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Luddite and Genevieve Go Large in Jozi !

Book now for Bot River wine giants descending on the City of Gold

Sunday, 14 July

A royal wine experience hits the City of Gold on 14 July, when two outstanding boutique Cape wineries put on a once-off showcase of their collection of extraordinary vintages. Dubbed the GO LARGE Lunch, the event sees 9-litre bottles from the famed Bot River region’s King of Shiraz and Queen of Méthode Cap Classique served up alongside the big, bold flavours of Urbanologi restaurant.

The featured wineries are Luddite, whose owner winemaker Niels Verburg is renowned for his Midas touch with the red cultivar, and Genevieve MCC, crafted by owner Melissa Nelsen. Both hail from Bot River in the Overberg, a region known by its credo “real wine made by real people”; the unspoilt, down-to-earth, sociable character of the farmers; and, wines for lovers of the road less travelled.

For the small-town experience in the big city of Jozi, serving the Shiraz from 9-litre bottles and the MCC from magnums makes the occasion unique. The aim is to give enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the difference in taste that a large-format bottle makes.

Guests will be welcomed with canapes and the 2010 vintage Genevieve MCC, a tiny producer with small amounts bottled in magnums.

Then it’s onto a tapas-style lunch paired with five vintages of Luddite Shiraz out of 9-litre bottles; 9.0 L Salmanazar:Equivalent to twelve standard 750 ml bottles or a full case of wine! – the first of its kind to take place in Johannesburg and one designed to show the varying effects that terroir, climate and crop size has on wine. “In big bottle format wine comes across fresher,” says Niels’ wife, Penny, who co-hosts the event. “It just seems to age better in big bottles.”

Luddite has built a loyal following since its establishment, particularly for the Shiraz whose first vintage came in 2000. In fact, the 8,5ha farm was bought with Shiraz being the Verburg’s sole aim. Luddite was the name given to 19thcentury workmen who destroyed labour-saving machinery. The name suited Penny and Niels’ focus on artisanal passion and excellence rather than wine mechanisation. Today, some people describe Luddite Shiraz as Niels-in-a-glass; he’s six foot four, with a smile the embodiment of a warm embrace.

 

As for the bubbly to be served, 2010 was the first year Melissa decided on magnums, setting aside just 120 bottles of her precious Genevieve MCC. She had always had a love for bubbly and when the opportunity arose to make it, she jumped. Genevieve is her second name and the patron saint of Paris, making Genevieve MCC the perfect link between great South African MCC made in the style of French Champagne.

The Genevieve 2010 spent four years on lees and five years oncork. Made from Chardonnay, the wine shows delicate and generous bubbles with crisp aromas of lime blossom, fig and hints of bright mineral flavours. Vibrant and supple on the palate, it reveals rounded and expressive flavours of pear and brioche that linger.

Coming together at Urbanologi, famed for fine, eco-friendly food, the wines meet a formidable partner that has been described the “clear standoutof must-visit inner-city dining spots”. Located at the uber-cool 1 Fox Precinct of Ferreirasdorp in the heart of Jozi, the restaurant epitomises the concept of casual fine dining.

It’s an ideal match with Bot River’s farmer-friendly philosophy thanks to chef Jack Coetzee’s new Project 150culinary mantra – a sustainability declaration to source all ingredients except spices, within 150km of the restaurant.  

For the GO LARGE Lunch, Jack goes beyond the ordinary, stepping away from the regular menu. He won’t reveal the line-up just yet, except to say a divine culinary surprise awaits.  One thing’s for sure though: if you’ve booked a seat, you’re in for a royal treat.

Booking details

Date:                         Sunday, 14 July

Time:                         12h00

Venue:                      Urbanologi

Cost:                         R900 per person

Tickets are limited. To book contact Sharon at info@luddite.co.za, or call 028 284 9308.

Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review 2016

Caroline's Fine Wine White Review

Book your tickets for this prestigious event , and sip and sample celebrated wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms shown by the winemakers on the evening, Genevieve MCC will be there with the new vintage 2012!

Time: 17h00 until 21h00. Arrive anytime ( latest 19h30 ), and get your programme and crystal tasting glass at the entrance.

Venue: The Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Tickets @ R200 are available exclusively at Computicket. Numbers strictly  limited to 400 guests.

 

 

Genevieve MCC favourites brighten your winter blues.

Genevieve MCC favourites

Winter with Genevieve MCC

Here are some of Genevieve MCC favourite places to visit on cold cloudy day to brighten up the winter blues!

Needing a bit a TLC because the winter blues have set in, snuggle up at the Nellie for the High Tea with some Genevieve MCC, nothing beats a sugar rush on a cold winters day.

Get the buzz going with a champion flat white at the best coffee shop in the world at  Truth Coffee .

If you are in a sprint to get back to the comfort of your home after a hard day’s work, pop in for an early evening wine tasting at Wine Concepts or Vino Pronto.

For some inspiration, visit Wild Peacock (Stellenbosch) for a browse in their cozy wine shop and search out some of their delicious deli goods for a picnic next to the fire at home with some Genevieve of course!

If you need to stock up on some local products from the Overberg roll into Peregrine Farm Stall. Their restaurant winter specials include a bowl of hearty soup, a perfect break away from the chill outside.

And the ultimate getaway place in the valley is KolKol, relax in a log cabin with a roaring fire or plunge into the hot tub while sipping some Genevieve MCC.

Keep warm happy people!

Cheers

Melissa

New wine show in Cape Town! Tuning the Vine

Tuning the Vine

We are super excited to be part of  Tuning the Vine which is a new hip, urban wine and food experience right in the heart of this fabulous City and as with anything we’re involved in, its going to be lots of fun.

With access to over 200 wines you’ll be able to refresh the taste buds and delve into the wonderful world of wine.

With 5 easy steps – Try it, Pair it, Learn About it, Mix it and Have Fun With it – your Tuning the Vine experience could easily transform you into the next wine buff on the block.

“Prepare yourself for a magical and multi-sensory immersion into the wonderful world of wine. Meet and mix with our talented young Rockstar wine makers. Share their stuff and stories at the short and sharp Wine Tuning Crash Courses. Get some tips on how to pair food and wine from our matchmaker stars on the floor. Or better still try our tantalising Taste Theatre for a food and wine pairing sensation.”

See you at Tuning the Vine!

See you at Tuning the Vine!

Melissa Nelsen from Genevieve MCC is one of the Rockstar Winemakers. Have a look at her interview as she shares her story and her passion.click here 

Date:31st October – 2nd November 2014

Times: Friday 12pm-8.30pm / Saturday 12pm-8.30pm / Sunday 12pm-5.00pm

 

 

Have a look at the line-up:http://www.tuningthevine.co.za/blog/

Tickets are priced to suit Tuner’s pockets at R150. Get’s you entry and 8 tasting coupons For tickets: click here See you there!

Where we’ll be in June 2014 ? 12 Rooms Exhibition & Kamers vol Geskenke.

We’re excited to be part of 2 huge and creative events in June, The 12 Rooms Exhibition and Kamers vol Geskenke!

12 Rooms Exhibtion

12 Rooms Exhibition will launch on the 5th June at Leon at CCXIX (219 Albert Road, Woodstock) and is set to be an exciting highlight on the design calendar for 2014. 12 of South Africa’s most gifted decorators and designers will each be given a room to show off their style. From a mad botanists conservatory to a swanky hotel cocktail lounge and ‘boudoir to-die-for’. There will be more than just a little something for everyone.

Who will be showing their talents? Francois du Plessis, Karen Robert, Kyle Roux, Laduma Ngxokolo, Michelle Throssell, La Grange Interiors,Nicola Townsend,Pim Verdoorn,Salome Gunther,Sarah Ord Interiors,Sprout Design,Greg Mellor.

The Kitchen at Leon will also offer special Italian inspired lunches paired with Genevieve MCC during the duration of the exhibition.

Make your way to Leon at CCXIX if you’d like to indulge in some décor and design inspiration.

The exhibition will be open to the public from the beginning of June until the end of August 2014

Contact details:021 4471304

The other big event that we going to be taking part in is KAMERS & CCDI 5-8 June 2014.

Kamers & CCDI

Kamers & CCDI

Seeing that the Castle of Good Hope is the original port of trade in the Cape, it is appropriate that Kamers Vol Geskenke will complete the circle of design during WDC2014 by bringing trade back to this majestic historic site.

The Castle of Good Hope will host 110 design exhibitors fashioning a visual feast of creativity, entrepreneurship, music, food and wine. The venue is truly something everyone has to experience as for finding the finest little something for yourself or the perfect gift for a friend; it’s a must. Come say hello to us and enjoy a glass of Genevieve MCC!

Event Details:

DATES: 5-8 June 2014

TIMES: 5 June: 10:00-18:00, 6 & 7 June: 10:00-20:00, 8 June: 10:00 – 15:00

TICKETS: R60 at Computicket or at the entrance, R40 for students and pensioners
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VENUE: The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

www.kamersvol.com



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