The Vineyard Hotel, Claremont

On 9 April, from 2 to 5pm, wine lovers will discover top South African Pinot Noirs at the Vineyard Hotel’s ever popular Pinot Noir Festival. This classic Burgundian grape, said to produce “the best red wine in the world” with hints of cranberry, cherry and raspberry, vanilla, tobacco and caramel.

Forming part of the Vineyard Hotel’s famous Tastes calendar, an eight-month celebration of wine-paired dinners, the festival sees some of the best South African Pinot Noir producers take to the Vineyard Hotel’s famous lawns to celebrate the virtues of this sought after grape.

Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2012

“We have an exciting selection of South African Pinot Noirs for our guests to explore,” says Roy Davies, the hotel’s General Manager. “We are extremely fortunate to be able to showcase wines from estates such as Meerlust, Newton Johnson, Hamilton Russell, Glen Carlou, Waterford Estate, Paul Cluver and the other top producers for our guests to taste. Our recent Festival of Bubbles was a great success, and the Pinot Festival is sure to be just as festive.”

Pinot Noir Grapes arriving at the cellar

The cost to attend is R250 per person and guests are encouraged to book early.

Guests who choose to make a full weekend of it and enjoy the “Tastes” wine-paired dinner on Saturday, 8 April are in for a real treat. This much-anticipated dinner celebrates the exquisite wines of the majestic Hemel en Aarde Valley – showcasing both Burgundian varietals in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  The limited seats available are in high demand.

To book for the Pinot Festival or the Hemel en Aarde Celebration Wine-Paired Dinner, please contact eat@vineyard.co.za or call 021 657 4500.

The Square Restaurant at The Vineyard

A note on Tastes of 2017
Tastes of 2017 is the 11th annual celebration of fine cuisine and exceptional wines held at the Vineyard Hotel. For Tastes of 2017, each of these highly anticipated dinners will focus on a different wine farm, wine district or group of wine growers along the routes Lady Anne Barnard followed on her exploration of the Western Cape, and the bounty of fresh ingredients available to our chefs. Paradise, a retreat built among vineyards on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, was home to Lady Anne Barnard and her husband Andrew in the late 1700s, and is now the much-loved Vineyard Hotel. Click here for more information.

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