P.O. Box 87215, Houghton, 2041
+27 84 616 3410
info@great-wines.co.za

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Wine Functions

Wine Functions and Distributors of Unique Wines.
We offer a variety of different wine functions for up to 150 people which can consist of :
A variety of wines
Wines and Cheese
Wine cocktails

We provide the wines, glasses, a variety of cheeses and accompaniments

Corporate & Home Wine Tastings

We offer to come to your venue of choice and do a fun and professional Wine Tasting for your group. 

The wine tasting includes:
Professional wine presenter
Variety of interesting Wines
Wine Glasses
Spittoons 

We do a variety tasting of 7 varietals of wines from our portfolio:
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Rose
Merlot
Shiraz
Red Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon

We bring the vineyards to you. The tasting lasts for approximately 1½ hours.
Minimum of 15 Pax per tasting.

Wine and Cheese Pairings

There is nothing better than a wine function with cheese.
We come to your venue of choice and do a fun and professional Wine Tasting for your group.

The wine tasting includes:
Professional wine presenter
Variety of interesting Wines
Wine Glasses
Spittoons 

We do a variety tasting of 7 varietals of wines from our portfolio:
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc
Merlot
Shiraz
Red Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon

We bring the vineyards to you. The tasting lasts for approximately 1½ hours.
Minimum of 15 Pax per tasting

Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Nothing better, that is until we present your wine function with delectable chocolate offerings.
We come to your preferred venue and do a fun and professional Wine Tasting for your group. 

The wine tasting includes: 
Professional wine presenter
Variety of interesting Wines
Wine Glasses
Spittoons 

We do a variety tasting of 7 varietals of wines from our portfolio:
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Rose
Merlot
Shiraz
Red Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon

We bring the vineyards to you. The tasting lasts for approximately 1½ hours.
Minimum 1 of 5 Pax per tasting.

Wine Blending (Team Building)

This is a fun event and excellent for ‘Team Building’.
We start off with a wine tasting to explain the art of wine blending and then follow on with the blending. 

We add a bit of the “Master Chef” style fun to the tastings.
We use a variety of 3 red wines.

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Great Wines In-Store Tastings

Please visit any of these stores and our wine professional will take you through the variety of wines we are tasting at these stores.

Fridays: 3PM till 6PM
Saturdays: 11AM till 2PM

Friday 6th December
L iquor City Beyers Naude – Calitzdorp Wines

Saturday 7th December
Norman Goodfellows ILLOVO– Mont Rochelle Wines
Midridge TOPS – Calitzdorp Wines

Friday 13th December
Midridge TOPS – Mont Rochelle Wines

Saturday 14th December
Liquor City Beyers Naude – Mont Rochelle Wines
Liquor City Karaglen – Calitzdorp Wines
Norman Goodfellows ILLOVO – Domaine Des Dieux MCC & Wines

Friday 20th December
Midstream TOPS – Mont Rochelle Wines

Unique Wines

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. 

Options:
Wine Tasting
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.

For bookings and inquiries contact Leslie or Janice.

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Wine Functions

We offer a variety of different wine functions for up to 150 people which can consist of :
A variety of wines
Wines and Cheese
Wine cocktails

We provide the wines, glasses, a variety of cheeses and accompaniments.

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Wine Distribution

Wine Functions and Distributors of Unique Wines

Great Wines was founded in 2004. We are distributors of great wines which are known for their quality and uniqueness, by professionals with a passion for wines and providing excellent service. Great Wines (Pty) Ltd is a wholesale, marketing, distributing, exporting and importing wine company formed by Leslie Berman and wholly owned by him. The company is also a major player in the on-consumption trade and supplies wines to leading restaurants, hotels, clubs and fine wine stores. 
 
Great Wines is a young and vibrant company with eager personnel who have the skills and expertise to market fine wines in the local and export market. We have the ability to be different from other companies who are only wine distributors. In our portfolio, your wines are not just ‘yet another winery’ to sell. Therefore, our distribution is dealt with expertly by a subsidiary company whose obligation is towards professional service and prompt delivery. 
 
We endeavor an efficient turnaround, from the time of receipt of order, until delivery to the door. We also go that extra mile, by ensuring our customers can be serviced in any emergency.
 
Areas of distribution:
Gauteng Distribution
Gauteng & Mpumalanga Functions
Wine Bottles

This is one of the things we do best

Red WineThere 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…

ABOUT US

Leslie Berman

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.

SERVICES

WINE LIST COMPILATIONS

Immediate menu printing, 
Table tent cards, 
Menu clip-ons

WAITRON TRAINING

Wine knowledge,
Up selling, 
Food pairings

Wineries

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say

Client Testimonials

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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.

Irma Anderson

Morning

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

Elaine Private Home Wine Tasting