The Gugulethu Wine Festival is Tops
Last night hundreds of people flocked to Gugulethu for the seconds annual TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival. One thing is certain, the people of Gugs sure know how to throw a party.
The atmosphere on the glammed-up rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall was electrifying and the pumping house music set just the right mood for a fun-filled evening.
The wineries at this years show offer a fantastic variety of wines that cater for all palates. Over 300 wines are up for tasting with over 40 wineries present. Here are some of the wines that really impressed my palate and if you’re planning to go through tonight I suggest you give them a try:
- Krone Nicolas Charles Krone Marque 1 from The House of Krone – This Methode Cap Classique style wine is elegant and complex with a classic biscuity bouquet. This top cuvee is an assemblage of the best wines from 2001, 2002 and 2003. It was bottled in 2004 and aged on lees for 6 years! An absolute stunner at R300 a bottle
- The Klein Gustouw Sauvignon Blanc and Reserve - This is a new discovery and both wines from this boutique wine farm in Jonkerhoek are well worth a try.
- The Miko Chardonnay from Mont Rochelle – Fans of wooded Chardonnay should not miss this beauty. It retails at R250 a bottle and according to my palate worth every penny. The wine is named after the first owner of Mont Rochelle, which was also the first black owner of a wine estate in South Africa.
If you didn’t make it to the event last night, then you better go this evening. It’s one of the best wine festivals in South Africa in my opinion and an event not to be missed!
Gates open at 3pm today and the party will continue until 9pm. Tickets are R80 per person.