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Online - Wine Champions - Meet the Winemaker - Newton Johnson

10 Aug 2022 7:00 - 08:00 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)

To celebrate our Wine Champions offer we're inviting one of our winning winemakers to speak to us about their wines over Zoom

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Join Jo Locke MW as she welcomes brothers and business partners Bevan and Gordon Newton Johnson to celebrate their three wining Wine Champion wines.

Newton Johnson, based in the cool climate Hemel-en-Aarde region of South Africa, are the epitome of a family-run winery with Bevan taking on Managing Director responsibilities and Gordon, alongside his wife Nadia, are the winemakers.

Moving from Stellenbosch in 2003, the family had a vision to work with pinot noir in the cooler area near Hermanus, and since then not only has their pinot been a resounding success but other varieties such as chardonnay, Rhone varietals and alborino as seen in our three Champions winners have taken the Cape wine scene by storm.

Whilst you don't need to buy the wines to join in and listen, we do encourage you to buy one, two or even all three of their winning wines to enhance the experience and taste-along.

Wines can be found below

Newton Johnson Albariño, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2020

A southern hemisphere take on albariño from South Africa’s Newton Johnson, wh...

South Africa     £16.00   Bottle     £96.00   Case of 6

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay, Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley 2020

A beautifully ripe, plush chardonnay from the Cape with aromatic tropical fru...

South Africa     £23.00   Bottle     £138.00   Case of 6

Newton Johnson 'Full Stop Rock' Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre, Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley 2019

One of a trio of 2022 Wine Champions from South Africa’s Newton Johnson, our ...

South Africa     £14.95   Bottle     £89.50   Case of 6

Now one of our most popular offerings, these events are designed to give members an insight into wineries by hearing from those on the ground. Often there will be wines to compliment the event, though buying these wines is not compulsory to attend or enjoy the event, and these sessions can be watched with a cup of tea if you would prefer!

How do I use Zoom? 

After successfully registering for an event, we will send you a link to the event via email and all you then need to do is follow this link directly to the event, no passwords required. Please see our ‘How to use Zoom’ guide for more information. 

How much do these events cost? 

Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and wine suggestions are advertised on the event page.

Are the events recorded?

Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.

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