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  • Our calendar of current and upcoming wine and food-related events for 2013 may beupdated at any time, so watch this space…. (Click on the bold highlights to accesswebsites for more information). Not all the events are in the Western Cape and we are,occasionally, told about events in Johannesburg, London, and other cities and towns. Whenwe receive the information, well pass it on. Events are listed in the order in which they willoccur.Picnics and other programmesKaapse Vonkel & Oysters on Cuvée terrace at Simonsig every Saturday between 15h00and 18h00. Round up your friends and head down to Cuvée, Simonsig Estate‟s signaturerestaurant for a relaxed afternoon of bubbly, oysters and local music talent, served on theterrace and lush lawns. Spice up a slow afternoon with aphrodisiacs from the West Coastseas, whilst sipping on South Africa‟s first Cap Classique, Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel, KaapseVonkel Rosé or the prestige cuvée, Simonsig Cuvée Royale. With an array of fine cheeseplatters as an alternative and local musicians adding to the tranquil setting of this familyowed Stellenbosch landmark, everyone will have something to look forward to. TheSimonsig Kaapse Vonkel & Oyster Saturdays take place from 15h00 to 18h00 on the terracein front of Simonsig Estate‟s tasting room. For dinner reservations and to ensure adelectable end to your day, contact Cuvée on 021 888 4932 or send an email tocuvee@simonsig.co.za. Simonsig Wine Estate is outside Stellenbosch, on the Kromme Rheeroad between the R44 and R304.Winemakers Breakfast Served throughout Harvest Season! Join Lourens van derWesthuizen for an early morning of harvesting and gain insight into his handcrafted way ofselecting, picking, processing his grapes at Arendsig. Enjoying the early morning sights andsounds and learn firsthand what goes into creating his quality wines. Guests can then enjoya breakfast brunch whilst overlooking the beautiful views of the Breede River Valley. Cost:R200 per person (Max 10 people.) Bookings essential. Contact Lizelle on 076 853 0605 oremail lizelle@arendsig.co.zaUntil 30th April. Summer Picnics at Durbanville Hills. Spread out and relax on thebeautiful bespoke blankets and comfy pillows and while away the afternoon with acomplimentary bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé. Head outdoors this summer to ThePicnic Spot at Durbanville Hills Wines. With the sun on your back, the lawn tickling yourbare feet and surrounded by a spread of delectable treats, a picnic is a great way to refreshand re-energise after the long, cold winter. Offering the perfect setting in the olive grovewith panoramic views over the picturesque Durbanville vineyards and Table Bay, the PicnicSpot promises hand-woven baskets brimming with scrumptious artisanal foods. Spread outand relax on the beautiful bespoke blankets and comfy pillows and while away theafternoon with a complimentary bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé. The menu,developed by executive chef Riedwaan Rooknodien of The Eatery at Durbanville Hillsincludes a delicious selection of rustic bread, chicken liver pâté with grape chutney, mintedMoroccan salsa on nutty couscous, parmesan chicken, fresh salad and The Eaterys signatureGrabouw sausage and red onion marmalade quiche. Cheese and biscuits along with adecadent bag filled with Turkish delight, chocolate truffles and nougat end off a perfectday spent with family and friends. The free-form jungle gyms will keep the kids occupiedand the special 5 Ants picnic will tempt the little ones. Their special menu includesmeatballs, sesame chicken and cheddar wraps, pretzel sticks and dips, chocolate browniesand fruit juice. The picnics will be available until the end of April and cost R295 for twopeople, including a bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé and the kiddies‟ picnic is chargedat R65 each. Bookings are required at least 24 hours in advance during the week and forweekend picnics orders please book on the Friday by 16h00. For more information or to
  • make a booking contact Hanlie Campher: info@durbanvillehills.co.za /www.durbanvillehills.co.zaSTEP BACK IN TIME AS YOU TAKE AN HISTORIC TOUR THROUGH THE LANZERAC WINEESTATE. Due to popular demand Lanzerac Wine Estate, in the heart of the StellenboschWinelands, will be extending their historic tour of the Estate to visitors for the remainderof 2013. Regarded as South Africa‟s birthplace of Pinotage, Lanzerac is steeped in a richheritage dating back to 1692. Whilst enjoying a chilled glass of Rosé on arrival, your guidewill provide a brief overview of the tour, which commences in the Pionier Room with atasting of the Mrs English, a reserve Chardonnay. This wine is a tribute to Mrs English whopurchased the farm in 1914, changing its name from Schoongezicht to Lanzerac. It isbelieved that Mrs. English bottled the first Lanzerac wine from grapes grown on her land.The tour continues to the Red Maturation Cellar, where you will taste the Pinotage, andthen to the Chardonnay Maturation Cellar, where you‟ll be met by winemaker WynandLategan for a barrel tasting of the Chardonnay. This tasting affords you the opportunity totaste the difference between fermenting Chardonnay must and wine. After the tastingyou‟ll be taken to the Lanzerac Hotel, which highlights the Estate‟s rich heritage. This partof the tour will also take you through the historic Manor House and its wine cellar. Beforeheading home you will make your way back to the Restaurant for a delicious Food and WinePairing where your senses will be awakened to the diversities of these superb wines. Thetour costs R250 per person, and will be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Inorder to make your experience as memorable as possible booking is essential as a maximumof 30 people per tour can be accommodated. For bookings and queries contact Rozane Elson 021 886 5641 or winesales@lanzerac.co.za.TUESDAY TASTINGS at the Twelve Apostles. Our talented Head Sommelier GregoryMutambe and his team offers a complimentary wine tasting every Tuesday, which isavailable to in-house guests and those who have a dinner reservation in Azure Restaurant.Discover new wines and let yourself be guided by Gregory‟s incredible knowledge andenthusiasm. Then order a bottle of your new favourite with dinner! Sink into a cosy couch,sip one of our innovative signature cocktails and dig into the hearty complimentary snacks,while listening to the soulful sounds of music. A glowing fireplace adds warmth inside,while outside heaters and comforting blankets allow for perfect evenings all year round.Follow Food and Beverage Manager: @GavinFerreira on Twitter for exciting new events andupdates1st May – 31st August. CAFÉ GRILL WINTER SPECIAL in the Azure Restaurant at the TwelveApostles. Visit the bright and airy Café Grill to enjoy relaxed dining 7 days a week -complete with sweeping views of The Twelve Apostles mountain range. Bring the family andtake advantage of our Lamb Curry Thursdays, served exclusively in the Café Grill to escapethe winter blues. Price: R 295 per person. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 orbookta@12apostles.co.zaAPRILThursday, 25th April. Avondale Wine Estate has teamed up with the Mount Nelson forits Wine & Dine Dinner Series, to create a magnificent 7-course Biodynamic Dinner pairedwith wine to be held on the 25th April – the eve of the lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurswhen the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra, and can occur only whenthe Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly. A lunar eclipse can only occur the night of afull moon... On the eve of the lunar eclipse on the 25th April, Avondale Wine Estate and theMount Nelson will be hosting an extraordinary seven-course dinner paired with wines at thehistoric hotel‟s Planet Restaurant. Award-winning Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg and
  • Sommelier Carl Habel have teamed up with Johnathan Grieve, Proprietor of Avondale, tocreate a Biodynamic Dinner as part of the Mount Nelson Wine & Dine Dinner Series.Biodynamic farming is largely influenced by the lunar cycles and thus the eclipse of the fullmoon on the eve of the dinner holds special significance. Seven superb courses will bepaired with Avondale‟s exquisite handcrafted wines, produced according to the BioLOGIC®methodology. Guests will discover how Avondale uniquely uses the best of modern science,organic and biodynamic practices to create a living system that is perfectly attuned to therhythms of the cosmos. R460 per person. Contact restaurantreservations@mountnelson.co.zato make a booking.Friday, 26th April. Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your taste budsto a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from theVineyard Hotels 5 wine partners. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Friday, 26th April at 19h00. Join in a night filled with mystery, passion & moneylaundering at the Winchester Mansions Hotel, Beach Road. Sea Point. It‟s 1920 in Chicago,a time of illicit Moonshine and Prohibition. Danny Malone, the gunrunner of kingpin AlCapone. has been brutally murdered and it‟s up to you to find out „whodunit‟. As theunderworld serves out its own unique brand of justice, someone will need to pay for thisattack against the Capone Familia. Police investigations have brought certain facts to lightand you have been singled out as one of‟ the prime suspects. Now it‟s time for you to meetwith Capone and prove your Innocence...capisce? Expect a collection of beguilingcharacters and an intriguing mystery with plenty of twists to unravel. To RSVP call 084 9938040 or email lente@bepartofthemystery.com. To check out the Murder Mystery Menuclick hereFriday, 26th April to Sunday, 28th April. Experience Fleur du Cap with delicacies andexotic salts at the SA Cheese Festival. Experience the unusual combination of Fleur duCap wines and artisanal salts at the 2013 SA Cheese Festival taking place at SandringhamEstate, right next to the N1 on the outskirts of Stellenbosch from 26 to 28 April. SaltAficionado Chef Craig Cormack will treat festival goers to exciting tastings with three Fleurdu Cap Pinotage vintages paired with delicious nibbles, dusted lightly in exotic salts fromaround the world, in the Pinotage Theatre. Prepare your taste buds for braised beefsamoosa, sour fig preserve and green mango atchar paired with Fleur du Cap Pinotage 2009or smoked venison, beetroot puree, mustard crème cheese and cumin onion marmaladepaired with the 2011 vintage. The complex Pinotage 2005 paired with beef tartar, poachedquail egg and garlic emulsion is also not to be missed. Tastings take place daily with threepresentations per day: 11h00 to 12h00, 13h00 to 14h00 and 15h00 to 16h00. Opening timesfor the festival are, Friday from 10:00 to 22:00, on Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 andSunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Tickets for this action packed weekend are available at R115from Computicket and in all Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper and House & Home outlets(no tickets at the gates). Senior citizens pay R90 and children 13 years and younger enterfree. Wine tasting glasses will be on sale at R15 at the gates. Visitwww.cheesefestival.co.za for more information or contact Agri-Expo at 021 975 4440 orcheese@agriexpo.co.za. For more information on Fleur du Cap visitwww.fleurducap.co.za, fleurducap.tumblr.com or join the Fleur du Cap Facebookcommunity.Friday, 26th and Saturday, 27th April. 17h00 to 21h00. ANNUAL APRIL WINE SHOWFEVER. Lowveld wine lovers can look forward to another bumper wine show when the FNBMpumalanga Wine Show returns to Ingwenyma Conference and Sports Resort, on R40
  • between Nelspruit and White River. As thousands of visitors have experienced since 2010,the wine show is designed to delight wine enthusiasts with the latest vintages, maturedfavourites and new wine accessories and gadgets on the market. A fun night out for boththe guru and novice, the fourth Mpumalanga Wine Show is a great two-night event to sharethe fruits of the vine with friends and colleagues. As in previous years, the exhibitor line-upwill turn out an A-list of Cape producers. Around 65 wineries and 350 wines will beavailable for sampling and purchase via Shop@Show, the show‟s convenient retail facilityrun by Nelspruit‟s Tops The Grove where visitors can order wine for home delivery.Showgoers wishing to plan their tasting experience and looking for accommodation optionsshould visit www.mpumalangawineshow.co.za from March onwards for a full list ofexhibitors and wines. With a vast range of game reserves and lodges in the region,Gautengers should also consider the FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show as a reason to visit thesunshine province for the Freedom Day weekend. Ticket Price R120 includes unlimitedtastings and wine tasting glass. Refreshments: Light meals will be available for sale at TopsThe Grove Deli on the Deck. Queries: www.mpumalangawineshow.co.za or 011 4825936/5/4. Tickets can be purchased at one of the following options: Onlinewww.computicket.com - Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores - Tops TheGrove - At the door. The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show is one of three regional wine showsdirected by wine authority Michael Fridjhon and organised by OutSorceress Marketing. TheFNB Limpopo Wine Show, now in its seventh year, takes place in Polokwane on 25th and26th July and the inaugural FNB Free State Wine Show, in Bloemfontein on 1st and 2ndAugust. For more information see www.outsorceress.co.za.Friday, 26th to Sunday, 28th April. THE FRANSCHHOEK MYSTERY WEEKEND. Join thevignerons of Franschhoek for the first in their series of Mystery Weekends. For just R2340per couple, for the whole weekend, youll experience the best the little village has to offer.How the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Works: The Franschhoek Wine Valley randomlyselects a range of amazing Franschhoek adventures and creates your unique couple MysteryWeekend Package. This means that you have no idea where youre staying, where youreeating or what other experiences are in store for you. How awesome! Every FranschhoekMystery Weekend Package includes the following: Two nights of accommodation (for twopeople sharing) at one of Franschhoeks excellent four or five star hotels, B&Bs orguesthouses; A meal voucher (for two) to one of Franschhoek‟s renowned fine diningestablishments; Two breakfasts (for two ); Two tickets to The Screening Room at LeQuartier Français; A discount voucher (per couple) to use at the participating Franschhoekretail outlet; Two different wine tastings (per couple), each taking place at an award-winning participating Franschhoek wine farm; One other surprise Franschhoek experience(per couple). Its time to bid au revoir to winter and allo Franschhoek. Its time for moresizzle and less drizzle! Book your Mystery Weekend in Franschhoek today. For bookings orqueries please contact Carmen Kleinschmidt on +27 21 876 2861 or email:office@franschhoek.org.za. P.S Why not include the Franschhoek Cap Classique Route orthe soon to be launched Franschhoek Artisan Food Route as part of your weekend journeyof discovery. Tailor-make your trip and take the concept of a bespoke food and wineexperience to a new level. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Rates are for two persons sharing perweekend, no singles. Non Refundable and/or transferrable Deposit. Children 12+ welcomepaying full rate True roots from vineyard to wine.Saturday, 27th April. UNplugged62, The Finest Blues Concert. PROE die Klein Karoo...! Acollaboration between Boland Kelder & Joubert-Tradauw Wingerde en Kelder (12 km westof Barrydale and 52km east of Montagu). Gerald Clark - Rick Stander - Nastasha Meister solo- Schalk Joubert - Simon Orange - Simon van den Linden - Schalk van der Merwe - Tim
  • Rankin. The finest UNplugged62 BLUES concert R180. Tables are all taken, al fresco lunchnow full. Informal bale kuier areas in front of stage and island for concert goers. Buy deliproduce, sit on the island or bales and buy a glass of your favourite Joubert-Tradauw winesor Unplugged62 Show starts at 18h00. Wilma‟s mobile coffee shop will sell good coffee,cappuccinos and croissants during the concert and Sunday morning at campsite. Bring yourtent & camp on the farm (limited facilities, so bring everything you need..beautiful setting.BOOK NOW / MORE INFO. Visit our website for more info and bookings: www.joubert-tradauw.com/events. Please bring a cushion, blanket and jersey.Saturday, 27th April (11:00 to 17:00) and Sunday, 28th April (11:00 to 16:00). TheWedding Affair at Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. Long established in the UK and USA, a visit toa wedding fair has become an absolute must for all those planning their wedding, providingcouples with an opportunity to review a wide range of services and ideas showcased in onelocation, to help them plan their perfect day. Visit the Rickety Bridge Wedding Affair on27th and 28th April 2013 for all you need to plan your perfect special day. From weddingplanners to florists, hair stylists to photographers to the ideal honeymoon, find it all atRickety Bridge, a lovely wedding venue and wine estate in picturesque Franschhoek.Rickety Bridge will be showcasing its wedding venue and facilities and a host of weddingsuppliers will be exhibiting their products and services. You will even have the chance totaste canapé and menu options at the Rickety Bridge Restaurant in the Vines. This will bean exclusive fair in a beautiful environment, offering a unique and exciting setting. Standswill be set up throughout the actual wedding venue, garden, chapel, bridal changing suiteand in the rooms of the luxurious Manor House with magnificent views over vineyards andthe Franschhoek mountains as opposed to an exhibition hall, thus creating the perfectcanvas for you, the bride and groom-to-be, to visualise your perfect wedding day. Entranceto the fair is free! For more information on attending this event please contact Jackie Rabeon 021 876 2129 or info@ricketybridge.com or visit www.ricketybridge.com.Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th April. Klein Optenhorst Open Garden. Klein Optenhorstwill again open its garden to the public this Autumn , on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th ofApril. An entrance fee of R35 includes tea & home-made scones and cream. KleinOptenhorst Brut Rose 2011 will be available for sale by the glass and by the bottle. Thenursery will be selling unusual and rare plants from 9:30am to 4:30pm. There will also bean exhibition of paintings and ceramics by Carolyn Metcalfe. For more information, pleasephone Jane at 083 324 6855 or email kleinoptenhorstwines@gmail.com or Jenny at 021864 1210 or email ferreira@patat.co.zaMAYWednesday, 1st May (Workers Day). MILES FOR SMILES Fun Run. The run/walk involves a5km route through Villieras vineyards, followed by a prize giving. After the run, you canenjoy our usual wine tasting experience. All ages are welcome and bookings can be done bydownloading an entry form HERE or contact Villiera. Many of you supported the last eventwhere over R14000 was raised for Operation Smile. This year Robin Brewer is organisinganother event as part of his Grade 7 Bridge House leadership organisational skills. Yoursupport in making this another successful event would be greatly appreciated. It is a lot offun too, and David Grier himself will be present – the man who has run many miles for manysmiles. Bookings are required and should be made through Celeste at Villiera on 021 8652002 or celeste@villiera.com.Wednesday, 1st May (Workers Day). GRAHAM BECK EVENING at Nobu, The One&Only, V&AWaterfront. 19h00 Arrival drinks (Graham Beck Brut Zero 2005). 19h30 Dinner served:Scallop New Style And Kingklip With Yuzu Honey / Graham Beck Blanc De Blanc 2008 -
  • Salmon Paper Thin Salad With Jalapeño Dressing / Graham Beck Brut NV - Seafood WithCeviche And Potatoes / Graham Beck Non Vintage Rosé - Kingklip Crayfish Miso Butter /Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2005 - Pork Kakuni / Graham Beck Brut Vintage 2008 - PassionFruit Brûlée / Graham Beck „Bliss‟ Demi Sec. R495.00 per person. To reserve your table atNobu, One&Only Cape Town, call +27 21 431 4511 or mail torestaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.comThursday, 2nd May. A tasting of top Red Blends will be held at Die Bergkelder WineCentre. The experience costs R80 per person and includes the tasting and light supper. Theevening starts at 17h30 for 18h00. Places are limited so booking is essential. Call 021 8098025. This tasting forms part of a series of Thursday tasting evenings on offer at DieBergkelder covering a wide selection of wines, fortified wines and brandies. There are luckydraw prizes up for grabs for anyone who purchases wines on the evening. Conveniently inStellenbosch, Die Bergkelder Wine Centre offers a wide selection of fine wines and spirits atcompetitive prices with knowledgeable and experienced staff eager to offer advice andassistance.Saturday, 4th May, 10h00 to 17h00 Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival. The launch of theElgin Cool Wine & Country Festival, sponsored by Nedbank, is another exciting step in thefuture development of the Elgin Valley Wine Route. On Saturday, 4th May, fifteenparticipating wineries in Elgin will open their doors to festival goers promising a fabulousday of fine wine, hearty food and live entertainment. It offers the perfect opportunity todiscover Elgin‟s wineries on a weekend getaway with family and friends. The festivalfollows a completely unique format, never seen before in South Africa. The day is dividedinto 3 sessions – morning, lunch and afternoon – starting at 09h00 and ending at 17h00.Festival goers will book 3 winery venues of their choice, 1 winery per session. Each winerywill offer some form of entertainment varying from live bands, boulle, art collections,tractor rides, kiddie‟s playgrounds and more. Wines will be sold by-the-glass and bottle,with lunches available at all lunchtime venues. Tickets cost R100 per person which includesentry into 3 wineries, a free wine glass, a free wine pour, and a festival leaflet. The ElginValley Wine Route is proud to have Nedbank as the main sponsor given our synergy in thepromotion of green wines. As part of our commitment to sustainable wine production, Elginhas 4 Biodiversity & Wine Champions (BWI), an established eco-route known as the GreenMountain Eco-Route, a strong commitment to eco-tourism, and vines that grow alongsidethe Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve - a Unesco Heritage Site. For further information on thefestival and to book tickets online, please visit www.elginwine.co.za. The festival supportsand encourages the use of designated drivers and the responsible use of alcohol.Saturday, 4th May. Shannon Vineyards Invitation - come and explore the Elgin Valley forthe day! please join us for the Shannon Vineyards Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival.How the day works: Buy a ticket for R 100 and book 1 of 3 Sessions at Shannon Vineyardsand visit any 2 of the other 15 wine producers for the other sessions. Free for childrenunder 18. Please book at the website www.elginwine.co.za or call Charmaine at ElginTourism 021 848 9838. Book either a Breakfast session (09h00-1 1h30): Country egg andbacon roll (R25/plate), including fresh fruit juices, tea and coffee, and any 2 glasses ofwines OR a Lunch session (11h0O- 14h30): Country style Elgin Free Range chicken barbequeand traditional Grabouw Wors served with 3 salads and cheese platter (R60/plate),including any 2 glasses of wine, The Braai-Masters‟ from Elgin Round Table will be in chargeof the B8Q and the catering for the day OR a Relaxed Afternoon session (141i30- 1 7h00)Tea and country cake. Come and enjoy the 2 x Boule Courts and relax on the Viewing Deckoverlooking the beautiful Palmiet River. Additional wines are available for the day: Wine bythe glass. White wine R20 (Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon) and Red wine R25 (Pinot Noir &
  • Merlot). For more information please visit www.elginwine.co.za. Please RSVP tojames@shannonwines.com if you are coming. Remember your 4x4 gumboots & Umbrellasas were celebrating „Country Lifestyle. Dress Country Cool. SHANNON VINEYARDS RockviewDam Road, Elgin. 021 859 2491 Fax: 021 859 5389. james@shannonwines.comwww.shannonwines.com We are limited to only 40 people for breakfast or lunch so pleaselet James know if you are able to join us when booking your tickets atwww.elginwine.co.za.Wednesday, 8th May at 7pm for 7.30pm. Grapes, Gourmet and Gallery at the WinchesterMansions, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point. Join us for a fabulous evening of food, wine andmodern art. Our Chef and his team have outdone themselves and created an amazing 5-course menu paired with fine wines from Muratie wine estate. During the course of theevening guests can marvel at artwork by Ann Nosworthy courtesy of Jill Fearon. R345 perperson. The perfect gift for Mothers Day! Please contact us for vouchers. To check out themenu click here. For enquiries & bookings please email harveys@winchester.co.za orphone us on 021 434 2351Thursday, 9th to Friday, 10th May, 17h30 – 21h30 (no entry after 21h00). Fine BrandyFusion, Cape Town, Cape Town International Convention Centre. At last Capetonians willget what they desired: to share in the spirit at Fine Brandy Fusion, the country‟s premierbrandy event. This glam gathering of brandy lovers, the city‟s social set and celebrities willbe hosted from 9-10 May at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This luxuryshowcase of SA Brandy and the glamorous lifestyle surrounding it marks its Cape Towndebut with the theme “Celebrate liquid gold. Fine Brandy Fusion Sandton, now in its 6thyear, will again be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in June. A world first to beprofiled at the festival is the new Urban Brandy Cocktail route. This creative concept is amodern extension of the popular R62 and Western Cape Brandy Routes, and will take thevisitor from Clifton and Sea Point to the CBD in style. At the swanky Fusion Bar „Fynbos‟,winner of the FHM Brandy Cocktail of the Year competition will be served, along with othertaste-shaping cocktails all recognising brandy‟s extraordinary versatility. Also making anappearance is the winner of the Collison‟s Cosmo Cocktail competition. The excitingfestival format will also see high-end lifestyle brands such as Aston Martin and BMWMotorrad rubbing shoulders with famous brandy houses and artisanal estate brandies. Theperfect launch pad for new products, speculation is rife regarding who will try and eclipsethe launch of Van Ryn‟s 30 Year Old AU.RA, which was the talk of the town at last year‟sevent. New small artisanal brandy producers have come on board with their handmadeliquid gold up for nosing and tasting in the Potstill Lounge. With the event being both socialhappening and learning experience, brandy enthusiasts can join in the hourly masterclasses, which is so popular that these informative sessions are normally booked far inadvance. There is simply nothing like South Africa‟s finest anywhere in the world. Beingthe definitive collection of South African brandies under one roof, the brandy industry iswell presented, with some benchmark cognacs from France also making an appearance.Festival goers will be able to taste for themselves why South African brandies are the mostrevered internationally and highly respected by connoisseurs across the globe. The Walk ofFame will spotlight South African brandies‟ world domination, bringing home the WorldwideBest Brandy trophy no fewer than 15 times, including the past six years in succession at theInternational Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). The SA Brandy Foundation is a member ofARA. Fine Brandy Fusion supports moderate and responsible enjoyment of brandy.Corporate Cab services are available. To keep up to date with the entertainment line-up, thebrands on display and the tastings and master classes, like the Fine Brandy Fusion page,www.facebook.com/finebrandyfusion join Twitter @BrandyFusion #brandyfusion / visit
  • www.brandyfusion.co.za or e-mail info@brandyfusion.co.za. Cost: R175 includes a brandyglass and coffee vouchers. Tickets available from Computicket or at the door. No visitorsunder 18 years. www.brandyfusion.co.za. Twitter: @BrandyFusion / #brandyfusion.Facebook: www.facebook.com/finebrandyfusionFriday, 10th May Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your taste budsto a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest fromSteenberg Vineyards. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Saturday, 11th May at 19h00. Classical Music Concert: Bryan Wallick (Piano) in the LaMotte Historic Cellar. La Motte‟s May Concert commemorates composers Liszt, Verdi andWagner (all born 200 years ago in 1813) with a recital that includes Liszt pianotranscriptions of work by Verdi and Wagner. Bryan Wallick is gaining recognition as one ofthe great American virtuoso pianists of his generation. Gold medallist of the 1997 VladimirHorowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev, he has performed throughout the UnitedStates, Europe and South Africa. He made his New York recital debut in 1998 at Carnegie‟sWeill Recital Hall and his Wigmore Hall recital debut in London in 2003. At La Motte, he willalso perform Haydn‟s Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50. Admission: R170. Reservations: Angelaat +27 21 876 8000 or concerts@la-motte.co.za. La Motte Estate‟s gates only open at18h00. The La Motte Farm Shop will be open from 18h00 to 19h00. Concert starts promptlyat 19:00. Concert-goers with dinner reservations at Pierneef à La Motte should be seated inthe restaurant by 20h30.Sunday, 12th May at 12h30. MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH Treat Mom to a decadent lunch inAzure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles this Mother‟s Day, where she will be spoilt forchoice with the tasty delights of our generous lunch buffet. As a special gift, each motherwill be presented with a bottle of our chef‟s handmade preserves, along with a „spa taster‟gift voucher from The Spa. One Mom will also win a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut FrenchChampagne in our lucky draw! Azure Restaurant and Atlantic Terrace Marquee Price: R 335per person Includes a glass of Sparkling Wine or Bellini. Contact reservations on 021 4379255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za.Sunday, 12th May from 11am to 2pm. Mothers Day Jazz Brunch at the WinchesterMansions, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point. Join us on Mothers Day for our ever popular JazzBrunch. Receive a complimentary Sunday Newspaper and a glass of bubbly on arrival andenjoy anything from eggs, sushi, dessert and loads more from our buffet. Every Mom canlook forward to special surprise gift! Only R275 per person. Gift vouchers are available. Forour Jazz line up click here. For enquiries & bookings please emailharveys@winchester.co.za or phone us on 021 434 2351Monday, 13th May. WORLD COCKTAIL DAY. To celebrate World Cocktail Day, The LeopardBar at the Twelve Apostles will present a special 2-for-1 offer on selected cocktails. Enjoy atipple (or two in this case!) in the bar‟s plush surroundings, or step outside onto the terraceto watch the magnificent sunset. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 orbookta@12apostles.co.za.Tuesday, 14th & Wednesday, 15th May. 17h30 to 21h00. JULIET CULLINANS STANDARDBANK WINE FESTIVAL at SUMMER PLACE, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Winesof distinction presented in an elegant setting. After 23 years, The Juliet Cullinan StandardBank Wine Festival inspires by offering the most exclusive & longest running wine show inthe country. Small, select, superior - the event is singularly about quality. Discover 50handpicked, icon Cape wineries displaying traditional, innovative, rare and unique labels of
  • outstanding distinction. An ever increasing range of imported wines and accessories makethis a memorable experience. The festival is synonymous with Standard Bank who havesponsored the show for 13 years. The setting will once again be at Summer Place with itsair of exclusivity, luxury and elegance. All wines showcased during the Festival can bepurchased through the Makro Sip & Shop at special show prices. Quality wines, qualityguests and a quality setting. The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival has becomethe Holy Grail of where to find and purchase boutique wines. Tickets cost R130 per personif booked online and R150 at the door. This includes a wine glass, catalogue, and anevening of unlimited tastings in a unique Johannesburg setting. Tickets are available atwebtickets.co.zaTuesday, 14th & Wednesday, 15th May. African Utility Week. The 13th Annual AfricanUtility Week boasts a world class conference combined with the largest showcase oftechnology machinery & solutions for the power and water sector in Africa. CTICC,Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town. his market leading exhibition is thefirst port of call for senior decision makers from utilities, governments, large power users,IPPs, consultants, contractors and regulators to source the latest solutions and technologiesto meet the needs of their organisations. Participating will enable you to make crucialcontacts within the African power and water industry. If challenges around powergeneration, T&D, metering, clean technology, finance, reliability or energy efficiency arekeeping you awake at night, African Utility Week will be the right place to find suitablesolutions and help you optimise your organisation‟s performance by acquiring the necessaryskills and knowledge. After 13 years of close collaboration with the African power sector,African Utility Week has established itself as the number one power exhibition andconference in Africa. Over 250 suppliers from across the world will be there to share theirexperience, case studies and best practices with you. No matter what challenges you arefacing at work, you will find someone with the answer to your most pressing questions. Aworld class conference programme and new exhibition opening times will double theengagement time between delegates and exhibitors. We have created a more engagingexhibition floor with product demonstration workshops, cocktail functions, freerefreshments and meeting lounges that will business opportunities for our attendees.African Utility Week is boasting the highest representation of any African utility event, with25 out of 54 African countries attending in 2012. Any company with an interest in Africa‟spower and water industry cannot afford to miss this flagship power and water event. SouthAfrican utility Eskom and the Ministries of Energy and Water Affairs as well as localmunicipalities such as Johannesburg‟s City Power and the City of Cape Town have been keyevent partners for many years. Large African utilities such as Tanesco, SNEL, Senelec,UEGCL, KenGen, TCN, ZESCO, NamPower and many more have also been regular visitorsover the years. African Utility Week exhibition and conference will take place from 14 - 15May 2013 (pre-conference workshops on 13 May and post-event site visits on 16 May) andwill offer more than just an exhibition. Hands-on workshops, plenty networkingopportunities, cocktail functions and supplier demonstrations will make this anunforgettable event. Make sure you„re not left behind in this ever changing market. Be thefirst one to bring the latest solutions to the table and tackle your challenges before theytackle you.Friday, 24th May. Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your taste budsto a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from deWetshof Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.
  • Friday 24th May at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – TULBAGH WINERIES Join usfor this not-to-be-missed food and wine pairing dinner in Azure Restaurant, in associationwith three outstanding winemakers from the Tulbagh area – Pierre Wahl from Rijks PrivateCellar, Dewaldt Heyns representing Saronsberg Cellar, and Matt Krone from The House ofKrone. Co-hosted by our Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar and featuring a four-coursedinner with perfectly matched wines, this is a connoisseur‟s dream come true. Price: R 495per person including gratuity. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 orbookta@12apostles.co.zaFriday 24th to Sunday 26th May – Gauteng Outdoor Expo, The Original Premier OutdoorEco Adventure & Travel Expo celebrates its 21st Year in Gauteng and lots of exciting newplans are under way for this year‟s Expo! Last year we found a great new venue, themagnificent Waterfall Polo Estate situated in the Kyalami Environ, with easy access eitheroff of the N1 on Allandale Road Exit or Maxwell Drive or Woodmead Drive . This venue istruly Outdoors & Eco Friendly! We are moving the show down to the lower field for moreprotection and also better road visibility. 2012 was a tough year for most businesses and toensure that 2013 will be a most successful one for all of you - we have been in longnegotiations with our suppliers - and are pleased to announce that we have kept our standprices as low as possible! Provisionally book your stand today! Please click here to bookyour space for 2013 - this is merely a provisional booking and your stand details will bediscussed with you before the final contract will be issued.Sunday, 26th May. Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch Pops Up at magical Mooiplaas. Jointhe winemakers of the Bottelary Hills ward for a truly unique experience in the historicmanor house on Mooiplaas Estate & Private Nature Reserve, when a „Langtafel‟ sets anenchanting stage for this wine area‟s next Pop Up Winemakers Lunch on Sunday, 26th May.In addition to the prospect of a magical lunch at a long table – brimming with comfort foodpassionately prepared by Dirk Roos of Mooiplaas – in the estate‟s atmospheric 1833 CapeDutch Herenhuis, guests will also get to experience the latest cellar gems from this unsungsub-route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes. In the warm company of Mooiplaas, Kaapzicht,Goede Hoop and Hartenberg, the day will commence with a tasting of the finest CheninBlanc, Riesling, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon stemming from these eminent estates,followed by a sabrage ceremony and the languid Langtafel luncheon. During the lunch thewinemakers will guide the guests through the different wines, explaining the finer detailsof vinification. If sharing charming conversations, winter blues busting food and bottles ofsuperb wine during a relaxed Sunday lunch in a national monument is your idea of endingyour weekend on a blissful high, then you must make a beeline for the Bottelary Hills on 26May. The Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch at Mooiplaas starts at 12:30 and costs R250 perperson for a wine tasting and a four-course lunch inclusive of a glass of wine per course.Pre bookings are essential as seating is limited. Only 40 seats available. To book your seatscontact Tamzin Isaacs at 021 886 8275 or send an email to marketing@wineroute.co.za.Mooiplaas Estate is on the M23 Bottelary Road off the R304 to Stellenbosch.Friday, 31st May to Sunday, 2nd June. Greyton Genadendal Classics for All, a weekendof classical music. See the programme here. GREYTON INFORMATION BUREAU Office: 028254 9564 / 9414 Fax: 086 517 1630 info@greytontourism.com www.greytontourism.comJUNESaturday, 1st June. Feast of Shiraz & Charcuterie returns to Hartenberg Wine Estate.Kick the cold weather to the curb by revelling in some of South Africa‟s finest Syrahs fromleading cellars paired with an array of meaty indulgencies at the annual Feast of Shiraz &Charcuterie at Hartenberg Wine Estate on Saturday, 1st June. Carl Schultz, celebrated
  • winemaker at Hartenberg, widely regarded as one of South Africa‟s oldest and leadingproducers of Shiraz for almost 40 years, has invited a select group of winemakers to presenttheir cellar gems at this indulgent day of Shiraz and Charcuterie. They will be joined bysome of the best local charcuterie masters, cheese makers and olive enthusiasts that willbring foods to life to entice palates and complement this hardy varietal. “Shiraz andcharcuterie is a classic combination; the robust flavours created when curing or smokingmeat complements Shiraz superbly. This festival is meant for everyone, whether you are anovice wanting to try something new or wine connoisseur on the hunt for freshdiscoveries,” says Carl, who celebrates his 20th harvest at Hartenberg this year and hasplayed an integral part in the estate‟s Shiraz success story. As the home of the world‟s No.1 Shiraz, The Stork 2008, as declared by Syrah du Monde in 2012 there is no better place toexperience this varietal first hand than at Hartenberg Wine Estate. The Feast of Shiraz &Charcuterie @ Hartenberg takes place on Saturday, 1 June from 12h00 noon until 17h00.Tickets cost R180 per person, including a tasting glass and are available online atwww.webtickets.co.za. For more information, call +27 84 207 3820, Email:info@dnaevents.co.za. Hartenberg Estate is on the Bottelary Road off the R304 toStellenbosch. (www.hartenbergestate.com)Wednesday, 5th June. 19h00 Arrival drinks, 19h30 Dinner. Entertaining Elegance at Nobu… MOËT & CHANDON EVENING. Nobu Royale - Arrival Cocktail. WHITEFISH DRY MISO:Nectar Impérial - the boldest and most unexpected of the Moët & Chandon Champagne.Unusually paired with an appetizer, the Nectar flexes its versatility and textures in bothand work beautifully side by side. On the palate is a succulent blend of richness andelegance, extreme creaminess and vibrant freshness. TUNA SASHIMI SALAD & KING CRABAMA PONZU. Moët Brut Imperial - lively and generous and distinguishes itself by a brightfruitiness, seductive palate and an elegant maturity. The Brut stands up wonderfully to theintense flavours found in both dishes. A clear representation of this moreish delight.SALMON BROWN RICE SALSA & LAMB ANTI CUCHO MISO. The aromas in the Moët Rosé areintense and irresistible. It distinguishes itself by a radiant colour, an intense fruitiness andflamboyance on the palate. Here we present you with a contrast of sorts that will instantlyseduce. We have discovered a versatility in rosé not often explored… PASSION FRUITBRÛLÉE. Moët Nectar - an obvious choice that will finish the evening in style. To reserveyour table at Nobu, One&Only Cape Town, call +27 21 431 4511 or mail torestaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.comThursday, 6th June. A Vinoteque tasting will be held at Die Bergkelder Wine Centre. Theexperience costs R80 per person and includes the tasting and light supper. The eveningstarts at 17h30 for 18h00. Places are limited so booking is essential. Call 021 809 8025.This tasting forms part of a series of Thursday tasting evenings on offer at Die Bergkeldercovering a wide selection of wines, fortified wines and brandies. There are lucky drawprizes up for grabs for anyone who purchases wines on the evening. Conveniently inStellenbosch, Die Bergkelder Wine Centre offers a wide selection of fine wines and spirits atcompetitive prices with knowledgeable and experienced staff eager to offer advice andassistance.Thursday, 6th June. Taste of Helderberg, the hub of fine Helderberg wine and food,presents local passions and pleasures and beats winter chill. The 5th annual Taste of theHelderberg showcase promises a smorgasbord of exquisite food and wine from this primewinemaking triangle stretching from Somerset West to Stellenbosch and Sir Lowry‟s Pass
  • Village, when the local chefs and winemakers bring their passions and pleasures to town.For one night only, the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West will be transformed into aHelderberg wine and dine hotspot for enthusiasts to enjoy a sensory overload of more than100 local wines and signature dishes from seven eminent restaurants jotted along theHelderberg Wine Route – all under one roof. This renowned route – home to some of theoldest wineries in South Africa – is one of five sub-routes of the Stellenbosch Wine Routesand incorporates the majestic Helderberg Mountains, on the slopes of which some of thecountry‟s most prized vineyards flourish. Each of the more than 40 wineries encountered enroute has its own distinctive methods of cultivating their grapes, with different climaticconditions caused by the mountains and the close proximity of the sea influencing thequality in the bottle. Taste of Helderberg is an exclusive experience of the latest tastes andtriumphs of the Helderberg Winelands and, this year, guests will be able to mingle with atleast 25 wine producers ranging from time-honoured stalwarts to ultra-chic boutiquewineries; popular family-owned estates to eco-conscious pioneers. Wines to be sipped andsavoured at the event include those stemming from Bordeaux-style expert Morgenster,Avontuur Estate; Chenin king Ken Forrester Vineyards, red and port wine specialist JPBredell Wines; the upmarket, boutique-style Longridge Winery and Waterkloof, theconservation-minded „cellar in the sky‟ perched high on the slopes of the Schapenberg.Food aficionados will certainly not be left out in the cold as leading chefs from sevenparticipating restaurants will be whipping up lip-smacking portions of their signature disheswhich will be on sale throughout the evening. The eateries to share a hearty selection offine fare include Longridge Restaurant, Avontuur and 96 Winery Road among others. Sinceits inception in 2009, Taste of the Helderberg has grown extensively, each year becomingmore and more popular. At last year‟s event guests turned up in the hundreds despitemiserable, rainy weather. Nothing less is expected this year. “Even if it is grey and grim outthere, Taste of the Helderberg 2013 guarantees you a heart-warming experience indoors,enjoyed with likeminded food and wine lovers who all treasure the finer indulgences in life.Tickets are however limited to 500 as we try to keep the show intimate for guests tosocialise with the winemakers without feeling cramped,” shares Annareth Bolton, CEO ofStellenbosch American Express ® Wine Routes. The doors will be open from 17h00 to 21h00and tickets cost R70 per person, which include an elegantly branded wine glass and accessto the fruits of the Helderberg Winelands, which will also be for sale at the show. Duringand after the wine tastings, guests can relax in cosy chill areas or make use of the hotel‟srestaurant for dinner. Pre-bookings for the restaurant are recommended to avoiddisappointment. Call 021 855 1040 to make a reservation. For more information on Tasteof the Helderberg 2013 and to reserve your tickets contact Bjorn van Oort atbjorn@cvomarketing.co.za or 021 981 0216. Tickets will also be available at the door. Aspart of the route‟s commitment to responsible drinking and driving, the NH Lord Charles isoffering an accommodation special on the evening: Please contact the hotel directly on 021855 1040 and quote reference: Taste of the Helderberg accommodation.Thursday, 6th to Sunday, 9th June. WACKY WINE WEEKEND CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OFUNRIVALLED SUCCESS, demonstrating the Robertson Wine Valley‟s commitment, innovationand excellence in wine tourism development. This year marks the 10th anniversary of theRobertson Wine Valley‟s biggest annual wine festival, with the ever-popular Wacky WineWeekend - with Kyknet as the new headline sponsor and „celebration‟ as the theme. The10th Wacky Wine Weekend, sponsored by Kyknet and with „celebration‟ as the theme, isgoing to be more festive and wacky than ever, so be sure to join the Robertson Wine Valleyclan for an indulgently Wacky Weekend....
  • Wacky 2013 charity drive for winter. Festival-goers are invited to join the Robertson WineValley in supporting their local charities. Help take the chill out of winter by donatingblankets and winter clothing, for all ages, for those less fortunate. In return the Valley willreward you with wine, according to the weight of your donation, with a maximum of a 6-bottle case of wine which weighs about 9kg. Donations that weigh less than a bottle of winewill be rewarded with vouchers for wine purchases at La Verne online wine shop(www.lavernewines.co.za). All donations are please to be handed in at the Robertson WineValley office, corner of Voortrekker and Reitz Streets, Robertson.The Wacky Bag Project: As part of the 10 years celebration, members of the localcommunity have been commissioned by the Robertson Wine Valley to produce the ±18 000Wacky „goodie bags‟, thus providing much-needed employment and the opportunity to learnnew skills for the future. The inspiration came from Khaya Power (www.khayapower.co.za)who are empowering communities all over the Western Cape by offering them an energysource powered by solar energy: 5 litre containers that are safe, portable andrechargeable. No more paraffin and candles! These power units are beautifully packaged incolourful, varnished, recycled cement bags with rope handles. The Robertson Wine Valleyhas teamed up with Langeberg Doulos Trust who provide the homeless with physical,mental and spiritual care, employing them to produce the 2013 Wacky „goodie bags‟ fromrecycled cement bags. A total of 7 pallets of cement bags were sponsored by PPC and 29kmof rope, 900 litres of varnish and 29km of duct tape are being used to make the Wackybags. These eye-catching bags, ideal for gifts and function, will be available for order viathe Robertson Wine Valley office: email manager@robertsonwinevalley.co.za.Four days of celebration: With 48 wineries showcasing their wines and myriad keyattractions, both old favourites and novel delights, this well-loved event is a „must-do‟ onthe annual social calendar. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary, festival–goers will bepleasantly surprised to find a variety of vouchers and special offers, from various winefarms, inside the Wacky programme in their „goodie bags‟. Some of these vouchers andspecial offers will be valid during the Wacky weekend, and others only after the weekend.The Wacky Wine Weekend will include four festive days, with each day boasting its uniquesignature wine theme, to cater for all palates.... Whether you are a fun-seeker, novice or awine connoisseur, there is something for everyone with: „Seriously Wine Thursday‟, „WineUp 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, educational wine presentations and privatetastings with the Valley‟s most esteemed winemakers.The Wacky Wine Weekend will embrace the usual line-up of fun-filled activities, forexample: „meet-the-winemaker‟ tastings, brandy tours and tastings, fun wine competitions,river cruises, tractor trips, cheese- and olive tastings, a simulated rodeo bull, a mountainbike challenge, a fresh goods market and local performing artists. The Valley will also bepresenting a gastronomic extravaganza, with visitors spoilt for choice: oysters, perlemoen,sushi, riverside picnics, „braaivleis‟ and „potjiekos‟ are just a few of the gourmet delightson offer. And while the adults are revelling in all the above, there will, as always, be awide range of children‟s activities including: fishing, farmyard tours, jumping castles, ponyrides, a treasure hunt and face-painting. As part of the Robertson Wine Valley‟scommitment to ensure a safe festival, a Zero Tolerance Policy is implemented towards„drinking and driving‟. Visitors are requested to make use of the Buddy Bus or appoint theirown designated driver. The Buddy Bus facility enables groups of seven or more visitors tohire a chauffeur-driven mini-bus. Wacky Wine Weekend Bus-In Packages are also available.
  • A2B Charters will be offering one day packages, with transport departing from theWaterfront, Tygervalley, Stellenbosch (Butterfly World) and Paarl, to Robertson, and„Buddy Bus‟ transport between the participating wineries. See contact details below. Forvisitors from further afield, Beyond Reach has once again put together great Fly-InPackages that include flights, car rental and accommodation. See contact details below. Sohead out to the Robertson Wine Valley for a winter getaway at the Wacky Wine Weekend –where the fun never stops! Cost: A R100.00 passport, valid for the whole weekend, must bepurchased at one‟s first port-of-call, i.e. at any of the participating wineries. The passportincludes: a stylish tasting glass, free 25ml wine-tasting samples, and a „goodie‟ bag withsome great surprises, as well as the programme highlighting some special offers. All otheractivities during the Wacky Wine Weekend will be „pay-as-you-go‟, with many of theactivities free of charge. Visitors will also be able to purchase wine-by-the-glass or a bottleof wine to share amongst friends. Visit the new website www.wackywineweekend.com.Many of the activities need to be pre-booked directly with the respective wineries. BuddyBus: Buddy Bus costs vary between R127 and R400 per person. The service will be availablefrom 08h00 until 19h00 and guests will be collected and returned to their accommodation.Bookings must please be made in advance. Accommodation: Please visitwww.robertsonwinevalley.com. Accommodation establishments will require the payment ofa deposit to secure the booking. Bus-in Packages: Book Day Packages with A2B Charters.Group bookings of between 7 and 60 passengers for day-trips cost R400 per person andinclude „Buddy Bus‟ transport between the participating wineries. Bookings close 20th May!Contact Jacques on 083 258 4769 or info@a2bcharters.co.za. Fly-In Packages: Book withBeyond Reach: 023 614 3937 / 072 203 2457 or info@beyondreachafrica.co.za.Enquiries: Contact the Robertson Wine Valley on 023 626 3167, or emailmanager@robertsonwinevalley.com. Visit the new Wacky Wine Weekend website.www.wackywineweekend.com. Robertson Wine Valley office, c/o Robertson Winery, 1-10Constitution Road, RobertsonFriday, 7th June – one night only! 18h00 to 21h00. Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show PublicTasting – Sandton/Jozi. In the Bill Gallagher Room (Level 2), Sandton Convention Centre,Maude Street, Sandton. These single night tastings showcase all the wines achieving Trophy,Gold and Silver medals at this year‟s judging held in May. Now in its 12th year, thecompetition is widely considered the countrys most revered wine selection process andattracts more than 1 000 wines annually – all rigorously assessed „blind‟ by a panel of highlyregarded international and local palates. South African wines have been on the up over thelast few years. Never to disappoint, the June tastings offer Trophy Wine Show patrons andcritics an opportunity to judge these top achievers for themselves. Wine lovers canexpect to sample the industry‟s best wines entered into 38 categories covering a widerange of varieties and wine styles – from bubbles, sauvignons and rieslings to cabernets,shiraz, merlots and Cape Port with some lesser-known varieties making an appearance. Thepublic tasting events are held hot-on-the-heels of the announcement of the results andform part of an extensive road show of sought-after Masterclass tastings countrywide, heldexclusively for Old Mutual guests. However, the greater wine loving community attendingthe public tastings will not lose out and can take advantage of the „preview‟ opportunity tobuy superlative wines at show prices while there are still available stocks. The eagerlyanticipated results are kept under wraps until 30 May when the Old Mutual Trophy WineShow 2013 winners are announced on www.trophywineshow.co.za from 16h00. Theannouncement of the Most Successful Producer of the year is undoubtedly the highlight ofthis prestigious competition. Wines can be ordered at special prices via MAKRO at thepublic tastings. Light meals are for sale at the tastings. Bookings: Ticket sales viawww.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000. Tickets are cost R150 each and will be
  • available at the door. Ticket includes tasting glass, unlimited tastings and a take-homecopy of ICONS, the show‟s comprehensive review of all the successful wines of the year.Enquiries: 011 482 5936. www.trophywineshow.co.za; www.outsorceress.co.za. Findus on Facebook and follow #omtws2013 and @omtrophywines on Twitter. The judging panelhas been chaired by leading wine authority Michael Fridjhon since the inception of the showin 2002. The 2013 panel comprises three international judges of high standing and six localjudges covering a broad range of expertise. The international judges are Australian TomCarson (Chairman of the Australian National Wine Show and Chief Winemaker of YabbyLake), UK‟s Oz Clarke (BBC broadcaster and wine writer) and Burgundian Eric Goettelmann(Executive Sommelier of the Relais Bernard Loiseau Group). The South African judges areChristian Eedes (wine writer and blogger – www.whatidranklastnight.co.za), Gary Jordan(proprietor-winemaker, Jordan Wines), Angela Lloyd (wine judge and writer), JamesPietersen (head sommelier of Belthazar and Balducci restaurants), François Rautenbach(Head, Premier Wine Programme, Singita Lodges) and Rianie Strydom (cellarmaster atHaskell Vineyards). The participation of a team of associate judges, drawn from the pool ofrising South African winemaking and judging talent, is included in a supportive capacity.Friday, 7th June Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your taste buds toa dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from ShannonVineyards. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-maileat@vineyard.co.za.Friday, 7th to Sunday, 9th June. THE FRANSCHHOEK MYSTERY WEEKEND. Join us overthe weekend of 7 – 9 June in Franschhoek the vavavoom capital of the winelands, for thenext in our series of Mystery Weekends. Our dynamite Winter Mystery Weekends are heatingup the winelands. For just R2340 per couple, for the whole weekend, youll experience thebest our little village has to offer. How the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Works: We -Franschhoek Wine Valley - randomly select a range of amazing Franschhoek adventures andcreate your unique couple Mystery Weekend Package. This means that you have no ideawhere youre staying, where youre eating or what other experiences are in store for you.How awesome! Every Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Package includes the following: Twonights of accommodation (for two people sharing) at one of Franschhoeks excellent four orfive star hotels, B&Bs or guesthouses; A meal voucher (for two) to one of Franschhoek‟srenowned fine dining establishments; Two breakfasts (for two); Two tickets to TheScreening Room at Le Quartier Français; A discount voucher (per couple) to use at theparticipating Franschhoek retail outlet; Two different wine tastings (per couple), eachtaking place at an award-winning participating Franschhoek wine farm; One other surpriseFranschhoek experience (per couple). Its time to bid au revoir to winter and alloFranschhoek. Its time for more sizzle and less drizzle! Book your Mystery Weekend inFranschhoek today. For bookings or queries please contact Carmen Kleinschmidt onoffice@franschhoek.org.za P.S Why not include the Franschhoek Cap Classique Route orthe new Franschhoek Artisan Food Route as part of your weekend journey of discovery.Tailor-make your trip and take the concept of a bespoke food and wine experience to a newlevel. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: • Rates are for two persons sharing per weekend, no singles- Non Refundable and/or transferrable Deposit - Children 12+ welcome paying full rateThursday, 13th June – one night only! 17h00 to 20h30. Old Mutual Trophy Wine ShowPublic Tasting - Cape Town in the CTICC (Ballroom East), Convention Square, 1 Lower LongStreet, Cape Town. Secure underground parking is available in CTICC parkade. These singlenight tastings showcase all the wines achieving Trophy, Gold and Silver medals at thisyear‟s judging held in May. Now in its 12th year, the competition is widely considered thecountrys most revered wine selection process and attracts more than 1 000 wines annually
  • – all rigorously assessed „blind‟ by a panel of highly regarded international and localpalates. South African wines have been on the up over the last few years. Never todisappoint, the June tastings offer Trophy Wine Show patrons and critics an opportunity tojudge these top achievers for themselves. Wine lovers can expect to sample theindustry‟s best wines entered into 38 categories covering a wide range of varieties and winestyles – from bubbles, sauvignons and rieslings to cabernets, shiraz, merlots and Cape Portwith some lesser-known varieties making an appearance. The public tasting events are heldhot-on-the-heels of the announcement of the results and form part of an extensive roadshow of sought-after Masterclass tastings countrywide, held exclusively for Old Mutualguests. However, the greater wine loving community attending the public tastings will notlose out and can take advantage of the „preview‟ opportunity to buy superlative wines atshow prices while there are still available stocks. The eagerly anticipated results are keptunder wraps until 30 May when the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 winners areannounced on www.trophywineshow.co.za from 16h00. The announcement of the MostSuccessful Producer of the year is undoubtedly the highlight of this prestigious competition.Wines can be ordered at special prices via MAKRO at the public tastings. Light meals are forsale at the tastings. Bookings: Ticket sales via www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000.Tickets are cost R150 each and will be available at the door. Ticket includes tasting glass,unlimited tastings and a take-home copy of ICONS, the show‟s comprehensive review of allthe successful wines of the year. Enquiries: 011 482 5936. www.trophywineshow.co.za;www.outsorceress.co.za. Find us on Facebook and follow #omtws2013 and@omtrophywines on Twitter. The judging panel has been chaired by leading wine authorityMichael Fridjhon since the inception of the show in 2002. The 2013 panel comprises threeinternational judges of high standing and six local judges covering a broad range ofexpertise. The international judges are Australian Tom Carson (Chairman of the AustralianNational Wine Show and Chief Winemaker of Yabby Lake), UK‟s Oz Clarke (BBC broadcasterand wine writer) and Burgundian Eric Goettelmann (Executive Sommelier of the RelaisBernard Loiseau Group). The South African judges are Christian Eedes (wine writer andblogger – www.whatidranklastnight.co.za), Gary Jordan (proprietor-winemaker, JordanWines), Angela Lloyd (wine judge and writer), James Pietersen (head sommelier ofBelthazar and Balducci restaurants), François Rautenbach (Head, Premier Wine Programme,Singita Lodges) and Rianie Strydom (cellarmaster at Haskell Vineyards). The participationof a team of associate judges, drawn from the pool of rising South African winemaking andjudging talent, is included in a supportive capacity.Friday, 14th to Sunday, 16th June. COOK FRANSCHHOEK - A FEAST FOR THE SENSES."A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine." Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, „ThePhysiology of Taste‟ (1825). Regarded as South Africa‟s culinary capital, visitors can onceagain look forward to reawakening their taste sensations as the award-winning FranschhoekWine Valley prepares for the annual Cook Franschhoek. The interactive hands ondemonstration kitchens, presented by some of the Valley‟s highly acclaimed chefs andwinemakers, takes place over the weekend of 14th, 15th and 16th June. Thedemonstrations will take place throughout the weekend, allowing guests the opportunity tonot only interact with the chefs and winemakers but also master the art of intricate dishes.With the focus on exclusivity, each demonstration will range from 8 to 30 people, and costswill differ by establishment. This year visitors can choose to attend demonstrations offeringa beautifully prepared and paired meal and wine as part of the offering, or simply a stand-alone demonstration. This allows visitors the opportunity to attend more than onedemonstration during the course of the weekend, ensuring a memorable experience.Booking for all demonstrations is essential and can be done via www.webtickets.co.za.Make a weekend of your experience and book into one of Franschhoek‟s splendid
  • accommodation establishments, ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts, to luxuriousboutique hotels, all nestled in a picturesque and safe environment. This should also affordyou ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-class shops andboutiques, allowing for an intimate and relaxed shopping expedition. For a detailedprogramme on Cook Franschhoek visit www.cookfranschhoek.co.za or contact theFranschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861. Follow us on Twitter at @fhkcook.Saturday, 15th to Monday, 17th June. Fun for all at this year’s Absa Calitzdorp Port &Wine Festival. The Klein Karoo is the place to be this winter for the annual AbsaCalitzdorp Port & Wine Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 15 to 17 June.Regarded as South Africa‟s Port Capital, visitors from across the country make their way tothe sleepy town which comes alive during this social calendar highlight. Hosted byrenowned Port producers, Axe Hill, Boplaas, Calitzdorp Cellar, De Krans, Du‟SwaRoo, PeterBayly, TTT and Withoek in partnership with naming right sponsor Absa, festival goers will beassured of nonstop activities and entertainment throughout the weekend. New and not-to-be-missed events include: Be the first to sip, sample and savour barrel samples of theunique Calitzdorp Blend. Made from Portuguese cultivars, the wine will be available fortasting at the participating cellars in Calitzdorp - Experience a unique cookingdemonstration using Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional and other Port wines from the area -An evening in the historical Dutch Reformed Church with acclaimed soprano ZanneStapelberg and guitarist James Grace. For the first time in five years Zanne Stapelberg andguitar virtuoso James Grace team up for the critically acclaimed and riveting “Canciones enEspañola‟s” (Songs in Spanish). Popular and exotic classical music is combined incontemporary Spanish songs to form a richly textured tapestry of sound - Renownedmusicians Valiant Swart and Rudi die Wynmaker will perform at the local school where allfunds generated will be donated to the school Project Fund - Master the art of mixing,blending and tasting Port cocktails. Festival favourites to look forward to include: - Tastingsat the Station Barn: Ports and Port cultivar wines (Calitzdorp, participating Cape PortProducer‟s Association (CAPPA) and Klein Karoo Wine Route (KKWR) members), or visit thevarious cellars - “Unravelling the mysteries of Port” presented by Carel Nel, Boets Nel andFanie Geyser at Boplaas Cellar in conjunction with a guest geologist who will unravel theterroir of the region - The popular “Chocolate and Port / Wine Decadence” will be hostedby Belgium trained Chocolatier Marita Lamprecht and Cape Wine Academy Master JunelVermeulen. Sample local Ports and Port wine cultivars with the most decadent Belgianstyle chocolates specially handcrafted to suit the Ports and wines. - Youth and Local ArtistsExpo to be held in the DR Church Hall - Arts Meander of the wealth of artists in variousmedia - Biodiversity Expo, Boules and Jukskei Competitions, Cultural/Historical Meander,Organ recital daily in the magnificent stone Dutch Reformed Church, Children‟sentertainment at the Calitzdorp Station and the main cellars - Tractor rides to the variouscellars - Quality upmarket food and lifestyle stalls, coffee shops and restaurants with menusto suit everyone‟s taste and so much more - The indulgent Mediterranean style Long TableBrunch on Sunday 16 June at Calitzdorp Wine Cellar overlooking the spectacular GamkaWest Valley of vines and olives. Pre-book your tickets through Computicket or book duringthe festival at the Calitzdorp Computicket Box Office which will be conveniently situated atthe Calitzdorp Station festival grounds. Early bird ticket specials will be available viaComputicket from April. For more information on this fun filled family festival visitwww.portwinefestival.co.za.Friday, 21st June Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your taste budsto a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Tokara.
  • Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-maileat@vineyard.co.za.Sunday 16th June at 12h30. FATHER’S DAY LUNCH. Show your love this Father‟s Day withan indulgent family lunch in Azure Restaurant & the Atlantic Terrace Marquee at theTwelve Apostles. The relaxing lunch starts with a complimentary glass of wine and includesa wide range of treats from our chef‟s tempting lunch buffet. All fathers will be given asurprise gift to remember this momentous day, and one special dad will win a phenomenalprize in our lucky draw – a helicopter flip for two. Price: R 315 per person includes a glassof wine. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.zaFriday 28th June at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – THE OYSTER BOX CURRYEVENING in Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles. We look forward to welcoming award-winning Executive Chef Kevin Joseph from our sister property The Oyster Box in Durban,who will host a special one-off curry evening in Azure Restaurant. Bringing a taste ofDurban to Azure, Kevin will delight guests with a five-course dinner, paired with selectedwines. Price: R 495 per person including gratuity. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 orbookta@12apostles.co.zaJULYFriday, 5th July Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your taste buds toa dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from TheWinery of Good Hope. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Saturday, 6th July. WIMBLEDON WOMEN’S FINALS For tennis enthusiasts, The Leopard Barat the Twelve Apostles will be screening the all-important Women‟s Finals. Of courseWimbledon wouldn‟t be complete without Strawberries & Cream, which will be servedtogether with another British classic, Eton Mess.Sunday, 7th July. WIMBLEDON MEN’S FINALS For tennis enthusiasts, The Leopard Bar atthe Twelve Apostles will be screening the all-important Men‟s Finals. Of course Wimbledonwouldn‟t be complete without Strawberries & Cream, which will be served together withanother British classic, Eton Mess.Saturday, 13th July from 19h00 to 21h00. French Festivities – Zanne Stapelberg(soprano) and Francois du Toit (piano) in the La Motte Historic Cellar. As part of theannual Bastille festival in Franschhoek, acclaimed South African soprano Zanne Stapelbergand well-known pianist Francois du Toit will present a special programme of French musicwhich includes Je Veux Vivre from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod, Fantoches from FêteGalante and Nuit et Jour by Cole Porter, as well as selected piano works by Chopin. Theprogramme will conclude on a lighter note with works by Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf.Reservations are essential, please contact Angela at +27 21 876 8000 or concerts@la-motte.co.za. La Motte Estate‟s gates only open at 18h00. The La Motte Farm Shop will beopen from 18h00 to 19h00. Concert starts promptly at 19:00. Concert-goers with dinnerreservations at Pierneef à La Motte should be seated in the restaurant by 20h30.Friday, 19th July Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste budsto a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest fromBuitenverwachting. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 ore-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Friday 26th July at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – CAPE CHAMONIX Oursuccessful Food & Wine evenings continue this month, with Executive Chef Henrico
  • Grobbelaar joining forces with winemaker Gottfried Mocke from Chamonix wines inFranschhoek to present a special evening of palate joys. Escape the cold and sit down for awarming four-course dinner with matching wines in Azure Restaurant. Venue: AtlanticTerrace Marquee at the Twelve Apostles. Price: R 495 per person including gratuity.Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za. Contact reservations on021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.zaWednesday, 31st July. CAROLINE’S RED WINE REVIEW at the Table Bay Hotel. Moredetails laterAUGUSTThroughout August: PINK HIGH TEA To celebrate Women’s Month, the Twelve ApostlesHotel will be serving a special Pink High Tea in The Leopard Bar throughout August, whichincludes a glass of pink MCC on arrival. Enjoy together with scrumptious, freshly bakedscones and fresh cream, cupcakes and mouth-watering finger sandwiches, along with thefinest selection of fragrant teas and coffees. Time: 14h00 – 18h00. Price: R 145 per personincluding a glass of pink MCCFriday, 2nd August Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your taste budsto a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from KleinConstantia Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Thursday, 22nd August. 18h00 to 21h00. Cape Town Nedbank Cape Winemakers GuildAuction Showcase. Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Experience stellarwines with a creative edge and great diversity from some of South Africa‟s most laudedwinemakers at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase in Cape Town onThursday, 22 August and Johannesburg on Thursday 29, August, when members of the Guildpresent their wines to go under the hammer at this year‟s Nedbank Cape Winemakers GuildAuction. Benchmarking over 30 years of winemaking excellence, the Guild comprises 45winemakers who jointly represent the pinnacle of South African wine achievement. Onlywines crafted exclusively for the Guild by these leading winemakers are sold at the annualAuction which is open to the general public, wine collectors as well as the liquor andrestaurant trade. The Showcases in Cape Town and Johannesburg afford wine lovers theopportunity to taste these rare and innovative Auction wines as well as other acclaimedflagship wines of Guild members in an interactive, walk-around tasting hosted by thewinemakers themselves. Showcase-goers will also have the opportunity to bid on raresigned bottles from previous Guild Auctions during the Silent Auction in aid of the NedbankCWG Development Trust. Founded in 1999, the Development Trust assists with education,training and empowerment of young people from wine farming communities and includesthe Guild‟s Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme for young, upcoming winemakers.R170 per person including a tasting glass. Bookings via www.WebTickets.co.zaFriday, 23rd August Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your tastebuds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest fromStrandveld Wines. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Thursday, 29th August. 18h00 to 21h00. Johannesburg Nedbank Cape Winemakers GuildAuction Showcase. The Atrium, Nedbank Head Offices, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton.Experience stellar wines with a creative edge and great diversity from some of SouthAfrica‟s most lauded winemakers at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcasein Cape Town on Thursday, 22 August and Johannesburg on Thursday 29, August, when
  • members of the Guild present their wines to go under the hammer at this year‟s NedbankCape Winemakers Guild Auction. Benchmarking over 30 years of winemaking excellence,the Guild comprises 45 winemakers who jointly represent the pinnacle of South Africanwine achievement. Only wines crafted exclusively for the Guild by these leadingwinemakers are sold at the annual Auction which is open to the general public, winecollectors as well as the liquor and restaurant trade. The Showcases in Cape Town andJohannesburg afford wine lovers the opportunity to taste these rare and innovative Auctionwines as well as other acclaimed flagship wines of Guild members in an interactive, walk-around tasting hosted by the winemakers themselves. Showcase-goers will also have theopportunity to bid on rare signed bottles from previous Guild Auctions during the SilentAuction in aid of the Nedbank CWG Development Trust. Founded in 1999, the DevelopmentTrust assists with education, training and empowerment of young people from wine farmingcommunities and includes the Guild‟s Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme for young,upcoming winemakers. R170 per person including a tasting glass. Bookings viawww.WebTickets.co.zaFriday, 30th August at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – GRAHAM BECK WINES atAzure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles. Join Graham Beck Wines‟ Cellar Master ErikaObermeyer and our Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar for a special evening ofgastronomical treats. Let yourself be seduced by a special four-course dinner, beautifullypaired with Graham Beck Wines. Price: R 495 per person including gratuity. Contactreservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.zaSEPTEMBERWednesday, 4th September at 12h30. SECRETARIES DAY LUNCH in Azure Restaurant atthe Twelve Apostles. Say thank you to your Personal Assistant with a special lunch in AzureRestaurant at the Twelve Apostles, savouring a two-course set menu including a glass of redor white wine. We will spoil them with great food, as well as a „spa taster‟ gift voucher forThe Spa at The Twelve Apostles. Plus one guest will be able to bag an exhilarating coastalhelicopter flip for two in our lucky draw. Price: R 275 per person. Contact reservations on021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.zaFriday, 6th September Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your tastebuds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest fromGlen Carlou. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-maileat@vineyard.co.za.Thursday, 5th September. Chefs who share – the ART of giving; New food, wine & artextravaganza for underprivileged children in the Cape Town City Hall. A unique starstudded gala evening destined to become the black tie event of the year, featuring 14acclaimed South African chefs, seven adept sommeliers and seven celebrated artists allunder one roof in aid of youth development, will be held in the Cape Town City Hall onThursday, 5 September 2013. Presented by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, „Chefs who share –the ART of giving‟ will treat guests to an evening of glamour, culinary artistry and fine art –all for a worthy cause. All the monies from the ticket sales and the proceeds of an artauction will go towards two youth development charities: Make a Difference Foundation(MAD) and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. “We are delighted to be in a position to hostthis inaugural „Chefs who share‟ event in Cape Town. Together with our partners we hopeto take this concept even further with similar events overseas in support of our chosenSouth African charities,” says event organiser Barbara Lenhard who has worked tirelessly tomake her dream of creating this unforgettable evening of sharing a reality. The chefs arefrom all over South Africa and will be divided into pairs to share their culinary genius and
  • individual menus with limited groups of guests. Each chef duo will be joined by a highlyrespected sommelier who will ensure that every dish is paired to perfection with a topSouth African wine. The evening will culminate with an auction of original works of artdonated by participating artists. The chefs, all acclaimed masters of their craft, have beenpaired as follows: Margot Janse (The Tasting Room, Franschhoek) & David Higgs (FiveHundred at the Saxon, Johannesburg) - Bertus Basson (Overture Restaurant, Stellenbosch)& Peter Tempelhoff (Greenhouse at the Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town) - Rudi Liebenberg(Planet Restaurant, Cape Town) & Christiaan Campbell (Delaire, Stellenbosch) - JackieCameron (Hartford House, Mooi River, Kwazulu-Natal) & Reuben Riffel (Reuben‟s,Franschhoek) - Darren Badenhorst (Grande Provence, Franschhoek) & Chris Erasmus(Pierneef at La Motte, Franschhoek) - Harald Bresselschmidt (Aubergine, Cape Town) &Chantel Dartnall (Mosaic at The Orient, Pretoria) - Marthinus Ferreira (DW Eleven-13,Johannesburg) & George Jardine (Jordan Restaurant, Stellenbosch). The beneficiaries ofthis singular event, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, both share a proud record of runningsuccessful youth development programmes that have made a difference to the lives ofyoung South Africans from less fortunate backgrounds. Spearheaded by Francois Pienaar in2003, MAD identifies and nurtures talented youths to become role models through amentorship programme. Literacy and environmental awareness is promoted through a broadbased educational programme. With a singular mission of using the power of sport as a toolfor social change, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation helps children to overcome thelimitations of challenging social issues from poverty, homelessness and violence to drugabuse and AIDS. Founded over 10 years ago under the patronage of Nelson Mandela, thefoundation is part of a worldwide programme of sports related community projects. „Chefswho share‟ is destined to become one of the most prestigious events on the Cape Townsocial calendar. The event enables guests to get up close and personal with South Africa‟sfinest chefs, sommeliers and artists and offers companies the opportunity to treat clients toa very special evening whilst supporting a worthy cause. Tickets to this rare culinaryshowcase are available at R3 000 per person. Early booking for individual tickets or entiretables is recommended to secure your preferred chefs for the evening. For moreinformation visit www.chefswhoshare.com, email tickets@chefswhoshare.com or call 021433 1699.Friday, 20th September Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your tastebuds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest fromJordan Wine Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 ore-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Friday, 27th September at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – WATERFORD ESTATEin Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles. A taste sensation - join our award-winningExecutive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar and Stellenbosch‟s Waterford Estate for an evening ofpure indulgence. A four-course fine dining menu, served with an exquisite selection ofperfectly matched wines, is sure to delight your taste buds. R 495 per person includinggratuity. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.zaOCTOBERFriday, 4th October Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your tastebuds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest fromDelaire Graff Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 ore-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Saturday, 5th October from 09h00. The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction willtake place at Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands and is open to thepublic. To find out how you can attend the Auction to obtain these rare and exclusive
  • wines, visit: www.capewinemakersguild.com, email info@capewinemakersguild.com orcall +27 +21 852 0408.Thursday, 24th October to Sunday, 3rd November. The next edition of Restaurant WeekSouth Africa in Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Make a note in youragenda! Subscribe to our newsletter on www.restaurantweek.co.za and get VIP access tothe booking site before it opens to the general public beginning of OctoberFriday, 25th October Join the Vineyard Hotel‟s team at The Square and treat your tastebuds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest winesfrom Constantia Valley. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za.Wednesday, 30th October. CAROLINE’S WHITE WINE REVIEW at the Table Bay Hotel. Moredetails later