If you’re looking for an opportunity to begin your journey of understanding wine and live on the Garden Route, the Wine & Whatever Experience in proud partnership with Vodacom is the perfect place to start.
Estate Wines, Food Stations and demonstrations by top chefs and wine experts will be the order of the day at the Wine & Whatever experience to be held at Fancourt’s Conference Venue on the 8’th and 9’th of August 2019.
There will be a choice of four food stations to tantalise the taste buds. Firstly, an Outeniqua Harvest Board made up of locally produced charcuterie, pickles and cheese as well as Parma ham on grissini, salami, pickled brinjal, pickled mushrooms, Bocconcinni and cherry tomato skewer with basil pesto, focaccia bread. Then a Sushi Station offering a vegetarian option, crab and salmon complimented by pickled ginger, soya sauce and wasabi. For the carnivores, a Beef Burger Station sporting a prime beef burger with a selection of toppings and choice of mushroom or cheese sauce. If that’s not enough, a live Pasta Station with a vintage pasta machine will be on show using fettucine and rigatoni; Alfredo and bolognaise sauce topped with Parmesan shavings.
Demonstrations on Friday
There will be three demonstrations on Friday during which well-known chefs from Fancourt and wine experts will team up to explore combining food and wine – a match made in heaven. At midday Chef Vito Fanizza and wine expert Anton Visser (Douglas Green). At 2pm Chef Matteo Battaini . Chef Ewald Schulenberg and Rosco Lewis (Boland Caller) will wrap up proceedings beginning at 4 pm.
Grapes from different regions are grown on different soils with different climates. Different cultivars thrive in different conditions, and even then, they produce wines with different characteristics. Understanding the history and characteristics of the different cultivars and why they produce wines of different colours, flavours, alcohol- and tannin levels on different soils and under different climatic conditions, enables connoisseur wine lovers to experience the joy of an almost limitless feast for the senses. A feast that, sadly, most never experience.
The red wine cultivars will include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The white wine cultivars will include: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier. There will also be Rosé, Blends and Fortified Wines to keep out the cold.
Tickets are available from the various Vodacom outlets listed below @ R80 per day, or online @ R70 per day. The event will run from 11 am to 6 pm on both days and tickets are R70.
- Vodacom Shop 34 York Street, George 044-8741667
- Vodacom 4U – Garden Route Mall 044 887 0125
- Vodacom Shop Garden Route Mall – George 044-8870145
- Vodacom Shop Oudtshoorn 044-2720338
Tickets available online: https://www.ticketrush.co.za/
The Bryan Adams Tribute Show starts at 18:00 for 18:30 on the 8th of August. Tickets are R150 pp or R1500 per table of 10 and are available at the link below. Bring own picnic basket or order from Glenwood School.
Bryan Adams Tribute Concert https://www.
You’re invited to join us on a journey, educate yourself and your palate so that you too can experience the joy of an almost limitless feast for the senses.