The Taste of Tygervalley Wine Festival is happening from Friday, 30 June until Saturday, 1 July 2017 at – you guessed it – the popular Tygervalley Centre, and looks set to stop those winter blues firmly in their tracks!
So, if you’re not prone to venturing to the northern suburbs, the fabulous wine on offer – under one dry roof – might surely lure you there…
Red, red wine…
With 20 top local wineries showcasing a range of tipples – from pot-stilled brandy and fortified reds (such as Jerepigo, Port and Muscadel) to serious reds and full-bodied whites – there’s sure to be something that tickles your fancy. Participating wineries include Blaauwklippen Wines, Benguela Cove, Bonnievale Wines, Diemersfontein, Eagles Cliff Wines, Edgebaston, Groenland, Hermanuspietersfontein, Imbuko Wines, Kingna Distillery, Montpellier de Tulbagh, Montau Wine and Spirits, Mooiplaas, Ormonde Vineyards, Perdeberg, Peter Bayly Wines, Spookfontein, Tripe Three Estate Distillery, Yonder Hill and Zorgvliet, a great selection from Montagu, Somerset West, Tulbagh, Paarl, Bonnievale, Stellenbosch, Calitzdorp and other well-known Western Cape regions.
Sinfully good pairings
The Cabernet Franc Interest Group will have a special tasting stand where festival-goers can learn more about this cool varietal. There’ll also be specialised tastings, such as wine and Lindt chocolate pairings, with the Wine of the Month Club and Good Taste offering advice and expertise.
Tickets cost R100 and include (most) tastings (some rare wines, special cocktails or pairings requiring an additional fee), a complementary branded crystal wine glass, and a donation to the South African Sommeliers Association to fund a bursary for a young sommelier.