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    • Here is our list of current and upcoming wine and food-related events for 2012. Thelist may be updated at any time, so watch this space…. (Click on the bold Greenhighlights to access websites for more information). We have separate lists ofrestaurant special offers and wine farms which offer picnics, which are updated as wereceive them from the restaurants, farms or their PR agencies. We also have a speciallist of Valentine‟s events. Click on the underlined, bold words above to access them.Not all the events are in the Western Cape and we are, occasionally, told about eventsin Johannesburg, London, and other cities and towns.UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:until 15 July 2012. ART EXHIBITION: Wings of the Shechinah - The Sculptural Art ofHerman Wald, SA Jewish Museum, 88 Hatfield Street Gardens Cape Town. Sunday toThursday 10am to 5pm, Friday 10am to 2pm. Sculptures, Sketches, Writings and AudioVisual Displays. A major South African artist, Herman Wald is currently having his biggestexhibition in Cape Town, forty two years after his death and the digital-ageretrospective breaks new grounds in the Arts market, offering online global access to theentire collection and its catalogue. The Wings of the Shechinah - The Sculptural Art ofHerman Wald is on exhibit at the South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town until 15 July2012. On show are almost 60 sculptures, more than 40 sketches, writings and audiovisual displays. Gallery hours are Sunday to Thursday 10am to 5pm and Fridays 10am to2pm. Sculptor Herman Wald would have approved of the bold initiative, said his sonLouis Wald who was only twelve years old when his father died, leaving a legacy of over650 castings of his works but little money to sustain his family in Johannesburg.Hungarian-born, Herman Wald the son of a Rabbi, challenged the Orthodox Jewishrestriction against carved images of the human form. After studying, doingapprenticeships and working in Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Paris and London he moved toSouth Africa in 1937 to escape the persecutions of the Nazi era and established hisstudio in Johannesburg. The death of his mother and her family in a concentration campduring the Second World War motivated him to produce a series of public works whichconfirmed his standing in the Arts world. The first, entitled Symbol for Chaos and Hope,and known as Kria, is the rendering of garments and a symbol of Jewish mourning,originating from biblical days and still practiced today. Admission Fees to the Museumand exhibition are: Adults R 40, South African Pensioners and students R25, Childrenunder 16 years of age free. Valid Identification Required. The Museum caters for grouptours by prior arrangement.Tapas Sundays at Holden Manz in Franschhoek. Every Sunday from 11h00 till 17h00this summer until the end of March: Chill out on Sundays amidst the Franschhoek vinesand live la dolce vita with tapas, wine and lounge music at Holden Manz, themagnificent boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic mountainviews. Join tapas lovers on the vibrant cellar terrace for a wide selection of tapasdishes. Better still, start with tapas and stay for a more substantial lunch at theFranschhoek Kitchen, the Holden Manz signature restaurant situated above the cellar.The tapas menu, created by Chef Bjorn Dingemans, who joined the Franschhoek Kitchenafter honing his craft working alongside some of the finest chefs in London, changesweekly and includes all the favourite classics. From patés, risotto balls, crispy squid andartisanal cheeses to a double shot of watermelon gazpacho, the tapas dishes are pricedbetween R20 and R40. Enjoy this array of tastes with Holden Manz wine by the glass atR25 or R90 per bottle to share with friends. With house music creating just the rightchilled out vibe, this is the perfect summer escape to laze away your Sundays. ForSunday Tapas or bookings at the Franschhoek Restaurant, Call 021-8762729, emailwayne@holdenmanz.com or visit www.holdenmanz.com. To reach Holden Manz, turnright at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres.Friday Sundowners in the Tasting room at De Grendel 17h00 till 20h00. Make the bestof summer sunsets. L‟Heure bleue - the hour of blue. This is how the French describesthe period when the sun has set, due to the wonderful quality of the light. Now imagine
    • celebrating this special time of day on a Friday at De Grendel as the sun sets over theAtlantic Ocean and Robben Island. From November onwards you can make sundownerspart of the rhythm of your week: a glass of exquisite De Grendel wine and a nibble inhand, the picturesque view of Table Mountain and a week-end to look forward to. Whatmore can you ask for? Cost: R100 per person. This includes a welcoming drink by DeGrendel Wines and canapés prepared by our guest chef. These flavour-packed bite-sizedmorsels might just be enough to replace dinner, depending on your appetite. ContactChristelle at 021 558 6280 or Christelle@degrendel.co.za for more info or to book.LIVE MUSIC AT HARVEST Kick start your weekend with a chilled glass of wine orbubbly at Harvest at Laborie Wine Farm in Paarl whilst enjoying the live music on offerevery Friday, between 5pm and 8pm. Well known musicians include Newton and Johanwho are sure to keep guests entertained with their mix of eclectic sounds, creating theperfect ambience. Order something light off the menu to whet the appetite or simplyenjoy the sights and sounds whilst making the most of your relaxing experience. Formore information contact Yolanda Prinsloo at Harvest on 021 807 3095 orprinsloo@laboriewines.co.za.MAYFriday 18th May. Franck‟s‟ next chefs table at The Food Barn will feature the winesfrom Anthonij Rupert … for the menus from previous chefs tables, click here. NoordhoekFarm Village, Corner Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road, Noordhoek 7979. +27 21789 1390, fax +27 86 557 6612 info@thefoodbarn.co.zaFriday, 18th to Sunday, 20th May. ABSA Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival. Get readyfor the best wine and lifestyle festival in the Klein Karoo! Calitzdorp, the Port Capital ofSouth Africa, will be the place to be over the weekend of 18th to 20th May as visitorsfrom across the country make their way to the annual Absa Calitzdorp Port & WineFestival. Celebrate Calitzdorp‟s wonderful diversity of wines, local produce, fauna, floraand natural beauty. The Absa Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival will be hosted byrenowned Port producers, Axe Hill, Boplaas, Calitzdorp Cellar, De Krans, Du‟SwaRoo,Peter Bayly, TTT and Withoek in partnership with naming right sponsor Absa, from 2012to 2014. For more details on the festival, as well as tourism and accommodationinformation, visit www.portwinefestival.co.za. Pre-book through Computicket or bookduring the festival at the Calitzdorp Computicket Box Office, which will be convenientlylocated at the Calitzdorp Station festival grounds. Check the Computicket website forearly bird entrance ticket specials. ACCOMMODATION: Contact Calitzdorp Tourism on044 213 3775 or tourism@calitzdorp.org.za or visit the website atwww.calitzdorp.org.za. A unique jam-packed festival in the heart of the Klein Karoo – afestival of many happy returns! Diarise the date and enjoy the party in the gem of theKlein Karoo – Calitzdorp!Saturday, 19th to Sunday, 20th May. Spectacular Weekend Wedding Show at HoldenManz in Franschhoek. Get magical inspiration for your wedding day at the Holden ManzWedding Show held at this spectacular Franschhoek wine estate over the weekend of19th and 20th May. Brides will find exquisite options to make their special day evenmore memorable at this tranquil wedding venue that has been witness to so many happycouples saying “I do”. Held at the Franschhoek Kitchen, the signature restaurant atHolden Manz, brides to be will be spoiled for choice. From the perfect designer for thatall important wedding dress, specialist make-up artists and hair stylists, to sparklingaccessories, dazzling décor ideas and flowers as well as invitations that are pure worksof art, blushing brides-to-be will find it all at the Holden Manz Wedding Show. You willalso find the photographer of your dreams to capture your special moments that will lasta lifetime. Nestled between two rivers with majestic mountain views, Holden Manz is astunning venue for your wedding with a fine fine range of boutique wines. Be sure totaste them at the Wedding Show. Chef Cheyne Morrisby, Executive Chef at theFranschhoek Kitchen, will prepare delicious tapas to enjoy at the show, including heartybeef tataki, juicy lamb with a sushi rice ball, and a delectable 70% choc brownie with a
    • miso butterscotch. Entry to the Holden Manz Wedding Show on 19th and 20th May from11:00 to 17:00 is free. Tapas costs R35 per person and will be served at the FranschhoekKitchen. Call 021-8762729, e-mail wayne@holdenmanz.com, visit Holden Manz onFacebook or www.holdenmanz.com. To reach Holden Manz, turn right at the HuguenotMonument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres. GPS coordinates:Latitude: 33° 56‟ 7” S; Longitude: 19° 6‟ 54” E.Sunday 20th May. Weekly Sunday Market at GROENRIVIER CONFERENCE CENTRE,Riebeek Valley. A Sunday market will be held at Groenrivier Conference Centre in theRiebeek Valley from the 20th of May. Please contact Magdel [082 5534570] or Lorraine[0796737627] alternative you can send us an email to book your stall for the weekend –contact www.riebeekvalleynews.com/magdel@groenrivierconference.comFriday, 25th May Ernst Gouws & Co. Family wines paired dinner at the VineyardHotel & Spa. Owner and wine maker Ernst Gouws will showcase his wines at a four-course wine-paired dinner. Ernst and his wife Gwenda are the soul and drive behind thefamily-owned wine company, with four generations of the Gouws family intrinsicallylinked to the fine art of winemaking. Gouws studied winemaking at the Weinsberg WineSchool in Germany during the 1970s. During the early 1980s he worked in theChampagne and Bordeaux regions in France, and then spent 15 years actively involvedwith the development of a number of private wine estates in the Cape Winelands,including Saxenburg, Rhebokskloof and Hoopenburg. In 2004 he fulfilled his lifelongdream by going solo and launching the family flagship label, Ernst Gouws & Co. To avoiddisappointment, guests are encouraged to book well in advance for the dinners, as theyare extremely popular with both local and resident guests. Diners can enjoy live lightentertainment throughout the evening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add tothe experience. So whether you are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spentwith a group of friends – the experience is bound to be a memorable one. Each wine-paired dinner is either four- or five-course, depending on the wines served. Ahead ofeach event we conduct a tasting where The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker andselect members of the media as well as the hotels food and wine committee gettogether. It‟s an opportunity to taste the wines and to debate, deliberate and explore amenu specifically paired to the wines in question. For those guests who‟d like to make anight of it, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa is offering a special rate which includes the four-course wine paired dinner, accommodation and breakfast the following morning. Singlerooms are available at R900 and double rooms at R1500 per room per night. Reservationsare essential and can be made by contacting The Square on 021 657 4500 or e-maileat@vineyard.co.zaFriday 25th and Saturday 26th May. The TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival, happening onthe Rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall, is being hailed as the highlight event toattend this year with over 300 wines to taste, fantastic entertainment, and is a trulyunique African wine festival as it kicks off on the celebrated Africa Day, which iscelebrated around the world every year on May 25th. Its aim is to celebrate Africandiversity and success and to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists onthe African continent. Festival co-founders and local entrepreneurs, Mzoli Ngcawuzelefrom Mzoli‟s Place, and Lungile Mbalo believe that Africa Day and the TOPS GugulethuWine Festival are founded upon similar principles of encouraged diversity and success.Recognising the value of this market, local wine estates are starting to add the TOPSGugulethu Wine Festival to their already packed diaries. The Cape Wine Academy,organisers of the wine arena, say they have doubled the wine exhibitors this year. Idolsjudge, Metro FM co-host and entertainment powerhouse, Unathi Msengana, will beperforming live in the TOPS VIP Lounge to invited VIP guests on the Friday evening andwill MC in the main wine exhibitor marquee on the Saturday evening, much to thedelight of many. Other exciting highlights at the festival: The Nederburg Taste Theatre,open to all festival visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Presentations will bestaged at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on both evening in the main wine exhibitor marquee. •Pete Goffe-Wood, a South African MasterChef judge, will co-present Nederburg‟s Taste
    • Theatre on Friday evening • Over 40 wineries showcasing over 300 wines to swirl, sniff,sip, and spit (although not much spitting is expected) • Thirteen super-brand sponsorsincluding spectacular wine lounges from Pongracz, J.C le Roux, Nederburg, 4th Street,The Saints and a DGB merlot wine bar giving visitors unique lifestyle experiences • Enjoythe „TOPS Food & Fun‟ chill-out space to sit and eat from a choice of restaurantsincluding Mzoli‟s famous chop! • All visitors will receive a free branded wine tastingglass and the festival wine buying guide on arrival plus there will be lots of prizes to bewon on the night. TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival 2012 details: Friday 25th May – 4pmto 9pm, Saturday 26th May – 3pm to 9pm. Tickets cost R80 per person per night.Purchase online at www.webtickets.co.za or at the door on the night For moreinformation go to: www.gugulethuwinefestival.co.zaSaturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th May. Diemersfontein‟s free-flowing “Pinotage OnTap” party to hit the United Kingdom! The ultimate party on the South African wineevent calendar, the Diemersfontein "Pinotage on Tap" festival, will go beyond theborders of South Africa for the first time with its launch at Poynings Grange Farm,Poynings, West Sussex in the United Kingdom. After eight successful years of delightingthe people of South Africa with a festival at which pinotage lovers celebrate the launchof the new annual vintage of the Original Coffee Pinotage, this South African inspiredevent will offer UK wine lovers a day out with friends and family in true Pinotage on Tapcountry style, and ex-patriots will be able to savour the taste of "home". This delectablewine will be served from its oak barrels on tap, and be paired with a variety of SouthAfrican inspired culinary treats including biltong, boerewors, bobotie and of course, theultimate - Braaivleis. The ever popular bowls of molten chocolate with deliciousstrawberries, marshmallows and meringues will be devoured along with old favouritedesserts of Milk Tart and Malva Pudding. The great rhythms of Lonesome DaveFergusson, Robin Auld and Albert Frost will add to the relaxed atmosphere of the dayand ensure that this is truly the best South African party north of South Africa. Ticketsare available via Computicket (www.computicket.com) at £65 per person, and earlybookings are advised! Please note that tickets are converted to South African Randcurrency due to this being a South African booking agent. For any enquiries, pleaseemail online@diemersfontein.co.za. For more information visit the official Pinotageon Tap events pageSunday, 27th May, in the graceful Summer Room at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa will befrom 14h00 to 17h00. Wine Concepts‟ premier Burgundy Lovers Festival, now in itssecond year, will be bigger and bolder as it celebrates the Cape‟s finest Chardonnaysand Pinot Noirs. This year, Wine Concepts will host the festival at the Vineyard Hoteland Spa in Newlands, Cape Town. Guests will be treated to one of the most impressiveselections of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs ever seen in the country. ore than 30 of thecountry‟s top producers have been invited to showcase their fine wines complimented bydelicious snacks suited to the style of wines. As an added bonus, all wines presented atthe Festival will be on offer at a 10% discount for guests wishing to purchase. Weatherpermitting, the Festival will flow out onto the sprawling lawns to create an even morerelaxed atmosphere for guests.Tuesday, 29th May. 18h30 for 19h00. The Yale Spizzwinks (?) at Winchester Mansions.Enjoy an hour long performance by one of the most entertaining a cappella bandsfollowed by a delicious 3-course dinner at Harveys. Ticket & Dinner: R350.00 per person(10% of the ticket price will go to Streetsmart a charity supported by WinchesterMansions). Check out a snippet of their amazing performances here. For reservations ormore information call 021 434 2351 or email mailto:banqueting@winchester.co.za. Tosee the delicious menu click here.Wednesday, 30th May. Winemaker dinner at The One & Only. Award-winningsommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, present #3 in a series offabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town. Graham Beck Wines. Thisis the turn of the erudite, ebullient and always entertaining Pieter „Bubbles‟ Ferreira of
    • Graham Beck Wines. Pieter is a renowned „foodie‟ himself and he will be showing someof his favourite food-friendly wines including his range of award-winning Cap Classiques –now the tipple of choice for James Bond, according to the latest book, „Carte Blanche‟!Join Pieter for an evening of bubbles and bonhomie. Numbers are limited to 30 at all thedinners, and each is priced at R325, offering a high quality, excellent value evening out.Whether you are a wine „fundi‟, or simply enjoy a convivial evening of good food, wineand company, these dinners offer something for everybody. As Luvo says, “there are nogolden or unbreakable rules with wine in my opinion, and we want to encourage peopleto explore their own taste preferences. If we can show them something new to enjoyalong the way, we‟ve done a good job”. To reserve your table at Reuben‟s One&OnlyCape Town, mail to restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com or call +27 21431 4511Thursday, 31st May. A WORLD RENOWNED STORY-TELLER. Rob Caskie brings TheAnglo-Zulu War to the One&Only in Cape Town! 11.30am: The Battle of Isandlwana,Talk in The Ballroom followed by buffet lunch in Reubens. 6.30pm: The Battle ofRorkes Drift, Talk in The Ballroom followed by buffet dinner in Reubens. The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 is a famous chapter in history: a campaign created by British officialsin Natal, without the sanction of Britain, largely on account of the supposed militarythreat posed by the Zulu army. Leaders in Natal believed the war would be over in 3weeks - how wrong they would be! Passionately detailing the Battle of Isandlwana andRorkes Drift, Rob Caskies enthusiasm and balanced view of both sides cant help butmake you feel as if you are in the middle of these two great battles. R225 per personinclusive of a buffet lunch or dinner at Reubens. Click here for more information. RobCaskie will be delivering another of these specialised talks at One&Only Cape Town onThursday on Wednesday 6th June. Dont miss this extraordinary experience. Call: +27 21431 4511 or email: restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com.JUNEFriday, 1st June to Sunday, 3rd June. SLANGHOEK WINE VALLEY ENTICES VISITORSWITH ITS WINTER WINEMAKER WEEKEND. “TRAVELLING DINNERS”. Excellent wine,glorious food and good company, not to mention some of the most picturesquesurroundings and hospitality second to none. With its rugged beauty, this small valley isfast becoming a draw card to visitors for whom its gorgeous scenery, surroundingWinelands and family-run cellars are all very appealing. Join us as we celebrate winterwith a travelling dinner, a small intimate affair hosted by the quartet of SlanghoekMountain Resort, Slanghoek Cellar, Jason‟s Hill and Opstal Wines which will introduceyou to the wines, their winemakers and the hospitality that they have become famousfor. Nestled in the magnificent Slanghoek Valley on the slopes of the BadsbergConservancy you will find the Slanghoek Mountain Resort, a haven for those whoappreciate spectacular views and the natural beauty which surrounds them. Included inthe weekend package are: Accommodation at Slanghoek Mountain Resort, a haven forthose who appreciate spectacular views and the natural beauty which surrounds it. Thisincludes dinner on Friday evening, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.For a fun-filled Saturday morning a visit to Slanghoek Cellar for their Blend & Bottle hasbeen arranged affording visitors the opportunity to make their own wine in their ownstyle, using a combination of three varieties. Wines are bottled under guests ownpersonalised label and will most definitely impress family, friends and colleagues. Thetravelling dinner will commence with sundowners, canapés and a wine tasting atSlanghoek Cellar hosted by cellar master, Pieter Carstens. The main course will behosted by Stanley Louw, resident sixth generation owner and vintner of Opstal Estatewhich has a wine history dating back to 1847. Finally join Ivy du Toit of Jason‟s HillPrivate Cellar, where the tradition of vine growing and wine making for the fifthgeneration is kept alive, for dessert and coffee. Full cost of package : R1 250 perperson (inclusive of B&B, dinner – both Friday and Saturday evening, Blend & Bottlesession at Slanghoek Cellar). A detailed itinerary will be provided upon booking yourweekend away. Booking is essential as space is limited to five couples. The closing date
    • for bookings is 21st May. To book this memorable experience, contact Jenny atSlanghoek Mountain Resort on info@slanghoekresort.co.za or 023 344 3138.Saturday, 2nd June. Hartenberg Feast of Shiraz & Charcuterie from 12h00 noon until17h00. Carl Schultz, celebrated winemaker at Hartenberg, has invited a select group ofwinemakers to showcase their wines at this indulgent day of Shiraz and Charcuterie.These include Boekenhoutskloof, Boschkloof, Cederberg, de Trafford, Eagles Nest,Kleinood, La Motte, Luddite, Mullineux, Nico van der Merwe, Raka, Rust en Vrede, Sadie,Saxenburg and Thelema. They will be joined by some of the best local charcuteriemasters, cheese makers and olive enthusiasts for a food and wine pairing feast onHartenberg Wine Estate. Chefs from various restaurants, bistros and cafés will enticepalates and complement this hardy varietal. Carnivores will enjoy a wide variety ofcharcuterie by Bread & Wine vineyard restaurant, Jason Lucas Jamon, JoostenbergBistro and Deli, Richard Bosman and The Charcuterie. Anura Cheese, DalewoodFromagerie, Fromage de France and La Petite France will be there for cheese lovers.There will also be bread and olives by Café des Arts, De Oude Bank Bakkerij, La Motteand Chrisnas Olives. Tickets, costing R180 per person, including food and wine tastings,are available online at www.webtickets.co.za. For more information, call Tel: +2721 865 2541, Email: info@hartenbergestate.com or visit www.hartenbergestate.com.Hartenberg Estate is situated on the Bottelary Road off the R304 to Stellenbosch.Saturday, 2nd June. South African wine in Switzerland. Meet some South Africanproducers personally at KapWeine‟s Showroom event - Frankies Wine Selection SA inWädenswil, Switzerland. From 10h00 to 16h00 oclock the makers of Eagles Nest, DeToren, Boekenhoutskloof and Constantia Glen will be present and answer all yourquestions. We will open approximately 40 wines, amongst them many new wines andvintages together with some special offerings. Rütibüelstrasse 17, CH-8820 , Wädenswil,Switzerland, Phone: +41 (0)43 888 21 21 Fax: +41 (0)43 888 21 22.Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June. Durbanville Wine Valley heats up winter with„Soup, Sip and Bread Festival‟. Don your gumboots, pashminas and rain dance your wayto the annual Soup Sip and Bread winter festival in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Look outfor indulgent soup and wine pairings like gewürztraminer with sweet potato soup, andmerlot with hearty beef soup. Celebrate winter, revel in feel-good winter fire placesand cosy conversation. Kick off the season abundantly and with heart. Now in its 4thyear, the Soup, Sip and Bread event will once again have visitors flocking from far andwide to the wine route a mere 20 minutes from the city centre. The soups arehomemade, the breads freshly baked and artisanal, the diverse range of wines a perfectmatch, and the setting heavenly for a day with friends and family. Taking a tongue-in-cheek look at the art of food and soup pairing, and searching their cellars for soulfulpartners to team up with soups, chowders, bisque and gumbos are Groot PhesantekraalFarm (Phizante Kraal Wines), Klein Roosboom, Nitida, Meerendal, Hillcrest, DurbanvilleHills, Diemersdal, De Grendel, D‟Aria, Bloemendal and Altydgedacht. “Discover theintimate wine route‟s luscious reds snuggling up to soups, stews and traditionalbredies,” invites Thys Louw, Chairperson of the Durbanville Valley Wine Association.“Bring family and friends along for the warm company, hot music and great pairings.Meander from farm to farm or settle in at your favourite spot for the day, feasting onwinter-inspired dishes and sipping on wine from the casks. “And for those who think theDurbanville area is limited to summery sauvignon blanc, our reds holds a specialsurprise, keeping in mind that merlot and shiraz are the second and third most plantedcultivars in the valley,” he adds. “Festival-goers will discover just how flirty merlot – theDurbanville Wine Valley‟s signature red– can be around food.” For booking information,programmes and directions visit www.durbanvillewine.co.zaMonday, 4th June. South Africa Wine Show Zurich. you can also come from 16h00 till21h00 to the South Africa Wine Show at the Kongresshaus in Zürich. Free entry! Here youcan get a full picture and an update on the current status of the South African wineindustry. You can taste more than 300 South African wines from the leading importers of
    • SA wines to Switzerland. KapWeine will show about 80 wines from 40 of our producers atthe Wine Show in Zürich. Benefit at both events from the 10% discount* on all orders ofFr. 200.00 or more applicable on all wines from our range (*except specials and alreadydiscounted wines - the discount cannot be accumulated with any other discounts). Youcan find more information about these events hereTuesday, 5th June. Diamond Jubilee „High Tea‟ at The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks.Royal events bring out the royalty in all of us. The Oyster Box will host a specialDiamond Jubilee „High Tea‟ in the regal Pearl Room, with a spread, „fit for a queen‟.The grand event will coincide with the Royal Procession and Service of Thanksgiving tobe held at St Paul‟s Cathedral, which will televised live on big screens during the „HighTea‟. The tea, which costs R390 per person, starts at 10:00 and ends at 14:00. Onarrival, guests will be served a Pimms No1 cocktail. This will be followed by a British-inspired buffet lunch with English favourites such as roast Beef, roast potatoes, mushypeas and Lancashire Lamb and mint pie. A grand selection of traditional „High Treats‟will bring the occasion to a delectable end. In addition to the grand „High Tea‟celebration, during the month of May, Oyster Box patrons will have the chance to win adiamond valued at R20 000. Anybody who makes a purchase at the hotel during themonth, this includes the restaurants, bars and gift shop and completes an entry form, iseligible. The winner‟s name will be announced on 5 June at the High Tea event. Tobook a place at the Jubilee „High Tea‟ table, call (031) 514 5000 or e-mailreservations@oysterbox.co.zaWednesday 6th June. A WORLD RENOWNED STORY-TELLER. Rob Caskie brings TheAnglo-Zulu War to the One&Only in Cape Town! 11.30am: The Battle of Rorkes Drift,Talk in The Ballroom followed by buffet lunch in Reubens. 6.30pm: The Battle ofIsandlwana, Talk in The Ballroom followed by buffet dinner in Reubens. The Anglo-ZuluWar of 1879 is a famous chapter in history: a campaign created by British officials inNatal, without the sanction of Britain, largely on account of the supposed military threatposed by the Zulu army. Leaders in Natal believed the war would be over in 3 weeks -how wrong they would be! Passionately detailing the Battle of Isandlwana and RorkesDrift, Rob Caskies enthusiasm and balanced view of both sides cant help but make youfeel as if you are in the middle of these two great battles. R225 per person inclusive of abuffet lunch or dinner at Reubens. Click here for more information. Dont miss thisextraordinary experience. email: restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.comor call: +27 21 431 4511Thursday 7th June, early evening from 17h00 to 20h00, at the trendy Fire and Ice Hotelin Melrose Arch. Wine Concepts‟ premier Burgundy Lovers Festival, in Johannesburgfor the first time. Gauteng wine lovers will be able to relax while tasting and discussingtheir favorite wines with the representatives of the farms. Melrose Arch offers manyrestaurants where guests will be able to dine after the Festival. Entry to the festival willbe R150 per person for pre-booked tickets and R170 at the door, subject to availability.The ticket price allows guests to taste the wines on offer at the festivals and includeslight snacks as well as a chance to win wonderful prizes in a lucky draw. As an addedbonus, all wines presented at the Festival will be on offer at a 10% discount for guestswishing to purchase. Tickets are available from Wine Concepts Newlands (021 671 9030)corlien@wineconcepts.co.za and Wine Concepts on Kloof (021 426 4401), as well asthrough www.webtickets.co.za.Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June, Robertson Wine Valley‟s biggest annual winefestival, the ever-popular Wacky Wine Weekend. With 48 wineries showcasing theirwines, visitors can expect even more festivity and celebration! And with a myriad of keyattractions, both old favourites and novel delights, this well-loved event is a „must-do‟on the annual social calendar. So, join the Robertson Wine Valley clan for an indulgentlyWacky Weekend....The Wacky Wine Weekend will include four festive days, with each day boasting itsunique 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 WineThursday‟, „Wine Up Friday‟, „Full On Wacky Saturday‟ or „Wine Down Sunday‟.„Seriously Wine Thursday‟ promises to inspire wine aficionados with a range of tailor-made activities, for instance: master wine-tastings, wine- and food-pairings, educationalwine presentations and private tastings with the Valley‟s most esteemed winemakers.The Wacky Wine Weekend will embrace the usual line-up of fun-filled activities,including a wide range of children‟s activities including: fishing, farmyard tours, jumpingcastles, pony rides, a treasure hunt and face-painting.As part of the Robertson Wine Valley‟s commitment to ensure a safe festival, a ZeroTolerance Policy is implemented towards „drinking and driving‟. Visitors are requestedto make use of the Buddy Bus or the Designated Driver Programme. The Buddy Busfacility enables groups of seven or more visitors to hire a chauffeur-driven mini-bus.Drivers who register for the Designated Driver Programme will be rewarded with a wholehost of „complimentaries‟ including: free coffee, soft drinks, coupons and special deals.Wacky Wine Weekend Bus-In Packages are also available. A2B Charters will be offeringone day packages, with transport departing from the Waterfront, Tygervalley,Stellenbosch (Butterfly World) and Paarl, to Robertson, and „Buddy Bus‟ transportbetween the participating wineries. See contact details below. For visitors from furtherafield, Beyond Reach has once again put together great Fly-In Packages that includeflights, car rental and accommodation. See contact details below. Join us for a winterweekend getaway at the Wacky Wine Weekend in the Robertson Wine Valley – where thefun never stops! With Die Burger on board again as official sponsor, this year will be as„wacky‟ and festive as ever!Cost: A R90.00 passport, valid for the whole weekend, must be purchased at one‟s firstport-of-call, ie at any of the participating wineries. The passport includes: a stylishtasting glass, free 25mℓ wine-tasting samples, and a „goodie‟ bag with some greatsurprises, as well as the programme highlighting some special offers. All other activitiesduring the Wacky Wine Weekend will be „pay-as-you-go‟, with many of the activitiesfree of charge. Visitors will also be able to purchase wine-by-the-glass or a bottle ofwine to share amongst friends.Programme of activities: Visit www.wackywineweekend.com. Many of the activitiesneed to be pre-booked directly with the respective wineries. Designated DriverProgramme: Register at the Wacky Wine Weekend office or any of the Valley‟s tourismoffices or participating wineries. Buddy Bus: Buddy Bus costs vary between R127 andR400 per person. The service will be available from 08h00 until 19h00 and guests will becollected and returned to their accommodation. Bookings must please be made inadvance. Accommodation: Please visit www.robertsonwinevalley.com. Accommodationestablishments will require the payment of a deposit to secure the booking. Bus-inPackages: Book Day Packages with A2B Charters. Group bookings of between 7 and 60passengers for day-trips cost R400 per person and include „Buddy Bus‟ transport betweenthe participating wineries. Bookings close 20th May! Contact Jacques on 083 258 4769 orinfo@a2bcharters.co.za. Fly-In Packages: Book with Beyond Reach: +27 23 614 3937 /072 203 2457 or info@beyondreachafrica.co.za. Enquiries: Contact the Robertson WineValley on (023) 626 3167 Or email manager@robertsonwinevalley.com. Visit the WackyWine Weekend website. www.wackywineweekend.com.Friday, 8th June, from 18h00 to 21h00 – one night only! Old Mutual Trophy Wine ShowPublic Tasting at the Sandton Sun (Maroela Room), cnr Alice Lane and 5th Street,Sandton, Gauteng. Now in its 11th year, the competition is widely regarded as thecountrys most rigorous wine selection process. The single night tastings present around100 wines which achieved Trophy, Gold and Silver medals at the judging in May, whenclose to 1 000 wines were assessed blind by a panel of highly regarded international andlocal palates. As before, Trophy Wine Show patrons can expect to sample the very bestwines entered into the 40 different categories. The judging panel has been chaired by
    • leading wine authority Michael Fridjhon since the inception of the show in 2002. The2012 panel comprised three international judges of high standing and six local judgescovering a broad range of expertise. The international judges were: Brian Croser(Winemaker and industry icon, Australia); Anthony Rose (UK and Asian wine columnist)and Tom Cannavan (Scottish wine blogger – see www.wine-pages.com and UK winebroadcaster). The South African judges were Ginette de Fleuriot CWM (MarketingManager, Vinimark), Gary Jordan (proprietor-winemaker, Jordan Wines), Christian Eedes(wine writer and blogger – see www.whatidranklastnight.co.za), Angela Lloyd (winejudge and writer), James Pietersen (head sommelier of Belthazar and Balduccirestaurants) and François Rautenbach (Head, Premier Wine Programme, Singita Lodges).The participation of a team of associate judges, drawn from the pool of rising SouthAfrican winemaking and judging talent, is included in a supportive capacity. Since thesetastings include an array of the top achievers in both regular and lesser-known grapevarieties, they serve to showcase the best of South African wines. Both events are heldshortly after the announcement of results and while there are still stocks of the topwines for collectors seeking to add the best of current release Cape wines to theircellars. The list of wines and producers in attendance at the public tastings are keptunder wraps until 30 May when the Most Successful Producer and the full results of theOld Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 will be announced on www.trophywineshow.co.za.All wines present at the tastings can be ordered at special prices via Makro at the publictastings. Secure underground parking is available at the hotel and neighbouring shoppingmalls. Bookings: Ticket sales via www.computicket.com or call 083 915 8000 or 011340 8000. Tickets are limited: „Early bird‟ tickets bought by 27 May will cost R100 eachand tickets sold thereafter and at the door (subject to availability) are R120 per person.Ticket includes tasting glass, unlimited tastings and a take-home copy of ICONS, theshow‟s comprehensive review of all the successful wines of the year. Enquiries: 011482 5936. www.trophywineshow.co.za; www.outsorceress.co.zaFriday, 8th June Creation Wines paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. RoyDavies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paired dinnerevents each month, where winemakers from farms Creation will have the opportunity topresent their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests are encouraged to book well inadvance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both local and residentguests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughout the evening,and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. So whether you arelooking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group of friends – theexperience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner is either four- orfive-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tastingwhere The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and select members of the media as wellas the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟s an opportunity to taste thewines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specifically paired to the wines inquestion,” Davies explained. “The combination of the tasting session and thenexperiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing usto ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute highest standard, something webelieve our guests will experience with every paired event.” The cost of the dinners isR265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team havealso put together exclusive stay-over packages that include the dinner for guestsattending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room is R950, while a doubleroom is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner, a single room is R900and a double room is R750 per person sharing. For more information or to make areservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.zaFriday, 8th to Sunday, 10th June The Wine Show Road Show, Nelson Mandela Bay:Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. www.wineshow.co.za Wine Extra: Monthly E-magazineNEW FORMAT LAUNCHED !!! www.wine-extra.co.za t: 021 888 8814 f: 021 888 8818c: 072 784 3349 jolene@wineshow.co.za
    • Friday, 15th June from 17h00 to 20h30 – one night only! Old Mutual Trophy Wine ShowPublic Tasting at the CTICC (Ballroom West), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street,Cape Town. Now in its 11th year, the competition is widely regarded as the countrysmost rigorous wine selection process. The single night tastings present around 100 wineswhich achieved Trophy, Gold and Silver medals at the judging in May, when close to 1000 wines were assessed blind by a panel of highly regarded international and localpalates. As before, Trophy Wine Show patrons can expect to sample the very best winesentered into the 40 different categories. Light meals will be for sale at the tasting. Thejudging panel has been chaired by leading wine authority Michael Fridjhon since theinception of the show in 2002. The 2012 panel comprised three international judges ofhigh standing and six local judges covering a broad range of expertise. Theinternational judges were: Brian Croser (Winemaker and industry icon, Australia);Anthony Rose (UK and Asian wine columnist) and Tom Cannavan (Scottish wine blogger –see www.wine-pages.com and UK wine broadcaster). The South African judges wereGinette de Fleuriot CWM (Marketing Manager, Vinimark), Gary Jordan (proprietor-winemaker, Jordan Wines), Christian Eedes (wine writer and blogger – seewww.whatidranklastnight.co.za), Angela Lloyd (wine judge and writer), James Pietersen(head sommelier of Belthazar and Balducci restaurants) and François Rautenbach (Head,Premier Wine Programme, Singita Lodges). The participation of a team of associatejudges, drawn from the pool of rising South African winemaking and judging talent, isincluded in a supportive capacity. Since these tastings include an array of the topachievers in both regular and lesser-known grape varieties, they serve to showcase thebest of South African wines. Both events are held shortly after the announcement ofresults and while there are still stocks of the top wines for collectors seeking to add thebest of current release Cape wines to their cellars. The list of wines and producers inattendance at the public tastings are kept under wraps until 30 May when the MostSuccessful Producer and the full results of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 will beannounced on www.trophywineshow.co.za. All wines present at the tastings can beordered at special prices via Makro at the public tastings. Secure underground parking isavailable in the CTICC parkade. Bookings: Ticket sales via www.computicket.com orcall 083 915 8000 or 011 340 8000. Tickets are limited: „Early bird‟ tickets bought by27 May will cost R100 each and tickets sold thereafter and at the door (subject toavailability) are R120 per person. Ticket includes tasting glass, unlimited tastings and atake-home copy of ICONS, the show‟s comprehensive review of all the successful winesof the year. Enquiries: 011 482 5936. www.trophywineshow.co.za;www.outsorceress.co.zaFriday, 15th to Sunday, 17th June. Following in the success of last year‟s event, visitorsto Franschhoek can once again look forward to another interactive Cook Franschhoek,which takes place over the weekend of 15, 16 and 17 June. Known as SA‟s leading winedestination and gourmet capital, food and wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity tojoin some of the Valley‟s highly acclaimed chefs and winemakers as they present handson demonstration kitchens. Master the art of bread making, sushi or truffles, or simplyappreciate the art of pairing food and wine. Participating restaurants include, amongstothers, Cotage Fromage, Liam Tomlin Food at Leopard‟s Leap Vineyards, Le QuartierFrançais, Bread and Wine at Môreson and Ryan‟s Kitchen. With the focus on exclusivity,each demonstration will range from 8 to 30 people, and costs will differ byestablishment. Tickets can be purchased directly from www.webtickets.co.za. Make aweekend of your experience and book into one of Franschhoek‟s fabulousaccommodation establishments, ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts, to luxuriousboutique hotels, all nestled in a picturesque and safe environment. This should alsoallow you ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-classshops and boutiques, allowing for an intimate and relaxed shopping expedition. Be sureto include the Franschhoek Wine Valley Food & Wine Route as part of your weekend ofdiscovery. This exciting initiative allows visitors to tailor make their trips, taking theconcept of a food and wine to an entirely new level. For more information on Cook
    • Franschhoek, accommodation and retail offerings, as well as the Food & Wine Route visitwww.franschhoek.org.za or contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 8762861. Follow us on Twitter at #fhkcook.Friday, 22nd June Paul Cluver & Iona Vineyards (Elgin Valley) paired dinner at theVineyard Hotel & Spa. Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We willhost two wine-paired dinner events each month, where winemakers from farms such asIona Vineyards will have the opportunity to present their wines. To avoiddisappointment, guests are encouraged to book well in advance for the dinners, as theyare extremely popular with both local and resident guests,” says Davies. “Diners canenjoy live light entertainment throughout the evening, and lucky draws are held at eachevent to add to the experience. So whether you are looking for a romantic evening out,or a night spent with a group of friends – the experience is bound to be a memorableone.” Each wine-paired dinner is either four- or five-course, depending on the winesserved. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tasting where The Square‟s sous chef, thewinemaker and select members of the media as well as the hotels food and winecommittee get together. It‟s an opportunity to taste the wines and to debate, deliberateand explore a menu specifically paired to the wines in question,” Davies explained. “Thecombination of the tasting session and then experiencing the end product – the actualdinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing us to ensure that the end-product is always ofthe absolute highest standard, something we believe our guests will experience withevery paired event.” The cost of the dinners is R265 pp for the four-course and R315 ppfor the five-course. Davies and his team have also put together exclusive stay-overpackages that include the dinner for guests attending the events. For the five-coursedinner, a single room is R950, while a double room is R800 per person sharing. For thefour-course paired dinner, a single room is R900 and a double room is R750 per personsharing. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact 021 657 4500 ore-mail eat@vineyard.co.zaWednesday, 27th June. Winemaker dinner at The One & Only. Award-winningsommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, present #4 in a series offabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town. Boekenhoutskloof Winesis the definitive Platter Guide‟s Winery of the Year and owner/cellarmaster Marc Kent,will be explaining his philosophy and illustrating it with his Five Star wines at what issure to be one of the most popular events of the series. Numbers are limited to 30 at allthe dinners, and each is priced at R325, offering a high quality, excellent value eveningout. Whether you are a wine „fundi‟, or simply enjoy a convivial evening of good food,wine and company, these dinners offer something for everybody. As Luvo says, “thereare no golden or unbreakable rules with wine in my opinion, and we want to encouragepeople to explore their own taste preferences. If we can show them something new toenjoy along the way, we‟ve done a good job”. To reserve your table at Reuben‟sOne&Only Cape Town, mail to restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com orcall +27 21 431 4511JULYFriday, 13th July. Muratie wine Estate paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa.Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paireddinner events each month, where winemakers from farms such as Muratie will have theopportunity to present their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests are encouraged tobook well in advance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both local andresident guests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughout theevening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. So whetheryou are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group of friends – theexperience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner is either four- orfive-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tastingwhere The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and select members of the media as wellas the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟s an opportunity to taste thewines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specifically paired to the wines in
    • question,” Davies explained. “The combination of the tasting session and thenexperiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing usto ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute highest standard, something webelieve our guests will experience with every paired event.” The cost of the dinners isR265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team havealso put together exclusive stay-over packages that include the dinner for guestsattending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room is R950, while a doubleroom is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner, a single room is R900and a double room is R750 per person sharing. For more information or to make areservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.zaWednesday, 25th July. Winemaker dinner at The One & Only. Award-winningsommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, present #5 in a series offabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town. La Motte estate fromFranschhoek joining the team with their organic Pierneef collection offering arefreshing and modern twist on the normal food and wine pairing. Numbers are limitedto 30 at all the dinners, and each is priced at R325, offering a high quality, excellentvalue evening out. Whether you are a wine „fundi‟, or simply enjoy a convivial eveningof good food, wine and company, these dinners offer something for everybody. As Luvosays, “there are no golden or unbreakable rules with wine in my opinion, and we want toencourage people to explore their own taste preferences. If we can show themsomething new to enjoy along the way, we‟ve done a good job”. To reserve your tableat Reuben‟s One&Only Cape Town, call +27 21 431 4511 or mail torestaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.comFriday, 27th July. Hartenberg Estate paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. RoyDavies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paired dinnerevents each month, where winemakers from farms such as Hartenberg will have theopportunity to present their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests are encouraged tobook well in advance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both local andresident guests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughout theevening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. So whetheryou are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group of friends – theexperience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner is either four- orfive-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tastingwhere The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and select members of the media as wellas the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟s an opportunity to taste thewines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specifically paired to the wines inquestion,” Davies explained. “The combination of the tasting session and thenexperiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing usto ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute highest standard, something webelieve our guests will experience with every paired event.” The cost of the dinners isR265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team havealso put together exclusive stay-over packages that include the dinner for guestsattending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room is R950, while a doubleroom is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner, a single room is R900and a double room is R750 per person sharing. For more information or to make areservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.zaAUGUSTFriday, 10th August. Oldenburg Vineyards paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa.Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paireddinner events each month, where winemakers from farms such as Oldenburg will havethe opportunity to present their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests are encouragedto book well in advance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both localand resident guests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughoutthe evening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. Sowhether you are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group of
    • friends – the experience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner iseither four- or five-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event weconduct a tasting where The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and select members ofthe media as well as the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟s anopportunity to taste the wines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specificallypaired to the wines in question,” Davies explained. “The combination of the tastingsession and then experiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinatingjourney, allowing us to ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute higheststandard, something we believe our guests will experience with every paired event.”The cost of the dinners is R265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course.Davies and his team have also put together exclusive stay-over packages that include thedinner for guests attending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room isR950, while a double room is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner,a single room is R900 and a double room is R750 per person sharing. For moreinformation or to make a reservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-maileat@vineyard.co.zaFriday, 24th August. Mooiplaas Estate paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. RoyDavies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paired dinnerevents each month, where winemakers from farms such as Mooiplaas will have theopportunity to present their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests are encouraged tobook well in advance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both local andresident guests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughout theevening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. So whetheryou are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group of friends – theexperience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner is either four- orfive-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tastingwhere The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and select members of the media as wellas the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟s an opportunity to taste thewines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specifically paired to the wines inquestion,” Davies explained. “The combination of the tasting session and thenexperiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing usto ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute highest standard, something webelieve our guests will experience with every paired event.” The cost of the dinners isR265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team havealso put together exclusive stay-over packages that include the dinner for guestsattending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room is R950, while a doubleroom is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner, a single room is R900and a double room is R750 per person sharing. For more information or to make areservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.zaWednesday, 29th August. Winemaker dinner at The One & Only. Award-winningsommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, present #6 in a series offabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town. Steenberg, Constantia.Cellarmaster and GM John Loubser will take you through all the thrills and triumphs ofgrowing Sauvignon Blanc in one of the coolest regions in the country. Numbers arelimited to 30 at all the dinners, and each is priced at R325, offering a high quality,excellent value evening out. Whether you are a wine „fundi‟, or simply enjoy a convivialevening of good food, wine and company, these dinners offer something for everybody.As Luvo says, “there are no golden or unbreakable rules with wine in my opinion, and wewant to encourage people to explore their own taste preferences. If we can show themsomething new to enjoy along the way, we‟ve done a good job”. To reserve your tableat Reuben‟s One&Only Cape Town, call +27 21 431 4511 or mail torestaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.comSEPTEMBERFriday, 7th September. Anthonij Rupert Wines paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel &Spa. Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-
    • paired dinner events each month, where winemakers from farms such as Anthonij Rupertwill have the opportunity to present their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests areencouraged to book well in advance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular withboth local and resident guests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainmentthroughout the evening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add to theexperience. So whether you are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent witha group of friends – the experience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paireddinner is either four- or five-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of eachevent we conduct a tasting where The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and selectmembers of the media as well as the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟san opportunity to taste the wines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menuspecifically paired to the wines in question,” Davies explained. “The combination of thetasting session and then experiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is afascinating journey, allowing us to ensure that the end-product is always of the absolutehighest standard, something we believe our guests will experience with every pairedevent.” The cost of the dinners is R265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team have also put together exclusive stay-over packages thatinclude the dinner for guests attending the events. For the five-course dinner, a singleroom is R950, while a double room is R800 per person sharing. For the four-coursepaired dinner, a single room is R900 and a double room is R750 per person sharing. Formore information or to make a reservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-maileat@vineyard.co.zaFriday, 21st September. Boutique wine makers paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel &Spa. Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paired dinner events each month, where winemakers will have the opportunity topresent their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests are encouraged to book well inadvance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both local and residentguests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughout the evening,and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. So whether you arelooking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group of friends – theexperience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner is either four- orfive-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tastingwhere The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and select members of the media as wellas the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟s an opportunity to taste thewines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specifically paired to the wines inquestion,” Davies explained. “The combination of the tasting session and thenexperiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing usto ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute highest standard, something webelieve our guests will experience with every paired event.” The cost of the dinners isR265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team havealso put together exclusive stay-over packages that include the dinner for guestsattending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room is R950, while a doubleroom is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner, a single room is R900and a double room is R750 per person sharing. For more information or to make areservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.zaWednesday, 26th September. Winemaker dinner at The One & Only. Award-winningsommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, present #7 in a series offabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town. Ken Forrester aka „theKing of Chenin‟ will be the guest presenter, bringing his legendary wit, charm and rangeof benchmark Chenin Blancs. But far from being a „one-hit wonder‟, red wine-lovers canalso look forward to some stellar Grenache and Rhone blends as Ken was one of thepioneers for this variety in SA. Numbers are limited to 30 at all the dinners, and each ispriced at R325, offering a high quality, excellent value evening out. Whether you are awine „fundi‟, or simply enjoy a convivial evening of good food, wine and company, thesedinners offer something for everybody. As Luvo says, “there are no golden or
    • unbreakable rules with wine in my opinion, and we want to encourage people to exploretheir own taste preferences. If we can show them something new to enjoy along theway, we‟ve done a good job”. To reserve your table at Reuben‟s One&Only Cape Town,call +27 21 431 4511 or mail to restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.comOCTOBERFriday, 5th October. Haut Espoir Wines paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa.Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paireddinner events each month, where winemakers from farms such as Haut Espoir will havethe opportunity to present their wines. To avoid disappointment, guests are encouragedto book well in advance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both localand resident guests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughoutthe evening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. Sowhether you are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group offriends – the experience is bound to be a memorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner iseither four- or five-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event weconduct a tasting where The Square‟s sous chef, the winemaker and select members ofthe media as well as the hotels food and wine committee get together. It‟s anopportunity to taste the wines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specificallypaired to the wines in question,” Davies explained. “The combination of the tastingsession and then experiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinatingjourney, allowing us to ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute higheststandard, something we believe our guests will experience with every paired event.”The cost of the dinners is R265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course.Davies and his team have also put together exclusive stay-over packages that include thedinner for guests attending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room isR950, while a double room is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner,a single room is R900 and a double room is R750 per person sharing. For moreinformation or to make a reservation, please contact 021 657 4500 or e-maileat@vineyard.co.zaFriday, 26th October Constantia Valley Wines paired dinner at the Vineyard Hotel &Spa. Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard explains, “We will host two wine-paired dinner events each month, where winemakers from Constantia Valley Wines willend off the season in style with a spectacular dinner, showcasing up to nine wines. Toavoid disappointment, guests are encouraged to book well in advance for the dinners, asthey are extremely popular with both local and resident guests,” says Davies. “Dinerscan enjoy live light entertainment throughout the evening, and lucky draws are held ateach event to add to the experience. So whether you are looking for a romantic eveningout, or a night spent with a group of friends – the experience is bound to be amemorable one.” Each wine-paired dinner is either four- or five-course, depending onthe wines served. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tasting where The Square‟s souschef, the winemaker and select members of the media as well as the hotels food andwine committee get together. It‟s an opportunity to taste the wines and to debate,deliberate and explore a menu specifically paired to the wines in question,” Daviesexplained. “The combination of the tasting session and then experiencing the endproduct – the actual dinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing us to ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute highest standard, something we believe our guests willexperience with every paired event.” The cost of the dinners is R265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team have also put togetherexclusive stay-over packages that include the dinner for guests attending the events. Forthe five-course dinner, a single room is R950, while a double room is R800 per personsharing. For the four-course paired dinner, a single room is R900 and a double room isR750 per person sharing. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.zaWednesday, 31st October. Winemaker dinner at The One & Only. Award-winningsommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, present #8 in a series of
    • fabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town. Kanu, Stellenbosch. Newwinemaker, Adam Mason, will host the dinner. His previous experience includes makingSouth Africa‟s iconic Vin de Constance at Klein Constantia, and the wine world is a-quiver with excitement and anticipation to see what dizzy heights he can achieve atKanu. Numbers are limited to 30 at all the dinners, and each is priced at R325, offeringa high quality, excellent value evening out. Whether you are a wine „fundi‟, or simplyenjoy a convivial evening of good food, wine and company, these dinners offersomething for everybody. As Luvo says, “there are no golden or unbreakable rules withwine in my opinion, and we want to encourage people to explore their own tastepreferences. If we can show them something new to enjoy along the way, we‟ve done agood job”. To reserve your table at Reuben‟s One&Only Cape Town, call +27 21 4314511 or mail to restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.comNOVEMBERFriday, 23rd to Sunday, 25th November (venue tbc) The Wine Show Road Show,Durban 2012: www.wineshow.co.za Wine Extra: Monthly E-magazine NEW FORMATLAUNCHED !!! www.wine-extra.co.za t: 021 888 8814 f: 021 888 8818 c: 072 7843349 jolene@wineshow.co.zaWednesday, 28th November. Winemaker dinner at The One & Only. Award-winningsommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, present #2 in a series offabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town. Nitida Estate,Durbanville. Owner/winemaker Bernhard Veller will be getting into the festive spiritwith a glass of his unusual sparkling Shiraz before showing his uniformly excellent rangeof Bordeaux varietals and blends. Numbers are limited to 30 at all the dinners, and eachis priced at R325, offering a high quality, excellent value evening out. Whether you are awine „fundi‟, or simply enjoy a convivial evening of good food, wine and company, thesedinners offer something for everybody. As Luvo says, “there are no golden orunbreakable rules with wine in my opinion, and we want to encourage people to exploretheir own taste preferences. If we can show them something new to enjoy along theway, we‟ve done a good job”. To reserve your table at Reuben‟s One&Only Cape Town,call +27 21 431 4511 or mail to restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com