German-born Jörg Pfützner, an internationally trained sommelier living in Cape Town, moved to South Africa in 2003 after completing a practical as part of his sommelier training in Koblenz, Germany. Jörg began work in South Africa at the Aubergine Restaurant in Cape Town, consistently listed as one of South Africa’s top three restaurants, winning annual Diner’s Club Awards for his wine list.
Currently the Consulting Wine Editor for G&W magazine, an international luxury lifestyle publication focusing on the German-speaking tourist to South Africa, Jorg is also a member of the tasting panel for the John Platter Guide, South Africa’s comprehensive wine bible for tourists and locals alike.
He has become known as 'the biggest fan of German Rieslings’ and runs The Riesling Club, a group of local and foreign Riesling lovers who have access to the top German Riesling through Jörg’s portfolio and well established personal contacts.
Jörg consults a number of private individuals on cellar management and is due to complete his Masters in Wine Business Management at UCT's Graduate School of Business in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Over the years, Fine Wine Events has hosted such a variety of tastings. From the annual Gentlemen’s Dinner with the top wines dating back as far as the late 1800’s to verticals with the wines of Riesling legend Egon Müller and a recent hosting of Ramos Pinto wines of the Douro in Portugal. Fine Wine Events has always sought to align itself strictly with high quality wines.
In February 2009, Jörg hosted the first big scale event of Fine Wines, Under the Influence of Riesling Festival, to which he invited the top 8 international Riesling producers to Cape Town and Johannesburg for workshops, fine dining events and a food and Riesling pairing exhibition and outdoor picnic at the Roundhouse Restaurant overlooking Camps Bay in Cape Town. This was the biggest meeting of high end international winemakers in South Africa and included the top nine local Riesling producers.
This event was a great success and therein the commitment from media partner G&W magazine and Public Relations Practitioner Claire Lockey to move forward and continue to host at least one of these bigger scaled international events a year and in accordance with the vision of Fine Wine Events to ‘celebrate the special moments in one’s life and not the mediocrity in a lifestyle.’ 2010’s answer to this promise is Aylesford ‘Constantia Fresh’ Sauvignon Blanc Festival.
The uniqueness of these Fine Wine Events festivals is a result of the thoughtful preparation processes that these three individuals have developed. We hope you enjoy theAylesford ‘Constantia Fresh’ Sauvignon Blanc Festival too…