On Saturday August24 Simonsig Wine Estate, one of the landmark Stellenbosch wineries, will showcase a sensational selection of older signature wines held back for release. This is the perfect opportunity to taste some of these rare gems and enjoy a fun day out with the family.
The line-up of wines includes older vintages of Simonsig flagships such as the Bordeaux style Tiara, the Cape blend, Frans Malan Reserve, the award winning Redhill Pinotage and Merindol Syrah.
You can also look forward to back vintages of Simonsig Pinotage, Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon and Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Méthode Cap Classiques. Did you know? The Simonsig Cap Classique was the first bottle fermented sparkling wine in South Africa.
As an added bonus, these rare wines will be available at special prices for this day only.
Be sure not to miss proprietor Johan Malan’s master classes on the day. These classes are free and exclusive to festival goers – expect interactive vertical wine tastings and lots of fun! Classes will start at 11am and 2pm. Only a limited amount of Master Class seats are available – for reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef Lucas Carstens and his team will whip up a variety of festive foods; there will also be live music and children can immerse themselves in a myriad of supervised activities from rides on little John Deere tractors to jumping sessions on the trampoline and jumping castle.
* The Vintage Wine Day will kick off at 10am and last until 5pm. Limited tickets costing R150 per person, including a tasting glass, are available either online at www.webtickets.co.za or at the gate. Under 18s are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Cuvée Restaurant and the daily wine tastings will be closed to the public on the day.
For more information, call 021 888 4912, visit www.simonsig.co.za, or follow @Simonsig_Estate on Twitter.
Simonsig Wine Estate is located outside Stellenbosch, on the Kromme Rhee road between the R44 and R304.