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
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.