EP 135 Gary Hosts Wine Maker Niels Verburg

Today Gary talks to the very special wine maker Niels Verburg. Sit back and enjoy Gary and Niels talk about wine and find out who hand numbers each bottle.

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corkscrew

Can never miss that accent..so South Africian..interesting guest, good bottle statement. Have not had much luck with that country's wines…some are really terrible. http://www.winelx.com

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  • Trish da’ Dish

    So…..the 1st vintage year for Neils and Co. was 2001–what did Neils do before he started his vineyard? He had to learn from someone.Who taught him his winemaking skillz? Did he apprentice at someone else’s vineyard in S.A., go to school, or is it a family tradition that was passed down, or something?

  • Trish da’ Dish

    So…..the 1st vintage year for Neils and Co. was 2001–what did Neils do before he started his vineyard? He had to learn from someone.Who taught him his winemaking skillz? Did he apprentice at someone else’s vineyard in S.A., go to school, or is it a family tradition that was passed down, or something?

  • cgf

    AWESOME pic kahuna. im dying over here.

    GREAT EPISODE gary. i love the guest spots. I can’t wait to try Niels’ wines.

    QOD for Niels: Who else from South Africa is making top-notch Syrah in your opinion right now? Besides your own, what south African syrah’s do you enjoy the most?

  • cgf

    AWESOME pic kahuna. im dying over here.

    GREAT EPISODE gary. i love the guest spots. I can’t wait to try Niels’ wines.

    QOD for Niels: Who else from South Africa is making top-notch Syrah in your opinion right now? Besides your own, what south African syrah’s do you enjoy the most?

  • Darlene O.

    What a gracious man. I look forward to trying his wine when you have it in stock.

  • Darlene O.

    What a gracious man. I look forward to trying his wine when you have it in stock.

  • Jason Hicks

    Great episode, Gary! I really enjoyed how you basically tasted the wine the way you normally would despite the guest being there. Nice work.

  • Jason Hicks

    Great episode, Gary! I really enjoyed how you basically tasted the wine the way you normally would despite the guest being there. Nice work.

  • Rob Lentini

    Very nice, but boy-oh what a tease – wine not available?

  • Rob Lentini

    Very nice, but boy-oh what a tease – wine not available?

  • Dan C.

    QSS- Yes, you’re right, he grows only Syrah. Thanks. I’m guessing some vines of different ages.

    Kahuna- Great picture!

    Dan C.

  • Dan C.

    QSS- Yes, you’re right, he grows only Syrah. Thanks. I’m guessing some vines of different ages.

    Kahuna- Great picture!

    Dan C.

  • PB

    More visible JETS signage, please. Niels seems like a great guy to sit on the terrace with and enjoy some fine shiraz. May have to drop in on him…..he’s the second coming of Joe Klecko!

  • PB

    More visible JETS signage, please. Niels seems like a great guy to sit on the terrace with and enjoy some fine shiraz. May have to drop in on him…..he’s the second coming of Joe Klecko!

  • Rob M.

    Gary, excellent episode.
    Kahuna- classic comment and pic. Now, you will have to work on Gary and the spit bucket.

  • Rob M.

    Gary, excellent episode.
    Kahuna- classic comment and pic. Now, you will have to work on Gary and the spit bucket.

  • Jim V.

    Great episode, and really good to hear about the down home approach to wines of your guest. Make sure you let us know when you are stocking his wine. Thanks, Jim

  • Jim V.

    Great episode, and really good to hear about the down home approach to wines of your guest. Make sure you let us know when you are stocking his wine. Thanks, Jim

  • BigMC

    Well done. QOD-Ok, the wine’s awesome but will the Springboks prevail over New Zealand in 2007 Rugby World Cup?

  • BigMC

    Well done. QOD-Ok, the wine’s awesome but will the Springboks prevail over New Zealand in 2007 Rugby World Cup?

  • Michael P

    Thanks for shining the light on S.Africa. Their wines are often overlooked. He sounds like a cool down to earth guy with a minimalist approach. Rock on. When will WL have his wine?

  • Michael P

    Thanks for shining the light on S.Africa. Their wines are often overlooked. He sounds like a cool down to earth guy with a minimalist approach. Rock on. When will WL have his wine?

  • Roberto

    I actually taste this many times and I am with you.
    Yes Deep Yes full and elegant red from one of South African greatest Pioneer…

    Bravo Gary

  • Roberto

    I actually taste this many times and I am with you.
    Yes Deep Yes full and elegant red from one of South African greatest Pioneer…

    Bravo Gary

  • 97 Brunello

    more guests! and more south african wines! The one’s I have tasted are rich, earthy and have excellent terroir. Bring it on.

  • 97 Brunello

    more guests! and more south african wines! The one’s I have tasted are rich, earthy and have excellent terroir. Bring it on.

  • http://www.pinotage.org/ Peter May

    Trish asks “Soâ?¦..the 1st vintage year for Neils and Co. was 2001â??what did Neils do before he started his vineyard? He had to learn from someone.Who taught him his winemaking skillz”

    Niels was winemaker at next door Beaumont Winery from 1995, prior to that he studied at Elsenburg -the local winemakers college then made wines in France, Chile, New Zealand & Australia.

  • http://www.pinotage.org Peter May

    Trish asks “Soâ?¦..the 1st vintage year for Neils and Co. was 2001â??what did Neils do before he started his vineyard? He had to learn from someone.Who taught him his winemaking skillz”

    Niels was winemaker at next door Beaumont Winery from 1995, prior to that he studied at Elsenburg -the local winemakers college then made wines in France, Chile, New Zealand & Australia.

  • John__J

    good episode Gary. That is a winery I’d like to visit, if I ever go to S. Africa. I really like that he’ll have you right in his house to sit down and taste wine w him. Much more appealing then that sterile huge formal setting at some of those massive wineries.
    Gary, how about a vin jaune episode, or one on tasting the different Napa charbono’s out there?

  • John J.

    good episode Gary. That is a winery I’d like to visit, if I ever go to S. Africa. I really like that he’ll have you right in his house to sit down and taste wine w him. Much more appealing then that sterile huge formal setting at some of those massive wineries.
    Gary, how about a vin jaune episode, or one on tasting the different Napa charbono’s out there?

  • corkscrew

    Can never miss that accent..so South Africian..interesting guest, good bottle statement. Have not had much luck with that country's wines…some are really terrible. http://www.winelx.com

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