Red wine or white wine anyone? For many, it’s not as simple as one might think to select a type of grape for your drink.
This can be a daunting crossroad you may not want to find yourself at.
The Western Province does not make this an easy question to answer with the huge variety of wines produced in the region.
For the rest of this month, attend some of the following events and quench your thirst by drinking or tasting some Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cinsault and pinotage plus many other wine varieties locally manufactured. After these events, you can decide with more ease which wine tickles your fancy.
1. Pinot Noir Takeover
- Date: 12 October
- Where: CellarClub
- Location: 9 Dock Road, Cape Town
Fancy some mid-week winetasting? Pop in at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to try out Pinot Noir –the dry red wine with complex flavours.
Winemakers Cirrus, Haute Cabrière, Lord’s Wines, Seven Springs and Meerlus won’t let you down.
2. Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review
- Date: 13 October
- Where: The Lookout Venue
- Location: Granger Bay Boulevard, Cape Town
This event celebrates white wine and Cape bubbly, bringing vino lovers, collectors, sommeliers and prestigious producers altogether.
3. Perold Tasting: Pinotage
- Date: 13 October
- Where: The Wine Shop
- Location: 199 Loop Street, Cape Town
This blend between Pinot noir and Cinsaut that has become South Africa’s signature variety will be the centre of attention this Thursday. Make sure you show up and taste the red wine selection.
4. Franschhoek Uncorked
- Date: 15 to 16 October
- Where: Franschhoek Wine Valley
- Contact: 021 876 2861
Make it a weekend event of all things wine here. Many Franschhoek wineries will showcase this season’s new-release wines, which include MCCs, white wines, rosés and even a few Summer inspired red varietals. Add live music and great food for unforgettable moments.
5. Pinotage Wine and Music Festival
- Date: 15 October
- Where: PRG Centre
- Location: 311 Suidwal Rd, Krigeville, Stellenbosch
Experience the wine and music festival with 25 participating wine farms and an array of musicians this Pinotage month. David Derman, Hiram Koopman & PRG Koor and Elvis Blue are some of the highlights.