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Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective Harvest Celebration


27 January 2020  -  Caroline van Schalkwyk

Join us for an inspired harvest-themed lunch on the lawns of Rust en Vrede, whilst engaging with winemakers over specially bottled magnums of Stellenbosch Cabernet.

In celebration of the harvest, the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective (SCC) will host an event of  particular magnificence on the private lawns of the iconic Stellenbosch estate, Rust en Vrede, on the 21st March 2020. The Love Stellenbosch, Love Cabernet Harvest Celebration marks the launch of a new campaign bringing forward integration between Stellenbosch and its most renowned varietal. In the context of South African wine the two are synonymous: to love Stellenbosch is to love Cabernet, and to love Cabernet is to love Stellenbosch. The Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective, invites proponents of the varietal to join in the inaugural celebration.

Under the iconic 300 year Oak trees, guests will enjoy an inspired harvest-themed lunch -  prepared by Executive Chef, Fabio Daniel, from the renowned Rust en Vrede Restaurant and complimented by an exclusive selection of Cabernet Sauvignon magnum bottles from the 29 SCC members. Hosted by some of the most highly regarded Winemakers in the industry, the day promises a bespoke food and wine experience in a relaxed atmosphere with the legends of Cabernet.

Each of the 29 Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective member wineries have specially selected vintages from their collections to be poured throughout the afternoon, all in magnum format. Most of these wines have been specially bottled for the occasion and member winemakers will be there to engage with the guests and informally converse about the wines on offer. 

“We wanted an opportunity to show like-minded Cabernet lovers what Stellenbosch has to offer, in a way that really allows them the opportunity to show their best- whilst relaxing in an informal setting with delicious food and fantastic company!”, says Christo le Riche, Chairman of the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective. “We have such a special terroir in Stellenbosch for crafting world-class Cabernets, and many of our wines are achieving international acclaim. We hope that through our combined efforts we can see Stellenbosch Cabernet taking its place amongst the best in the world. Some of the magnums we will be pouring at this lunch have been made especially for this event and will never be seen again, if you needed more of a reason to join us”, he continues.

The event kicks off at 12h30 on Saturday 21st March 2020. Tickets cost R950 per person and include live music, a 3-course family-style lunch and a wide variety of fantastic Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons all afternoon. Tickets for sale on quicket.co.za, and are regrettably limited. Love Stellenbosch, love Cabernet.

More about the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective

Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective is a non-profit organisation that endeavours to improve global perceptions of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon through a cohesive collection of members. The intention of the collective is to uphold a strict standard of superlative quality Cabernets and that the champion producers in the region are identified so that their bold, unique Cabernets can be put forward for the world to taste and appreciate.

“We are the producers through whom the legacy of our ancestors lives on. We are the story tellers, the curators of Earth’s expression. We are the custodians of the oldest soils known to man. We are innovative craftsman, artists of oenology and masters of agronomy. We are Stellenbosch Cabernet.”

For more information please visit www.stellenboschcabernet.co.za, or email wine@stellenboschcabernet.co.za. Engage with us on social media via FB @StellenboschCabernet or Instagram @stellenboschcabernet.