Stellenbosch - A Celebration of Wine

Thursday, 2 August, 2018 to Sunday, 5 August, 2018
Stellenbosch Wine Routes
TIME:    10h00
COST:    various
VENUE:    De Warenmarkt
Stellenbosch

Exclusive vinous weekend puts you in the golden circle of Stellenbosch wine.

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Get set for Stellenbosch – A Celebration of Wine, the latest innovation by Stellenbosch Wine Routes. This brand-new attraction offers an unprecedented opportunity to re-discover the wines and wine people of the illustrious wine region over the course of a single weekend. 

Taking place from Thursday, 2 August to Sunday, 5 August, this top-drawer vinous show will toast excellence and diversity through a handful of intimate and exclusive, must-attend events.

On Thursday, 2 August, Boutique Brilliance & Big Bottles opens the show. This walk-around wine tasting takes place from 6pm to 10pm and features a dozen of Stellenbosch's boutique wine producers. Demonstrating that include big is not always better, this is the opportunity to discover and stock up on rare and lesser known wine treasures. The entry fee of R250pp includes access to a feast of delicious canapes and the harvest table with a special cheese fondue.

On Friday, 3 August, the Women-in-Wine brunch puts the spotlight on the region's female winemakers. A three-course meal will be served from 10am to 12pm, with bubbly and wines and the stars themselves taking centre stage. Tickets are R325pp.

The formal dinner titled In The Company of Legends takes place later on Friday, 3 August and offers the exceptional chance to meet some of Stellenbosch's greats over a premier four-course, food-and-wine extravaganza. Among the luminaries who will attend are world-renowned winemakers and exceptional story-tellers. Tickets to the event, which starts at 6.30 for 7pm, cost R450pp.

It is all about the Blends on Saturday, 4 August from 12pm to 3pm. This relaxed walk-around wine tasting will feature a dozen or so of Stellenbosch's wine producers offering white and red blends. Stellenbosch has a solid track record with winning blends and this is a great opportunity to taste versatility and diversity. Tickets are R150pp and includes hearty soup served with fresh Mano's Bread.

On Saturday, 4 August, Father & Son acknowledges the unique contribution of skill and knowledge that is passed from generation to generation, to Stellenbosch wine excellence. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, featuring some of the famous father-and-son winemaking duos. They will share their stories over dinner, paired with their wines. Tickets to the event, which also starts at 6.30 for 7pm, cost R425pp.

A special lunch will be held at noon on Sunday 5 August from 12:00 till 15:00. The Longtable Winemakers Lunch will underline the region's leading prowess with the noble Cabernet Sauvignon cultivar - a status that is held thanks to its incomparable concentration of local and international award winners. This hearty dinner pairs vintages of the variety with every dish and you will see some of the local winemaking royalty in attendance too. Tickets are R450pp.

Tickets to each of the Stellenbosch – A Wine Celebration events are very limited, so best book right away for this premier show that brings a fresh opportunity to enjoy rare and unusual gems at this all-round winter wine-derland. To book, CLICK HERE.

For more information, contact 021 886 8275 or info@wineroute.co.za.

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