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Covid-19 &


13th April 2021

Hooray - we are now starting the testing again for sure!!


The really good news is that the latest lockdown restrictions regarding social gatherings and alcohol sales have now been lifted so now we are now able to plan for the beginning of our tasting year - so the first tasting of the 2021 year will be on the 20th of April. Newsletters will be sent out soonest regarding wines and presenters. 

Unfortunately many of the wine farms and their respective distributors are not currently able to give tastings (budgets, etc., are very tight and need to be confirmed) - hence not a very complete schedule at present.

Please revisit this page periodically where we will attempt to keep you up to date with all the current news - thanks


A Beginner's Guide to Sweet Wine

As a dedicated (and growing!) community of fans, we’ve come together to create an amazing hub for people from all over to share and interact. We are now partnering with a Wine Lovers site in the States called 'I Love Wine' and are stating off with a explanation on Sweet Wines - something many people do not understand and think they would not like - ERRONEOUSLY - please read by clinking the link below -

Geoff Carter Trophy Tasting Challenge

Wine Bottles

Upcoming Festivals

Red Wine

Contact us with any questions, comments, and for more VATS Wine Club updates.

Who We Are

VATS Wine Club was founded in 1983, when a few friends met in a local Johannesburg restaurant to taste and discuss wine. Now, thirty-five years later, VATS has grown into an a very well known and respected institution.

Our membership is still growing, with members from all walks of life and from every stage of experience - from the novice to the master.

The common thread that ties us together is a passion for wine. VATS has become well respected within the industry and attracts prominent speakers from every facet of the trade to address us on all aspects of viniculture and viticulture.

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Bryanston Country Club

Bowler's Lounge

63 Bryanston Dr
Sandton, 2191