Cape Classics

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Cape Classics is the largest importer of South African wines to the United States.[1] A privately held company founded by Andre and Gary Shearer in 1992, Cape Classics focuses on South African and French wine, today representing 30 estates and labels with distribution in 50 states.[2]


Key Partners[edit]

Darden Restaurants (Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Yard House), Walt Disney World, Trader Joe's, Costco and Whole Foods Market[3]


  • "Best Wine Importer" - Food & Wine magazine[4]
  • "Name You Can Trust" - Food & Wine magazine's "Annual Wine Guide" for ten consecutive years [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lessons From Great Importers Archived 2010-01-07 at the Wayback Machine" Wine Business Monthly, December 15, 2006
  2. ^ "Claire Bisseker chats to Cape Classics CEO Andre Shearer Archived 2010-01-07 at the Wayback Machine" Financial Mail, October 2, 2009
  3. ^ "Banner year expected for SA wines in the USA", June 17, 2008
  4. ^ "Honors: American Wine Awards 2001" Food & Wine magazine, October, 2001
  5. ^ "Cape Classics road tripping in the USA Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine", November 22, 2007