Let’s face it, Joburg is the business but for too long now the City of Gold has been missing one crucial thing – a wine route! Well, today we’ve got one more reason for you not to pack up and move to Cape Town; Joburg is finally getting it own wine route (*happy dance*). Starting beginning March 2017 Tuning the Vine is bringing the best of the Cape Winelands to Joburg allowing thirsty Joburgers can sip their way through the Jozi Wine Route. Here’s why you have to attend the first ever #JoziWineRoute taking place on 4th Avenue, Parkhurst on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.
Taking place between 18:00 and 21:00, the new Jozi Wine Route is the best way to beat the mid-week slump. Whether you’re an experienced wino wanting access to your favourite producers, or a curious newbie looking to demystify the wine world, there’s so much for you to discover at this exciting new event. The first event will see an exciting lineup of more than 20 South African wine producers, ready to get tasting and talking wine. From farm favourites to best-kept secrets, each will have with them an incredible selection wines for you to discover.
But the fun doesn’t stop there – the best thing about Jozi Wine Route is that it will also allow you to explore the hottest restaurants, spots and shops along the Parkhurst strip. Venues for the first event in March include Bottega Café, Bistro Vine, Vovo Telo, Classic Bond, Craft, Café del Sol Tre, Coobs, Hudsons The Burger Joint, White House Interiors and The Beautiful Life.
As for the wines on show, producers for March include Steenberg, Waterford Estate, Creation wines, Jordan, Idiom, Hermanuspietersfontein, Vondeling, Genevieve, Kleinood, Beaumont, Oldenburg Vineyards, Waverley Hills, Strandveld, Zevenwacht, Spier, The Drift, Durbanville Hills, Montpellier and Survivor Wines. But that’s not all, more wineries will be announced soon.
So how does it work?
Tickets for the event are R250 per person and includes a branded Tuning the Vine wine glass, a wine route map, and complimentary tastings at each venue. You can buy your tickets online via Quicket (hurry they’re almost sold out!) or from The Art Room or White House Interiors using SnapScan or the card facilities on the night. There will be no cash sales on the evening.
Once you have your ticket and wine glass it’s time to start exploring. Make your way through the wine route and sip and sample some of South Africa’s best wines while learning more about the wine and winemakers. The wines you love will also be available for sale online Cybercellar.com but if you’re in the mood to shop most of the stores will be selling fabulous goodies on the night. As for food some of the venues will have food on sale and it’s a good idea to grab a bite in-between tastings.
If you miss the first event there will be more Jozi Wine Route events taking place on Wednesday 5 April and 3 May 2017. For more information visit the Tuning the Vine website. To be the first to hear about upcoming Jozi Wine Route events say Hi to Jozi Wine Route on Facebook and Twitter.