Giulio Bertrand and Flos Olei 2014 trophy

Giulio Bertrand – 13 March 1927 – 20 May 2018


Today I received the sad news of the passing of Giulio Bertrand, owner of prestigious Somerset-West Wine and Olive Estate, Morgenster.

I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Signor Bertrand on a number of occasions, most recently towards the end of last year. When we last met, we discussed great things Italian, after I expressed my affection for Morgenster’s Italian varietal wines. I suggested he should consider making gelato on the farm. He smiled and said he didn’t have any cows. I respectfully answered that he came across as a man who enjoyed a challenge..

Signor Bertrand was easy to talk to, charming and gracious.  He will be missed.

Possa la sua anima riposare in pace







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