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  • Delaille Raubenheimer

Food and Wine Showcase Evenings with Cape Wine Stars - Hosted by Haskell Vineyards

Haskell Vineyards celebrates its 20th anniversary as a benchmark producer of luxury wines. To commemorate this occasion - Haskell Vineyards will host an exciting series of winemaker dinners!

“We are very excited about marking this 20-year milestone,” says Haskell Vineyards winemaker Rudolph Steenkamp. “It has been an exciting journey and we’re overjoyed about shining a light on the evolution of our wines, but also those of dear friends and colleagues too.”

The dinners will take place at the winery’s popular Longtable Restaurant with the theme

being to cast light on different terroirs, regions and wines. “The idea for the dinners was born last year, during a very well-attended tasting masterclass at Haskell, which was hosted by Croatian-born oenologist Matija Leskovic, founder of Basewent,” says Rudolph. “If that was any indication, early booking for the upcoming dinners is certainly recommended.”

A variety of wines will be showcased alongside those of Haskell Vineyards, with the

highlighted wines being available for purchase on each night.

Dinner dates and collaborating wines and wineries are:

  • May 26 – Villiera, the family-run winery in the Stellenbosch region that specialises in Cap Classique. It also has a strong reputation for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • June 24 – Rickety Bridge, the Franschhoek winery with a long history of winemaking. A fresh era for the winery began in the late 1990s with the construction of a new winery. Taking responsibility today for the broad range of wines, including Cap Classiques, are cellarmaster Donovan Ackermann and winemaker Mari Kotze.

  • July 28 – Illimis Wine, whose name hails from the Latin word for clarity - the heart of winemaker Lucinda Heyns’ production philosophy. Lucinda worked as viticulturist for South African wineries, refining her skills in California and Italy.

  • August 25 – Eenzaamheid, the Agter-Paarl winery. It is here that seventh generation farmer Janno Briers-Louw produces award winning, handcrafted wines from old dryland vineyards.

  • September 29 – Kat se Snor, the passion project of winemaker Gerhard Smith. His boutique wines are crafted from small parcels of fruit in pursuit of elegant, terroir- driven wines from sites on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge.

  • October 27 – Migliarina Wines, founded by Namibian-born Carsten Migliarina in 2002. A former sommelier, Migliarina earned his winemaking stripes in South Africa, Germany and Romania. Grapes for his wines are sourced from around the Western Cape.

Cost: Tickets to the winemaker dinners are R475pp and include a three-course meal with six wines.

Time: 18h00 for 18h30.

Reservations must be made via Quicket




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