Wines of Elgin is Coming to the CBD: Meet the Winemakers and Taste Fine Vintages

Wines of Elgin a field of grass and trees

Join a premium wine-tasting event at Cowfish restaurant hosted by Wines of Elgin producers with a focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Meet the winemakers and creators of the wines of Elgin and uncover the stories behind the estate wines. Snack on the masterful canapés by the Cowfish culinary team, curated to match the wines and enhance the experience. Cowfish restaurant is a vibrant family-owned eatery within a beautifully renovated heritage site in the popular cultural strip of Bree Street.

Wines of Elgin at Cowfish a restaurant with tables and chairs

What to expect at the Wines of Elgin tasting pop-up

Some of the region’s finest wineries will be in attendance to showcase their best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offerings. “There are now so many fine wines coming from Elgin that it’s hard to remember that until recently the area was famous only for its apples and pears,” writes local wine expert Michael Fridjon in his Business Live column. “At a recent presentation hosted by the Elgin producers I was struck by how almost everyone working with chardonnay was achieving freshness and finesse.”

Ticketholders can look forward to meeting Elgin’s top winemakers and sommeliers, tasting a variety of well-respected offerings and finding out what makes their wines so exceptional. 

Featured vineyards include Almenkerk, Sutherland Vineyards, Neil Ellis Wines, Boschendal, Oak Valley Estate, Lothian Vineyards, Iona Wines, Highlands Road Wine Estate, Paul Cluver Family Wines, Kershaw Wines, Shannon Vineyards, and Elgin Vintners Wines.

The tastings are complemented with carefully crafted canapés to pair and enhance your wine experience perfectly. Advance booking is absolutely essential as space is limited.

Wines of Elgin a field of grass and trees

More about Wines of Elgin

Wines of Elgin come from the Kogelberg Biosphere (a UNESCO World Heritage site), which encompasses the Elgin valley, enclosed by mountains and perched 250 – 500 meters above sea level. The Elgin winemaking region is also one of the Cape’s newer areas and was formally declared a wine route in 1990. The wines of Elgin are blessed by high altitudes, cold winters with ample rainfall, and refreshing southeasterly sea breezes. Combined with the black South Easter wind and unique cloud cover days just before and during the harvest, the conditions create a unique microclimate perfect for viticulture and winemaking.

Signature varietals in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. Wine of Elgin also showcases its versatility with offerings such as Riesling, Merlot, Syrah, and other varieties across 721 hectares of vineyards.

How to book tickets

Cost: R450pp including tastings and canapés. Book via Quicket

When: Thursday, 23 May from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Cowfish, 55 Bree St, Cape Town CBD

Tel: 083 677 5400
Instagram: winesofelgin
Facebook: @winesofelgin

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