We've got our top selection for the must-attend event of the weekend in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Cape Town: The Taste of Tyger Valley Wine Festival
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. 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.
Here’s 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss this celebration of flavours:
1. Over 20 Wineries to Taste From
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. Plus The Lindt Master Chocolatier will be demonstrating the filling of 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. Each Couple Gets a FREE Copy of Good Taste Magazine
Yes, you read that right. Every couple who buys a set of tickets will get a FREE copy of Good Taste on arrival at the festival, worth R34,90! All ticket holders will also receive a branded crystal wine glass on arrival plus most tastings.
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.
For more event info follow Taste of Tygervalley on Facebook and use #tasteoftygervalley
Johannesburg: Piccolo Mondo’s Gourmet Evening Presents Vergenoegd Wine
Every month, Piccolo Mondo at The Michelangelo Hotel take their guests on a gourmet journey, complete with delicious food, fine wines and great company. On June 30 you can also look forward to tasting Vergenoegd wines.
This is one event that all food fanatics and wine lovers need to attend. Treat yourself and your taste buds to the finer side of dining. For June’s Gourmet Evening, Piccolo Mondo’s Gourmet Dinner will be presenting Vergenoegd wines to complement the divine dishes on the menu. The five-course Vergenoegd Evening includes dinner, wine and mineral water. This is a fantastic opportunity for gourmet lovers to meet, mingle and pair delicious dishes and superior wine.
When: Friday, 30 June 2017 at 19:00.
Where: Piccolo Mondo Restaurant at The Michelangelo Hotel.
Cost: R595 per person.
Tickets: call 011 282 7463 or email email@example.com.
For more information visit www.legacyhotels.co.za.