In from the cold: Wines of South Africa

Thursday, July 17

Starting time: 7.30 pm

You will be sent a link to the Zoom session on the day of, or before the online event. Don’t forget to register.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, please log on at 7.10 pm so that any problems can be sorted out before the event begins

The wines

During the event, we’ll be focussing on Pinotage, which is South Africa’s signature variety. Created in 1924 as a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, Pinotage is grape that typically produces deep red wines with smoky, bramble and earthy flavouse, sometimes with notes of bananas and tropical fruit.

We have selected two wines that are affordable and can be purchased at Dan Murphys and we recommend that you purchase one of both to enhance your experience. Guest speaker Conrad Louw will discuss and compare these two wines.

  1. Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage, which is a concentrated and fruit forward style, with fresh acidity and tightly woven tannins. This wine retails at about $28 per bottle.
  2. Kanonkop Kadett Cape Blend, a blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that is full bodied and concentrated. This wine retails at about $25 per bottle.

Once you are registered you will receive some ideas and recipes so that you can enjoy some favourite South African snacks with your wine.