2009 Events

| December 31, 2009

DEC 9, 2009: SAABC Holiday Networking Mixer and Wine Tasting

British Bankers Club, Menlo Park 6:00 PM

Click here to see media coverage of our event in Examiner.com


Over sixty South African colleagues, friends and our affiliates toasted a hearty farewell to 2009 at our SAABC Holiday Networking Mixer and South African wine tasting.

Wine distributors Cape Ardor and Smith Wines poured leading South African wines which are available in the local US market – or please contact them directly through their websites for holiday specials for SAABC members.

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ just 6 months away, the time is now to book those hospitality packages!! Our catering sponsor SportsMark Management – who is the exclusive US sales agent for FIFA’s Official Hospitality Program – outlined the many options for customizing match and accommodation packages to your desire!

Congratulations to the three lucky winners of the delicious South African wine generously donated by Cape Ardor and Smith Wines!! And thank you to our location sponsor British Bankers Club for tremendous hospitality. http://www.britishbankersclub.com/

Cape Ardor is a San Francisco based company that is focusing exclusively on bringing quality South African wines to the United States market. The company owned by Eric Matkovich, a native of California, and his wife, Kara van Niekerk, a native of South Africa was established as what they see as a necessary instrument to bring the quality and culture of South Africa to the American pallet. The wine they will be representing at the BBC are as follows: Diemersfontein, Raka, Ridgeback, La Petite Ferme, Villiera

Smith Wines is based in Palo Alto, CA. Their main goal is to bring international award winning, boutique style wines from South Africa to the US market and consumer. Their strong links with South Africa and associates grants them direct access to some of the best players and knowledge within the SA Wine Industry. The Company is owned by Peter Smith, a native of Cape Town, South Africa and his wife, Danielle (Guglielmelli) Smith, a native from Palo Alto, CA. This was an exiting journey and marriage between two top wine producing and appreciative nations, where Peter Smith represented the South African Wine culture and heritage and Danielle Guglielmelli represented the American Dream and “pallet”. The wines they will be representing at the BBC are Groenland-Stellenbosch and Slanghoek- Rawsonville. Their 2010 portfolio will include Zorgvliet, Val De Vie, Boland Cellars, Swartland Winery and Major’s Hill.


DEC 8, 2009: Invictus benefit and pre-screening hosted by Warner Brother’s CEO/Chairman

SAABC members were graciously invited to join Warner Brother’s chairman and CEO Barry Meyerand and his wife Wendy who hosted a benefit in Los Angeles on Tuesday December 8th in support of USC School of Social Work.

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