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Five good reasons not to miss the Cab Franc Carnival

By May 10, 2017November 11th, 2019General
After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of this unusual varietal will once again get the chance to celebrate their favourite grape on Saturday, 20 May 2017 from 11h00 – 17h00 at the family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

So why should you NOT miss this wine fest?

It’s the perfect place to find out more about this trendy red varietal directly from participating wineries.  Ask all your questions now!

Start off with a lavish breakfast at the Avontuur Estate Restaurant before you start tasting and keep going with great waffles, pizza’s,  boerie rolls and lots more!

This is the ONLY place you will ever taste all 6 of the top Cab Francs from this year’s 2017 Cab Franc Challenge!  For R75 extra pp, you can book for a tutored tasting presented by Challenge Judge and CWM Christine Rudman in 3 sessions (11h30, 13h30, 15h00).  You can also buy a Top 6 pack from Wine of the Month Club at the festival.

Beautiful Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, where they are celebrating 21 years of making a single varietal Cab Franc, is the setting for this exclusive wine festival.

Enjoy a day out with wine loving friends, and be bang on trend to discover this new varietal – and get to vote for your favourite wine of the day.  Every “vote” entered stands a chance to win boxes and boxes of great Cab Francs too, so make sure you keep on voting!

Participating wineries are: Avontuur Estate, CK Wines, Doolhof  Wine Estate, Edgebaston,  Hannay Wines, Hermanuspietersfontein, Knorhoek Wine Farm, Lynx Wines, My Wyn, Nelson Wine Estate, Oldenburg Vineyards, Ormonde Vineyards, Raats Family Wines, Rainbow’s End Wine Estate, Spookfontein Wines, The Garajeest, Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards, Vrede en Lust, 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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