The cheerful spirit of Christmas arrived early in Cape Town this year following the launch of our ‘Christmas in July’ Wine Tasting Series on Thursday, 3rd July 2014.
The first wine farm to host the series was Fairview, originating from the Paarl area, which offers a wide range of varietals under its label. The wine farm treated guests to their Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, Caldera, Petite Syrah and Jakkalsfontein Shiraz – all of which were very well received!
The following week legendary wine producer Groot Constantia wine farm showcased a range of wines from their 2011 and 2013 collection. The blends on offer included the Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinotage and Gouverneurs Res. If you haven’t already taken a visit to the above estates – we highly recommend both for the unique experiences each provides.
The wine tastings are held in our plush, yet cosy Paparazzi Bar & Lounge, the perfect venue for Cape Town’s chilly winter weather. During the evening, attending guests mingled with fellow wine enthusiasts and enjoyed the festive atmosphere, while listening to the soft and soothing sounds of famous Christmas carols.
The hotel also served up delicious festive season inspired snacks, including freshly baked traditional mince pies, which were on offer to guests whilst they sampled the wine. Christmas inspired red and white candy canes were also present to create a festive atmosphere, and chocolate and cream cookies were provided for guests to take home after the wine tasting.
Thursday, 17th July 2014: Steenberg
Thursday, 24th July 2014: Buitenverwachting
Thursday, 31st July 2014: Saltare Wines
Each week, guests are also encouraged to enter the wine tasting series competition, which will see one lucky winner receive a complimentary night stay at the hotel at the end of the series.
* No bookings are required and the wine tasting is complimentary.