Long famous for its revolutionary ‘coffee-chocolate’ Pinotage, Diemersfontein wine estate outside Wellington is not a one-trick-pony when it comes to this iconic South African cultivar, with the recent release of a third Pinotage in the range, The Prodigy.

While the complex Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve is a bottle best kept for special occasions, and the much-loved coffee and chocolate notes of the Original Diemersfontein Pinotage make it a wine worth savouring, the lighter fruit-driven style of The Prodigy perfectly ticks the box for everyday enjoyment.

The Prodigy also fits neatly into a reframing of the estate’s trio of Pinotage releases, now re-imagined as three talented performers, each with their own charms. There’s elegance in the Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve, and the Original Diemersfontein Pinotage is touted as the ground-breaking rebel for her genre-busting charisma. So, it’s entirely fitting that this latest addition is dubbed The Prodigy.

The musical reference of Diemersfontein’s Pinotage releases also ties in with the charitable works of the estate’s Excellence Out of Africa Trust. Founded in 2010 with a focus on classical music and opera, the Trust has provided financial and logistical support to launch the careers of a number of gifted young artists, who are making stellar international careers. Diemersfontein has also supported the careers of a number of popular music groups through appearances at the enormously popular Pinotage on Tap festival held on the estate each year. Over the years the Trust has also hosted musical masterclass programmes on the estate for young opera singers, and further supports youth education via scholarships to Wellington Preparatory School and College, a respected private school situated on the property, that was founded by David and Sue Sonnenberg, along with local parents.

Prize Details: One lucky reader will win a case each of the Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve, the Original Diemersfontein Pinotage and The Prodigy to a total value of R2 592.

How to enter: Fill out the form below and answer the following question. Where is Diemersfontein situated?

Competition Ts & Cs:
– The winners will be announced by 3.15 pm on Facebook on December 13
– Winners will be contacted via details provided on the form.
– Winners are required to claim their prize within one week or another winner will be drawn
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– No transport is included.

By entering this competition the prize winner accepts the terms and conditions.

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