SATURDAY EVENTS | 11h00
ONLY 2 SPACES REMAINING
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.
Join Elgin Ridge at 10.30 for a quick tour of Elgin Ridge’s unique Biodynamic farm, (there are 3 Biodynamic wine farms in South Africa), and be the first to taste Elgin Ridge’s 2013 bubbly. Then on to Almenkerk’s stunning wine estate, for a long, lazy lunch with award winning local wines and international wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja and the Rhone
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.
Enjoy a warm welcome with a chilled glass of Tokara's newest offering – the Maiden Release of their 2011 Elgin Chardonnay MCC, which has spent 5 years on the lees, paired with fresh oysters.
An indulgent and leisurely luncheon prepared by Rozy and Nicky will follow, accompanied by a selection of both international and "home grown" wines from our own cellars. Please have a look at our menu. It is bound to whet your appetite.
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.