The annual Standard Bank WineX is back at Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 October 2023. Both seasoned and newbie wine lovers can once again look forward to an extraordinary array of wines, taste sensations and top-shelf accessories from a bumper list of over 180 exhibitors. Taste wines, champagnes, Cap Classiques, ports and pot-still brandies from the who’s who of the South African wine scene.
Save big on Early Bird tickets that are on sale until 15 October 2023, and below is a breakdown of what to expect:
What’s on at Standard Bank WineX 2023?
Standard Bank WineX is the must-attend event for Gauteng wine lovers to mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts and make new memories. Meet some of the country’s most prestigious wine farms and winemakers, learn more about the craft of winemaking, and taste rare vintages.
Interesting Exhibitors to look out for
In addition to the regular award-winning brands and boutique winery favourites, this year’s WineX is excited to welcome a range of independent and established newcomers such as Aslina Wines, Barista, Black Oystercatcher, Capensis, Carmen Stevens, Dalkeith, Great Heart, Jacaranda, Khulu Fine Wine, Mama Afrika, Nico van der Merwe Wines, Spider Pig, and Zardetto Prosecco. Also joining is the SA Brandy Foundation which shares their latest offering, and The Wine Arc – a collective that curates black-owned wine brands and entrepreneurs. A complete list of exhibitors on show is currently up on their website and can be viewed at winex.co.za/exhibitors.
Up-close-and-personal tasting encounters
Arrive early and sign up on the night for a tasting experience with a winemaker at the Tasting Theatre. The sessions run for 30 minutes and are much like speed-dating with a wine twist. There is lots to learn with many interesting wine topics covered.
Light meals to pair and refuel
Get your friends or colleagues to join and take a snack break at the Deli Counter. There will be speciality meats, olives and cheese, chocolates from Ghana, and an opportunity for wine-lovers to pause between tasting to enjoy a light meal or a wholesome snack.
More about Standard Bank WineX
The show launched way back in 2000 and has over the years evolved as South Africa’s most enduring and endearing wine show.
‘As the title sponsor, we’re delighted to work with WineX to make the festival memorable for producers and consumers. This new partnership is an opportunity for Standard Bank Private to contribute to the legacy of a growing wine appreciation culture in SA,’ says Bridgette Kruger, Head of Private Banking Clients at Standard Bank.
Taste wines, champagnes, Cap Classiques, ports and pot-still brandies from over 180 exhibitors; the who’s who of the South African wine scene. The line-up includes over 800 wines, most of which are from the Cape, together with a selection of international wines and champagnes.
How to get tickets at special rates
Early Bird tickets are currently available on Webtickets until 15 October 2023 for Wednesday (R200), Thursday (R225) and Friday (R255) per person.
From 16 October 2023 onwards, the full-rate tickets are priced at R245pp, R265pp and R295pp for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights respectively. There are additional discounts for Standard Bank credit, debit and cheque cardholders can enjoy additional discounts when booking with their cards.
Planning a corporate or group outing? The show offers bulk ticket deals for a minimum of 10 people. Direct bulk bookings can be made through the WineX office at email@example.com.
Cost: From 200pp to R295pp, book via Webtickets
When: From 25 to 27 October 2023. Daily, from 5pm to 9pm. No entry after 8:30pm
Where: Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton