This annual event takes place this year on February 25th and 26th.
It celebrates the Sauvignon Blanc grape, grown in the Constantia Valley, and used to make the single varietal wine. It also explores its use in blends both in South Africa and internationally.
You can go to a very posh tasting on the afternoon of the 25th which lasts 4 hours and costs R1,700. For this princely sum you’ll get to taste international white blends such as Haut Brion Blanc and Domaine de Chevalier Blanc.
Later that evening you can go to a fine wine and dining pairing in The Greenhouse. This will set you back a mere R1,500.
Far more to my taste is the Saturday event which begins at 15:00 hours and is held on the lawns at Buitenverwachting. This event is a food and white wine blend pairing. The wines are local and are from Constantia producers like Constantia Uitsig, Buitenverwachting, Eagle’s Nest, Steenberg and Groot Constantia.
A team of chefs will prepare food to compliment the wines. Bertus Basson, Harald
Bresselschmidt, Edgar Osojnik and Peter Templehof, amongst others, will turn out delicious tasting size portions.
At 18:00 guests will be invited to enjoy an open air grill on the lawns.
It sounds like fun.
To book your ticket log on to www.constantiafresh.com