Naked on horse for minister’s wine

2012-03-25 09:35

Cape Town – A Somerset West minister caused quite a stir when he launched his wine in an unusual manner – by having a naked woman ride a horse at the launch.

Reverend Bertus van Niekerk introduced his new wine, Revelation 6:4, on Thursday evening at a party for wine connoisseurs.

The wine with a Bible verse on the label sells for R200 a bottle.

Guests were flabbergasted by the naked woman on the horse.

“It was the strangest wine launch I’ve ever been to,” said one guest.

“A girl arrived, without a stitch of clothing and got on the horse, just like that.”

Van Niekerk  is a Reformed Church minister and works at the independent Renaissance congregation.

In his free time, he makes wine.

He said church members often asked him about Revelations and the end of days and that was why he called his wine Revelation 6:4.

Van Niekerk’s wife, Selma Albasini, drew pictures of curvaceous, naked women for the labels and when it became time for the launch, Van Niekerk was so fired up by the theme that he wanted a naked woman on a horse to represent Revelations’ scarlet-wearing woman.

The nude rider was Samantha Taylor, owner of the luxury nudist resort Vasnat in the Helderberg region. The party was also held on Vasnat premises.

Van Niekerk said he wanted to revive the cinsaut cultivar, which had become less popular in recent times.

  • Grant - 2012-03-25 09:55

    Give that man a bells!

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-03-25 11:48

      He's had enough alcohol.

  • Vernon.J.Brown - 2012-03-25 10:00

    Where are the photo's ????????

      Mary - 2012-03-25 10:26

  • Kobus - 2012-03-25 10:09

    wooow , awesome ! i cant believe there are people who still have a sense of originality !!! give him a double bells !! :P

  • Hentie - 2012-03-25 10:13

    Brilliant marketing, now everyone knows about it.

      Susan - 2012-03-26 08:42

      now everyone has seen it!!hahaha

  • Mandu - 2012-03-25 10:15

    Haha! Reverand, you dog, you! Good one.

      Susan - 2012-03-26 08:43

      yeh brother brother,sister sister, we all know what happens next..

  • Mandu - 2012-03-25 10:15

    Haha! Reverend, you dog, you! Good one.

  • Jerome - 2012-03-25 10:16

    Interesting, but typically half-arsed reporting. Johannes, did you ask him why he chose to go with the naked rid(h)er? I know it was at her resort, but why the naked exhibition for the launch?

      Pierrepressure - 2012-03-25 10:27

      perhaps something to do with the name old chap...Revelation 6:4...what a great bit of marketing!

      Polotic - 2012-03-25 10:57

      @Jerome - Read the report. The answer is there.

  • Katji - 2012-03-25 11:13

    can the witenesses send us the photos of the launch?

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-03-25 11:16

    No problem here.

  • wernervh - 2012-03-25 11:45

    seems legit

  • catdarling - 2012-03-25 11:54

    Just unb-loody-believable! Calls himself Christian, does he? It's all about the money!

      arne.verhoef - 2012-03-25 19:12

      What is wrong with naked people? God sends us to earth naked, doesn't he? Somehow I don't think he has a problem with it.

  • vessela.hobson - 2012-03-25 13:02

    why would you name your wine after a bible verse? especially one about people killing each other? bad taste

  • Gregory - 2012-03-25 18:48

    4 Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword..... Awesome marketing . Would love to guzzle down a bottle.

  • ashley.hanks3 - 2012-03-26 03:52

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      Johan - 2012-03-26 07:12

      So why don't your avatar represent

  • Sipho - 2012-03-26 07:27

    I wonder y he didnt put his wife naked on dat horse, to c how sick is dat

      Johan - 2012-03-27 07:50

      Nobody wants to see a naked old lady on a horse!

  • Sipho - 2012-03-26 08:03

    So de reverend wants his wine to take peace frm earth, dat ppl shall kill each ada afta drinkn de wine, how ironic is dis.

  • Sipho - 2012-03-26 08:04

    So de reverend wants his wine to take peace frm earth, dat ppl shall kill each ada afta drinkn de wine, how ironic is dis.

  • Sipho - 2012-03-26 08:04

    So de reverend wants his wine to take peace frm earth, dat ppl shall kill each ada afta drinkn de wine, how ironic is dis.

  • Cindy - 2012-03-26 08:33

    Hell the Reformed Kerke have come a long way from the days of the tannies in their crimplene rokke and big hats!

  • esther.wiltshire - 2012-04-03 14:24

    Yeah, Really funny to a lot of you. I cringe to see any of you or your hero the twisted reverend when you have your turn eventually to stand in front of the Almighty Creator of everything that exists. Will you still be mocking, scoffing and blaspheming? I really doubt it. My heart aches at the lewdness and shallowness. Isiah prophesied thousands of years ago - .."cursed is he that calls evil good and good evil..". At best, I find such arrogance and filth chilling.

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