The FNB Wine Shows, Coming to EC & Free State

Be sure not to miss the second FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show in Port Elizabeth – now a two night show on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th July.  Held in the elegant Tsitsikamma Rooms at The Boardwalk in Summerstrand, wine lovers will be treated to some of the Western Cape’s most delicious wines for both sampling and purchase through the Shop@Show system facilitated by local retailer Prestons.  The FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show promises a great night out for those serious about celebrating the fine art of winemaking in a comfortable setting.  Exhibitors include well-known producers such as Blaauwklippen, Ernie Els Wines, Jordan Wines and Ken Forrester with some lesser known boutique producers such as Leipzig and Keermont making a first time appearance.  To enhance the wine pairing experience, sample and buy at the Snyman Sjokolateur stand and complete the evening with a fine brandy at Oude Molen. 

The FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show in Port Elizabeth is the third of the four FNB Regional Wine Shows held annually.  It follows the sell-out shows in East London and Mpumalanga in March and April respectively, and precedes the Free State Wine Show on the 4th and 5th August in Bloemfontein.  Directed by wine authority Michael Fridjhon and organised by Johannesburg-based OutSorceress Marketing, the wine show supports the Rotary Club of Algoa Bay as a contribution to the local community.  Proceeds to Rotary International, raised through ticket sales and wine donations via all regional wine shows, exceeded R120 000 in 2015.  

Event name:   FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show – Port Elizabeth
Dates:  Thursday 28th  and Friday 29th July 2016
Venue: Tsitsikamma Rooms, The Boardwalk, Beach Road, Summerstrand
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Ticket Price: R140 to R160 (includes unlimited tastings and wine tasting glass). The early Bird price of R140 is valid for computicket.com sales until 27th July. Thereafter and at the door tickets are R160. No under 18s, nor babies and prams.  A complimentary show guide includes producer information and informative notes on wine variety characteristics, food matching and serving temperatures.
Refreshments:  Light meals will be available for sale.
Queries:  011 482 5936/5/4
Website:  www.easterncapewineshow-pe.co.za
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at one of the following options:
·               Online www.computicket.com
·               Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores
·               At the door (subject to availability)

The annual FNB Free State Wine Show will again bring cheer to the palates of Bloemfontein wine lovers on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August at Emoya Estate.  With a range of award-winning producers hailing from the acclaimed wine regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Hermanus, Robertson, Constantia, Franschhoek, Stanford and Tulbagh, show visitors will again be spoilt for choice by the range of winemaking styles on offer – from celebratory sparklings, to delicate whites and robust reds, the evening of tasting is sure to be concluded with a classic Cape Port or Brandy.   To complement the wine pairing experience, visitors can sample and buy at the Just Biltong, Dinutty Nuts, Woodview Gourmet Foods and Snyman Sjokolateur stands too.
 
Event name:       FNB Free State Wine Show
Dates:                   Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August 2016
Venue:                  Emoya Hotel and Conference Centre, 7 Kleynhans Avenue, Groenvlei, Bloemfontein
Time:                     17h00 to 21h00  
Ticket Price:        R150 to R190 (includes unlimited tastings and wine tasting glass).  The early Bird price of R150 is valid for computicket.com sales until 30th July. Thereafter and at the door, tickets are R170 for Thursday and R190 for Friday. No under 18s, nor babies and prams.  A complimentary show guide includes producer information and informative notes on wine variety characteristics, food matching and serving temperatures. 
Tickets can be purchased via www.computicket.com, Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores and at the door subject to availability.
Refreshments:  Light meals will be available for sale.
Website:               www.freestatewineshow.co.za for a full list of exhibitors and wines from 18 July.   
Enquiries:            Telephone (011) 482 5936.