About midway through harvest this year, I happened to drop by a winery where husband Roland Peens was busy sorting through his wife, Jessica Saurwein’s Pinot Noir grapes from Kaaimansgat. Quite randomly he asked me if I would like to be a Young Gun in their nationwide tasting tour. Me, being more of a Midlife Gun, brushed the offer off at first.

Roland is the owner of a company called Winecellar in Cape Town. For the past number of years they have had an annual tasting event called the Young Guns tasting. Every year they select 6 new kids on the winemaking block to showcase their wines in a country-wide tour.

But, when he started explaining that this year is a Young-gun-at-heart tasting, not a Young-gun-in-age tasting and that I would have the honour to share the stage with absolute legends Beyers Truter, Niels Verburg, Duncan Savage, David Nieuwoudt and Adi Badenhorst, it was a no-brainer and I said yes. So we have 2 events:

Date: Thursday, 21 June
Venue: The Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, Witkoppen Road and Rivonia Road, Rivonia

Cape Town:
Date: Friday, 22 June
Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Hall D, Century City Conference Centre, 4 Energy Lane, Century City
Arrival: 18:00 for 18:30
Ticket price: R 595 (includes a light dinner and a Gabriel-Glas Standard 2-pack valued at R 395)
Limited to 200 seats.
Wine Cellar suggests using Uber, taxis or drivers to make sure you are safe on the evening.
To book click on the image below.

Young guns at heart
E-mail: pieter@blankbottle.co.za
Telephone: +27 (0)82 872 8658

Please note

Due to the many small batches of wines we make, availability changes on a daily basis. Please email aneen@blankbottle.co.za if you’d like to order any of our wines or if you are looking for a specific wine, and she will reply with a list of wines now selling. If the wine you are looking for is sold out, we could suggest some alternative excitement and/or we could also put together a unique selection for you.

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