Johannesburg’s glitterati will soon gather for one of the City of Gold’s premier lifestyle events when Stellenbosch at Summer Place returns to Hyde Park on October 26. The stellar, one-night showcase of some of South Africa’s finest wines, food and art offers cognoscenti the exclusive opportunity to mingle with the country’s top winemakers and chefs.
Stellenbosch, South Africa’s first and foremost wine route, has long been regarded as one of the country’s most beautiful and cultured destinations thanks to amongst others its heritage, entrancing landscapes and collection of world-class restaurants and iconic wine estates. Stellenbosch at Summer Place, an exclusive experience presented by Stellenbosch Wine Routes and Sanlam Private Wealth, brings this reputation to Johannesburg.
Lending additional panache this year, Stellenbosch at Summer Place will celebrate excellence forged from the eponymous region’s illustrious past and future; a place where greatness shaped over centuries is merged with the visionary talents of pioneering youth. Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2016 will be attended by these very protégés who are set to become the leading winemakers and chefs of tomorrow.
This is the 7th year that Stellenbosch Wine Routes has partnered with Sanlam Private Wealth to host the esteemed occasion. Every year, Summer Place is transformed into a stylish winelands rendezvous that allows guests to indulge every sense at the luxurious cocktail-style affair. In addition, it provides the chance for wine-lovers to stock up on rare vintages in the run-up to the festive season and support a charitable cause – the Stellenbosch Wine Routes Education Fund.
The City of Oaks’ fame as a centre of epicurean distinction goes on display with more than 100 of Stellenbosch’s best wines from a variety of vintages offered for tasting by winemakers and estate owners, and available for purchase.
Alongside them will be sublime food creations presented by a handful of renowned chefs who will demonstrate why Stellenbosch is widely regarded as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa. Among them will be Delaire Graff wine estate restaurant head chef Michael Deg and Waterkloof Wines restaurant executive chef Gregory Czarnecki.
Satisfying artistic urges at this year’s event will be live music performances while art enthusiasts will also get the privileged chance to view rare pieces from the Sanlam Art Collection – one of South Africa’s finest and most extensive of its kind.
Tickets for Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2016 cost R500 per person and include all the wine, food and entertainment on the evening. Early booking is recommended as tickets are limited and sell out early. Please note that this unique gastronomic collaboration is not a sit-down experience but rather a swanky, mingling affair for guests to delight in all these exquisite culinary creations while they socialise in an ambiance of sheer luxury.
For more information or to buy your tickets contact Elmarie Rabe at Tel: 021 886 8275, send an email to email@example.com or book online at www.wineroute.co.za. Also follow @StellWineRoute on Twitter.