Kievits Kroon presents monthly winemakers evenings

From October, food and wine lovers in Gauteng will be able to enjoy monthly winemaker’s evenings at Kievits Kroon Country Estate, just outside Pretoria.

The dates for the first two evenings have been confirmed and will see Executive Chef Sammy Mashile join winemakers from the Robertson Wine Valley to create mouth-watering six-course tasting menus, each dish perfectly paired with wines from the featured estate.

The winemakers will talk to guests about their wines, and explain why they were paired with each dish. Guests will have the opportunity to chat to the winemakers and ask questions.

After dinner guests will retire to their luxurious rooms for the night, and then enjoy a sumptuous leisurely buffet breakfast in the morning before check out.

MD of Kievits Kroon, Alan O’Leary, says that the winemaker’s evenings will add to the ‘winelands’ experience at Kievits Kroon.

“We are known as the Winelands in Gauteng because of the Cape-Dutch style architecture of the buildings on the estate,” says O’Leary.

“We took this a step further with the launch of our own wine labels in 2010 and a Cap Classique this year. Our wine list has just won its fifth consecutive Diamond Award in the Diners Club Wine List Awards. We also recently hosted the Robertson Wine Valley Festival which was a great success and allowed us to forge good ties with the winemakers from that region of the Cape. We are now looking forward to hosting them individually and learning more about their award-winning wines.”

The confirmed dates for the first two winemaker’s evenings at Kievits Kroon are 26 October (Malcolm Human, winemaker at Van Loveren), and 30 November (Pierre de Klerk, winemaker at Graham Beck Wines).

Malcolm Human describes the Van Loveren wines as premium quality wines which maximise natural varietal fruit flavours from carefully selected quality grapes.

“Our wines are quality and value for money South African wines of distinctive character,” he says.

Pierre de Klerk says that Graham Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba, situated in the Breede River Valley, focuses on minimal intervention so that the authentic essence of the fruit and terroir shine through in the final wine.

We are committed to creating world class wines of unparalleled distinction and inimitable character,” he says.

Author: PR Officer

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