One night to paint the town red

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WE haven’t had a pub­lic hol­i­day for about six weeks, so that up­com­ing long week­end is go­ing to be most wel­come. Get it off to a good be­gin­ning with the an­nual Taste The Helder­berg fes­ti­val at the NH The Lord Charles Ho­tel in Som­er­set West on Thurs­day, June 15, from 5pm till 9pm.

For one night only, wine farms and restau­rants in the Helder­berg re­gion present a show­case of fine lo­cal fare.

“Taste The Helder­berg has rapidly be­come one of the main­stays on the cal­en­dar of West­ern Cape wine events,” says Stel­len­bosch Wine Routes man­ager El­marie Rabe.

A high­light for wine-lovers in par­tic­u­lar will be the op­por­tu­nity to get an early-bird sam­pling of the re­gion’s lat­est wines, as well as tasters of icons that have put this Stel­len­bosch Wine Route sub-re- gion on the map of in­ter­na­tional con­nois­seurs. Many wines will be also be avail­able for pur­chase at spe­cial pro­mo­tional rates that are also ap­pli­ca­ble to de­liv­ery.

Foodie pop-ups by the Helder­berg’s well-known eater­ies, the chance to learn more about wine­mak­ing from the wine­mak­ers and viti­cul­tur­ists them­selves, and mas­ter classes on grape va­ri­eties with em­pha­sis on the cli­matic and ge­o­graphic rea­sons be­hind the ex­cep­tional qual­ity that hails from this coastal area a short­ish drive from the cen­tre of Cape Town, will all be part of the night’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ex­pect an evening of con­vivi­al­ity with a back­drop of live mu­sic, and vis­i­tors are in­vited to shed the win­ter blues by wear­ing some­thing red.

Tick­ets R100 a per­son on­line at www.winer­oute.co.za. If any tick­ets re­main, they’ll be sold at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.winer­oute.co.za or call 021 886 8275.

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Taste The Helder­berg fes­ti­val takes place in Som­er­set West on June 15.

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