David Finlayson looking Edgy.....
ThereΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s a lot of good stuff going on in new plantings, new wines, new styles. Juicy drops concocted from a medley of Rh╬ô├╢┬ú╬ô├╢├▒ne varietals. Hearty, solid Portuguese-styled reds. The odd experiment with Sangiovese and co-Italian variety Nebbiola.
Yes, the South African wine industry is free from its over-regulated shackles of yesteryear, leaving farmers to plant what they want, where they want. Okay, so it takes a call to Duimpie Bayly at the Wine and Spirits Board, but what the heck. Want to plant Gr╬ô├╢┬ú╬ô├▓┬Ñneveltliner on the Heads at Knysna or Nero dΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗Avola on the Cape Flats, go for it.
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David and Walter Finlayson.
Wine maker David Finlayson has resigned as cellarmaster and CEO of Glen Carlou with immediate effect. Along with his father and Glen Carlou founder, Walter Finlayson, David built Glen Carlou into a premier wine estate known for world-class Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Bordeaux blends. A 50% share-holding in Glen Carlou was purchased by the Hess Group of Switzerland in 1995, where-after David progressed to winemaker and CEO. The Hess Group took complete control of the Paarl Estate in 2003.
Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║I will now be concentrating exclusively on my Edgebaston wine brand which I started a few years ago from my own vineyards in Stellenbosch,Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ says David. Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║The experience I gained with Glen Carlou in the South African and international wine markets will hopefully stand me in good stead to continue growing Edgebaston and underscoring my commitment to the South African wine industry.Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ