Ep. 1853 Kiara Scott | Voices With Cynthia Chaplin

Welcome to Episode 1853, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Kiara Scott in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.

More about today’s guest

Kiara was born in 1993 and is originally from the Cape Flats area of Cape Town. She graduated from Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute in Viticulture and Oenology in Stellenbosch before being selected for the prestigious CWG Protégé Programme. Here, she caught the attention of renowned winemaker and cellar master, Duncan Savage or Savage Wines. Duncan recognised her ability and passion and so appointed her as his assistant winemaker at Brookdale Estate, where he was our consulting winemaker at the time.

Together, Duncan and Kiara brought to fruition the maiden vintage of the Brookdale Chenin Blanc 2017. This wine established Brookdale’s reputation as a producer of elegant wines with distinct character. Kiara was appointed as sole winemaker at Brookdale Estate in 2019 at the age of only 26, officially the youngest head female winemaker in South Africa.

Connect:

Website: https://brookdale-estate.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiarascottfarmer/ 

About today’s Host:

Cynthia Chaplin is a VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with FIS and the WSA, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, she’s lived in Europe since 1990. Italian wine, in particular rosé, is her passion. She works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, a judge at international wine and sake competitions, she consults with restaurants and enotecas developing comprehensive wine lists and food pairings, and she advises clients who want to curate an Italian wine collection. She currently works for Vinitaly International in Verona as a Project Manager, Educator, and the host of VOICES Series on The Italian Wine Podcast, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the global wine industry.

Connect:

Facebook: Italian Wines in English

Instagram: kiss_my_glassx

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-chaplin-190647179/

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