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Merlot AGM & Workshop

Thu, 14 June 2018

The Merlot Forum is hosting their annual Workshop & AGM. Last year the Merlot Forum went back to Merlot’s roots, in Pomerol. This year we are looking to the new world for inspiration. Kimberlee Nicholls from Markham Vineyards (Napa) will be our guest speaker, alongside a stunning line-up of Californian Merlot's.


08h30 – 09h00: Coffee & Registration

09h00 -  09h15: Welcome & AGM, Danielle Le Roux,  

09h15 – 10h00: #MerlotReport 2018. Tasting and discussion with panel

10h00 – 10h10: The metabolic potential of Merlot: A grape to wine analysis - Melane Vivier

10h10 – 10h40: Kimberly Nicholls, Napa Merlot, beating the drought & the “sideways effect.”

10h40 – 11h00: Tea Break

11h00 – 11h30:  Merlot Tasting - California - Kimberlee Nicholls

11h30 – 12h00: Marketing Modern Merlot - Mike Ratcliffe

12h00 – 12h15: Close

12h30 – 14h30:  Light Lunch


R500 (Merlot Forum Members)

R800 (Non-Members)


Cavalli Wine Estate
TIME : 08:30 am      COST : R500       SPACES :


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