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Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
Main Ingredient's 2013 events calendar updated
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Main Ingredient's wine & food events calendar updated with free wine tastings at The Vineyard in June

Main Ingredient's wine & food events calendar updated with free wine tastings at The Vineyard in June

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  • 1. Our calendar of current and upcoming wine and food-related events for 2013 may be updated at any time, so watch this space…. (Click on the bold highlights to access websites 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. When we receive the information, we'll pass it on. Events are listed in the order in which they will occur. Picnics and other programmes Kaapse Vonkel & Oysters on Cuvée terrace at Simonsig every Saturday between 15h00 and 18h00. Round up your friends and head down to Cuvée, Simonsig Estate’s signature restaurant for a relaxed afternoon of bubbly, oysters and local music talent, served on the terrace and lush lawns. Spice up a slow afternoon with aphrodisiacs from the West Coast seas, whilst sipping on South Africa’s first Cap Classique, Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel, Kaapse Vonkel Rosé or the prestige cuvée, Simonsig Cuvée Royale. With an array of fine cheese platters as an alternative and local musicians adding to the tranquil setting of this family owed Stellenbosch landmark, everyone will have something to look forward to. The Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel & Oyster Saturdays take place from 15h00 to 18h00 on the terrace in front of Simonsig Estate’s tasting room. For dinner reservations and to ensure a delectable end to your day, contact Cuvée on 021 888 4932 or send an email to cuvee@simonsig.co.za. Simonsig Wine Estate is outside Stellenbosch, on the Kromme Rhee road between the R44 and R304. Winemaker's Breakfast Served throughout Harvest Season! Join Lourens van der Westhuizen for an early morning of harvesting and gain insight into his handcrafted way of selecting, picking, processing his grapes at Arendsig. Enjoying the early morning sights and sounds and learn firsthand what goes into creating his quality wines. Guests can then enjoy a 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 or email lizelle@arendsig.co.za Until 30th April. Summer Picnics at Durbanville Hills. Spread out and relax on the beautiful bespoke blankets and comfy pillows and while away the afternoon with a complimentary bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé. Head outdoors this summer to The Picnic Spot at Durbanville Hills Wines. With the sun on your back, the lawn tickling your bare feet and surrounded by a spread of delectable treats, a picnic is a great way to refresh and re-energise after the long, cold winter. Offering the perfect setting in the olive grove with panoramic views over the picturesque Durbanville vineyards and Table Bay, the Picnic Spot promises hand-woven baskets brimming with scrumptious artisanal foods. Spread out and relax on the beautiful bespoke blankets and comfy pillows and while away the afternoon with a complimentary bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé. The menu, developed by executive chef Riedwaan Rooknodien of The Eatery at Durbanville Hills includes a delicious selection of rustic bread, chicken liver pâté with grape chutney, minted Moroccan salsa on nutty couscous, parmesan chicken, fresh salad and The Eatery's signature Grabouw sausage and red onion marmalade quiche. Cheese and biscuits along with a decadent bag filled with Turkish delight, chocolate truffles and nougat end off a perfect day spent with family and friends. The free-form jungle gyms will keep the kids occupied and the special '5 Ants' picnic will tempt the little ones. Their special menu includes meatballs, sesame chicken and cheddar wraps, pretzel sticks and dips, chocolate brownies and fruit juice. The picnics will be available until the end of April and cost R295 for two people, including a bottle of Durbanville Hills' Merlot Rosé and the kiddies’ picnic is charged at R65 each. Bookings are required at least 24 hours in advance during the week and for weekend picnics orders please book on the Friday by 16h00. For more information or to
  • 2. make a booking contact Hanlie Campher: info@durbanvillehills.co.za / www.durbanvillehills.co.za STEP BACK IN TIME AS YOU TAKE AN HISTORIC TOUR THROUGH THE LANZERAC WINE ESTATE. Due to popular demand Lanzerac Wine Estate, in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, will be extending their historic tour of the Estate to visitors for the remainder of 2013. Regarded as South Africa’s birthplace of Pinotage, Lanzerac is steeped in a rich heritage dating back to 1692. Whilst enjoying a chilled glass of Rosé on arrival, your guide will provide a brief overview of the tour, which commences in the Pionier Room with a tasting of the Mrs English, a reserve Chardonnay. This wine is a tribute to Mrs English who purchased the farm in 1914, changing its name from Schoongezicht to Lanzerac. It is believed 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, and then to the Chardonnay Maturation Cellar, where you’ll be met by winemaker Wynand Lategan for a barrel tasting of the Chardonnay. This tasting affords you the opportunity to taste the difference between fermenting Chardonnay must and wine. After the tasting you’ll be taken to the Lanzerac Hotel, which highlights the Estate’s rich heritage. This part of the tour will also take you through the historic Manor House and its wine cellar. Before heading home you will make your way back to the Restaurant for a delicious Food and Wine Pairing where your senses will be awakened to the diversities of these superb wines. The tour costs R250 per person, and will be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. In order to make your experience as memorable as possible booking is essential as a maximum of 30 people per tour can be accommodated. For bookings and queries contact Rozane Els on 021 886 5641 or winesales@lanzerac.co.za. TUESDAY TASTINGS at the Twelve Apostles. Our talented Head Sommelier Gregory Mutambe and his team offers a complimentary wine tasting every Tuesday, which is available 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 and enthusiasm. 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 and updates 1st May – 31st August. CAFÉ GRILL WINTER SPECIAL in the Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles. 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 and take advantage of our Lamb Curry Thursdays, served exclusively in the Café Grill to escape the winter blues. Price: R 295 per person. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za APRIL Thursday, 25th April. Avondale Wine Estate has teamed up with the Mount Nelson for its Wine & Dine Dinner Series, to create a magnificent 7-course Biodynamic Dinner paired with wine to be held on the 25th April – the eve of the lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra, and can occur only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly. A lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon... On the eve of the lunar eclipse on the 25th April, Avondale Wine Estate and the Mount Nelson will be hosting an extraordinary seven-course dinner paired with wines at the historic hotel’s Planet Restaurant. Award-winning Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg and
  • 3. Sommelier Carl Habel have teamed up with Johnathan Grieve, Proprietor of Avondale, to create 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 full moon on the eve of the dinner holds special significance. Seven superb courses will be paired 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 the rhythms of the cosmos. R460 per person. Contact restaurantreservations@mountnelson.co.za to make a booking. Friday, 26th April. Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from the Vineyard Hotel's 5 wine partners. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Friday, 26th April at 19h00. Join in a night filled with mystery, passion & money laundering 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 Al Capone. has been brutally murdered and it’s up to you to find out ‘whodunit’. As the underworld serves out its own unique brand of justice, someone will need to pay for this attack against the Capone Familia. Police investigations have brought certain facts to light and you have been singled out as one of’ the prime suspects. Now it’s time for you to meet with Capone and prove your Innocence...capisce? Expect a collection of beguiling characters and an intriguing mystery with plenty of twists to unravel. To RSVP call 084 993 8040 or email lente@bepartofthemystery.com. To check out the Murder Mystery Menu click here Friday, 26th April to Sunday, 28th April. Experience Fleur du Cap with delicacies and exotic salts at the SA Cheese Festival. Experience the unusual combination of Fleur du Cap wines and artisanal salts at the 2013 SA Cheese Festival taking place at Sandringham Estate, right next to the N1 on the outskirts of Stellenbosch from 26 to 28 April. Salt Aficionado Chef Craig Cormack will treat festival goers to exciting tastings with three Fleur du Cap Pinotage vintages paired with delicious nibbles, dusted lightly in exotic salts from around the world, in the Pinotage Theatre. Prepare your taste buds for braised beef samoosa, sour fig preserve and green mango atchar paired with Fleur du Cap Pinotage 2009 or smoked venison, beetroot puree, mustard crème cheese and cumin onion marmalade paired with the 2011 vintage. The complex Pinotage 2005 paired with beef tartar, poached quail egg and garlic emulsion is also not to be missed. Tastings take place daily with three presentations per day: 11h00 to 12h00, 13h00 to 14h00 and 15h00 to 16h00. Opening times for the festival are, Friday from 10:00 to 22:00, on Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Tickets for this action packed weekend are available at R115 from 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 enter free. Wine tasting glasses will be on sale at R15 at the gates. Visit www.cheesefestival.co.za for more information or contact Agri-Expo at 021 975 4440 or cheese@agriexpo.co.za. For more information on Fleur du Cap visit www.fleurducap.co.za, fleurducap.tumblr.com or join the Fleur du Cap Facebook community. Friday, 26th and Saturday, 27th April. 17h00 to 21h00. ANNUAL APRIL WINE SHOW FEVER. Lowveld wine lovers can look forward to another bumper wine show when the FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show returns to Ingwenyma Conference and Sports Resort, on R40
  • 4. 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, matured favourites and new wine accessories and gadgets on the market. A fun night out for both the guru and novice, the fourth Mpumalanga Wine Show is a great two-night event to share the fruits of the vine with friends and colleagues. As in previous years, the exhibitor line-up will turn out an A-list of Cape producers. Around 65 wineries and 350 wines will be available for sampling and purchase via Shop@Show, the show’s convenient retail facility run 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 options should visit www.mpumalangawineshow.co.za from March onwards for a full list of exhibitors 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 the sunshine province for the Freedom Day weekend. Ticket Price R120 includes unlimited tastings and wine tasting glass. Refreshments: Light meals will be available for sale at Tops The Grove Deli on the Deck. Queries: www.mpumalangawineshow.co.za or 011 482 5936/5/4. Tickets can be purchased at one of the following options: Online www.computicket.com - Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores - Tops The Grove - At the door. The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show is one of three regional wine shows directed by wine authority Michael Fridjhon and organised by OutSorceress Marketing. The FNB Limpopo Wine Show, now in its seventh year, takes place in Polokwane on 25th and 26th July and the inaugural FNB Free State Wine Show, in Bloemfontein on 1st and 2nd August. For more information see www.outsorceress.co.za. Friday, 26th to Sunday, 28th April. THE FRANSCHHOEK MYSTERY WEEKEND. Join the vignerons of Franschhoek for the first in their series of Mystery Weekends. For just R2340 per couple, for the whole weekend, you'll experience the best the little village has to offer. How the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Works: The Franschhoek Wine Valley randomly selects a range of amazing Franschhoek adventures and creates your unique couple Mystery Weekend Package. This means that you have no idea where you're staying, where you're eating or what other experiences are in store for you. How awesome! Every Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Package includes the following: Two nights of accommodation (for two people sharing) at one of Franschhoek's excellent four or five star hotels, B&B's or guesthouses; A meal voucher (for two) to one of Franschhoek’s renowned fine dining establishments; Two breakfasts (for two ); Two tickets to The Screening Room at Le Quartier Français; A discount voucher (per couple) to use at the participating Franschhoek retail 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). It's time to bid au revoir to winter and 'allo Franschhoek. It's time for more sizzle and less drizzle! Book your Mystery Weekend in Franschhoek today. For bookings or queries 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 or the soon to be launched 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 new level. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Rates are for two persons sharing per weekend, no singles. Non Refundable and/or transferrable Deposit. Children 12+ welcome paying full rate True roots from vineyard to wine. Saturday, 27th April. UNplugged62, The Finest Blues Concert. 'PROE die Klein Karoo...!' A collaboration between Boland Kelder & Joubert-Tradauw Wingerde en Kelder (12 km west of 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
  • 5. Rankin. The finest UNplugged62 BLUES concert R180. Tables are all taken, al fresco lunch now full. Informal bale 'kuier' areas in front of stage and island for concert goers. Buy deli produce, sit on the island or bales and buy a glass of your favourite Joubert-Tradauw wines or 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 your tent & 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). The Wedding Affair at Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. Long established in the UK and USA, a visit to a wedding fair has become an absolute must for all those planning their wedding, providing couples with an opportunity to review a wide range of services and ideas showcased in one location, to help them plan their perfect day. Visit the Rickety Bridge Wedding Affair on 27th and 28th April 2013 for all you need to plan your perfect special day. From wedding planners to florists, hair stylists to photographers to the ideal honeymoon, find it all at Rickety 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 wedding suppliers will be exhibiting their products and services. You will even have the chance to taste canapé and menu options at the Rickety Bridge Restaurant in the Vines. This will be an exclusive fair in a beautiful environment, offering a unique and exciting setting. Stands will be set up throughout the actual wedding venue, garden, chapel, bridal changing suite and in the rooms of the luxurious Manor House with magnificent views over vineyards and the Franschhoek mountains as opposed to an exhibition hall, thus creating the perfect canvas for you, the bride and groom-to-be, to visualise your perfect wedding day. Entrance to the fair is free! For more information on attending this event please contact Jackie Rabe on 021 876 2129 or info@ricketybridge.com or visit www.ricketybridge.com. Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th April. Klein Optenhorst Open Garden. Klein Optenhorst will again open its garden to the public this Autumn , on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of April. An entrance fee of R35 includes tea & home-made scones and cream. Klein Optenhorst Brut Rose 2011 will be available for sale by the glass and by the bottle. The nursery will be selling unusual and rare plants from 9:30am to 4:30pm. There will also be an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by Carolyn Metcalfe. For more information, please phone Jane at 083 324 6855 or email kleinoptenhorstwines@gmail.com or Jenny at 021 864 1210 or email ferreira@patat.co.za MAY Wednesday, 1st May (Workers Day). MILES FOR SMILES Fun Run. The run/walk involves a 5km route through Villiera's vineyards, followed by a prize giving. After the run, you can enjoy our usual wine tasting experience. All ages are welcome and bookings can be done by downloading an entry form HERE or contact Villiera. Many of you supported the last event where over R14000 was raised for Operation Smile. This year Robin Brewer is organising another event as part of his Grade 7 Bridge House leadership organisational skills. Your support in making this another successful event would be greatly appreciated. It is a lot of fun too, and David Grier himself will be present – the man who has run many miles for many smiles. Bookings are required and should be made through Celeste at Villiera on 021 865 2002 or celeste@villiera.com. Wednesday, 1st May (Workers Day). GRAHAM BECK EVENING at Nobu, The One&Only, V&A Waterfront. 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 -
  • 6. Salmon Paper Thin Salad With Jalapeño Dressing / Graham Beck Brut NV - Seafood With Ceviche And Potatoes / Graham Beck Non Vintage Rosé - Kingklip Crayfish Miso Butter / Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2005 - Pork Kakuni / Graham Beck Brut Vintage 2008 - Passion Fruit Brûlée / Graham Beck ‘Bliss’ Demi Sec. R495.00 per person. To reserve your table at Nobu, One&Only Cape Town, call +27 21 431 4511 or mail to restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com Thursday, 2nd May. A tasting of top Red Blends will be held at Die Bergkelder Wine Centre. The experience costs R80 per person and includes the tasting and light supper. The evening starts 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 Bergkelder covering a wide selection of wines, fortified wines and brandies. There are lucky draw prizes up for grabs for anyone who purchases wines on the evening. Conveniently in Stellenbosch, Die Bergkelder Wine Centre offers a wide selection of fine wines and spirits at competitive prices with knowledgeable and experienced staff eager to offer advice and assistance. Saturday, 4th May, 10h00 to 17h00 Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival. The launch of the 'Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival,' sponsored by Nedbank, is another exciting step in the future development of the Elgin Valley Wine Route. On Saturday, 4th May, fifteen participating wineries in Elgin will open their doors to festival goers promising a fabulous day of fine wine, hearty food and live entertainment. It offers the perfect opportunity to discover Elgin’s wineries on a weekend getaway with family and friends. The festival follows a completely unique format, never seen before in South Africa. The day is divided into 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 winery will 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 includes entry into 3 wineries, a free wine glass, a free wine pour, and a festival leaflet. The Elgin Valley Wine Route is proud to have Nedbank as the main sponsor given our synergy in the promotion of green wines. As part of our commitment to sustainable wine production, Elgin has 4 Biodiversity & Wine Champions (BWI), an established eco-route known as the Green Mountain Eco-Route, a strong commitment to eco-tourism, and vines that grow alongside the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve - a Unesco Heritage Site. For further information on the festival and to book tickets online, please visit www.elginwine.co.za. The festival supports and encourages the use of designated drivers and the responsible use of alcohol. Saturday, 4th May. Shannon Vineyards Invitation - come and explore the Elgin Valley for the 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 Vineyards and visit any 2 of the other 15 wine producers for the other sessions. Free for children under 18. Please book at the website www.elginwine.co.za or call Charmaine at Elgin Tourism 021 848 9838. Book either a Breakfast session (09h00-1 1h30): Country egg and bacon roll (R25/plate), including fresh fruit juices, tea and coffee, and any 2 glasses of wines OR a Lunch session (11h0O- 14h30): Country style Elgin Free Range chicken barbeque and 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 charge of 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 Deck overlooking the beautiful Palmiet River. Additional wines are available for the day: Wine by the glass. White wine R20 (Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon) and Red wine R25 (Pinot Noir &
  • 7. Merlot). For more information please visit www.elginwine.co.za. Please RSVP to james@shannonwines.com if you are coming. Remember your 4x4 gumboots & Umbrellas as we're celebrating ‘Country Lifestyle. Dress Country Cool. SHANNON VINEYARDS Rockview Dam Road, Elgin. 021 859 2491 Fax: 021 859 5389. james@shannonwines.com www.shannonwines.com We are limited to only 40 people for breakfast or lunch so please let James know if you are able to join us when booking your tickets at www.elginwine.co.za. Wednesday, 8th May at 7pm for 7.30pm. Grapes, Gourmet and Gallery at the Winchester Mansions, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point. Join us for a fabulous evening of food, wine and modern 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 the evening guests can marvel at artwork by Ann Nosworthy courtesy of Jill Fearon. R345 per person. The perfect gift for Mother's Day! Please contact us for vouchers. To check out the menu click here. For enquiries & bookings please email harveys@winchester.co.za or phone us on 021 434 2351 Thursday, 9th to Friday, 10th May, 17h30 – 21h30 (no entry after 21h00). Fine Brandy Fusion, Cape Town, Cape Town International Convention Centre. At last Capetonians will get what they desired: to share in the spirit at Fine Brandy Fusion, the country’s premier brandy event. This glam gathering of brandy lovers, the city’s social set and celebrities will be hosted from 9-10 May at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This luxury showcase of SA Brandy and the glamorous lifestyle surrounding it marks its Cape Town debut with the theme “Celebrate liquid gold. Fine Brandy Fusion Sandton, now in its 6th year, will again be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in June. A world first to be profiled at the festival is the new Urban Brandy Cocktail route. This creative concept is a modern extension of the popular R62 and Western Cape Brandy Routes, and will take the visitor 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 other taste-shaping cocktails all recognising brandy’s extraordinary versatility. Also making an appearance is the winner of the Collison’s Cosmo Cocktail competition. The exciting festival format will also see high-end lifestyle brands such as Aston Martin and BMW Motorrad rubbing shoulders with famous brandy houses and artisanal estate brandies. The perfect launch pad for new products, speculation is rife regarding who will try and eclipse the launch of Van Ryn’s 30 Year Old AU.RA, which was the talk of the town at last year’s event. New small artisanal brandy producers have come on board with their handmade liquid gold up for nosing and tasting in the Potstill Lounge. With the event being both social happening and learning experience, brandy enthusiasts can join in the hourly master classes, which is so popular that these informative sessions are normally booked far in advance. There is simply nothing like South Africa’s finest anywhere in the world. Being the definitive collection of South African brandies under one roof, the brandy industry is well 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 most revered internationally and highly respected by connoisseurs across the globe. The Walk of Fame will spotlight South African brandies’ world domination, bringing home the Worldwide Best Brandy trophy no fewer than 15 times, including the past six years in succession at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). The SA Brandy Foundation is a member of ARA. 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, the brands on display and the tastings and master classes, like the Fine Brandy Fusion page, www.facebook.com/finebrandyfusion join Twitter @BrandyFusion #brandyfusion / visit
  • 8. www.brandyfusion.co.za or e-mail info@brandyfusion.co.za. Cost: R175 includes a brandy glass and coffee vouchers. Tickets available from Computicket or at the door. No visitors under 18 years. www.brandyfusion.co.za. Twitter: @BrandyFusion / #brandyfusion. Facebook: www.facebook.com/finebrandyfusion Friday, 10th May Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Steenberg Vineyards. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Saturday, 11th May at 19h00. Classical Music Concert: Bryan Wallick (Piano) in the La Motte Historic Cellar. La Motte’s May Concert commemorates composers Liszt, Verdi and Wagner (all born 200 years ago in 1813) with a recital that includes Liszt piano transcriptions of work by Verdi and Wagner. Bryan Wallick is gaining recognition as one of the great American virtuoso pianists of his generation. Gold medallist of the 1997 Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa. He made his New York recital debut in 1998 at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and his Wigmore Hall recital debut in London in 2003. At La Motte, he will also perform Haydn’s Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50. Admission: R170. Reservations: 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 be open from 18h00 to 19h00. Concert starts promptly at 19:00. Concert-goers with dinner reservations at Pierneef à La Motte should be seated in the restaurant by 20h30. Sunday, 12th May at 12h30. MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH Treat Mom to a decadent lunch in Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles this Mother’s Day, where she will be spoilt for choice with the tasty delights of our generous lunch buffet. As a special gift, each mother will 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 French Champagne in our lucky draw! Azure Restaurant and Atlantic Terrace Marquee Price: R 335 per person Includes a glass of Sparkling Wine or Bellini. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za. Sunday, 12th May from 11am to 2pm. Mother's Day Jazz Brunch at the Winchester Mansions, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point. Join us on Mother's Day for our ever popular Jazz Brunch. Receive a complimentary Sunday Newspaper and a glass of bubbly on arrival and enjoy anything from eggs, sushi, dessert and loads more from our buffet. Every Mom can look forward to special surprise gift! Only R275 per person. Gift vouchers are available. For our Jazz line up click here. For enquiries & bookings please email harveys@winchester.co.za or phone us on 021 434 2351 Monday, 13th May. WORLD COCKTAIL DAY. To celebrate World Cocktail Day, The Leopard Bar at the Twelve Apostles will present a special 2-for-1 offer on selected cocktails. Enjoy a tipple (or two in this case!) in the bar’s plush surroundings, or step outside onto the terrace to watch the magnificent sunset. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za. Tuesday, 14th & Wednesday, 15th May. 17h30 to 21h00. JULIET CULLINAN'S STANDARD BANK WINE FESTIVAL at SUMMER PLACE, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Wines of distinction presented in an elegant setting. After 23 years, The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival inspires by offering the most exclusive & longest running wine show in the country. Small, select, superior - the event is singularly about quality. Discover 50 handpicked, icon Cape wineries displaying traditional, innovative, rare and unique labels of
  • 9. outstanding distinction. An ever increasing range of imported wines and accessories make this a memorable experience. The festival is synonymous with Standard Bank who have sponsored the show for 13 years. The setting will once again be at Summer Place with its air of exclusivity, luxury and elegance. All wines showcased during the Festival can be purchased through the Makro Sip & Shop at special show prices. Quality wines, quality guests and a quality setting. The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival has become the Holy Grail of where to find and purchase boutique wines. Tickets cost R130 per person if booked online and R150 at the door. This includes a wine glass, catalogue, and an evening of unlimited tastings in a unique Johannesburg setting. Tickets are available at webtickets.co.za Tuesday, 14th & Wednesday, 15th May. African Utility Week. The 13th Annual African Utility Week boasts a world class conference combined with the largest showcase of technology machinery & solutions for the power and water sector in Africa. CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town. his market leading exhibition is the first port of call for senior decision makers from utilities, governments, large power users, IPPs, consultants, contractors and regulators to source the latest solutions and technologies to meet the needs of their organisations. Participating will enable you to make crucial contacts within the African power and water industry. If challenges around power generation, T&D, metering, clean technology, finance, reliability or energy efficiency are keeping you awake at night, African Utility Week will be the right place to find suitable solutions and help you optimise your organisation’s performance by acquiring the necessary skills 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 and conference in Africa. Over 250 suppliers from across the world will be there to share their experience, case studies and best practices with you. No matter what challenges you are facing at work, you will find someone with the answer to your most pressing questions. A world class conference programme and new exhibition opening times will double the engagement time between delegates and exhibitors. We have created a more engaging exhibition floor with product demonstration workshops, cocktail functions, free refreshments and meeting lounges that will business opportunities for our attendees. African Utility Week is boasting the highest representation of any African utility event, with 25 out of 54 African countries attending in 2012. Any company with an interest in Africa’s power and water industry cannot afford to miss this flagship power and water event. South African utility Eskom and the Ministries of Energy and Water Affairs as well as local municipalities such as Johannesburg’s City Power and the City of Cape Town have been key event partners for many years. Large African utilities such as Tanesco, SNEL, Senelec, UEGCL, KenGen, TCN, ZESCO, NamPower and many more have also been regular visitors over the years. African Utility Week exhibition and conference will take place from 14 - 15 May 2013 (pre-conference workshops on 13 May and post-event site visits on 16 May) and will offer more than just an exhibition. Hands-on workshops, plenty networking opportunities, cocktail functions and supplier demonstrations will make this an unforgettable event. Make sure you‘re not left behind in this ever changing market. Be the first one to bring the latest solutions to the table and tackle your challenges before they tackle you. Friday, 24th May. Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from de Wetshof Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e- mail eat@vineyard.co.za.
  • 10. Friday 24th May at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – TULBAGH WINERIES Join us for this not-to-be-missed food and wine pairing dinner in Azure Restaurant, in association with three outstanding winemakers from the Tulbagh area – Pierre Wahl from Rijk's Private Cellar, Dewaldt Heyns representing Saronsberg Cellar, and Matt Krone from The House of Krone. Co-hosted by our Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar and featuring a four-course dinner with perfectly matched wines, this is a connoisseur’s dream come true. Price: R 495 per person including gratuity. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May – Gauteng Outdoor Expo, The Original Premier Outdoor Eco Adventure & Travel Expo celebrates its 21st Year in Gauteng and lots of exciting new plans are under way for this year’s Expo! Last year we found a great new venue, the magnificent Waterfall Polo Estate situated in the Kyalami Environ, with easy access either off of the N1 on Allandale Road Exit or Maxwell Drive or Woodmead Drive . This venue is truly Outdoors & Eco Friendly! We are moving the show down to the lower field for more protection and also better road visibility. 2012 was a tough year for most businesses and to ensure that 2013 will be a most successful one for all of you - we have been in long negotiations with our suppliers - and are pleased to announce that we have kept our stand prices as low as possible! Provisionally book your stand today! Please click here to book your space for 2013 - this is merely a provisional booking and your stand details will be discussed with you before the final contract will be issued. Sunday, 26th May. Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch Pops Up at magical Mooiplaas. Join the winemakers of the Bottelary Hills ward for a truly unique experience in the historic manor house on Mooiplaas Estate & Private Nature Reserve, when a ‘Langtafel’ sets an enchanting 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 food passionately prepared by Dirk Roos of Mooiplaas – in the estate’s atmospheric 1833 Cape Dutch Herenhuis, guests will also get to experience the latest cellar gems from this unsung sub-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 Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon stemming from these eminent estates, followed by a sabrage ceremony and the languid Langtafel luncheon. During the lunch the winemakers will guide the guests through the different wines, explaining the finer details of vinification. If sharing charming conversations, winter blues busting food and bottles of superb wine during a relaxed Sunday lunch in a national monument is your idea of ending your weekend on a blissful high, then you must make a beeline for the Bottelary Hills on 26 May. The Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch at Mooiplaas starts at 12:30 and costs R250 per person 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 seats contact 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 weekend of classical music. See the programme here. GREYTON INFORMATION BUREAU Office: 028 254 9564 / 9414 Fax: 086 517 1630 info@greytontourism.com www.greytontourism.com JUNE Saturday, 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 from leading 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
  • 11. winemaker at Hartenberg, widely regarded as one of South Africa’s oldest and leading producers of Shiraz for almost 40 years, has invited a select group of winemakers to present their cellar gems at this indulgent day of Shiraz and Charcuterie. They will be joined by some of the best local charcuterie masters, cheese makers and olive enthusiasts that will bring foods to life to entice palates and complement this hardy varietal. “Shiraz and charcuterie is a classic combination; the robust flavours created when curing or smoking meat complements Shiraz superbly. This festival is meant for everyone, whether you are a novice wanting to try something new or wine connoisseur on the hunt for fresh discoveries,” says Carl, who celebrates his 20th harvest at Hartenberg this year and has played 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 to experience 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 at www.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 to Stellenbosch. (www.hartenbergestate.com). Monday, 3rd June from 6-7pm. Complimentary wine tasting in The Garden Lounge at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. Dornier Wines, a family-owned and run boutique winery in Stellebosch, will showcase a few of its finest labels. A representative from the estate will host the wine tasting and will act as guest sommelier. The wine tasting is free of charge to all who attend. For more information or to make a booking, email eat@vineyard.co.za or please call 021 657 4500. Alternatively visit www.vineyard.co.za for more information. 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 both and work beautifully side by side. On the palate is a succulent blend of richness and elegance, extreme creaminess and vibrant freshness. TUNA SASHIMI SALAD & KING CRAB AMA PONZU. Moët Brut Imperial - lively and generous and distinguishes itself by a bright fruitiness, seductive palate and an elegant maturity. The Brut stands up wonderfully to the intense 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 are intense and irresistible. It distinguishes itself by a radiant colour, an intense fruitiness and flamboyance on the palate. Here we present you with a contrast of sorts that will instantly seduce. We have discovered a versatility in rosé not often explored… PASSION FRUIT BRÛLÉE. Moët Nectar - an obvious choice that will finish the evening in style. To reserve your table at Nobu, One&Only Cape Town, call +27 21 431 4511 or mail to restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com Thursday, 6th June. A Vinoteque tasting will be held at Die Bergkelder Wine Centre. The experience costs R80 per person and includes the tasting and light supper. The evening starts 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 Bergkelder covering a wide selection of wines, fortified wines and brandies. There are lucky draw prizes up for grabs for anyone who purchases wines on the evening. Conveniently in Stellenbosch, Die Bergkelder Wine Centre offers a wide selection of fine wines and spirits at
  • 12. competitive prices with knowledgeable and experienced staff eager to offer advice and assistance. 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 the Helderberg showcase promises a smorgasbord of exquisite food and wine from this prime winemaking 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 a Helderberg wine and dine hotspot for enthusiasts to enjoy a sensory overload of more than 100 local wines and signature dishes from seven eminent restaurants jotted along the Helderberg Wine Route – all under one roof. This renowned route – home to some of the oldest wineries in South Africa – is one of five sub-routes of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes and incorporates the majestic Helderberg Mountains, on the slopes of which some of the country’s most prized vineyards flourish. Each of the more than 40 wineries encountered en route has its own distinctive methods of cultivating their grapes, with different climatic conditions caused by the mountains and the close proximity of the sea influencing the quality in the bottle. Taste of Helderberg is an exclusive experience of the latest tastes and triumphs of the Helderberg Winelands and, this year, guests will be able to mingle with at least 25 wine producers ranging from time-honoured stalwarts to ultra-chic boutique wineries; popular family-owned estates to eco-conscious pioneers. Wines to be sipped and savoured at the event include those stemming from Bordeaux-style expert Morgenster, Avontuur Estate; Chenin king Ken Forrester Vineyards, red and port wine specialist JP Bredell Wines; the upmarket, boutique-style Longridge Winery and Waterkloof, the conservation-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 seven participating restaurants will be whipping up lip-smacking portions of their signature dishes which will be on sale throughout the evening. The eateries to share a hearty selection of fine fare include Longridge Restaurant, Avontuur and 96 Winery Road among others. Since its inception in 2009, Taste of the Helderberg has grown extensively, each year becoming more and more popular. At last year’s event guests turned up in the hundreds despite miserable, rainy weather. Nothing less is expected this year. “Even if it is grey and grim out there, 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 to socialise with the winemakers without feeling cramped,” shares Annareth Bolton, CEO of Stellenbosch American Express ® Wine Routes. The doors will be open from 17h00 to 21h00 and tickets cost R70 per person, which include an elegantly branded wine glass and access to the fruits of the Helderberg Winelands, which will also be for sale at the show. During and after the wine tastings, guests can relax in cosy chill areas or make use of the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. Pre-bookings for the restaurant are recommended to avoid disappointment. Call 021 855 1040 to make a reservation. For more information on Taste of the Helderberg 2013 and to reserve your tickets contact Bjorn van Oort at bjorn@cvomarketing.co.za or 021 981 0216. Tickets will also be available at the door. As part of the route’s commitment to responsible drinking and driving, the NH Lord Charles is offering an accommodation special on the evening: Please contact the hotel directly on 021 855 1040 and quote reference: Taste of the Helderberg accommodation. Thursday, 6th to Sunday, 9th June. WACKY WINE WEEKEND CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF UNRIVALLED SUCCESS, demonstrating the Robertson Wine Valley’s commitment, innovation and excellence in wine tourism development. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the
  • 13. Robertson Wine Valley’s biggest annual wine festival, with the ever-popular Wacky Wine Weekend - with Kyknet as the new headline sponsor and ‘celebration’ as the theme. The 10th Wacky Wine Weekend, sponsored by Kyknet and with ‘celebration’ as the theme, is going to be more festive and wacky than ever, so be sure to join the Robertson Wine Valley clan for an indulgently Wacky Weekend.... Wacky 2013 charity drive for winter. Festival-goers are invited to join the Robertson Wine Valley in supporting their local charities. Help take the chill out of winter by donating blankets and winter clothing, for all ages, for those less fortunate. In return the Valley will reward 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 wine will 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 Wine Valley office, corner of Voortrekker and Reitz Streets, Robertson. The Wacky Bag Project: As part of the 10 years celebration, members of the local community have been commissioned by the Robertson Wine Valley to produce the ±18 000 Wacky ‘goodie bags’, thus providing much-needed employment and the opportunity to learn new 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 energy source powered by solar energy: 5 litre containers that are safe, portable and rechargeable. No more paraffin and candles! These power units are beautifully packaged in colourful, varnished, recycled cement bags with rope handles. The Robertson Wine Valley has 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’ from recycled cement bags. A total of 7 pallets of cement bags were sponsored by PPC and 29km of rope, 900 litres of varnish and 29km of duct tape are being used to make the Wacky bags. These eye-catching bags, ideal for gifts and function, will be available for order via the Robertson Wine Valley office: email manager@robertsonwinevalley.co.za. Four days of celebration: With 48 wineries showcasing their wines and myriad key attractions, both old favourites and novel delights, this well-loved event is a ‘must-do’ on the annual social calendar. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary, festival–goers will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of vouchers and special offers, from various wine farms, inside the Wacky programme in their ‘goodie bags’. Some of these vouchers and special 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 unique 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 Wine Thursday’, ‘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, educational wine 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, for example: ‘meet-the-winemaker’ tastings, brandy tours and tastings, fun wine competitions, river cruises, tractor trips, cheese- and olive tastings, a simulated rodeo bull, a mountain bike challenge, a fresh goods market and local performing artists. The Valley will also be presenting a gastronomic extravaganza, with visitors spoilt for choice: oysters, perlemoen, sushi, riverside picnics, ‘braaivleis’ and ‘potjiekos’ are just a few of the gourmet delights on offer. And while the adults are revelling in all the above, there will, as always, be a wide range of children’s activities including: fishing, farmyard tours, jumping castles, pony
  • 14. rides, a treasure hunt and face-painting. As part of the Robertson Wine Valley’s commitment 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 their own designated driver. The Buddy Bus facility enables groups of seven or more visitors to hire 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 the Waterfront, Tygervalley, Stellenbosch (Butterfly World) and Paarl, to Robertson, and ‘Buddy Bus’ transport between the participating wineries. See contact details below. For visitors from further afield, Beyond Reach has once again put together great Fly-In Packages that include flights, car rental and accommodation. See contact details below. So head 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 be purchased at one’s first port-of-call, i.e. at any of the participating wineries. The passport includes: a stylish tasting glass, free 25ml wine-tasting samples, and a ‘goodie’ bag with some great surprises, as well as the programme highlighting some special offers. All other activities during the Wacky Wine Weekend will be ‘pay-as-you-go’, with many of the activities free of charge. Visitors will also be able to purchase wine-by-the-glass or a bottle of 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. Buddy Bus: Buddy Bus costs vary between R127 and R400 per person. The service will be available from 08h00 until 19h00 and guests will be collected and returned to their accommodation. Bookings must please be made in advance. Accommodation: Please visit www.robertsonwinevalley.com. Accommodation establishments will require the payment of a 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 and include ‘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 with Beyond Reach: 023 614 3937 / 072 203 2457 or info@beyondreachafrica.co.za. Enquiries: Contact the Robertson Wine Valley on 023 626 3167, or email manager@robertsonwinevalley.com. Visit the new Wacky Wine Weekend website. www.wackywineweekend.com. Robertson Wine Valley office, c/o Robertson Winery, 1-10 Constitution Road, Robertson Friday, 7th June – one night only! 18h00 to 21h00. Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – 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, the competition is widely considered the country's 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 local palates. South African wines have been on the up over the last few years. Never to disappoint, the June tastings offer Trophy Wine Show patrons and critics an opportunity to judge these top achievers for themselves. Wine lovers can expect to sample the industry’s best wines entered into 38 categories cov ering a wide range 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. The public tasting events are held hot-on-the-heels of the announcement of the results and form part of an extensive road show of sought-after Masterclass tastings countrywide, held exclusively for Old Mutual guests. However, the greater wine loving community attending the public tastings will not lose out and can take advantage of the ‘preview’ opportunity to buy superlative wines at show prices while there are still available stocks. The eagerly anticipated results are kept under wraps until 30 May when the Old Mutual Trophy Wine
  • 15. Show 2013 winners are announced on www.trophywineshow.co.za from 16h00. The announcement of the Most Successful 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 for sale 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 all the 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 authority Michael Fridjhon since the inception of the show in 2002. The 2013 panel comprises three international judges of high standing and six local judges covering a broad range of expertise. The international judges are Australian Tom Carson (Chairman of the Australian National Wine Show and Chief Winemaker of Yabby Lake), 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 are Christian Eedes (wine writer and blogger – www.whatidranklastnight.co.za), Gary Jordan (proprietor-winemaker, Jordan Wines), Angela Lloyd (wine judge and writer), James Pietersen (head sommelier of Belthazar and Balducci restaurants), François Rautenbach (Head, Premier Wine Programme, Singita Lodges) and Rianie Strydom (cellarmaster at Haskell Vineyards). The participation of a team of associate judges, drawn from the pool of rising 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 to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Shannon Vineyards. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Friday, 7th to Sunday, 9th June. THE FRANSCHHOEK MYSTERY WEEKEND. Join us over the weekend of 7 – 9 June in Franschhoek the vavavoom capital of the winelands, for the next in our series of Mystery Weekends. Our dynamite Winter Mystery Weekends are heating up the winelands. For just R2340 per couple, for the whole weekend, you'll experience the best our little village has to offer. How the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Works: We - Franschhoek Wine Valley - randomly select a range of amazing Franschhoek adventures and create your unique couple Mystery Weekend Package. This means that you have no idea where you're staying, where you're eating or what other experiences are in store for you. How awesome! Every Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Package includes the following: Two nights of accommodation (for two people sharing) at one of Franschhoek's excellent four or five star hotels, B&B's or guesthouses; A meal voucher (for two) to one of Franschhoek’s renowned fine dining establishments; Two breakfasts (for two); Two tickets to The Screening Room at Le Quartier Français; A discount voucher (per couple) to use at the participating Franschhoek retail 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). It's time to bid au revoir to winter and 'allo Franschhoek. It's time for more sizzle and less drizzle! Book your Mystery Weekend in Franschhoek today. For bookings or queries please contact Carmen Kleinschmidt on office@franschhoek.org.za P.S Why not include the Franschhoek Cap Classique Route or the 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 new level. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: • Rates are for two persons sharing per weekend, no singles - Non Refundable and/or transferrable Deposit - Children 12+ welcome paying full rate
  • 16. Monday, 10th June from 6-7pm. Complimentary wine tasting in The Garden Lounge at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. Well-known leader in wine tourism, Zevenwacht Wine Estate will be hosting a tasting experience. A representative from the estate will host the wine tasting and will act as guest sommelier. The wine tasting is free of charge to all who attend. For more information or to make a booking, email eat@vineyard.co.za or please call 021 657 4500. Alternatively visit www.vineyard.co.za for more information. The wine tastings are free of charge to all who attend. For more information or to make a booking, email eat@vineyard.co.za or please call 021 657 4500. Alternatively visit www.vineyard.co.za for more information. Thursday, 13th June – one night only! 17h00 to 20h30. Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting - Cape Town in the CTICC (Ballroom East), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town. Secure underground parking is available in CTICC parkade. 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, the competition is widely considered the country's 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 local palates. South African wines have been on the up over the last few years. Never to disappoint, the June tastings offer Trophy Wine Show patrons and critics an opportunity to judge these top achievers for themselves. Wine lovers can expect to sample the industry’s best wines entered into 38 categories covering a wide range 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. The public tasting events are held hot-on-the-heels of the announcement of the results and form part of an extensive road show of sought-after Masterclass tastings countrywide, held exclusively for Old Mutual guests. However, the greater wine loving community attending the public tastings will not lose out and can take advantage of the ‘preview’ opportunity to buy superlative wines at show prices while there are still available stocks. The eagerly anticipated results are kept under wraps until 30 May when the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 winners are announced on www.trophywineshow.co.za from 16h00. The announcement of the Most Successful 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 for sale 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 all the 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 authority Michael Fridjhon since the inception of the show in 2002. The 2013 panel comprises three international judges of high standing and six local judges covering a broad range of expertise. The international judges are Australian Tom Carson (Chairman of the Australian National Wine Show and Chief Winemaker of Yabby Lake), 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 are Christian Eedes (wine writer and blogger – www.whatidranklastnight.co.za), Gary Jordan (proprietor-winemaker, Jordan Wines), Angela Lloyd (wine judge and writer), James Pietersen (head sommelier of Belthazar and Balducci restaurants), François Rautenbach (Head, Premier Wine Programme, Singita Lodges) and Rianie Strydom (cellarmaster at Haskell Vineyards). The participation of a team of associate judges, drawn from the pool of rising South African winemaking and judging talent, is included in a supportive capacity.
  • 17. 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, ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825). Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors can once again look forward to reawakening their taste sensations as the award-winning Franschhoek Wine Valley prepares for the annual Cook Franschhoek. The interactive hands on demonstration kitchens, presented by some of the Valley’s highly acclaimed chefs and winemakers, takes place over the weekend of 14th, 15th and 16th June. The demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend, allowing guests the opportunity to not 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 costs will differ by establishment. This year visitors can choose to attend demonstrations offering a 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 one demonstration 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 luxurious boutique hotels, all nestled in a picturesque and safe environment. This should also afford you ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-class shops and boutiques, allowing for an intimate and relaxed shopping expedition. For a detailed programme on Cook Franschhoek visit www.cookfranschhoek.co.za or contact the Franschhoek 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 Absa Calitzdorp 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 to the sleepy town which comes alive during this social calendar highlight. Hosted by renowned Port producers, Axe Hill, Boplaas, Calitzdorp Cellar, De Krans, Du’SwaRoo, Peter Bayly, TTT and Withoek in partnership with naming right sponsor Absa, festival goers will be assured 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 the unique Calitzdorp Blend. Made from Portuguese cultivars, the wine will be available for tasting at the participating cellars in Calitzdorp - Experience a unique cooking demonstration using Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional and other Port wines from the area - An evening in the historical Dutch Reformed Church with acclaimed soprano Zanne Stapelberg and guitarist James Grace. For the first time in five years Zanne Stapelberg and guitar virtuoso James Grace team up for the critically acclaimed and riveting “Canciones en Española’s” (Songs in Spanish). Popular and exotic classical music is combined in contemporary Spanish songs to form a richly textured tapestry of sound - Renowned musicians Valiant Swart and Rudi die Wynmaker will perform at the local school where all funds 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: - Tastings at the Station Barn: Ports and Port cultivar wines (Calitzdorp, participating Cape Port Producer’s Association (CAPPA) and Klein Karoo Wine Route (KKWR) members), or visit the various cellars - “Unravelling the mysteries of Port” presented by Carel Nel, Boets Nel and Fanie Geyser at Boplaas Cellar in conjunction with a guest geologist who will unravel the terroir of the region - The popular “Chocolate and Port / Wine Decadence” will be hosted by Belgium trained Chocolatier Marita Lamprecht and Cape Wine Academy Master Junel Vermeulen. Sample local Ports and Port wine cultivars with the most decadent Belgian style chocolates specially handcrafted to suit the Ports and wines. - Youth and Local Artists
  • 18. Expo to be held in the DR Church Hall - Arts Meander of the wealth of artists in various media - Biodiversity Expo, Boules and Jukskei Competitions, Cultural/Historical Meander, Organ recital daily in the magnificent stone Dutch Reformed Church, Children’s entertainment at the Calitzdorp Station and the main cellars - Tractor rides to the various cellars - Quality upmarket food and lifestyle stalls, coffee shops and restaurants with menus to suit everyone’s taste and so much more - The indulgent Mediterranean style Long Table Brunch on Sunday 16 June at Calitzdorp Wine Cellar overlooking the spectacular Gamka West Valley of vines and olives. Pre-book your tickets through Computicket or book during the festival at the Calitzdorp Computicket Box Office which will be conveniently situated at the Calitzdorp Station festival grounds. Early bird ticket specials will be available via Computicket from April. For more information on this fun filled family festival visit www.portwinefestival.co.za. Sunday 16th June at 12h30. FATHER’S DAY LUNCH. Show your love this Father’s Day with an indulgent family lunch in Azure Restaurant & the Atlantic Terrace Marquee at the Twelve Apostles. The relaxing lunch starts with a complimentary glass of wine and includes a wide range of treats from our chef’s tempting lunch buffet. All fathers will be given a surprise gift to remember this momentous day, and one special dad will win a phenomenal prize in our lucky draw – a helicopter flip for two. Price: R 315 per person includes a glass of wine. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za Monday, 17th June from 6-7pm. Complimentary wine tasting in The Garden Lounge at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. Celebrated winery Leopards Leap, based in Franschhoek, will feature its internationally renowned wines. A representative from the estate will host the wine tasting and will act as guest sommelier. The wine tasting is free of charge to all who attend. For more information or to make a booking, email eat@vineyard.co.za or please call 021 657 4500. Alternatively visit www.vineyard.co.za for more information. Friday, 21st June Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to 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-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Monday, 24th June from 6-7pm. Complimentary wine tasting in The Garden Lounge at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. Guardian Peak, a lifestyle brand for those who enjoy healthy and active outdoor activities as well as Rust en Vrede, a brand well established in the Stellenbosch winelands, will co-host the tasting. A representative from the estate will host the wine tasting and will act as guest sommelier. The wine tasting is free of charge to all who attend. For more information or to make a booking, email eat@vineyard.co.za or please call 021 657 4500. Alternatively visit www.vineyard.co.za for more information. Friday 28th June at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – THE OYSTER BOX CURRY EVENING 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 of Durban to Azure, Kevin will delight guests with a five-course dinner, paired with selected wines. Price: R 495 per person including gratuity. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za JULY Friday, 5th July Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from The
  • 19. Winery of Good Hope. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Saturday, 6th July. WIMBLEDON WOMEN’S FINALS For tennis enthusiasts, The Leopard Bar at the Twelve Apostles will be screening the all-important Women’s Finals. Of course Wimbledon wouldn’t be complete without Strawberries & Cream, which will be served together with another British classic, Eton Mess. Sunday, 7th July. WIMBLEDON MEN’S FINALS For tennis enthusiasts, The Leopard Bar at the Twelve Apostles will be screening the all-important Men’s Finals. Of course Wimbledon wouldn’t be complete without Strawberries & Cream, which will be served together with another 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 the annual Bastille festival in Franschhoek, acclaimed South African soprano Zanne Stapelberg and well-known pianist Francois du Toit will present a special programme of French music which includes Je Veux Vivre from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod, Fantoches from Fête Galante and Nuit et Jour by Cole Porter, as well as selected piano works by Chopin. The programme 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 be open from 18h00 to 19h00. Concert starts promptly at 19:00. Concert-goers with dinner reservations 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 buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Buitenverwachting. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Friday 26th July at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – CAPE CHAMONIX Our successful Food & Wine evenings continue this month, with Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar joining forces with winemaker Gottfried Mocke from Chamonix wines in Franschhoek to present a special evening of palate joys. Escape the cold and sit down for a warming four-course dinner with matching wines in Azure Restaurant. Venue: Atlantic Terrace 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 on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za Wednesday, 31st July. CAROLINE’S RED WINE REVIEW at the Table Bay Hotel. More details later AUGUST Throughout August: PINK HIGH TEA To celebrate Women’s Month, the Twelve Apostles Hotel will be serving a special Pink High Tea in The Leopard Bar throughout August, which includes a glass of pink MCC on arrival. Enjoy together with scrumptious, freshly baked scones and fresh cream, cupcakes and mouth-watering finger sandwiches, along with the finest selection of fragrant teas and coffees. Time: 14h00 – 18h00. Price: R 145 per person including a glass of pink MCC Friday, 2nd August Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Klein Constantia Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e- mail eat@vineyard.co.za.
  • 20. Thursday, 22nd August. 18h00 to 21h00. Cape Town Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase. Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Experience stellar wines with a creative edge and great diversity from some of South Africa’s most lauded winemakers at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase in 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 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. Benchmarking over 30 years of winemaking excellence, the Guild comprises 45 winemakers who jointly represent the pinnacle of South African wine achievement. Only wines crafted exclusively for the Guild by these leading winemakers are sold at the annual Auction which is open to the general public, wine collectors as well as the liquor and restaurant trade. The Showcases in Cape Town and Johannesburg afford wine lovers the opportunity to taste these rare and innovative Auction wines 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 the opportunity to bid on rare signed bottles from previous Guild Auctions during the Silent Auction in aid of the Nedbank CWG Development Trust. Founded in 1999, the Development Trust assists with education, training and empowerment of young people from wine farming communities and includes the Guild’s Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme for young, upcoming winemakers. R170 per person including a tasting glass. Bookings via www.WebTickets.co.za Friday, 23rd August Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Strandveld 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 Guild Auction Showcase. The Atrium, Nedbank Head Offices, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton. Experience stellar wines with a creative edge and great diversity from some of South Africa’s most lauded winemakers at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase in 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 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. Benchmarking over 30 years of winemaking excellence, the Guild comprises 45 winemakers who jointly represent the pinnacle of South African wine achievement. Only wines crafted exclusively for the Guild by these leading winemakers are sold at the annual Auction which is open to the general public, wine collectors as well as the liquor and restaurant trade. The Showcases in Cape Town and Johannesburg afford wine lovers the opportunity to taste these rare and innovative Auction wines 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 the opportunity to bid on rare signed bottles from previous Guild Auctions during the Silent Auction in aid of the Nedbank CWG Development Trust. Founded in 1999, the Development Trust assists with education, training and empowerment of young people from wine farming communities and includes the Guild’s Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme for young, upcoming winemakers. R170 per person including a tasting glass. Bookings via www.WebTickets.co.za Friday, 30th August at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – GRAHAM BECK WINES at Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles. Join Graham Beck Wines’ Cellar Master Erika Obermeyer and our Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar for a special evening of gastronomical treats. Let yourself be seduced by a special four-course dinner, beautifully paired with Graham Beck Wines. Price: R 495 per person including gratuity. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za
  • 21. SEPTEMBER Wednesday, 4th September at 12h30. SECRETARIES DAY LUNCH in Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles. Say thank you to your Personal Assistant with a special lunch in Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles, savouring a two-course set menu including a glass of red or white wine. We will spoil them with great food, as well as a ‘spa taster’ gift voucher for The Spa at The Twelve Apostles. Plus one guest will be able to bag an exhilarating coastal helicopter flip for two in our lucky draw. Price: R 275 per person. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za Friday, 6th September Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Glen Carlou. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Thursday, 5th September. Chefs who share – the ART of giving; New food, wine & art extravaganza for underprivileged children in the Cape Town City Hall. A unique star studded gala evening destined to become the black tie event of the year, featuring 14 acclaimed South African chefs, seven adept sommeliers and seven celebrated artists all under one roof in aid of youth development, will be held in the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday, 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 art auction 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 host this inaugural ‘Chefs who share’ event in Cape Town. Together with our partners we hope to take this concept even further with similar events overseas in support of our chosen South African charities,” says event organiser Barbara Lenhard who has worked tirelessly to make her dream of creating this unforgettable evening of sharing a reality. The chefs are from 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 highly respected sommelier who will ensure that every dish is paired to perfection with a top South African wine. The evening will culminate with an auction of original works of art donated by participating artists. The chefs, all acclaimed masters of their craft, have been paired as follows: Margot Janse (The Tasting Room, Franschhoek) & David Higgs (Five Hundred 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) - Jackie Cameron (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 of this singular event, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, both share a proud record of running successful youth development programmes that have made a difference to the lives of young South Africans from less fortunate backgrounds. Spearheaded by Francois Pienaar in 2003, MAD identifies and nurtures talented youths to become role models through a mentorship programme. Literacy and environmental awareness is promoted through a broad based educational programme. With a singular mission of using the power of sport as a tool for social change, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation helps children to overcome the limitations of challenging social issues from poverty, homelessness and violence to drug abuse and AIDS. Founded over 10 years ago under the patronage of Nelson Mandela, the
  • 22. foundation is part of a worldwide programme of sports related community projects. ‘Chefs who share’ is destined to become one of the most prestigious events on the Cape Town social calendar. The event enables guests to get up close and personal with South Africa’s finest chefs, sommeliers and artists and offers companies the opportunity to treat clients to a very special evening whilst supporting a worthy cause. Tickets to this rare culinary showcase are available at R3 000 per person. Early booking for individual tickets or entire tables is recommended to secure your preferred chefs for the evening. For more information visit www.chefswhoshare.com, email tickets@chefswhoshare.com or call 021 433 1699. Friday, 20th September Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Jordan Wine Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Friday, 27th September at 19h00 for 19h30. FOOD & WINE DINNER – WATERFORD ESTATE in Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles. A taste sensation - join our award-winning Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar and Stellenbosch’s Waterford Estate for an evening of pure indulgence. A four-course fine dining menu, served with an exquisite selection of perfectly matched wines, is sure to delight your taste buds. R 495 per person including gratuity. Contact reservations on 021 437 9255 or bookta@12apostles.co.za OCTOBER Friday, 4th October Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest from Delaire Graff Estate. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Saturday, 5th October from 09h00. The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction will take place at Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands and is open to the public. To find out how you can attend the Auction to obtain these rare and exclusive wines, visit: www.capewinemakersguild.com, email info@capewinemakersguild.com or call +27 +21 852 0408. Thursday, 24th October to Sunday, 3rd November. The next edition of Restaurant Week South Africa in Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Make a note in your agenda! Subscribe to our newsletter on www.restaurantweek.co.za and get VIP access to the booking site before it opens to the general public beginning of October Friday, 25th October Join the Vineyard Hotel’s team at The Square and treat your taste buds to a dining experience created by our chef to enhance the latest and greatest wines from Constantia Valley. Booking is essential for these popular events, so call 021 657 4500 or e-mail eat@vineyard.co.za. Wednesday, 30th October. CAROLINE’S WHITE WINE REVIEW at the Table Bay Hotel. More details later

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