Category Archives: Geoff Carter Trophy Tasting Challenge


Firstly, a huge thanks to all of you who came out on a chilly evening to support us! It certainly looked like everyone had a really good time, despite the weather. Before I get into the results, I’d like to thank Geoff for selecting & presenting the wines, and Ian[…] Read More →


After our 2004 defeat, it was sweet victory for Cellar Rats again. It sure is great to have the trophy back! Final scores were 348 for Rats, and 307 for Vats, making it 6 wins out of 8 for Rats! Although Geoff made it quite tough by putting in two[…] Read More →


I couldn’t put it better than Dave Moss: “What a great evening for everyone. 46 people for this function – 19 from Vats, 27 from Rats – The tasting was not easy…. as is most decision making in life!” The top tasters were Top Novice Taster- Shane Dean (Vats) Top[…] Read More →


Please note: The following should be sung to the tune of “We Are The Champions … Again”, that delightful ditty by Frikkie Mercury, cross-dressing queen of Yeoville It was a dark and stormy night … and VATS never knew what hit them! Cellar Rats have made it five in a[…] Read More →


Well, the RATS vs VATS winetasting evening has come and gone. The tasting was attended by 27 RATS and 23 VATS and was presided over by Geoff Carter. Geoff tested our blind-tasting skills with 8 South African single-varietal wines (4 white, 4 red), including one wicked curveball, a 2000 Malbec[…] Read More →