Taste the grapes behind the wines!
A little over a decade ago, Delheim staged its inaugural grape and wine tasting; a unique chance for guests to taste grapes fresh from the vine, alongside the finished wines made from the different varieties, right in the thick of harvest time. In what has become a tradition, the tenth annual Delheim grape and wine tasting is set to take place on Sunday, 19 February 2012.
Seating is limited to 45 guests who will be hosted by the winemaker, if harvest allows, or a member of the Sperling family who have farmed Delheim for sixty years. The tasting will offer an unpretentious look at the magic of winemaking, the flavours to be found in the grapes and how these transform into a bottle of varietal wine.
The tasting commences at 11h00, finishing at 13h30, at a cost of R50 per head. Booking is essential; please go to www.delheim.com. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com or telephone Juliet at 021 888 4604.
The R50 cost of entry includes a traditional mosbolletjie, a harvest time treat introduced to the Cape by the French Huguenots in the 17th century, which is made by using fermenting grape must (the freshly pressed grape juice undergoing the first step in winemaking) to leaven dough. You will also be given a glass of the grape must to taste, as well as an educational tasting of five wine grape varieties together with their associated varietal wines.
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