An Evening of Fine Wines at the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective’s Johannesburg Event
Known as South Africa’s Cabernet Sauvignon Capital, Gauteng wine enthusiasts can look forward to an evening of fine wine at the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective’s (SCC) Cabernet Through the Ages event, set to take place at the uber stylish MESH Club on Saturday, 30 July.
Two time slots will be made available to visitors. The first, ideally suited to those wanting to learn more about this varietal, will be a Cabernet-themed Masterclass between 3pm and 5pm. For those wanting to walk around, chat to the winemakers and sample more than 40 wines on display, the walkaround tasting between 4pm and 7:30pm is perfectly suited.
For Masterclass goers, start your Cabernet journey with a complimentary welcome drink, before the seated 8-wine tasting begins. In this special tasting top international Cabernets (Opus One, Réserve de la Comtesse Pauillac, Dominus and Grand Vin de Léoville, du Marquis de Las Cases) will be tasted alongside a line-up of Stellenbosch Cabernets from 3 famous vintages specially selected by Michael Fridjhon, top wine judge and critic. The value of the wines being poured in the masterclass is over R35 000. Riedel varietal-specific glassware will ensure the wines show perfectly. Due to the rarity of the wines being tasted, seats are limited. The masterclass ticket price includes access to the walkaround tasting afterwards.
The walkaround tasting will include a current vintage wine for tasting alongside an older vintage seldom offered to the public from 22 SCC member producers. Mingle with some of the Stellenbosch Winelands’ heavy weight winemakers, which include, amongst others, Jordan Wine Estate, Hartenberg Wine Estate, Neil Ellis Wines, Kanonkop Wine Estate, Waterford Estate, Spier Estate and Oldenburg Vineyards. The oldest wine on show for the night is the 1997 Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon. A rare opportunity to sample some of South Africa’s oldest and finest wines under one roof, for one night only. Talk about the wines with our renowned winemakers, enjoy paired bites and taste over 40 wines in the stylish space of the Mesh Club.
SCC member wineries presenting on the evening:
Kaapzicht Wines, Jordan Wine Estate, Waterford Estate, Warwick Wine Estate, Delheim Wine Estate, Hartenberg Wine Estate, Neill Ellis Wines, Alto Wine Estate, Ernie Els Wines, Le Riche Wines, Simonsig Wine Estate, Bartinney, Stark-Condé Wines, Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Spier Wines, Peter Falke Wines, Muratie Wine Estate, Oldenburg Vineyards, Mooiplaas Wine State, Kanonkop Wine Estate and Kleine Zalze Wines.
Norman Goodfellows will be orchestrating sales of the wines on the evening at favourable prices should guests wish to stock their cellars with special Stellenbosch Cabernets.
The ticket prices are as follows:
Walkaround Tasting Ticket
R595 per person
Masterclass and Walkaround Tasting Ticket
R1 500 per person
For ticket bookings visit www.plankton.mobi (and search Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective) or click https://bit.ly/3IC7ynu, and for more information on this exclusive event as well as participating producers, visit the SCC’s social media pages, @stellenboschcabernet. Book a table for dinner at Mesh Club after the tasting by calling 011 594 5545.