The perfect combination sometimes presents itself, and the recent Rugby Captain’s dinner at Battersea Evolution was one of those, taking place exactly 15 years after the England won the Rugby World Cup. Martin Johnson, Sir Clive Woodward, Jason Leonard and George Gregan were among the many stars in attendance reminiscing on that famous night in English sport. The Matt Hampson Charity Foundation and Rugby Works (set up by Lawrence Dallaglio) were featured charities on the night who we firmly support.
Sporting Wine Club supplied wines from Sumaridge Estates – the Maritimus, Pinot Noir, Klip Kop and the Syrah. A wonderful compliment to the Seafood starter and Lamb main course and enjoyed throughout the night.
Sporting Wine Club is a strong supporter of sporting charities and was proud to be supplying Sumaridge Wine for the 20th Anniversary of the RPA awards evening on May 9th. Even more so when they were honouring Ed Jackson and Doddie Weir as they deal with their own life challenges, having given so much on the field of rugby.
It was a wonderful and emotional evening at Battersea Evolution surrounded by sporting stars. Sumaridge White and Red Blend was universally enjoyed and featured prominently alongside the English Red Rose.
As you can see, the great Schalk Brits were in attendance on the Coutts table, who sponsored the evening – although only taking sips given the big Premiership Semi Final approaching.
Meantime, we placed a win your Weight in Sumaridge Wine, a tasting evening and a visit to Schalk Burgers wine estate into the auction. They generated thousands of pounds for this amazing charity which is committed to the physical and mental health of rugby players, and leads the way in Europe.
In support of RPA, any purchase of two cases or more of our rugby wines in the next fortnight will generate a £25 payment to the Restart Charity.
Chris and Simon