After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of unusual varietals in Gauteng will also get the chance to experience this grape.

On Saturday, 20 May 2017 from 11h00-17h00, the event will take place again at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West with 21 wineries on show.  On Friday, 2 June from 17h00-21h00, a slightly smaller group of winemakers and their wines will be at Wanderers Club in Johannesburg to show off their wines.   At both events, visitors can taste and buy the wines directly from the wineries.

At Avontuur visitors can book for one of three tutored tastings of the Top 6 wines in the 2017 Cab Franc Challenge, presented by head of the judging panel and Cape Wine Master Christine Rudman.  Tickets costs R75 pp extra and only three sessions of 20 persons each can be accommodated.

The very popular public “vote” to choose the favourite wine of the day, will once again take place which will give an interesting perspective on the differences between expert and amateur palates.

Participating wineries are:   Avontuur Estate, CK Wines (Only CT), Delaire Graff Estate (Only Joburg) Doolhof  Wine Estate (Only CT), Edgebaston,  Hannay Wines (Only CT), Hermanuspietersfontein, Knorhoek Wine Farm (Only CT), Lynx Wines, Mont du Toit Cellar (Only Joburg), My Wyn (Only CT), Nelson Wine Estate, Oldenburg Vineyards, Ormonde Vineyards, Raats Family Wines, Rainbow’s End Wine Estate (Only CT), Spookfontein Wines (Only CT), The Garajeest,  Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards, Vrede en Lust (Only CT), Warwick Estate, Whalehaven, Zorgvliet Wines.

Tickets are R200 pp which includes the tastings, a R50 discount coupon to spend on food and a tasting glass.  Tickets from or  as well as at Computicket branches.

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