Wijn launches Tastemaker’s Series in celebration of South African wine

Wijn is a boutique wine bar and online shop based in Paarl, which launched just nine months before the COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent alcohol ban in South Africa. However, that didn’t stop co-founder Sarette van den Heever – it just fueled her fire!

Wijn’s main objective is to introduce South Africans to hard-to-find wines produced by small producers and those who really push this incredible industry forward. 

Enter the Wijn Tastemakers Series, which was created to allow wine lovers to journey with the Wijn team on the journey of discovery of the stories behind the makers who delight and shape our taste.

Women’s Month was the inspiration behind their very first edition, amply called The Woman’s Edition. Join them as we hear the stories behind some very inspirational women in the wine industry. The first episode launched on Tuesday, 8 September 2020 – one of the sunniest, most gorgeous days this side of Spring!

“At Wijn we believe in shining the light on those that move the industry we love so much, forward. From winemakers to vineologists to influencers and marketers. Wine is about so much more than just the contents of the bottle. Through the Tastemaker’s Series we hope to give wine lovers a glimpse under the cork. To share the stories of those that work the soils, pick the grapes, produce the wines and help to get it in the glasses of those that taste, drink and enjoy it,” says Sarette.

“As illustrated again by Tim Atkin in his recent South African 2020 Special Report, South African wines are indeed world xlass and align fully with our intention of the Wijn Tastemaker Series.”

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