your kitchen tea, bachelorettes party ladies evening, birthday celebrations or your own home wine tasting.
Enjoy the best
We offer a variety of different wine functions for up to 150 people which can consist of :
A variety of wines
Wines and Cheese
We provide the wines, glasses, a variety of cheeses and accompaniments.
Wine Functions and Distributors of Unique Wines
This is one of the things we do best
There are many wine distributing companies that currently exist in the South African Market. Our point of difference is that we represent the optimum amount of wineries so that everyone has a place in our portfolio and therefore our sales team are not just ‘order takers’.
Great Wines concentrates on promoting, marketing and selling the various wineries we represent. We focus on ‘upselling’ and ensuring that the wineries we represent are placed in the top Restaurants and strategically positioned in Fine Wine Stores.
Continuous attention is paid to the retailer and restaurateurs ensuring them professional and personal service. Our efforts are concentrated on marketing, product knowledge, tastings, promotional events and sales, sales, sales…
Great Wines was founded in 2004.
A graduate of the Israeli Hotel and Catering Industry, Mr. Berman has a very broad and well-founded knowledge of the wine industry and an extensive range of contacts worldwide.
In South Africa, Mr. Berman held the position of Deputy General Manager of the Gold Reef City Hotel and Restaurant Complex, administered by the Southern Sun Hotel Group. In Israel, Mr. Berman was employed by Carmel Wineries, the largest wine producers and exporters in Israel, in various managerial capacities, ranging from Hospitality and Sales Manager, Import and Duty-Free Manager, and Export and Import Manager, in which capacity he was successful in increasing Carmel worldwide.
He also represented Israeli wineries for the Israeli Export Institute from 2000 through 2002, and a member of the elite Chaine des Rotisseurs, which unites professional and amateur gastronomes in a private, not-for-profit society committed to promoting the culinary and hospitality arts and enology through example, education, and camaraderie.
Mr. Berman has garnered across-the-board experience in the international and South African wine markets, as well as establishing a substantial network of valuable contacts.
Leslie represented Carmel winery at various Major International Wine shows like Vin Expo Europe, America’s and Asia. Prowein in Germany. International London Wine & Spirit Show, Kosher Fest in America and Euro Kosher in France. Being part of Wine Functions and Distributors of Unique Wines is a life passion.
WINE & SERVICE CONSULTANCY
The Secret of Success
Leslie Berman gives expert advice to restaurants, hotels and private clients. With over 30 years in the hotel, restaurant, and wine industry he enjoys providing useful help and ideas.
At a senior management level, Leslie has vast and varied experience in wine marketing. He has worked for the top hotels in South Africa in the food & beverage departments and international experience in the wine industry which involved import & export markets in over 20 countries worldwide. His skills include creating new concepts, building brands, wine launches, in-store wine promotions, and wine & food functions.
He provides consultancy services to a variety of clients, which include wineries, wine outlets, and restaurants.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say
Just wanted to say thank you so much for organizing the wines for us. We loved the selection of wines. Please also thank Janice for the manner in which she conducted the wine tasting. She conducted the tasting in a professional manner, was well prepared and stood her ground.
There were a few disruptions from our side (incl load shedding) but she kept her pose and continued.
Thank you so much.
We are still recovering – lol ;0)
Janice was fantastic!!!!!! She really made the evening SUCH fun.
We absolutely loved her!!!!!!
I will def recommend you guys and will call you soon for the wine and cheese/choc