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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 18 wines at each event.

Our January – May 2019 tasting schedule is listed below.

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

 

 

Bordeaux 2015 vs SA 2015 – R 750

Thursday, 4 July, Wine Cellar Dunkeld

How does the 100-point Paul Sauer taste among its peers and against the great names of Bordeaux? We take a tour though the main communes of Bordeaux and compare them to the great names of South Africa and notable Bordeaux-style wines. Expect to taste Kanonkop, Meerlust, Thelema, Rustenberg, Vilafonté and top Bordeaux such as Calon Ségur and Domaine de Chevalier. With Bordeaux wines fetching more than double the price of our local Bordeaux-style offerings, which wines will be most favoured?

Email aimee@winecellar.co.za or book your ticket online.

Traditional Rioja
 

 

2009: Greatest modern-day SA vintage? – R 650

Thursday, 25 July, Wine Cellar Dunkeld

2009 is arguably the finest vintage of the 2000s and will compete with 2015 as one of the greatest in the modern era. After a decade of ageing, we will review top wines of the vintage, focusing on Stellenbosch with Waterford The Jem, Rustenberg Peter Barlow, De Trafford 393, Kanonkop Pinotage and Meerlust Rubicon. More emerging wines, at the time, as well as benchmark 2009s from Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Bordeaux will be added to compare how they are progressing.

Email aimee@winecellar.co.za or book your ticket online.

Sijnn tasting
 

Past events:

Strauss & Co fine wine workshop – R 350

Monday, 6 May, Strauss & Co, 89 Central Street, Houghton Estate
Time: 18h30 – 20h00

Join Roland Peens of Wine Cellar and Sommelier Higgo Jacobs as they guide you through the South African fine wine market and introduce the Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction Program. Learn about the history of fine wine, as well as how to buy, sell, store and handle this exciting alternative asset. For instance, how does the local market compare to the international secondary fine wine market? We will introduce the auction lots available on 8 June (Strauss & Co Johannesburg), discuss key wines, and taste of a few examples of various ages.

Fine Wine Workshop
 

 

Cru Barbaresco and Barolo from Produttori del Barbaresco, Marengo and Giulia Negri – R 650

Wednesday, 22 May, Wine Cellar Dunkeld

As Piedmont gains stature in the world of fine wine, their finest single vineyards become increasingly sought-after by both producer and drinker. None are more vivid in their single-vineyard bottlings than Produttori del Barbaresco who produce up to 9 Reservas per vintage. In La Morra, the Marengos have been farming Brunate, one of the finest vineyards in all of Piedmont, for 120 years. Neighbour Giulia Negri took over the 150-year-old family property at the tender age of 24 and has quickly become one of Piedmont’s most exciting producers. We take a serious look at single-vineyard Nebbiolo as well as varieties such as Barbera, Dolcetto and trendy Pinot Nero and Chardonnay.

Geek to the max
 

 

Strauss & Co fine wine workshop – R 350

Wednesday, 5 June, Strauss & Co, 89 Central Street, Houghton Estate
Time: 18h30 – 20h00

Join Roland Peens of Wine Cellar and Sommelier Higgo Jacobs as they guide you through the South African fine wine market and introduce the Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction Program. Learn about the history of fine wine, as well as how to buy, sell, store and handle this exciting alternative asset. For instance, how does the local market compare to the international secondary fine wine market? We will introduce the auction lots available on 8 June (Strauss & Co Johannesburg), discuss key wines, and taste of a few examples of various ages.

Fine Wine Workshop
 

 

Syrah shoot-out: Stellenbosch vs Swartland vs the Rhône – R 750

Wednesday, 5 June, Wine Cellar Dunkeld

Right now, Stellenbosch Syrah is one of the most exciting categories in South African wine. The likes of Lukas van Loggerenberg and Reenen Borman are pushing new boundaries and their wines sell out in no time. How do their wines compare to the benchmarks? And what about Swartland? And the legends from the Rhône? We pit 6 of the best from each region in the Syrah shoot-out of the decade! Expect: Boschkloof, Van Loggerenberg, Keermont, De Trafford, Reyneke, Hartenberg, Mullineux, Porseleinberg, Boekenhoutskloof, Terracura, Leeuwenkuil, Alain Graillot, Verzier, Chapoutier, André Perret, Clape and Jamet.

SA Pinot Noir
 

 

Strauss & Co fine wine workshop – R 350

Thursday, 6 June, Strauss & Co, 89 Central Street, Houghton Estate
Time: 18h30 – 20h00

Join Roland Peens of Wine Cellar and Sommelier Higgo Jacobs as they guide you through the South African fine wine market and introduce the Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction Program. Learn about the history of fine wine, as well as how to buy, sell, store and handle this exciting alternative asset. For instance, how does the local market compare to the international secondary fine wine market? We will introduce the auction lots available on 8 June (Strauss & Co Johannesburg), discuss key wines, and taste of a few examples of various ages.

Fine Wine Workshop
 

 

Strauss & Co fine wine workshop (and dinner) – R 350

Thursday, 6 June, Priva Lounge, 103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria
Time: 18h30 – 20h00 (followed by a 2-course dinner)

Join Johan Malan of Wine Cellar as he guides you through the South African fine wine market and introduces the Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction Program. Learn about the history of fine wine, as well as how to buy, sell, store and handle this exciting alternative asset. Johan will also introduce the auction lots available on 8 June (Strauss & Co Johannesburg), discuss key wines, and open a few examples of various ages to taste.

Fine Wine Workshop
 

 

View our Cape Town 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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