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Tutored Tasting highlights salt and wine interaction

5 July 2019  -  Avontuur Estate

Avontuur winemaker Jan van Rooyen and Tasting Room Manager Ella Grimston have had an interesting tasting journey to choose the various salts to pair with the Avontuur wines for this month’s Tutored Tasting, which takes place on Saturday 13 July at the Estate.

“Originally we thought we would be able to use salt from only one supplier, but once we started the tasting process we soon found out that the flavours needed are from across the salt spectrum, which led us to a final selection of 6 salts paired with 6 wines,” explains Ella.

“Each salt flavour has a very specific impact on a varietal and style of wine and we wanted to highlight the best of each – not detract from either the wine or the salt.  In the end our choices were made taking enhancement into account instead of spoiling the flavours,” she says.

Interested wine lovers are invited to join in this fascinating tasting on the 13th from 10h30 onwards and make up their own minds.  The price of R150 per person includes a welcome drink, the tutored tasting and a light lunch afterwards.

As only 20 people can be accommodated it’s crucial to pre-book by contacting Ella or Moerieda at or +27.218553450 to confirm your spot.