SATURDAY EVENTS | 11h00
Almenkerk and Elgin Ridge
50 Viljoenshoop Road, Elgin
A leisurely, gourmand lunch with Elgin Ridge and Almenkerk Wine Estate
We continue the festivities on Saturday with some international wines from our private cellars.
At 10:30, join Marion and Brian Smith at Elgin Ridge for a visit and an introduction to their organic wines. Thereafter, you will be welcomed by Natalie and Joris van Almenkerk for a short visit of the current Buzz-ted pop art exhibition at the Almenkerk cellar.
Both houses then invite you to relax at our table with magnificent views on the Kogelberg Biosphere. A leisurely lunch will be served paired with our best wines as well as a few excellent international benchmark wines out of our private cellars. We will taste Chardonnays (of course!) but will also indulge in Pinot Noir and Syrah. We look forward to welcoming you.
Elgin Vintners, Highlands Road and Thelema Sutherland
Ridgelands Gate, Appletiser Road, Elgin
A COLLECTIVE EXPRESSION OF ELGIN AND FRENCH CHARDONNAYS
We will showcase how dramatic the microclimate and soils of Elgin can vary from farm to farm. Three very different vineyards in Elgin delivering characteristics which define their wines personality.
Gyles Webb will share his views on why he invested in Elgin and his experiences working with Elgin Grapes. Highlands Road Estate, The Boutique Winery of Elgin, will discuss their hands on approach and what young vines and wines can reveal. Elgin Vintners puts forward their New Generation styled Chardonnays and how farming along the Palmiet river influences their vineyards.
A personal and wonderfully cool experience pairing standout vintages, French Chardonnays from our collection, barrel samples and more with a four course menu prepared with locally sourced/organically grown products.
Hannay Wines, Lothian and Richard Kershaw
Rockview Dam Road, Elgin
The organoleptic effect of site and clone on Chardonnay within the Elgin ward
Delve deep into the world of wine geekery with Richard Kershaw MW as he draws off 6 barrel samples of Chardonnay, each from a different clone and from different vineyard sites around the Elgin valley. Compare these to 3 finished single clone bottlings from Richard's Deconstructed range.
Iona, Paul Wallace Wines and Tokara
Highlands Road, Elgin
A HIGHLANDS ROAD TRIO
Join us at the magnificent Iona where the Elgin experience will continue.
Be amongst the first to sip Tokara's newest offering – their Elgin Chardonnay MCC, which has spent 5 years on the lees, paired with oysters to die for.
A leisurely luncheon prepared by Rozy and Nicky will follow, accompanied by a selection of international wines from our private cellars and a scintillating selection of some of the finest offerings from the Highlands trio. Not only will we taste some more iconic Chardonnays, but possibly even enjoy a sneak preview from the 2017 barrels. There will be a selection of some mighty fine Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Malbec and Noble Late Harvest wines.
It will be a convivial afternoon where we indulge our senses and enjoy Elgin hospitality at its best. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our Highlands Road passion.
Paul Cluver Wines, Oak Valley and Julien Schaal
Die Wijnhuis on Paul Cluver
Behind Kromco, just off N2
Chardonnay Grand Cru Celebration – Burgundy, Chablis & Elgin
In the shadow of the Groenlandberg. The two oldest neighbours and the Frenchman are joining up to show case the Grand Crus – from Burgundy, Chablis and their own brands. Followed by a delicious food and wine pairing lunch. Join Julian Schaal, Oak Valley Wine and Paul Cluver for the Saturday section of the Chardonnay Colloquial. The event will be held at Die Wijnhuis, Elgin an old building dating back to 1759.
South Hill Vineyards and Neil Ellis Wines
Valley Road, Elgin
EASTERN SIDE CHARDONNAY'S MEET A FEAST OF COUNTRY FARE
Vertical tasting of the last decade of chardonnay's from the unique Eastern side of the Elgin Valley paired with a feast of country fare. A few surprise International benchmark wines will be thrown into the mix.