In February, we see the kickoff of the 2017 Food and Wine paring presented by Reuben’s restaurant at the One and Only. The events offer a unique opportunity to enjoy arguably some of the best wines currently available, coupled with a unique dining experience. Diners are treated to not only exquisitely prepared meals, but also a unique perspective on all presented wines as wine makers share their intricate knowledge.
The list of winefarms represented this year includes:
23 February 2017
Situated in Stellenbosch, De Toren is renowned for its Bordeaux style blends, which was awarded Platinum status in 2016. De Toren was also nominated in the top 10 wine producers in South Africa.
30 March 2017
Is situated on the farm Skyfields, in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde region just outside Hermanus. Four wines currently make up the Antaraxia range an unwooded Sauvignon Blanc, a wooded Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir and a red blend called Serenity.
27 April 2017
The name finds its origin in Greek, roughly translated, it means “Dream”. This wine farm can be found in the beautiful and picturesque Elgin Valley and is renowned for its consistent delivery of excellent vintages.
30 May 2017
Is nestled situated in Franschhoek and boasts 22 hectares of spectacular mount view. Thierry Harberer is the winemaker, and has brought he’s international experience to this multi-award winning vineyard.
Thelema is situated atop Helsgoogte pass; interestingly Thelema Mountain vineyards consist of 2 estates, Thelema in Stellenbosch and Sutherland, in Elgin. Thelema, once a rundown fruit farm was thankfully purchased by Gyles Webb and he’s wife. It was recently rated one of the top 100 estates in the world.
27 July 2017
Situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus, This vineyard has become synonymous as a specialist in the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay variants
This Estate has a rich history, owned and run by the Ratcliffe family. Well known for its Bordeaux style blend “Warwick Trilogy” which has become one of the flagships of the local wine industry
This vineyard sits at the foot of the Simonsberg mountains. The majority of the grapes are of the Pinotage variety followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot variants. Kanonkop has been handed down from father to son for over 40 years and has a rich history of producing award winning wines.
Rust en Vrede:
Recognised both locally and abroad for its superb red wine. It is the first South African red wine to be on the list of the top 100 wines of the world for four consecutive years.
A familiar family name in the South African landscape, their impressive portfolio of winefarms includes farms in the Franschoek, Darling, Swartland and Elandskloof areas. This affords Rupert wines the opportunity to select grapes from some of the best producing locations for their wines.
Another award winning estate, situated in Stellenbosch. The recipient of countless awards. The estate is well known for their Bordeaux and Chardonnay vineyards in the Helshoogte region.
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Thanks Mario Arendse for contributing.