#HLDiscovery: Stay Entertained This Winter With These Wine Events
This is what is on our radar this week.
There are plenty of interesting wine events happening soon that are enticing enough to get you up and moving. Rather than hibernating at home, sip on a warming glass of red while you enjoy a day out. For this week's #HLDiscovery list, we have rounded up a wide range of entertaining experiences you don't want to miss out on.
The Top 5 Wine Events On Our Radar
1. Swartland Street Market
This month, the Bill&Co Swartland Street Market in Malmesbury is in full swing. Born out of a love of wine, food and community, the urban venue was created to share a Swartland experience with the whole family.
Held in a beautifully restored building that dates back to the 1840s, the market happens every second Saturday and aims to celebrate the farmers, winemakers, bakers and entrepreneurs of the Swartland. Peruse organic produce, delicious preserves and interesting crafts – plus, there is a playground to keep the little ones entertained, live music to set the mood, and plenty of good food and wine to enjoy.
The building also has a wine bar, wine shop, and bakery and kitchen run by Marvel Bistro and Bakery.
2. Winter of Wander at Durbanville Hills
Durbanville Hills is hosting a series of food and wine events that explore cuisines from around the world. The Winter of Wander evenings showcase cool-climate red wines that reflect the estate's unique terroir by matching the Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve range with the diverse food flavours of Brazil, Austria and Spain on alternate evenings.
Each evening includes a tutored tasting and a three-course paired menu. Booking is essential and tickets cost R325 per person. For more information or to book one of these wine events, contact Kamo Malaza on email@example.com or call 021-558-1300.
The themes for the next three months are:
- 13 June 2019: Brazil
- 11 July 2019: Austria
- 8 August 2019: Spain
3. Delheim Mushroom Forage
Mushroom mania returns to Delhiem, with tits annual mushroom forage. Available at a discounted rate for Delheim Wine Club members, this is an opportunity to get your hands dirty while hunting down your own mushrooms and learning about these versatile fungi. The foraging happens on 15 and 16 June (weather permitting) and booking is required.
The cost is R450 per person and R350 for wine club members. And if you aren't keen on the actual foraging aspect, you can still enjoy the sumptuous mushroom-inspired dishes on the menu at the estate's Garden Restaurant, which are best paired with Delheim's hugely popular Shiraz/Cab blend.
4. Franschhoek Winter Wines
On Saturday 15 June, Franschhoek Cellar is hosting this year's edition of Franschhoek Winter Wines. Spend the day in the cosy cellar setting of the venue mingling with the Franschhoek Vignerons, who will be showcasing some of their finest seasonal reds at this very special event. It also features satisfying, seasonally inspired food that perfectly complements the wine you'll be tasting. Live music will set the tone for the day too.
Tickets are R295 per person and include a complimentary wine glass, a tasting of all the wines on show and a R20 voucher (to be redeemed on the day). Book at webtickets.
5. Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
The results of the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show have been announced, and now the public gets to taste all the wines that won awards. Public tastings will be taking place in both Joburg and Cape Town, at which you will be able to sample approximately 100 wines from across the country.
This show is a great way to keep up to date with SA’s current wines of distinction and meet the trophy-winning winemakers too, making it one of our favourite annual wine events. You can also order botlles of silver, gold and trophy medal winners – many of which are freshly released – at show prices on the night. The event is taking place on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at Sandton Convention Centre and Thursday 20 June 2019 at the CTICC, and tickets are R200 per person: book them here.