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Bot River Spring Weekend 5th & 6th September 2015.

We’ve all been patiently waiting for the sun to come out and play and see fit to celebrate the change of season with our annual Bot River Spring Weekend.

Bot River Spring Weekend 2015

I’ll be pouring the latest vintage of Genevieve MCC 2011 at Luddite Wines this year. A family affair sure to entertain and while away your time in Bot River. This year we’re adding an option of oysters to your tasting of Genevieve MCC, why because we love oysters and well sometimes you need to enjoy a little extra delectable something to bring out the joie de vivre!

 

Penny Verburg of Luddite Wines has been cooking up a storm; your lunch treats to be enjoyed with a glass of Luddite Shiraz or Chenin made by the great man Niels Verburg. I’ve included the menu in her words to give you a big yummy picture of what she’s been preparing.

“ I’ve been beavering away in the kitchen and have the following on offer for the weekend:
Old fashioned pork pies served with a side salad and home made piccalilli
Selection of Richard Bosman’s charcuterie, home made bread, pates and farm butter
Vegetarian mushroom pate, breads, salad and local cheeses
The pantry is bulging with stuff grown and made on the farm: jams, marmalades, pickles, olive oil and yummy lemon and granadilla curd!”

And then to top it all off we thought we’d add some more colour to the day with some great local artists showing off their wares.

Wendy Voogt will be exhibiting her paintings, John the Potter will have some pottery on sale, Jo Elkin will be selling her goods and lastly there will be a washing line full of Sue Heyns beautiful patchwork quilts

Time: Saturday / Sunday: 10:00 -15:00

See you this weekend!

Melissa , Penny & Niels!

Should you need further info, please contact Melissa@genevievemcc.co.za

Want to see what the other farms are up to?

Need to download a map to find us?

PS: Brush up on your 101 to TASTING oysters!

Oyster tasting is similar to wine tasting. You’re trying to absorb and appreciate the nuances in flavor and texture imparted by climatic conditions. The culmination of these effects is what oyster aficionados call “meroir.”

The 6 S’s of Pro Oyster Tasting

#1 SEE: Feast with your eyes! Study the shell, shape, and color.

#2 SMELL: It should smell sea-breezy and sweet, not fishy at all.

#3 SIP: Sip the oyster liquor to get a sense of the salinity.

#4 SLURP: Shimmy the oyster meat loose, tilt the flat edge of the shell to your lips and slurp! Don’t discard the oyster liquor (faux pas).

#5 SAVOR: Chew a few times to get the full body taste; notice the progression from nose (salty) to body (sweet/flavors) to finish (lingering aroma).

#6 SHARE: Flip the shell over, discuss your impressions with friends and enjoy Genevieve MCC!

 

Fancourt Festival of Fizz : 12th & 13th December 2014

We’re taking a trip up the Garden Route soon for this  festival fizztival! Hope to meet some great new bubbly friends and of course enjoy the scenery.

Details:

Venue: Fancourt – Date: 12th & 13th December – Cost: R150.00 tickets: www.webtickets.co.za

Festival of Fizz 12/13th December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the date: Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival 29/30 Nov 2014

This year has flown, we’ve lost count of the corks we’ve popped and my favourite festival is around the corner so save the date and remember to wear your fabulous black and white outfits for the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival.

We’ll be pouring our delicious Genevieve MCC and you’ll be able to taste plenty others on the day.

Details: Date: 29th – 30th November 2014  Venue: Franschhoek  Time:12:00 – 17:00  Price: R200 pp

More INFO.

Cheers 
Melissa

SAVE THE DATE

Bot River Spring Festival … 6/7 September 2014

Bot River Spring Festival 2014

Bot River Spring Festival 2014

We are ready for Spring and what better way to spend the weekend with the wineries of Bot River !

 

Have a look at the Bot River Wines website to see what we’re up to and select your trips.

 
Genevieve MCC will be flowing at Luddite this year and we will be travelling to all the farms with a small media group. ( Pics will be up after the weekend)

See you around !

 

Celebrating Genevieve MCC with David Higgs.

David Higgs

Genevieve MCC celebrated her 4-year anniversary in the Bot River Valley with a magnificent 3-course fine-dining experience. The tables dressed in flavours of our favourite MCC overlooked the vineyards where the exclusive Genevieve Chardonnay grapes are grown.

Top South African Chef, David Higgs of Five Hundred at the Saxon in Johannesburg, expertly paired each course to the specific Genevieve vintage.

The David Higgs menu and MCC pairing designed menu left guests content and impressed. The current Genevieve MCC 2010 paired with a delicious concoction of Bouche Goats Cheese with yellow beets, tarragon pickled almonds and grilled lettuce made a soft and delicate impact punctuated by the mineral notes.

A favourite among guests was the main course, prepared to highlight the full-bodied 2009 vintage was Confit Of Pork with pork skin popcorn, honeyed sweet potato and a ginger beer gel. Dessert was served with the last 2008 vintage stock on hand, with straw yellow colour and lively fine bubbles contributed to the persistent sensation of a well matured Cap Classique matched superbly with Macadamia & Halva Parfait pear mousse and lemon verbena custard.

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