02Aug2018
05Aug2018

Stellenbosch

Exclusive vinous weekend puts you in the golden circle of Stellenbosch wine

From 10h00 until 23h00

At De Warenmarkt

Stellenbosch

various

Get set for Stellenbosch – A Celebration of Wine, the latest innovation by Stellenbosch Wine Routes. This brand-new attraction offers an unprecedented opportunity to re-discover the wines and wine people of the illustrious wine region over the course of a single weekend. Taking place from Thursday, 2 August to Sunday, 5 August, this top-drawer vinous show will toast excellence and diversity through a handful of intimate and exclusive, must-attend events. The most famous legends of Stellenbosch will be brought to life through fantastic wine tastings and elaborate fine dining, pairing delicious food and wine with fascinating, entertaining wine personalities. Plus, it all happens at one cosy location - De Warenmarkt in the historic heart of the City of Oaks. The weekend celebration will highlight the region's winemaking heritage, premium status and internationally-recognised excellence. Among the events, a special focus commemorates Women's Month and the contribution of female winemakers while another showcases the essential ingredient of family tradition entwined with the very DNA of Stellenbosch wine. On Thursday, 2 August, Boutique Brilliance & Big Bottles opens the show. This walk-around wine tasting takes place from 6pm to 10pm and features a dozen of Stellenbosch's boutique wine producers. Demonstrating that big is not always better, this is the opportunity to discover and stock up on rare and lesser known wine treasures. The entry fee of R290pp includes access to a feast of delicious canapes and the harvest table with a special cheese fondue. On Friday, 3 August, the Women-in-Wine brunch puts the spotlight on the region's female winemakers. A three-course meal will be served from 10am to 12pm, with bubbly and wines and the stars themselves taking centre stage. Tickets are R400pp. The formal dinner titled In The Company of Legends takes place later on Friday, 3 August and offers the exceptional chance to meet some of Stellenbosch's greats over a premier four-course, food-and-wine extravaganza. Among the luminaries who will attend are world-renowned winemakers and exceptional story-tellers. Tickets to the event, which starts at 6.30 for 7pm, cost R650pp. On Saturday, 4 August, Father & Son acknowledges the unique contribution of skill and knowledge that is passed from generation to generation, to Stellenbosch wine excellence. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, this dinner will feature some of the famous father-and-son winemaking duos, who will share their stories over four courses, paired with their wines. Tickets to the event, which also starts at 6.30 for 7pm, cost R750pp. The final event of Stellenbosch - A Wine Celebration will be a very special lunch at noon on Sunday 5 August. The Cabernet Long Table will underline the region's leading prowess with the noble Cabernet Sauvignon cultivar - status that is held thanks to its incomparable concentration of local and international award winners. The four-course meal pairs vintages of the variety with every dish, including dessert and will see some of local Cabernet Sauvignon winemaking royalty in attendance too. Tickets are R650pp. Tickets to each of the Stellenbosch – A Wine Celebration events are very limited, so best book right away for this premier show that brings a fresh opportunity to enjoy rare and unusual gems at this all-round winter wine-derland. To book, visit www.wineroute.co.za. For more information, contact Elmarie Rabe on 021 886 8275 or info@wineroute.co.za. Also follow @StellWineRoute on Twitter and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StellWineRoute).