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Winemaker's Supper with Thorne & Daughters
Winemaker's Supper with Thorne & Daughters

Thu, Jul 18



Winemaker's Supper with Thorne & Daughters

An evening with the forerunners of South African new-wave wines.

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2024, 7:45 PM – 10:30 PM

Southend-on-Sea, 84 High St, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, UK


About the Event

Thorne & Daughters is widely acknowledged as one of the forerunners of the ‘New Wave’ wine movement in South Africa. Since 2013, John and Tasha Thorne-Seccombe have been producing innovative wines sourced from selected growers across the Western Cape. In the early 2000s, winemaking took the couple around the world, and they spent a few years in the UK, where John studied viticulture at Plumpton College while working part-time at Majestic Wines and Ridgeview. Among his early achievements on an expansive CV, John’s keen eye for vineyard design led him to establish the first vineyards at Steven Spurrier’s Bride Valley in Dorset. Back in South Africa, a happy encounter with two similarly trailblazing young winemakers, Chris Alheit and Peter-Allan Finlayson, helped to lay the foundations for the first vintage of Thorne & Daughters. John and Tasha shared a small cellar with Chris and Peter-Allan until they later moved to rented cellar space at Gabriëlskloof, where the wines are made today. Thorne & Daughters’ wines reveal a stylish, effortless character that typifies the dynamic winemaking scene in the Cape today.

We are delighted to be joined by John Thorne-Seccombe for this incredibly special winemaker's supper. We'll put together 4 courses of South African influenced food matched to 5 wines from Thorne & Daughters.


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