Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival

Words: Crush

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival – which takes place in May – will allow festival goers the chance to taste more than 80 of South Africa’s best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, as well as the wine varietals from France, Chile and Argentina.

The show takes place at Killarney Country Club’s Crystal Room on Thursday, May 18, from 18h00. Only a limited number of tickets for this exclusive tasting are available and cost R250 per person. The price includes a tasting glass as well as light snacks chosen to complement the styles of wine being sampled.

Participation in the festival is by invitation only with organiser, Corlien Morris of Wine Menu, choosing what wines will be available for tasting to ensure that only the best are shown at the festival which has been sold-out since it first started in Gauteng five years ago.

South African producers who will be showing their wine include Ataraxia, B Vintners, Creation, Charmonix, De Grendel, Eikendal, Ghost Corner, Glenelly, Groot Constantia, Hartenberg, Highlands Road, Jordan, Kloovenburg, La Brune, Longavi, Oak Valley, Paradyskloof, Paul Cluver, Paul Wallace, Sutherland, The Drift, Thelema and Vriesenhof.

Specialist fine wine importers Great Domaines, LAPD and the Reciprocal Wine Trading Company will also be showing some of their finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs.

“This is a targeted wine experience that focuses on the flavours and nuances of these two famous Burgundian varietals. Generally many high-end, award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are not shown at other festivals because they are often too expensive and with too small a production. People who come to The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival are generally passionate and knowledgeable about wine and are interested in these varietals.” says Morris.

Wines, some of which are no longer available on the general marketplace, will be available for sale to festival-goers at a 10 percent discount on retail prices.

Only 300 tickets will be made available for the 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival so booking is essential if you do not want to miss out on this prestigious event.

Tickets are available from Webtickets or at Wine Menu in the BluBird Shopping Centre, Illovo or (if still available) at the door on the night.

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