On Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July, Tygervalley Centre will be hosting the first Taste of Tyger Valley Wine Festival — the perfect solution to those winter blues.
Here’s 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss this celebration of flavours which will stop your winter cocooning in its tracks:
1. Over 20 Wineries to Taste From
With 20 wineries offering their wares, ranging from pot-stilled brandy, fortifieds like Jerepigo, Port and Muscadel, right through to some serious Reds and full-bodied Whites, there is something for every palate.
Participating wineries include: Blaauwklippen wines, Benguela Cove,Bonnievale wines, Diemersfontein, Eagles Cliff Wines, Edgebaston, Groenland, Hermanuspietersfontein, Imbuku wines, Kingna Distillery, Montpellier de Tulbagh, Montagu Wine and Spirits, Mooiplaas, Ormonde Vineyards, Perdeberg, Peter Bayley Wines, Spookfontein, Triple Three Estate Distillery, Yonder Hill and Zorgvliet.
2. Cabernet Franc Tasting Stand
The Cabernet Franc Interest Group will have a special tasting stand so you can find out more about this trendy varietal. Plus Wine of the Month Club will be sharing their expertise on all things wine!
3. Chocolate Lovers Heaven
Top it all Taste of Tyger Valley Wine Festival will have Lindt chocolates as part of the wine pairings and tastings. Additionally the Lindt Master Chocolatier will be holding a demonstration of filling the LINDOR Truffle. Need we say more?
4. Help a Young Sommelier
With each ticket purchased for the Taste of Tyger Valley Wine Festival a portion is donated toward a bursary for a local youngster to take their first steps toward a career as a professional Sommelier, supported by the South African Sommeliers Association.
5. Search for a Sommelier
Taste of Tyger Valley and the Tygerburger are on the look out for South Africa’s next sommelier! If you’ve always wanted to be a part of the exciting industry of wine, especially on the hospitality side, becoming a Sommelier might just be the thing for you! Find out more about the Search for a Sommelier competition here.
When: Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July
Where: Tygervalley Centre, Bill Bezuidenhout & Willie van Schoor, Bellville, Cape Town
Cost: R100 which includes most tastings, a branded crystal wine glass and a contribution towards a bursary.
Tickets: www.computicket.com or at the door.
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