Drinks, food

The Big Bottle Wine Festival

For a fun and delectable weekend-long festival filled with food, wine and luxury, head to the Big Bottle Festival in Constantia. Meet over 40 of SA’s top winemakers and producers and taste delights from Bouchard Finlayson, Hamilton-Russell, Iona, Delaire Graff Estate, Buitenverwachting, Neil Ellis, Jordan, Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Tokara and Klein Constantia. To ensure the perfect wine and food combinations, there will be a showcase of culinary stars to benefit from, including Peter Tempelhoff from the Liz McGrath collection of hotels; Rudi Liebenberg of the Mount Nelson; Luke Dale Roberts of The Test Kitchen; Reuben Riffel of Reuben’s; Roland Gorgosilich of Bosman’s Restaurant at the Grand Roche Hotel and Scot Kirton of La Colombe Restaurant at Constantia Uitsig. The festival will also include a rare champagne tasting, an exclusive gourmand five-course dinner experience, a walk-around Big Bottle tasting, as well as a three-course champagne breakfast. The Big Bottle Festival runs from 23 - 25 August 2013 at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town. Tickets are available from Webtickets. For more information, visit bigbottle.co.za. Text Nicky Manson Previously the editor of décor and design magazine, The Property Magazine, and airline magazine, Indwe, Nicky now freelances.