Wondering where the best places are to wine this weekend? It’s a busy weekend in the Cape Winelands with numerous estates dishing up some foodie festivities and some great opportunities to sample some special wines. Here are a couple of our favourites to check out. Don’t forget to rate the wines on the Wine23 app as you taste them. It’s an easy way to remind yourself of the highlights of the experience.

#1 Plaisir de Merle Winemaker’s Table Dinner
Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate was established in 1693, which gives them real bragging rights in a sea of newcomers to the region.  Niel Bester has been crafting wines here since 1993 and his winemaking philosophy infuses every bottle. Join him at this breathtaking estate for a feast prepared by Karen Dudley of The Kitchen and The Dining Room paired with wines picked by Niel.
Check out their wines rated on Wine23 here.

Date: 15 August 2015
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Cost: R395
To book: call +27.218741071 or email info@plaisirdemerle.co.za




#2 Simonsig Estate Vintage Wine Day
Simonsig’s  Vintage Wine Day has swung around for the third time and the estate is pulling out all the stops to serve up a range of  specially selected wines representing Simonsig’s finest vintages. This is what wine tastes like when it’s been matured under optimum storage conditions! Another highlight is the Master Class by Simonsig Cellarmaster Johan Malan.
Time: 11h00 to 18h00
Tickets: Webtickets R150 (R120 for members of Simonsig Wine Club) or at the gate. Includes wine glass and all tasting.
Masterclass R150 pp. From 10h00 to 11h30
Check out the wines rated on the Wine23 here


Nicole Rich

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