Wines of Elgin is bringing their signature ‘cool climate’ wine farms from the Cape Winelands to the North for a pop-up wine tasting in Johannesburg.
Ever wanted to learn more about wine without the snobbery and big egos that come with so many elevated tasting events? You’re in luck. The collective of wine farms in Elgin is offering a series of relaxed tastings to welcome you into the world of wine (even if you’re a complete newbie). Here’s all you need to know about the event:
What to expect at this wine-tasting event
Join in on a premium wine-tasting event that features a range of renowned wine farms in the Elgin Valley. The region is famous for delivering exceptional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc varietals helped by cool climate wines.
This tasting session takes place at 44 Stanley, one of the city’s most popular lifestyle and retail precincts on the edge of downtown Joburg. Ticketholders can look forward to meeting Elgin’s top winemakers and sommeliers, and taste a variety of well-respected offerings and discover what makes their wines so exceptional. Hint, it’s not just the region’s unique terroir.
The tastings are complemented with carefully crafted canapés to pair and enhance your wine experience perfectly. Advance booking is absolutely essential as space is limited.
More about Wines of Elgin
Situated within the Kogelberg Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Elgin’s wine valley is enclosed by mountains and perched between 250 to 500 meters above sea level, uniquely shaping the region’s viticulture. Elgin is also one of the Cape’s newer regions and was formally declared a wine route in 1990.
The region boasts some great natural advantages such as high altitudes, cold winters with ample rainfall, and refreshing southeasterly sea breezes – coupled with the black South Easter wind, creating unique cloud cover days leading up to and during the harvest period, contribute to a unique microclimate.
Signature varietals to try at any of the wine farms in the region are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. Wine of Elgin also showcases its versatility with offerings such as Riesling, Merlot, Syrah, and an array of other varieties across its 721 hectares of vineyards.
How to book tickets to Wine of Elgin’s tasting event
Cost: R450pp, including various wine tastings and canapes. Book via Quicket
When: Wednesday, 24 January from 5pm to 8pm
Where: 44 Stanley, 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg