No time to head out to the Cape winelands? Fear not, Tuning the Vine’s #InnerCityWineRoute is making it their mission to bring the winelands to you. Yes indeed, summer is back and so is Tuning the Vine! Starting in October, the unique event offers Capetonians, who might not get the chance to go out the winelands too often, the opportunity to sip, sample, and enjoy some of the Cape’s best wines without having to travel out of the inner city.
With a long list of producers signed up for this month’s event on 10 October, tuners are in for a true summer treat. Tasting spots include the likes of Arcade, Craft Burger Bar, Burger & Lobster, Cabron Taco Bar, Charango, HQ, Mink & Trout, Roast & Co, as well as two new spots, No.89 and Sotano on Bree. As for the wines and gin — some of the producers for October include Montpellier, Zevenwacht, Durbanville Hills, Delheim, Glen Carlou, Spier, Woodstock Gin Co, Alto, Fleur du Cap, Ginologist, Du Toitskloof, Ridgeback Wines, Mount Vernon, GlenWood.
All you have to do to get involved in the first sipping session of the season is step out of hibernation mode at sunset and collect your tasting glass, wrist band, and map from any of the starting points in town and you’re set to discover Cape Town’s finest wines … oh yes, and finest craft gins too! The route starts at 91 on Loop Boutique Hostel or The Station of Bree and from there you’re free to explore the route as you wish.
Beginning at sunset, the event takes place from 17:30 to 20:30, giving you plenty of time to explore the twelve venues on the boozy route. Tickets are R200 per person and are available online from the Tuning the Vine website.