Wines of South Africa Tasting

This great tasting happens just once every two years and is a unique chance to try over 200 of the country’s top wines as well as meet some of the country's top winemakers, from producers such as Meerlust, Bouchard Finlayson, Paul Cluver, Rustenberg and Cederberg.

A range of varietal themed tasting tables – from Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc to Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon – will help you discover your favourite styles as well as your favourite producers within each style.

Music and prize draws will keep things lively, native nibbles such as biltong (a South African cured meat) will be available to sample, and all the wines can be purchased on the night, if you like, through specialist South African retailer SA Wines Online.

The tasting will take place on Tuesday 11 October, from 6pm-9pm. Tickets cost £12.50 (if bought in advance) or £15 on the door.

About South African Wine
South Africa, the fastest-growing country in the UK wine market, is renowned for the sheer variety of wines it can offer, from fresh, fruity Chenin Blanc to zingy Sauvignon or rounded, buttery Chardonnay; there are whites for every occasion. A must-try red is the indigenous Pinotage, which makes rich, full-bodied wines, perfect for red meats and hearty winter dishes. The styles are often described as a being halfway between the old world’s restrained elegance and the new world’s fruit-driven exuberance.

The Cape winelands are among the most breathtakingly beautiful in the world and are within easy driving distance of the vibrant and dynamic city of Cape Town. The vineyards are unique in their rich biodiversity and South African wine farmers are working together to protect the environment and restore the vast species of indigenous flora and fauna that share this stunning landscape with the grapes.

Find out more about South African wine and read about the revolution in South African winemaking.