Win a hamper of Grace du Roi sparkling wines

July 9, 2020

It’s always a good occasion for some bubbly, and this week we’re giving away bottles of Grace du Roi sparkling wine from Truman & Orange.

Grace Du Roi are a range of premium sparkling wines, and includes the varieties White Sapphire Brut, Rose Gold Sweet Nectar, and White Gold Sweet Nectar.

The wines are described as “known for their lively bubble, and refreshing green-apple and pear character (with a hint of raspberry and cream for the Rose wines). Grace Sparkling Wine uses Chenin Blanc as its base, and Grace’s flavour comes largely from the cuvee (first press) of the grape – the result is a clean, delicate wine, with a gentle fruitiness. Grace wines have a delicate balance of acidity and sweetness.

Since I’ve been featuring some awesome moms on the blog during lockdown, here’s a wonderful Q&A with Nadya Surikova, principle management director of Truman & Orange, to find out more about what she’s been doing over the last few weeks.

What does a lockdown day look like? Are your kids doing online schooling – how is this going?

Ideally I would like to tell you that my day starts at 5am and flows smoothly between various tasks until around midnight.  An early Yoga session is follwed by a family breakfast involving organic oats and nut sprinkles (a perfect kitchen scene from a cereal commercial – you know the one where the dad waves everyone goo bye, kisses his wife and she blissfully closes her eyes in anticipation of an amazing day ahead)  If you could take pics of me as I charge through the rest of the day it would look like Wonder Woman’s Instagram page, except I’d be wearing Chanel!

BUT the truth isn’t quite so ideal.
It involves me in my pj’s until way later than I should be (and I don’t mean
the sexy underwear and a husband’s shirt; I mean the fluffy one with a cow-print
on it), chaotic zooms for my kids’ school sessions, a few work emails while I
hide in the bathroom and business calls with don’t-you-dare eyes trying to get
my kids to keep quiet.

At the beginning of the lockdown I thought that creating a tight schedule for the family would be a good idea.  I think I still have it pinned somewhere and it has coffee stains all over it!  The original thought was to define how my husband Rowan (who is also the captain of the T&O ship) and I could share ‘home’ agendas such that our work capacities (yes, we work together) could be sustained in the new environment. In reality, it turned into a competition “who will be the first to escape into our home office upstairs in the morning and lock the door from inside”.

How is your business operating at the moment?

As you know (and who doesn’t after being deprived of our favourite tipples for 2 months) that the alcohol industry was hit by the government’s crisis management actions quite hard. T&O like any other alcohol company in SA was grounded without being able to trade.

As bad as it was, it was important to us to keep our focus on positives and on the future. We tried as much as possible to look at this situation as an opportunity. Our management team spent a lot of time discussing the organisation and processes and identified structural changes that would allow us to bounce back stronger and fiercer.  The next few weeks will be very interesting to watch our new reality evolve. I hope we are as ready as we can be.  We definitely have our game-faces on!

My role as a principal management director means I talk a lot to our suppliers overseas. Naturally, they were also all affected by this pandemic to some extent and imore than ever, it was important for us to keep communications open with them. 

We are lucky to work with a group of impressive companies from all over the world – resilient, dynamic, goal-driven, open, supportive. Talking to our partners in the US, UK, France, Ireland, Sweden and Philippines, sharing coping strategies and planning for future has been very inspiring.

What’s your favorite lockdown tipple?

Once our home supply of bubbles that included Mionetto Prosecco and Grace had been depleted (we were about a week into it) gin became our go to tipple!  Fortunately at T&O we’ve got a great collection of gins of all sorts of breeds, origins, and taste and our home bar was well stocked!

My absolute favourite just has to be Brooklyn Gin & Fever Tree with a slice of orange. My second best is Hayman’s Old Tom & Light Fever Tree with rosemary. I often have my gin with some soda (calories are real) instead of tonic and our new addition to our portfolio Bloedlemoen Amber is delicious with soda.

What do you miss the most in lockdown?

I miss my morning trips to
the coffee shop nearby our office, who know my order without me having to
ask.  They would give me a piece of shortbread
with each cup… It is heart-breaking to see them gone like many other small
businesses losing their fights to lockdown.

I miss someone at the office
quietly saying “Shall we open a bottle of Mio” on a Friday afternoon and our
ops team corner starting to buzz with approval.

I miss waking up at 4 am to catch an early flight to Joburg to spend a day with our team returning at 7-pm  back to Cape Town and sneaking in to kiss my little guys goodnight even though they’d be fast asleep. 

What is helping you get through lockdown?

I’ve learnt how to make challah and am baking my 10th
loaf of sourdough (boring I know) – I’d never have been able to learn these
things if it wasn’t for lockdown, I’ve just never stayed at home for this
length of time! 

I’m a working mom and in our ‘normal reality’ I spend my time at the office for most of the day, travel from time to time and spend as much time with them on the weekends and holidays. During lockdown and working from home I have had to juggle work and hands-on mom’s duties – although a challenge it’s been fun and so special too!

I also live with someone who is pathologically optimistic and it is very contagious – both Rowan and I believe our world is the place where the next day is always better than the one before – a very helpful belief I’d say, and not only during the lockdown.

To enter

Comment below, and your name will go into the draw. This giveaway closes on Friday 17 July 2020 at 10am, after which the winner will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page, and then emailed.

This giveaway is open to SA residents only, and the prize cannot be exchanged for cash or anything else.

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100 Comments

  • angie

    Oh what a treat !! awesome, yes please

    July 9, 2020 at 12:13 pm Reply
    • nirisa Govender

      Really appreciate as never indulge during Lockdown due to buying essentials.

      July 9, 2020 at 12:24 pm Reply
      • Janine Brothers

        Amazing prize, would absolutely love it

        July 9, 2020 at 12:27 pm Reply
        • Ronnae Elliott

          Awesome prize!

          July 10, 2020 at 7:59 am Reply
    • Linda

      This will definitely cheer up some lockdown blues!

      July 9, 2020 at 12:39 pm Reply
    • Cynthia Mashamaite

      Incredible giveaway would love to be the lucky winner

      July 9, 2020 at 8:31 pm Reply
      • Babalwa Ngondeka

        I would love to be a winner I havent had bubbly in a while.

        July 10, 2020 at 5:02 pm Reply
      • Monique

        I believe in a good balance and need to strive for it more! I think a White Sapphire Brut, and White Gold Sweet Nectar will do just that

        July 10, 2020 at 5:44 pm Reply
    • Bronwyn

      Would be lovely

      July 10, 2020 at 3:54 pm Reply
  • Bonita

    This would be amazing!

    July 9, 2020 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • Keshnee Chetty

    Yum sparkling wine!

    July 9, 2020 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • autopsychic

    amazing this will take my lockdown from drag to fab 🙂

    July 9, 2020 at 12:16 pm Reply
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    yes the lock down get us all over but croos ny fingers it will be over soon

    July 9, 2020 at 12:17 pm Reply
    • Robin

      What a great giveaway

      July 9, 2020 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Tanya

    awesome, please enter me into the draw, thanks

    July 9, 2020 at 12:18 pm Reply
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      July 9, 2020 at 1:59 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 12:20 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 12:22 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 12:22 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 12:25 pm Reply
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    Awesome!

    July 9, 2020 at 12:25 pm Reply
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      July 9, 2020 at 12:26 pm Reply
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    Yeah! Fingers crossed😁

    July 9, 2020 at 12:27 pm Reply
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      July 9, 2020 at 12:33 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 12:32 pm Reply
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      Would love to wine down

      July 9, 2020 at 8:33 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 12:32 pm Reply
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    This would be the perfect treat, I’ve been at work right through lockdown.

    July 9, 2020 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Karlien

    Great, would love to win this to wine down a bit.

    July 9, 2020 at 12:51 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 12:52 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm Reply
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      Wow amazing giveaway. Hoping to share this lovely bubbly with my siblings.

      July 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm Reply
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        July 9, 2020 at 8:38 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 1:03 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 1:05 pm Reply
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    Wonderful giveaway 👏🏼 Would love to enjoy some bubbly during this lockdown. I run my own confectionery business and lockdown has really affected it negatively.

    July 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm Reply
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    Such an awesome giveaway, since the Lockdown the only thing I can afford to buy is essentials because the kids are always home

    July 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm Reply
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    Definitely need some lively bubbles right now! ♥ Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

    July 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm Reply
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    Bubbles make an ordinary day feel very special! what a great giveaway.

    July 9, 2020 at 1:32 pm Reply
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    That would be amazing after a dry few months!

    July 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm Reply
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    With my birthday around the corner ❤️ to celebrate in style

    July 9, 2020 at 1:45 pm Reply
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      July 9, 2020 at 1:48 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 1:52 pm Reply
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      July 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 1:53 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 2:22 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 2:29 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 2:34 pm Reply
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    Lively bubbly! Yes, plz!

    July 9, 2020 at 2:47 pm Reply
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      July 9, 2020 at 3:52 pm Reply
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      July 9, 2020 at 5:02 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 2:56 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 3:15 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 3:22 pm Reply
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      July 14, 2020 at 3:56 am Reply
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    Toughest week of lockdown – would be nice to enjoy these over the weekend!

    July 9, 2020 at 3:50 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 5:01 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 5:13 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 5:18 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 6:03 pm Reply
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    So need this to destress… homeschooling, no helper, working from home is draining.

    July 9, 2020 at 6:41 pm Reply
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      Yes please!!

      July 9, 2020 at 7:25 pm Reply
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    Awesome giveaway

    July 9, 2020 at 8:43 pm Reply
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    July 9, 2020 at 8:44 pm Reply
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    What a treat!

    July 10, 2020 at 4:46 am Reply
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    July 10, 2020 at 5:39 am Reply
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    July 10, 2020 at 6:49 am Reply
  • Gerard

    Wow lovely

    July 10, 2020 at 7:08 am Reply
  • Jenny Nieuwenhuys

    to celebrate with when lockdown is over

    July 10, 2020 at 7:21 am Reply
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      🍾🍾🍾🍾“In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” — Napoleon Bonaparte… Love your rage

      July 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm Reply
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    July 10, 2020 at 9:01 am Reply
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    Perfect for a romantic evening with myself! Alone! With Chocolates!

    July 10, 2020 at 9:58 am Reply
    • Natasha Prince

      Absolutely amazing giveaway and certainly can do with some beautiful bubbly. After all I see its named Grace Wine, my mom and best friend name. GRACE MERCIA…

      July 10, 2020 at 1:55 pm Reply
      • Heidré-Ann Rhaman

        Stunning giveaway… Would be lovely to share with friends.. Adding a special touch to special celebrations…

        July 10, 2020 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Monique Meyer

    This would be an amazing wine! Yes please!

    July 10, 2020 at 10:38 am Reply
  • Tania

    I loved having my husband at home during lockdown and having to spend quality time with my husband and son. Now it is back to normal – him traveling to Jhb for work during the week and my son back to school – final year grade 12.
    The Grace du Roi will be perfect to enjoy over the weekend when everyone is at home. Toast to life, being healthy and staying positive!

    July 10, 2020 at 3:57 pm Reply
  • Lize

    I need some bubbles to help me through the rest of lockdown and working from home. 🥴

    July 10, 2020 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Dalichia Taukobong

    This will be an absolute wonderful gift to enjoy!! After all the stress of working from home and juggling school work from home aswell during this lockdown I can t think of a better way to celebrate being a strong patient mum and who is still making it!!

    July 10, 2020 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Brenda van Heerden

    Amazing prize! Thanks for the opportunity. 🍾🍷

    July 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm Reply
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    Mmm love these bubbles is life 🥂

    July 10, 2020 at 5:34 pm Reply
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    Aah,it would be an absolute treat to win this prize. I’ve been wishing for it,but times are tough !

    July 10, 2020 at 5:47 pm Reply
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    Would really love to win this!!!!

    July 10, 2020 at 5:58 pm Reply
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    Would be nice

    July 10, 2020 at 7:27 pm Reply
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    Lovely Giveaway 🙂

    July 10, 2020 at 10:46 pm Reply
  • Robin Peters

    Would love to win this prize!!!!!

    July 11, 2020 at 5:52 am Reply
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    Nice prize

    July 11, 2020 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Pravina Walabh

    Absolutely love Grace du Roi sparkling wines

    July 12, 2020 at 6:53 am Reply
  • Phelisa

    Amazing giveaway I love bubbly would love to win this prize and celebrate post lockdown with my girls I miss them so much 🥂🍾

    July 12, 2020 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Ailsa Jean Porter

    Wonderful giveaway which I hope to win because it’s the only way to taste test brands which I wouldn’t normally buy!

    July 13, 2020 at 7:46 pm Reply
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    FANTABULOUS generous Giveaway – just the required TLC to bring joy & cheer post lockdown – would love to share with friends & family

    July 14, 2020 at 9:09 am Reply
  • MARYKE CIOROVICH

    Locdown has been tough. Reading your article just reminds us that we are all going thru pretty much the same. <3

    July 14, 2020 at 9:50 am Reply
  • Lyn

    Lovely 🙂 fingers crossed

    July 14, 2020 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Desh

    Wonderful !!! Would really love some Grace Du Roi Sparkling wine – lockdown has been a wreck on my mind and body

    July 15, 2020 at 6:39 am Reply
  • Luyolo Tili

    I’d love win this

    July 15, 2020 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Deserise Cocklin-Viljoen

    What a wonderful giveaway!

    July 15, 2020 at 9:29 am Reply
  • JP Botha

    Lovely

    July 16, 2020 at 10:46 am Reply
  • denise

    Perfect to have yourself a pamper party for one

    July 16, 2020 at 7:02 pm Reply
  • Daniela Cardoso

    Definitely wine to celebrate a get-together with friends after lockdown is over

    July 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm Reply
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    Would really really L❤️Ve to Win this fabulous giveaway🍾🥂 to celebrate this women’s month with my special inspiring and empowering women in my community Kutete Ximoko

    August 10, 2020 at 3:58 am Reply
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