celebrating small producers, big on quality at the publik wine fair
Choosing to endorse the increasingly favoured philosophy of natural winemaking – wines made with minimal cellar intervention by winemakers intent on honouring the fruit, the soil and the land – Publik Wine is offering oenophiles and enthusiasts yet another chance to experience these lesser known grapes in a relaxed setting. The inaugural Publik Wine Fair, taking place at Publik's distribution centre in Salt River, Cape Town, will feature over 100 different wines poured by more than 25 winemakers; a celebration of artisan vino.
Small producers, big on quality – Publik Wine Fair
These wines, made in limited quantities using sustainable farming methods, make only a tiny dent in the Cape’s overarching vinous marketplace. There are not many of them, they’re special, and Publik is one of the few wine bars in the city – the country, even – that provides a platform for people to taste, explore, ask questions and enjoy a selection of varieties and bottles that aren’t overtly available. ALSO READ: Order at the (Publik) Wine Bar: new location, same ethos Approaching this weekend, Sunday 15 July 2018, Publik Wine Fair offers you the unique chance to discover a huge selection of exciting, artisan wines made by smaller, independent producers – all in one place. Mobilised by Publik founder David Cope, the event is an opportunity for he and his team to share some of their favourite wines while acquainting you with the winemakers responsible. Taste rare, small-production wines and unusual grape varieties as well as engage with independent winemakers and growers who share a passion for crafting quality. Tickets are limited to 300 people only, at R200 per person available at publik.co.za/publik-wine-fair.
WHAT: Artisan wine tasting (+100 wines) WHO: Over 25 independent winemakers WHEN: 15 July. 12pm-5pm (so you can still catch the football) WHERE: 20 Brickfield Rd., Salt River WHY: Zoom in on those names at the bottom, an epic lineup! HOW: Tickets R200pp at link in profile (not available at door) YAY: That’s what we say too . #PublikWineFair
SIJNN WINES. We’re stoked that winemaker Charla Haasbroek will be putting down the pruning shears to make the trek from Malgas to our Salt River warehouse for the PUBLIK WINE FAIR on 15 July. She’ll be pouring some of the flagship Sijnn wines, a range we’ve loved since, well, since we first discovered them! Get your tickets to the show at R200pp on Quicket, link in bio. . #SijnnWines #PublikWineFair #PublikDistribution #PublikWine
THISTLE & WEED. Winemaker Stephanie and viticulturist Etienne found a single vineyard of Chenin Blanc in Stellenbosch with 32 different rootstocks! Just over 1,200 bottles made, their new Brandnetel is up there with SA’s top white wines. They’ll be pouring at the PUBLIK WINE FAIR the afternoon of 15 July. Your chance to discover some new goodness - tickets & info at link in bio. . #ThistleAndWeed #PublikWineFair #PublikDistribution #PublikWine
WINE SQUAD! If you like these wines and want to meet the winemakers behind them, they’ll be at PUBLIK WINE FAIR in Cape Town next week Sunday, 15 July. A collective of over 25 independent winemakers pouring their latest releases, it’s going to be an afternoon to remember. Get your tickets at Publik.co.za now and give your tastebuds a week to prepare themselves for the goodness that awaits! . #PublikWineFair #PublikWine #PublikDistribution