Last week Top 100 SA Wines took pleasure in announcing their latest
strategic relationship with new commercial partner The Portfolio
Collection. Inbound tourists are key, affluent players in the unfolding
SA fine-wine story. Top 100 SA Wines is committed to capturing the
attention of wine tourists in order to facilitate their wine experience
We are therefore delighted to now share with you another progressive step aimed to make this happen. A trio of highly regarded wine makers that include Jonathan Snashall, Philip Costandius and Richard Hilton are the latest partners to join Top 100 SA Wines in an exciting wine tourism venture. The team now offers bespoke, private, inside-track wine tours. The aim is to provide international travellers with a definitive, unique set of wine centric experiences, here in the world’s most beautiful winelands.
States Snashall – ‘Game drives in big 5 country require expertly trained guides; no different in the wine lands, where expertise is the differentiating factor.’ Adds Hilton – ‘Inside track, or unknown outsider, take your pick. We give you the personal introductions, arrange private discussions, as well as maintain your privacy.’ Costandius concludes further – ‘Tailored wineland adventures are in vogue. Tasting wines, as a simple function, is really very easily achieved. This is not our approach. We seek to understand what it truly is that the family, or group, seek to achieve or learn, on their special holiday. We then ensure a tailored programme of events that will meet their stated objectives. Client satisfaction, that’s what this venture is about.’
Concludes von Holdt – ‘This is not about a minor shift in approach to touring wine lands. We are clear about our value proposition. We ensure that professional wine makers who are themselves uniquely equipped, can now offer an in-depth expert experience to wine tourists. Working in cooperation with Top 100 winning vineyards, the wine tourists are now best placed to gain a compelling and unforgettable outing, including buying the finest wines to enjoy back home’
Top 100 SA Wines is an innovative fine-wine brand management and promotion business with local and global reach and activity. Following the success of the inaugural Top 100 SA Wines Challenge in early 2011, and book launch, the brand has grown in stature and recognition. It recently launched successfully the Top 100 SA Wine Lists Challenge. The 2012 Challenge is now open for entries.