Posted on 23 May 2013 by David Biggs
Wine producers from the rapidly growing Helderberg area will showcase their products at the Taste of Helderberg event at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on June 6 from 5pm to 9pm. Winemakers from more than 25 cellars in the area will have wines for sampling and many of the restaurants in the region will offer their special dishes to taste.
Sure to be popular is 96 Winery Road’s famous duck and cherry pie. There will be olives from Morgenster and matured Cheddar cheese from Healey’s Cheesery, now part of the Waterkloof wine estate. Vegetarians and vegans will be tempted by a range of delicious dishes from Ghenwa’s.
Participating wineries include Vergenoegd, Eikendal, Grangehurst, Yonder Hill, Ken Forrester Vineyards, Lourensford, Longridge, Avontuur and Somerbosch.
The doors will be open from 17h00 to 21h00 and tickets cost R70 per person. This will include a branded wine glass and access to the fruits of the Helderberg Winelands.
During and after the wine tastings, guests will be able to relax in cosy chill areas or make use of the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. Pre-bookings for the restaurant are recommended to avoid disappointment.
Call 021 855 1040 to make a restaurant reservation.
For more information on Taste of the Helderberg 2013 and to book your tickets contact Bjorn van Oort at email@example.com or call 021 981 0216.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Posted on 08 May 2013 by David Biggs
The organisers say that this, the 10th Wacky Wine Weekend, is going to be more festive than ever, so be sure to head to join Robertson Wine Valley on June 9.
As well as the wares of 48 wineries and many other attractions, festival–goers will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of vouchers and special offers, from various wine farms, inside the Wacky programme in their ‘goodie bags’. Some of these vouchers and special offers will be valid during the Wacky weekend, and others only after the weekend.
The Wacky Wine Weekend will include four festive days, with each day boasting its unique signature wine theme, to cater for all palates…. Whether you are a fun-seeker, novice or a wine connoisseur, there is something for everyone with: ‘Seriously Wine Thursday’, ‘Wine Up Friday’, ‘Full On Wacky Saturday’ or ‘Wine Down Sunday’.
Wacky 2013 charity drive for winter
Festival-goers are invited to join the Robertson Wine Valley in supporting their local charities. Help take the chill out of winter by donating blankets and winter clothing, for all ages, for those less fortunate. In return the Valley will reward you with wine, according to the weight of your donation, with a maximum of a 6-bottle case of wine that weighs about 9kg. Donations that weigh less than a bottle of wine will be rewarded with vouchers for wine purchases at La Verne online wine shop (www.lavernewines.co.za). All donations are please to be handed in at the Robertson Wine Valley office, corner of Voortrekker and Reitz Streets, Robertson.
The Wacky Bag Project
As part of the 10 years celebration, members of the local community have been commissioned by the Robertson Wine Valley to produce the ±18 000 Wacky ‘goodie bags’, thus providing much-needed employment and the opportunity to learn new skills for the future. The inspiration came from Khaya Power (www.khayapower.co.za) who are empowering communities all over the Western Cape by offering them an energy source powered by solar energy: 5 litre containers that are safe, portable and rechargeable. No more paraffin and candles! These power units are beautifully packaged in colourful, varnished, recycled cement bags with rope handles. The Robertson Wine Valley has teamed up with Langeberg Doulos Trust who provide the homeless with physical, mental and spiritual care, employing them to produce the 2013 Wacky ‘goodie bags’ from recycled cement bags. These eye-catching bags, ideal for gifts and function, will be available for order via the Robertson Wine Valley office: email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wacky Wine Weekend will embrace the usual line-up of As part of the Robertson Wine Valley’s commitment to ensure a safe festival, a Zero Tolerance Policy is implemented towards ‘drinking and driving’. Visitors are requested to make use of the Buddy Bus or appoint their own designated driver. The Buddy Bus facility enables groups of seven or more visitors to hire a chauffeur-driven mini-bus.
Wacky Wine Weekend Bus-In Packages and Fly-In Packages for those who live further afield are also available.
Posted on 30 April 2013 by Gail Alswang
For one night only – in Jo’burg on June 7 and in Cape Town on June 13 – taste (and buy at show prices) some splendid wines that knocked the socks off the Old Mutual Trophy Show judges.
The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 public tastings take place on Friday 7 June in Sandton and on Thursday 13 June in Cape Town. These single night tastings showcase all the wines achieving Trophy, Gold and Silver medals at this year’s judging held in May.
South African wines have been on the up over the last few years. Now these June tastings offeryou the chance to taste the Trophy Wine Show winners for yourself. And you can order the wines that take your fancy at special prices via Makro at these tastings.
The results are still kept under wraps and the until 30 May when the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 winners will be announced on May 30 on www.trophywineshow.co.za.
PUBLIC TASTING DETAILS:
Johannesburg: The Cape Town: The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting in Cape Town takes place on Thursday, June 13 2013 in the CTICC (Ballroom East), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Light meals are for sale at the tastingsand tickets (R150) are available through Computicket or or call 0861 915 8000. They will also be available at the door.
Photograph: OutSorceress Marketing