Philippe Colin

“What first comes to my mind about Cape Classics is how we met. It was by pure chance, back in 2013, that Andre was touring Burgundy with another wine importer and friend who was doing some business with my father, Michel. They popped in at my father’s cellar for a little chat and tasting. Talking about me buying vineyards in Franschhoek, they found out Andre happened to live 20 miles away from Topiary Wines! This was the starting point of a friendly business relationship…

Now, what I like most about Cape Classics is the fact that we are talking here of innovative and forward-thinking people who know their business. They have a story to tell and a strong team spirit; this human-sized company is always looking for new opportunities and challenges and, as opposed to big names in the industry, here you always have someone to talk to. We are in touch on a daily basis, and they visit us both in Burgundy and South Africa. For me, it is no wonder they have been nominated for the 2017 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards and I keep my fingers crossed for them, because they deserve it. Finally, what they do for South African kids with the Indaba Education Fund is a great project, and I am happy to join.”

-Philippe Colin, Domaine Philippe Colin


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