Taste the Helderberg 2014

Sip and savour at Taste the Helderberg 2014
Sip and savour at Taste the Helderberg 2014

Premium bouquet of Helderberg wine and food captivates the senses

For one night only, the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West will be transformed into a Helderberg treasure chest of the finest wines and food stemming from the region, when the 6th annual Taste the Helderberg pulls out all the stops on Thursday, 12 June 2014.

It is a premium blend of the latest pleasures and passions from this renowned and rapidly growing sub-route of the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes – which stretches from Somerset West to Stellenbosch and Sir Lowry’s Pass Village – and this year’s showcase promises an even bigger and bolder array to sip and savour.

“Taste the Helderberg is exactly what the name states. It’s an exclusive tasting experience of produce unique to this premium Winelands pocket, where one’s precocious palate gets supreme satisfaction. It is a not-to-be-missed, heart-warming event on our winter calendar for likeminded food and wine lovers who all treasure the finer indulgences in life,” explains Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.

Enthusiasts can mingle and be merry with a stellar mix of local winemakers, chefs and artisan producers, when more than 100 fine wines and signature dishes from eminent restaurants dotted along the Helderberg Wine Route, captivate the senses under one roof.

It is your exclusive ticket to get happy in the Helderberg and show the winter blues the door with wines from at least 25 eminent producers, ranging from time-honoured stalwarts to uber-cool boutique wineries; popular family-owned estates to eco-conscious pioneers. They include the likes of Avontuur, Hidden Valley, Ken Forrester Wines, Longridge, Lyngrove, Peter Falke, Vergenoegd and Waterkloof Estate.

Restaurants that will lend some culinary flair to the event with mouth-watering portions of their signature delights which will be on sale throughout the evening include the likes of 96 Winery Road, Avontuur, Longridge Restaurant and Overture.

Tickets for Taste the Helderberg 2014 cost R70 per person and are limited to 500 as the show is kept intimate for guests to socialise with the winemakers and chefs without feeling cramped. The ticket includes an elegantly branded wine glass and access to tasting some of the best wines in the country.

Doors will be open from 17h00 to 21h00.

During the evening, guests can relax in cosy chill areas or make use of the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. Pre-bookings for the restaurant are recommended to avoid disappointment. Call 021 855 1040 to make a reservation.

For more information on Taste the Helderberg 2014 visit www.wineroute.co.za or call 021 886 4310. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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