It’s Cabernet Franc Carnival time again for wine lovers

It’s Cabernet Franc Carnival time again for wine lovers

After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of this unusual varietal will once again get the chance to celebrate their favourite grape on Saturday, May 20, from 11am to 5pm, at the family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

In addition to the tastings and purchasing of wines directly from the wineries, visitors can book for one of three tutored tastings of the Top 6 wines in the 2017 Cab Franc Challenge, presented by head of the judging panel and Cape Wine Master Christine Rudman. Tickets are R75 pp extra and only three sessions of 20 persons each can be accommodated at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

“This is the only chance to taste the Top 6 together as many of these wines are extremely rare and were kept aside especially for the tutored tastings,” says organisor Cobie van Oort from CVO Marketing.

The very popular public “vote” to choose the favourite wine of the day will once again take place, which should give an interesting perspective on the differences between expert and amateur palates.

Participating wineries are:

  • Avontuur Estate
  • CK Wines
  • Doolhof Wine Estate
  • Edgebaston, Hannay Wines
  • Hermanuspietersfontein
  • Knorhoek Wine Farm
  • Lynx Wines
  • My Wyn
  • Nelson Wine Estate
  • Oldenburg Vineyards
  • Ormonde Vineyards
  • Raats Family Wines
  • Rainbow’s End Wine Estate
  • Spookfontein Wines
  • The Garajeest
  • Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
  • Vrede en Lust
  • Warwick Estate
  • Whalehaven
  • Zorgvliet Wines

* Tickets are R200pp, which includes the tastings, a R50 discount coupon to spend on food and a tasting glass.

Tickets can be booked at; or at Computicket branches.

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