Sandton Sun celebrates wine routeApril 5th, 2011 by Susan Reynard | Categories: beverages, food, hotels, restaurants, tourism, training
The five-star Sandton Sun is bringing the wine route to Johannesburg. It has organised a series of wine events, festivals and tutored tastings to allow guests to learn more about wine in a fun and interactive way.
Group sommelier Miguel Chan is presenting a series of wine dinners at San restaurant, with tutored tastings of six wines selected from prime vineyards across the Cape. Each wine will be paired with a four-course menu prepared by executive chef Garth Shnier and his team.
These dinners, which take place on Thursday, cost R250 per person:
- All beautiful Chardonnay’s – 28 April
- Why Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the greatest noble grapes in the world – 26 May
- Shiraz, the great Rhone grape – 30 June
- Port and Sherry – 25 July
- The great Pinot trail – 29 August
- The white savage of South Africa – 29 September
- I’m drinking the stars, boutique Champagne house – 27 October
- All that sparkles is not Champagne, a journey through the great Cap Classiques – 24 November
In addition, blind wine tastings will be hosted by Miguel Chan in the Sandton Sun’s private dining room. He will guide guests on a tasting of ten wines specifically selected according to the theme that best showcases the season and time of year.
These have the same themese as the dinners but take place on Saturday and cost R180 per person:
- Beautiful Chardonnay’s – 16 April
- Why Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the greatest noble grapes in the world – 14 May
- Shiraz, the great Rhone grape – 18 June
- Port and Sherry – 16 July
- The great Pinot trail – 20 August
- The white savage of South Africa – 17 September
- I’m drinking the stars, boutique Champagne house – 15 October
- All that sparkles is not Champagne, a journey through the great Cap Classiques – 19 November
Wine festivals on the San Deck cost R95 per person and include the Spring Showcase on 21 and 22 September.
Group booking discounts are available.