Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Adi Badenhorst

5/8 South Africa Winemaker Adi Badenhorst

@AABadenhorst

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @TperezWine #South #African #winemaker Adi Badenhorst on #SommChat today

@Exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights?): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl #wine #wiyg #foodies

@MauricesCru (Maurice Dimarino?): Should be great. RT @KeeperColl: @TperezWine #South #African #winemaker Adi Badenhorst on #SommChat today

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo, CSW): @KeeperColl heading back from the dentist in time for #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @hvwinegoddess yeahhhhhh – see you at #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent?): AA Badenhorst Family Wines will be on #SommChat in five minutes. Join us! CM http://fb.me/2aWOvt88Q

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Welcome 2 #SommChat! We’re so happy you came to join us today!

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): Looking forward to #SommChat – it’s been way too long:) @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): We’d like to introduce you to #South #African #Winemaker Adi Badenhorst! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): we agree – we have missed you! RT @StephanieMiskew: Looking forward to #SommChat – it’s been way too long:) @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): We’re about ready 2 dive in w/questions, so shout out 2 Adi Badenhorst 2 say hello & so Adi knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): You’re welcome to ask Adi your Qs too! But first, read the instructions in our next few tweets so you’ll know what to do #SommChat

@AmaraResort (Amara Resort): We’re back for #SommChat this week! Excited to reconnect and learn from @AABadenhorst #winewednesday #ww

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Adi wanted to make sure he could keep up with all of the answers so we’re assisting. He will answer through @Keepercoll #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @AmaraResort so glad you are in #SommChat today!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): ALL OF Adi’s TWEETS WILL COME FROM @KEEPERCOLL #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): So, if u have Qs, direct them to @KeeperColl & we’ll ask Adi. We’ll also tweet his answers-those will start w/ “Adi: ” #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): & don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it! Let’s start chatting!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all! Busy day at work; hope I can jump in for a little while! – #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @KeeperColl Welcome, Adi! Thank you for joining us:) #Sommchat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: Is it true that you made your first #wine when you were 13 years old? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: I was born into #wine. My grandfather & father were both viticulturists. #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: So I grew up on wine farms and started making wine when I was at school. #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: Yes. Made some really dodgy wines – a bit of pinot #grigio and a bit of #cab. #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: What did you learn about #French #wines while working in #Rhone? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: I don’t know. I like the #French. They have nice long lunches, the #wines are pure. #SommChat #WW

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): luxury @raelinn_wine @KeeperColl: A. Adi: I was born into #wine. My grandfather & father were both viticulturists. #SommChat #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: What did you learn about #wines from #NewZealand when you worked there? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: I learned the #Haka and I learned to drink @ChateauMusar there. I learned a lot. #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat tweets – first time we have heard about #Haka on #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine?): @KeeperColl LOVE the Musar!!! @chateaumusar Now… unfortunately I have to run. Nice to catch #SommChat for a few minutes at least! Cheers

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi What exactly is “biological farming”? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: It’s farming with nature man. It’s farming with nature, not against it. #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: It’s doing what’s good for the vine and the soil. #SommChat #WW

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @KeeperColl What do you wish more people knew about South African wines and/or your wines in particular? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @StephanieMiskew A. Adi: Getting #South Africa recognized as a serious producer of #wine #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): what country or region is your competition? @KeeperColl #WW #wine #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @TperezWine A. Adi: No country in particular. All regions are different. We have an amazing versatility of terroir. #SommChat

@MagRahn (Magdalena Rahn): @KeeperColl Hi Adi, What challenges / restrictions are South African winemakers facing, and how are they overcoming them? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @MagRahn A. Adi: Getting South Africa recongnized as a serious producer of #wine #SOmmChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @KeeperColl Adi works with many varietals in the Badenhorst blends. Are there any stand outs? What’s most widely planted? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @CharlesComm A. Adi: #Grenache, #Cinsault, #Tinta Barocca, #Shiraz #SOmmChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @CharlesComm A. Adi: most widely planted #Chenin Blanc, #Rousanne, #Grenaches #SomMChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo, CSW): Just stepped into #SommChat with a clean palate

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): RT @KeeperColl: A. Adi: I learned the #Haka and I learned to drink @ChateauMusar there. I learned a lot. #SommChat #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @StephanieMiskew – Good morning, Stephanie! Love your new Twitter pic! – #SommChat

@MauricesCru (Maurice Dimarino): @KeeperColl Q: Adi. Do you collaborate with Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @MauricesCru A. Adi: I collaborate with Eben regularly around a braai with #wine. #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @demilove Good morning to you too, Douglas, & thank you! #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): Adi, are you doing some new practices? to keep up with this very competitive world of #wine #keepercoll #south #african #winemaker #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @TperezWine Nothing new, just farming well. #SommChat

@madwino (Christopher Lavin): I look forward to tasting the “Funky White” ~ will it be on the new container landing later this month? #SommChat #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @madwino A. Adi: it will not be on the new container – stay tuned #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: There is no truth to the rumour that I’m the love child of Janis Joplin and Elvis. #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @KeeperColl I see Pinotage, often assoc. w South Africa, is not among the wines you make. Why & what r your thoughts on it? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @StephanieMiskew A. Adi: Pinotage – I like the grape. We make a tiny amount each year, but from nice soils #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: What type of traditional #winemaking equipment do you use on Kalmoesfontein? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: We’ve got a very good espresso machine and a nice turntable. #SommChat #WW

@madwino (Christopher Lavin): When will we see you on the West Coast? Just introduced ur wines to the Hawaii market this week! Patrick Okubo (MS) is a big fan #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @madwino A. Adi: Hopefully 2014 so glad Patrick is a big fan #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: Tell us more about your “Funky White” #wine that is occasionally released? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: I mainly make the #Fundy White” to drink on the farm. We will be selling a little. #SommChat #WW

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): Very interesting #SommChat w Adi Badenhorst this morning – learning alot about South African wines!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Agreed RT @StephanieMiskew: Very interesting #SommChat w Adi Badenhorst this morning – learning alot about South African wines!

@madwino (Christopher Lavin): You’ve converted a lot of skeptics in the somm world ~ me included. What is the meaning of the animal on the Secateurs label? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @madwino A. Adi: The animal is a Jackal & placed at about the halfway mark so you know when to pass the bottle. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: How would you describe your Secateurs #wines? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: Secateurs make up the world smallest cooperative. It’s myself & 2 neighbors, who don’t speak a word of English. #SommChat #WW

@MauricesCru (Maurice Dimarino?): @KeeperColl Adi: one of my favorite “everyday-after work wines” is the Curator. Will the blend change from vintage to vintage? #SommChat

@madwino (Christopher Lavin): What is the soil composition in Kalmoesfontein? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @MauricesCru A. Adi: It may change but very little #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @KeeperColl Q. Adi: My first Secateurs. So mineral driven and textured. What type of climate influence? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @lwa235 A. Adi: Climate is Mediterranean. Low rainfall in summer, cool wet winters. But it’s all in the soil. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @lwa235 A. Adi: The Secateur vines are old, the soils are granite, the yields are very low. #SommChat

@madwino (Christopher Lavin?): Don’t let @MauricesCru fool you ~ he usually doesn’t wait until “after” work to enjoy a little Curator…:) #SommChat

@madwino (Christopher Lavin): What is your favorite Tintin? I believe the motif of The Curator label is from Tintin… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @madwino A. Adi: My favorite is Tintin in the Congo. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @MauricesCru A. Adi: TINTA HAS BEEN PLANTED HERE 4 LONG TIME. GREAT TANNINS, TRANSPARENT TANNINS, PURE FRUIT. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @MauricesCru A. Adi: TINTA is IDEAL FOR OUR BLENDS. GREAT FOR MATURATION IN OLD VATS, BIG FOUDRES #SommChat

@MauricesCru (Maurice Dimarino): @madwino how can I, it’s in a screw cap and Accessibility is so easy, I cannot resist! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @madwino A. Adi: Soils are granite, 3 kinds. Oldest granite forms in the world. Grapes + Granite = element of freshness #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): Hello @hvwinegoddess. We are the distributor for A.A. Badenhorst. How can we help? #SommChat

@SommCat (Somm Cat): Greetings #SommChat ers!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: Random comments from Adi – About grapes “Love the grape. ” About #Mouvedre – “I’ve fallen out of love with Mourvedre.” #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @kerrynewberry @RachelVoorhees @mcontrol @SeriousDrinks @HipTastesMaven @roydot Aloha from Kauai, #SommChat tweeps!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @AdamPlotkin you are certainly getting around:) have fun in #Hawaii #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: What is “old cement kuipe” & how does it affect your #wines? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: They’re just concrete tanks. They are easier to climb in and out of. They’re traditional. #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: Stainless steel gives me a rash on my ass. #SommChat #WW

@Ormiga (Ormiga): hey #SommChat just see this.. @KeeperColl @frenchwinetours @trouty @SommelierSara @SommelierChall @seanEclark @robbin_g @Wine_com

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): what is the grape in the #funkywhite and why is it funky? tell us more, getting thirsty now! #keepercoll #WW #winelovers #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @TperezWine A. Adi: Funky white is mainly #chenin with 11 other grapes. Delicious nutty almonds, salty, limey. Yummy. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: As a founder member of the @SwartlandRev, tell us more about it and its mission. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: The swartland hasn’t got a mission. It’s just a party once a year which highlights the Swartland. #SommChat #WW

@Ormiga (Ormiga): @KeeperColl adi #SommChat sorry late didnt know #mouvedre in #southafrica, my limited experiences impressed how much earth in #pinotage

@Ormiga (Ormiga): .@KeeperColl adi #SommChat why fall out of love w/ #mouvedre?

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: Swartland Inds R like minded folks getting 2gether 2 set the rules 2 how #wines R produced & grapes R grown in Swartland. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @VinoCaPisco @SpoonMeForkMe @DeniseFraser @crushdwines @mutineermag @wineandsake Checking into #SommChat late today.

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: Is there a #wine region you are dying to visit? Why so? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Because it’s ancient culture and the home of @ChateauMusar. #SommChat #WW

@enjoielife (Judia Black?): Luv the Chenin Blanc! @StephanieMiskew: Very interesting #SommChat w A D Badenhorst this morning – learning alot about South African wines!

@AmaraResort (Amara Resort?): Me too–fascinating chat! Learned so much about South African wines. #ww RT @KeeperColl: @AmaraResort so glad you are in #SommChat today

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: What do you suggest pairing with your #white #blend? #SommCha

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: with White Blend – White asparagus, butter, lemon, bit of fresh garlic, salt & pepper. #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. Adi: What do you suggest pairing with your #red #blend? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: Spicy lobster #SommChat #WW

@TheWineKey (Charlotte): @KeeperColl Well, a little late! But reading some of the convo, I love South African wines! #SommChat

@madwino (Christopher Lavin): Swartland diversity – other soils: decomposed slate, limestone?, elevation & exposure differences ~ reflections in ur wine? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed #wine talk w/ #South #African #Winemaker Adi Badenhorst! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): It was great to have #South #African #Winemaker Adi join us today for our #SommChat! We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Please join us in thanking #South #African #Winemaker Adi Badenhorst for his time! #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 5/15 featuring Master #Sommelier Bobby Stuckey @BobbyStuckeyMS @FrascaFoodWine at 11 AM CST! C u there!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): A. Adi: thanks to @KeeperColl #SommChat for having me today

@MauricesCru (Maurice Dimarino): Thanks @KeeperColl and ADI for a great #SommChat . If you haven’t had enough wine talk, I’ll be the guest tonight on #winechat at 6pm pacific

@zoltanszabo(Zoltan Szabo): @KeeperColl @chateaumusar @harleywine1 agreed! #SommChat #ww

@Ormiga (Ormiga): .@KeeperColl adi ok thanks #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl You too. Sorry to miss most of today’s #SommChat .

@lwa235 (Linda Adams?): RT “@KeeperColl: A. Adi: thanks to @KeeperColl #SommChat for having me today”==> awesome to learn new things. Thank you!

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @KeeperColl #chenin #SOmmChat need to find it now! Thank you for a gr8 morning with @SommChat #wine

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @KeeperColl Thank you! Great discussion! #SommChat #WW

@RN74 (Rajat Parr): Adi is the MAN! RT @KeeperColl: A. Adi: thanks to @KeeperColl #SommChat for having me today

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): fun #WW @lwa235 “@KeeperColl: A. Adi: thanks to @KeeperColl #SommChat for having me today”==> awesome to learn new things. #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @alawine: @matthewliberty @bruisedgrape @lechateauwinery @moderncellars @nancystrong @njwineandbeer What’s up? Too busy 4 #SommChat bummer

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @RN74 thx Raj, Adi was a great person to feature on #SommChat

@RichardsLJ (Laura Richards): @KeeperColl @MaxKogod @ChampagneSomm @ArdesiaWineBar @MaxsWineDiveATX @HahnEstate Sorry to miss you all! I had a lunch meeting! #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Even more #SommChat MT @MauricesCru: @KeeperColl If you haven’t had enough wine talk, I’ll be the guest tonight on #winechat at 6pm pacific

@MauricesCru (Maurice Dimarino): @jessloveswine @sdwinewonk @cuvee_corner great being here! thanks 4 the opportunity. see you at #SommChat next #ww

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