Cape Gate Wine Festival 2017

We will be there, and you
Make sure to taste our newly release Danilo Rose 2017

Taste the Helderberg 15 June 2017

Slay your winter blues at Taste the Helderberg epicurean fest
Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines

15 June 2017

It’s time to shun the cold of winter and light up at Taste the Helderberg – the sophisticated annual sip-and-snack institution of warm company, levity and gastronomic delight.
For one night only, wine farms and restaurants in the desirable Helderberg region spread their rainbow colours in a showcase of fine local fare that takes place in Somerset West on Thursday, June 15. This year, you’re invited to shed the winter blues by donning something red – the theme colour that makes an eye-catching statement.
“Taste the Helderberg rapidly became one of the mainstays on the calendar of Western Cape wine events,” says Stellenbosch Wine Routes Manager Elmarie Rabe. “Memorable social gatherings are rarely as good without great food and wine, and Taste the Helderberg has it all.”
Taste the Helderberg’s flavour smorgasbord will once again be served up from 17h00 to 21h00 at the landmark NH The Lord Charles Hotel – an arrangement that’s proven ideal for many visitors who traditionally make a weekend of it in the light of the public holiday the following day, Friday June 16.
A highlight at Taste the Helderberg 2017 for wine-lovers in particular will be the opportunity to get an early-bird view and sampling of the famed region’s latest wines as well as tasters of icons that have put this Stellenbosch Wine Route sub-region on the map of international connoisseurs. Many of these show-stopper wines will be available for purchase at special promotional rates that are also applicable on delivery through logistics and transport solutions company Aramex, proud partner of Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
Also on offer will be foodie pop-ups by the Helderberg’s well-known eateries and the chance to learn more about winemaking specifics from the winemakers and viticulturists themselves.
The master classes on grape varieties have been laid on by demand to emphasize the climatic and geographic reasons behind the exceptional quality that hails from this coastal area just minutes from the centre of Cape Town.
Expect an evening of conviviality, further spruced up with a backdrop of live music.
Tickets to the event are R100pp and should advisably be booked online at

If any tickets remain, they’ll be sold at the door. For more information on Taste the Helderberg 2017 visit or call 021 886 8275. Taste the Helderberg is presented by the Stellenbosch Wine Routes and supported by Wesgro ( To take advantage of the long weekend and book accommodation at NH The Lord Charles hotel, visit _________________________________________________________________________________ Issued by: Issued on behalf of: Random Hat Communications Stellenbosch Wine Routes Contact: Leanne Sutherland Contact: Elmarie Rabe Tel: 021 849 8830/083 564 0876 Tel: 021 886 8275 Email: Email:


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Seasons of Flavours

Media Release: Season of Flavours
6 October 2014


Thirteen iconic Stellenbosch wineries will get together on Thursday 6 November from 17h00 – 21h00 for the inaugural pop-up event “Season of Flavours” at the beautiful Longridge Wine Estate with the Helderberg mountain as a backdrop.

Participating wineries will be arranged around the perimeter of the cellar building, overlooking the organic herb & vegetable garden and Table Mountain. Chef Bruce von Pressentin & culinary consultant Marilou Marais Ferreira will create a selection of canapé-sized dishes to be paired with flagship wines from the participating wineries.

Tickets for the event, at R250 each, includes a branded wine glass and a voucher booklet to the value of R120 for the purchase of the canapés on offer.

Additional vouchers will be available during the event for those who want to taste more of the selection of mouth-watering dishes. Wine tasting is free and event-visitors will be able to purchase all the showcased wines on the evening at special prices.

As this event takes place one day prior to the full moon rising over the Helderberg, a spectacular evening is forecast for those holding a ticket!

Wineries participating are Avontuur Estate, Beau Belle, Bilton Wines , Blaauwklippen Vineyards , Dornier Wines,Ken Forrester Wines, LithosWines , Longridge Wine Estate, Lyngrove, Post House Vineyards, Somerbosch Wines, Waterkloof & Yonder Hill.

Only the first 300 people will be able to purchase tickets from the Longridge Restaurant at 021 855-4082 or online at For further information about this event, please contact Bjorn van Oort at 021-981-0216 or

Released for Season of Flavours by Björn van Oort at 084-511-1806

Caption: Longridge restaurant chef, Bruce von Pressentin, in the extensive organic herb & vegetable garden on the Estate.


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The Thirsty Cyclist Wine Tasting

Yonder Hill Wines

Presented by: Abé Beukes (Wine Maker)

DATE : Friday, 27 June 2014
Time: 17:30

Cost : R30,00 per person

Join Us At The Thirsty Cyclist for this wine tasting experiance.

Taste of the Helderberg

Join us on Thursday for the annual Taste of the Helderberg. We will be showing our premium wines and selling Olyfberg Olive Products.

Wine Concepts Kloof Tasting

Visit Wine Concepts Kloof Steet to taste our Inanda 2008 and Merlot 2008. These wines will be on sale at a discounted price. For more information go to

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 28 - 31 July 2011

We will be at this years Stellenbosch Wine Festival 28 - 31 July 2011. The Y-Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Y-Merlot 2011, Y-Shiraz 2011, Yonder Hill Merlot 2008 and Yonder Hill Inanda 2008 will be availible for tasting and buying.

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