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 firstname.lastname@example.org to create your own tailored tasting.
A special dinner with Maria López de Heredia – By invite onlyFriday, 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
Fine Beaujolais: How good is it? – R 300Wednesday, 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!
Northern Rhône: Jamet, Clape, Cuilleron and more – R 500Wednesday, 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!
Best of SA vs the Rhône – R 550Wednesday, 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.
Hannes Storm’s 2015 releases and his favourite wines – R 400Wednesday, 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!
New Italian: Gaja, Terre Nere, Produttori and more – R 500Wednesday, 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.
Murray Barlow shows a Peter Barlow and a Five Soldiers vertical – R 400Wednesday, 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.
Best of SA vs Bordeaux – R 550Wednesday, 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.
Ryan Mostert of Terracura and Silwervis – R 400Wednesday, 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
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.