About Celia

Awarded the “Living Legend Award” at Veritas Awards in Nov 2021 for her contribution to the South African wine industry.

Events by Celia came about because as Tasting Co-ordinator/Events Co-ordinator I had the joy of working with almost everybody in the Wine and Hospitality Industry for the past 20+ years and want to continue a relationship with the industry and in doing so introduce many others to the beauty and wonder of this amazing industry we have in the Cape. Events by Celia is offering the following services: Using my expertise in organising and knowledge of wine which has included generating systems with which to run wine tasting competitions to organising awards functions I am offering the wine industry and corporate organisations various Wine and Dine evenings, New Release Launches and any other event they wish to host. Please note that I am very experienced in working on a tight budget. Weddings, Stork parties, Special Birthdays. I have vendors for everything required to plan any of the functions listed. Events by Celia is also able to assist with venues in the Western Cape to suit your budget and dreams. Décor will all be done by myself and by doing this will assist with staying on budget.

Who is Celia?
Celia Gilloway.

Wine Magazine for 12 years
Organised and ran the following:
Judging– from inception until the magazine closed in 2011
Monthly category and New Release tastings, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, Best Value,
Diners Club Winemaker & Young Winemaker of the Year, Nedbank Green Wine Awards
Chenin Blanc Challenge, MCC Challenge, Shiraz Challenge, Pinotage Champion, Sauvignon Blanc Top 10.
Found venues and organised the Awards Functions for all the above at Top Restaurants in Cape Town. Assisted with Awards Lunch for OMTWS.
Organised and managed the Awards in Cape Town and Johannesburg/Pretoria for the Top Restaurant Guide and DINE guide.
CLASSIC WINE MAGAZINE for 4 years (Bi-monthly)
Launched and managed the magazine and ran the following:
All varieties split over 6 issues a year.
Found venues and organised the Awards Functions for the Top 6 Awards every second month.
Magazine Distribution
Managed and distributed the copies to the subscribers and the Excusive Books Retail Shops.
Owner since 2016
Past projects:
Manager of logistics for Platter 2017 issue
Brand Ambassador for International Wine Spirits
Judging Manager at Aurora International Taste Challenge and Merit Awards
Organised Dave Hughes’ three Tribute Dinners
Current Projects:
Judging Manager Rosé Challenge
Judging Manager Mosiac Top 5 Pinot Noir Competition
Own, organise and run the judging of Red & White Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Niche Varieties, Viognier, Semillon and Malbec Challenges.
Manage and organise Cab Franc Challenge judging and Awards in partnership with CVO Marketing.