Local food and wine affair to banish the winter blues
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Get your gourmet and grape groove on at the 2016 Taste the Helderberg showcase when this winter blues-busting food and wine affair celebrates the talents and tastes unique to this thriving region on Wednesday evening, 15 June 2016.
This sensory showcase of all things Helderberg serves up a treasure trove of the finer things in life with more than 100 premium wines to sip on and dishes from eminent local chefs and artisanal producers to warm the cockles.
The NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West is set to be transformed into a one-stop wine route of home-grown happiness with more than 25 prominent wine producers who will share their wines with a cosy crowd. These include the likes of Bilton, Ken Forrester Wines, Longridge, Lyngrove, Peter Falke, Somerbosch, Vergenoegd and Waterkloof Estate.
Food lovers are also in for a royal treat at this year’s Taste the Helderberg, now in its 8th year, where a delicious smorgasbord of sumptuous delights ranging from signature dishes to decadent sweets will perk the most jaded palates.
“Here in the Helderberg we enjoy life and it tastes delicious! This diverse sub-route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes is certainly hip and happening and it is its sensory soul that we invite people to come and savour at Taste the Helderberg,” shares Elmarie Rabe, Manager of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.
“This social event combines some of my favourite forms of nurturing people into a festive celebration. Good, fuss-free food, excellent wines, a fun night on town in the company of amicable locals and great music. So don’t let the cold keep you away from this rare opportunity to indulge in this hub of Helderberg deliciousness, all under one roof,” advises Elmarie.
The Helderberg Winelands area stretches from Somerset West to Stellenbosch and Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, with some of the country’s most lauded cellars, restaurants and eateries adding their passions and pleasures to this booming area.
The local wine community offers a varied bouquet that ranges from time-honoured cellars to cutting-edge boutique wineries; famed family-owned estates to eco-conscious pioneers.
Limited tickets for Taste the Helderberg 2016 are available at the cost of R100 per person. The ticket includes a wine glass and the opportunity to taste some of the best wines in the country. Numerous restaurants will tempt the taste buds with mouth-watering portions of their popular dishes which will be on sale throughout the evening.
Enthusiasts can get their happy on in the Helderberg from 17h00 to 21h00 and are encouraged to come straight after work to make the most of the evening.
For more information on Taste the Helderberg 2016 visit www.wineroute.co.za or call 021 886 8275. Tickets will also be available at the door but note that they sell like hotcakes.
Why not make the most of the public holiday the next day, 16 June and get a room at the NH Lord Charles after the event. For accommodation bookings visit http://nh-hotels.co.za/.