While Cape Town is spoilt for choice when it comes to wine tastings and vineyard Experiences, Joburgers will be able to savour some of the best Chardonnay & Pinot Noirs on offer in SA come May.
The annual Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival is back with some 80 of these premium noble varietals available.
Corlien Morris of Wine Menu, organisers of the event, says this is only festival dedicated to these two noble veritals, allowing the wonderful, complex and delicious world of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to be enjoyed fully.
The show includes an "impressive line-up of award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, many that are not shown at other festivals because they are often too expensive and with too small a production".
Says Morris, “This is a targeted wine experience that focuses on the flavours and nuances of these two famous Burgundian varietals. We are delighted to be showcasing the best examples that South Africa produces. These are serious show-stopping wines.
What you need to know: The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival
Where: The Crystal Room at the Killarney Country Club
When: Thursday, May 30, from 18h00
Tickets: R250 per person (limited 300 tickets available)
This includes a tasting glass as well as light snacks chosen to complement the styles of wine being sampled.
In addition to tastings, the wines will also be on sale on the night, at less than retail prices. Some are no longer available on the general marketplace.
Highlights this year at the festival, regarded as one of the country’s most exclusive boutique wine tastings, include:
- Oak Valley (Groenlandberg Chardonnay, Tabula Rasa Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
- Hartenberg (Eleanor Chardonnay)o Jordan (Nine Yards Chardonnay)
- Eikendal (Infused by Earth Chardonnay)
- La Brune (Pinot Noir)
- Groot Constantia (Chardonnay)
- Ataraxia (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
- Bouchard Finlayson (Pinot Noir)
- Creation (Reserve Pinot and Chardonnay)
- Thelema (Ed's Reserve Chardonnay)
- Radford Dale (Freedom Pinot Noir)
- Lismore (Chardonnay)o Almenkerk (Chardonnay)
- Laarman (Focal Point Chardonnay)
- Uva Mira (The Single Tree Chardonnay)
- Springfield (Methode Ancienne Chardonnay)
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