South Africa’s best wines on show along with those from France, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina
Some of the best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from around the world will be featured at the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival which takes place in Johannesburg on Thursday, May 18.
Festival goers will have the chance to taste more than 70 of South Africa’s best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs as well as these wine varietals from France, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina.
There are more than 20 new South African wines on show this year including the 5 star Platter winning Chamonix Chardonnay 2015 and Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2015. Other featured 5 star Platter wines are the Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2015, Haskell Anvil Chardonnay 2015, Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2016, Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016 and the Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016.
Other newcomers to what is regarded as one of the city’s best wine shows are B Vintners Black Bream Pinot Noir 2016, Broad Valley Pinot Noir 2014, Crystallum Mabalel Pinot Noir 2016, Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2015, Haskell Dombeya Chardonnay 2015, Highlands Road Pinot Noir 2012, La Brune Pinot Noir 2015, Laarman Cluster Series Chardonnay 2016, Longridge Cuvee Rika Pinot Noir 2014, Longridge Organic Chardonnay 2015, Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir 2015, The Drift There Are Still Mysteries Pinot Noir 2015, Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2015 and the Vondeling Chardonnay 2015.
New international wines on show are the French Domaine Lorenzon Champs Martin Pinot Noir 2014, Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay Reserve Speciale 2015, Gerard Bertrand Pinot Noir Reserve Speciale 2014, J. Moreau et Fils Chablis 2014, J. Moreau et Fils Pinot Noir 2014, Louis Latour Chablis 2014 and the Longavi Pinot Noir 2014 from Chile.
The show takes place at Killarney Country Club’s Crystal Room on Thursday, May 18, from 18h00. Only a limited number of tickets for this exclusive tasting are available and cost R250 per person. The price includes a tasting glass as well as light snacks chosen to complement the styles of wine being sampled.
Participation in the festival is by invitation only with organiser, Corlien Morris of Wine Menu, choosing what wines will be available for tasting to ensure that only the best are shown at the festival which has been sold-out since it first started in Gauteng five years ago.
This is a targeted wine experience that focuses on the flavours and nuances of these two famous Burgundian varietals. Generally many high-end, award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are not shown at other festivals because they are often too expensive and with too small a production. People who come to The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival are generally passionate and knowledgeable about wine and are interested in these varietals. We are delighted with the fine wines that we are presenting this year.
Corlien Morris | Wine Menu
Wines – some of which are no longer available on the general marketplace – will be available for sale to festivalgoers at a 10 percent discount on retail prices.
Only 300 tickets will be made available for the 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival so booking is essential if you do not want to miss out on this prestigious event. They are available from Webtickets; from Wine Menu in the BluBird Shopping Centre, Illovo or – if still available – at the door on the night.
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