Breast Cancer Month: Support Project Flamingo with Getwine and Brookdale Estate

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Brookdale Estate and Getwine pledge a R10 donation to Project Flamingo for every bottle of Brookdale Mason Road wines sold until 31 October 2022 via Getwine.

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Choose from the following 2021 vintages: Mason Road Serendipity Rosé, Mason Road Chenin Blanc, and Mason Road Syrah.

The beneficiary: Project Flamingo

Project Flamingo changes the lives of cancer patients dependant on the public health care system where massive delays in treatment are often a harsh reality. Every donated rand makes a difference, and every cent goes to more timely and holistic cancer care.

Project Flamingo volunteers, which include surgeons and anaesthetists, make their services and expertise available over weekends or afterhours at Groote Schuur and Tygerberg hospitals in Cape Town, as well as Livingstone hospital in Gqeberha and Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London, to patients in need of life-saving breast cancer surgery.

The hard cost of each surgery is approximately R6,000 in nursing and consumable fees. Driven by a group of passionate volunteers, Project Flamingo initiatives do not only include these life-saving Catch-Up Surgeries, but also caring pamper packs to newly diagnosed cancer patients, food parcels to chemo patients in need, student education, cancer advocacy work and support to the diagnostic breast clinics at the various hospitals where they are active.

Contribute to Project Flamingo

Buy Brookdale’s Mason Road wines on the Getwine website at the promotional price of R99 per bottle, sold in cases of six (R594 per case), with free delivery countrywide (orders of 12 bottles or more), and Brookdale and Getwine will donate R10 per bottle sold of the 2021 Mason Road Serendipity Rosé, Mason Road Chenin Blanc, and Mason Road Syrah to Project Flamingo.

Good to know: Minimum order is six bottles (no mixed cases). Valid for orders 1-31 October 2022 only.

The winemaker

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Klein Drakenstein mountains in Paarl, Brookdale enjoys a unique terroir. It’s here that the talented young winemaker Kiara Scott made news as South Africa’s youngest female head winemaker when she took the reins in 2019, at the age of 26 years old.

She was born on the Cape Flats and graduated from Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute in Viticulture and Oenology in Stellenbosch and was selected for the prestigious Cape Winemakers’ Guild Protégé Programme. Under Kiara’s stewardship the wines of Brookdale have received global acclaim, securing Brookdale’s reputation as a producer of a wine of character and elegance. Kiara is passionate about her wines, but also about making the world a better place and supporting breast cancer patients through this Brookdale/Getwine initiative in aid of Project Flamingo.

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