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Events

Experience the very best international and local wines at our upcoming events, or create your own custom tasting. Tastings start at 18:30 and end at 20:00; we generally taste between 10 and 15 wines at each event.

Our latest tasting schedule, for February to May, is shown below.

Wine Cellar will also host your private or corporate tastings. Please contact info@winecellar.co.za to create your own tailored tasting.

 

 

A special dinner with Maria López de Heredia – By invite only

Friday, 17 February, Auslese Restaurant

Wine Cellar is delighted to host Maria López de Heredia in Cape Town, the fourth generation of our favourite Riojan producer. 140 years ago Maria’s great-grandfather Raphael founded this historic property and very little has changed since. We will enjoy a 3-course dinner by Harald Bresselschmidt, of Ausele and Aubergine, paired with the ‘latest releases’ from Vina Tondonia and Vina Bosconia. Along with unparalleled insight into this special place. The last course includes Gran Reservas 1995 and 1981, which have now become extremely rare due to gap of 6 vintages until 2001.

This dinner was first offered to López Heredia customers and sold out immediately. If you would like to receive an allocation of López Heredia, please email Roland@winecellar.co.za

Email Nilo@winecellar.co.za or buy your tickets online

Heredia
 

 

Fine Beaujolais: How good is it? – R 300

Wednesday, 22 February, Wine Cellar Observatory

There’s a shake-up going on in Beaujolais that wine lovers should heed,’ writes Decanter magazine. Referring to the bourgeoning realisation that Gamay, produced from old vines in this unique terroir, can produce incredible quality wines. We taste 5 producers across 5 villages and 5 vintages including the greats of Lapierre, Piron and Foillard back to 2010!

Email Nilo@winecellar.co.za or buy your tickets online

Beaujolais
 

 

Northern Rhône: Jamet, Clape, Cuilleron and more – R 500

Wednesday, 8 March, Wine Cellar Observatory

We taste new releases from some of the top producers in the Northern Rhône. Moving from Crozes-Hermitage, we taste through St Joseph, Cornas, Hermitage, Côte Rôtie and Condrieu. Not only is there exceptional value to be found, but it’s a rare opportunity to taste the benchmark wines of Domaine Jamet and Auguste Clape!

Email Nilo@winecellar.co.za or buy your tickets online

Northern Rhône
 

 

Best of SA vs the Rhône – R 550

Wednesday, 22 March, Wine Cellar Observatory

A fun, yet informative evening where you taste the very best South Africa has to offer against international benchmarks. Do you prefer the earthiness and fragrance of the Rhône, or spiciness and ripe fruit of South Africa? Expect top producers across the various styles of Shiraz and Syrah, including Mullineux, Boekenhoutskloof, Chapoutier and Clape.

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SA vs the Rhône
 

 

Hannes Storm’s 2015 releases and his favourite wines – R 400

Wednesday, 29 March, Wine Cellar Observatory

The Storms were once again the standout wines at this year’s Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration – and the 2015s are spectacular! Hannes will guide us through the new releases and back-vintages as well as international Pinot Noirs that Hannes particularly enjoys. A Pinot Noir lovers delight!

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Hannes Storm
 

 

New Italian: Gaja, Terre Nere, Produttori and more – R 500

Wednesday, 19 April, Wine Cellar Observatory

We taste all Wine Cellar’s latest imports which include a host of top producers across different regions: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Barbaresco, Barolo, Bolgheri and Etna! Once again, there is value to be found along with a special tasting of one of the world’s greatest wines in Gaja Sorì Tildìn.

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Gaja
 

 

Murray Barlow shows a Peter Barlow and a Five Soldiers vertical – R 400

Wednesday, 26 April, Wine Cellar Observatory

Rustenberg Peter Barlow is perhaps South Africa’s greatest single vineyard wine. The oldest vineyard on the property, it produces profound, long-ageing Cabernet Sauvignon from high up on the Simonsberg. Murray Barlow will lead us through a vertical, including a sneak peak of the much anticipated 2015. We also taste a vertical of their fine barrel selection Chardonnay, Five Soldiers.

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Murray Barlow
 

 

Best of SA vs Bordeaux – R 550

Wednesday, 10 May, Wine Cellar Observatory

Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world and consistently produces the most long-ageing and refined wines. Join us for a fun, yet informative evening where you taste the very best South Africa has to offer against the benchmark. Do you prefer the savouriness and elegance of Bordeaux or richness and fruit of South Africa? Expect top producers such as Kanonkop, Rustenberg, Pichon Lalande and Sociando Mallet.

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SA vs Bordeaux
 

 

Ryan Mostert of Terracura and Silwervis – R 400

Wednesday, 24 May, Wine Cellar Observatory

Ryan Mostert is one of the most wine-passionate individuals you will ever meet, spending his days exploring vineyards and forever talking wine. From an assistant at Reyneke in 2014, he took an opportunity to explore the Swartland. Taking over the winemaking of Silwervis and Smiley, a new venture was started and named Terracura. Ryan will showcase international wines that continue to inspire him as he releases his 2015 Silwervis and Terracura Syrah.

Disclaimer: Roland Peens is a partner in both Silwervis and Terracura

Email Nilo@winecellar.co.za or buy your tickets online

Ryan Mostert
 

 

Young Guns 'Back to Basics' – R 500

In June 2017, Wine Cellar is hosting the 7th edition of Young Guns – SA’s hottest wine tasting event that showcases the young winemakers breaking the rules and pushing the limits. With the memories of last year’s battle against the industry-shaping Old Bullets still fresh in our minds, this new generation of Young Guns is going ‘Back to Basics’. Equipped with interesting grape varieties and their bare hands and feet, this club of hunter-gatherers has produced a killer set of new wave classics. With a host of new labels, niche grape varieties, different styles and interesting personalities, Young Guns ‘Back to Basics’ is set to push the boundaries! Young Guns ‘Back to Basics’ will be held at Katy’s Palace Bar in Johannesburg on 14 June.

Only 100 tickets available.

Tickets are only available for purchase online – Book online

Young Guns 7
 

View our Johannesburg or Stellenbosch tasting schedules, or take a look at a selection of our best tastings from previous years.

Cancellation Policy

Due to high demand and limited event size, payment is required to secure your booking. In the event of cancellations, full refunds will only be given if we are notified 5 business days or more before the date of the event via email. Substitution of an attendee may be made at any time after payment. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule an event due to low enrolment or other reasons beyond our control. If we have to cancel a tasting event, we will notify customers immediately and offer a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule.

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