Posts Tagged ‘festival’
Bot River bares all at Barrels & Beards 2013 The wine route’s best post-harvest beards and wines revealed.
Wine beauties meet hairy beasts when the colourful wine community of Bot River sets the stage for its annual Barrels & Beards celebration to toast the local winemakers’ post-harvest looks and latest fruits of their labour on Saturday, 20 April 2013.
Each year the laidback wine folk of this prized yet unspoilt Winelands pocket in the Overberg, follow a tradition of ‘no shaving or barber visits for the duration of the harvest season’, only to reveal their scruffy facades during a fun-filled ‘beard parade’. And this year’s event promises one big hairy hullabaloo.
This exclusive evening includes a hearty ‘terroir to table’ potjiekos dinner of unique tastes and produce from the area, whilst cool-climate, top quality wines from more than eight local producers will be on sale. The ‘boereorkes’, Die Stoepsitters, will add sakkie-sakkie vibes to this homegrown affair.
Along with esteemed judges, guests will get to vote for the boldest beard in Bot River and sharing the spotlight with raging beards and monster mo’s will be the latest 2013 cellar gems to be sipped and savoured straight from the barrels
Barrels & Beards 2013 takes place at The Old Shed at Anysbos Farm on the Swartrivier Road, Bot River and starts at 5pm. A shuttle service will be available on the evening in support of responsible drinking.
If last year’s sell-out inaugural Barrels & Beards event is anything to go by, tickets will be flying fast so make sure you get hold of yours today. Tickets cost R250 per person and include a complimentary barrel tasting of the latest Bot River wines, a souvenir wine glass, dinner, music entertainment and real country hospitality.
For more information or to book your tickets contact Nicolene Heyns at email@example.com. Seating is limited and no kids are allowed.
We been part of some lovely tastings in the last couple of weeks. Thought I would post some pics for you to see and of course show off how beautiful Cape Town is in Summer !
The Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Newlands celebrated a beautiful Sunday afternoon in their gardens with a bubbly festival.
Casa Labia in Muizenberg organised a relaxing get together of Méthode Cap Classique producers and invited loyal customers and guests to a magic afternoon of bubbles and picnics.
Make sure you get to some of these Genevieve MCC tastings in November:
15th November: Wine Concepts Kloof Street Cape Town:
Pop in for a glass of bubbly after work and a catch up on the Genevieve MCC news.
25th November:The Old Biscuit Mill Boutique Wine Fair: Albert Rd Woodstock Cape Town
Come join us for a chilled and relaxing day from 12-5pm for this unique opportunity to taste over 208 of South Africa’s Top Boutique Wines Produced by 52 Award Winning Wine Estates.
Tickets available for R125 per person: book with firstname.lastname@example.org or on 083 357 9353
30th November -2nd December: Magic of Bubbles:
The Festival of the year!!! Get the festive season into full swing with this year’s social calendar highlight – the Franschhoek ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, presented by MasterCard. For more info: ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
For those connoisseurs who like the best of the best, here’s a wonderful opportunity to meet South Africa’s cellarmasters who have consistently achieved the most accolades in various competitions and tastings. Whilst this is not our own list, but that of industry professionals who have rated these wineries highly, we have applied our minds to also choosing some cellars who do not have the wherewithal to enter big competitions. Taste 60 wines presented by the winemaker in person.
Date:Wednesday 31st October 2012
Time:17h00 to 21h00
Venue:TABLE BAY HOTEL, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Tickets are R150 p/p available from Computicket. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night from 16h30.