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Taste of the Helderberg Wine Show

June 1, 2012

Wine lovers from the Helderberg Region can treat themselves to some of South Africa’s top wines and specially prepared dishes from gourmet winery restaurants during the ‘Taste of the Helderberg’ wine show at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on Thursday 7 June from 17h00 to 21h00.

Bennie Avenant, chairman of the Helderberg Wine Route, says: “this show is growing annually and is getting more popular with regulars who have attended over the last few years. We wish to keep the show intimate to enable visitors to chat to winemakers without feeling that they are part of a massive crowd. We are therefore limiting the number of tickets to 500.”

Avenant continued by saying that the route hopes to showcase at least 20 wineries and five restaurants. “Chefs have been asked to prepare small portions of their signature dishes to sell to patrons during the show, but the wine tasting is included in the ticket price. Examples of dishes on offer will be Avontuur’s salmon roses, Winery Road’s mushroom risotto and duck and cherry pie and pinotage infused sirloin canapes from Overture restaurant at Hidden Valley.”

During and after the wine-tasting, guests can relax in comfortable couches in chill areas or make use of the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. Tickets cost just R50 for which festival goers receive an elegant wine glass branded with the Helderberg Wine Route logo and have the opportunity to taste more than 100 of the region’s best wines. Wines will also be for sale at the show.

The Lord Charles Hotel is just 5 minutes up the road from us at Penny Lane Lodge, so we might just drop in!

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