Muratie wines.
Muratie wines.
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The region at the foot of Simonsberg mountain is celebrating their terroir and the fine red blends that come from it as they gather ten of the area’s top wine farms for an afternoon of wine and tapas.

Taking place within the historic cellar at Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, each of these prestigious award-winning wineries will pair a red wine from their cellar with a tapas dish — conceptualised by chef Ed Saunders together with each of the winemakers.

The list of participating wineries includes hosts, Vrede en Lust, in addition to Anura, Glen Carlou, Niel Joubert, Babylonstoren, Noble Hill, Painted Wolf, Rupert & Rothschild, Plaisir and Boschendal.

Vrede en Lust Wine Estate.
Vrede en Lust Wine Estate.
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Expect the likes of Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2018 paired with roast beef, yorkshire pudding and horseradish tapas, and Noble Hill Estate Reserve 2019 paired with quail, butternut purée and beetroot crisp tapas.

It promises to be an exciting event, shining a spotlight on the oft overlooked winelands’ region, showcasing their wines in what will be a casual, convivial and delicious afternoon.

The event is taking place on Saturday, July 30, from 11am to 4pm.

Tickets can be booked here.

Stellenbosch’s Cabernet Collective presents cabernet through the ages

The event invites guests to explore and discover the wonders of cabernet sauvignon.

It’s all about the noble grape of cabernet sauvignon as the Cabernet Collective comes to Johannesburg. The group of Stellenbosch wineries will be ascending to the city with a pair of exciting tasting opportunities.

Enjoy a sip of Simonsberg at the inaugural Wine Assembly.
Enjoy a sip of Simonsberg at the inaugural Wine Assembly.
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For the serious winos there’s the cabernet-themed master class, which will see internationally renowned wine expert and judge Michael Fridjhon take guests through a selection of sought-after international cabernets — the likes of Opus One and Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac — which will be tasted alongside a line-up of three famed vintages of Stellenbosch cabernet sourced from the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective vinotèque.

Participating wineries include Kanonkop, Waterford, Ernie Els, Oldenburg, Le Riche, Stark-Condé, Kleine Zalze, Mooiplaas, Bartinney, Spier, Thelema, Kaapzicht and more.

Both parts of the event are taking place at Rosebank’s Mesh Club on Saturday, July 30.  The ticket prices are as follows:

Master class and walkaround tasting ticket (3pm-5pm): R1,500 per person.

Walkaround tasting ticket: R595 per person.

For ticket bookings click here.

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