TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Nelspruit 2019

TOPS at Spar Wine Show
VENUE:    Emnotweni Arena

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is returning to Nelspruit from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 November at Emnotweni Casino.

If you’ve ever wondered how your vino got its shade, or if the cork truly is superior to the controversial screw cap, then the Wine Theatre is where you’ll find answers. Two new ranges in the SPAR Sommeliers Olive Brook selection – the Everyday and Terroir Selection – will be showcased in a presentation titled, ‘Complex but not Confusing’. Some other theatre highlights include presentations by Imbuko Wines (A Festival of Wine), Perdeberg (Dryland Wines – a story of survival) and Stellenbosch Vineyards (Your personal encounter with wine).

There are over 200 wines to be tasted, including Babylonstoren, with its highly rated rosé; De Grendel, which was recognised as one of the top 10 chardonnays in SA; Elgin Vintners, winner of numerous awards this year; Roodeberg, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year; boutique estate Marianne Wine Estate; Raka Wine from the Bot River Valley; and Tokara, which has won numerous accolades this year. Three emerging wine estates owned by black entrepreneurs – Libby’s Pride Wines, M’Hudi Wines and Bayede! – will also be joining in the Nelspruit leg of the tour. There’s also the chance to win wine for a year, courtesy of Stellenbosch Vineyards, and for the first time at the show, Woodman will be displaying their funky, modern wine racks that are the accompaniment to all the wines you’ll be purchasing, thanks to the Wine Show’s Sip ‘n Ship service.

Andrew Douglas, Owner and Producer of The Wine Show, says, “The Wine Show is always fun, and it offers something for every wine-lover from novice to aficionado; it’s the place to stock up on old favourites and make new discoveries, which can be shipped free of charge with our complimentary ‘Sip ‘n Ship’ service. We are excited to be bringing the show back to Nelspruit and we look forward to sharing an amazing line-up of well-known and as-yet-undiscovered gems from the world-renowned Cape winelands for tasting and buying, entertainment at every turn, interactive edutainment in our popular wine theatre.”

The Nelspruit leg of the seven-city TOPS at SPAR Wine Show takes place at Emnotweni Casino from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 November, from 17:00 to 21:00 on Thursday and Friday and from 15:00 to 21:00 on Saturday.

Tickets are priced at R185 for a General Admission ticket, which includes a tasting glass, show guide, access to the wine theatre and unlimited tastings. A special Weekend Pass ticket, priced at R280, has been created for the ultimate wine-lover to spend both Friday and Saturday exploring the exceptional wines and edutainment experiences on offer at the show. Show times are 17h00 to 21h00 on Thursday and Friday, and 15h00 to 21h00 on Saturday.

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show’s #DrinkSmart programme promotes responsible alcohol consumption and safe driving practices at the event, and encourages visitors to have a designated driver or make use of alternative means of transport.

Click HERE to book your tickets online.