Wine on the Green

golfLast month the worlds of golf and wine collided on the fairway. David Frost, Champions Tour golfer and vintner, teamed up with our ABCFWS wine staff at the ACE Group Classic Golf Tournament in Naples.  We were on-hand at The Twin Eagles Club to feature David’s signature South African wines for a host of excited fans (as part of the ACE Group’s Friday FanFest event.)

David says he’s always had a talent for golf and a passion for wine.  Growing up as a youth near Cape Town, he spent his formative years learning the wine business and honing his golf game at his father’s vineyard in Stellenbosch.  In the midst of a stellar professional golfing career, where he competed and won against the very best players in the world, David managed his own 300 acre vineyard in Paarl, collaborating with Napa Valley winemaker Jason Fisher.  Today his winery produces award winning wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc.

In between practice rounds and tournament play at the ACE Group Classic, David Frost  Naples WC Brenton RankineDavid somehow managed to spend the better part of the afternoon with us, passionately talking about wine and golf with the enthusiastic crowd gathered in front of our kiosk.  Special thanks to wine consultant Brenton Rankine and Regional Manager Mike McBride for helping make this a successful and fun event.

You can find both the excellent David Frost Pinotage ($14) and David Frost Sauvignon Blanc ($13) at your local ABCFWS store.

Jim Greeley, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits wine supervisor

Follow me on Twitter @ABCWineJimG

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