Friday, September 25, 2015

Cape Wine 2015

Cape Wine is the largest trade wine exhibition in South Africa and it is currently held every three years. It was held on from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th at the CTICC and has been very good, very professional with many overseas buyers and media attending as well as local. There have been many social wine events connected to it and we were invited to several

The entrance to Cape Wine
Three young winemakers. Meyer Joubert (Joubert Tradauw), Leon Coetzee (The Fledge) and Peter de Wet (Dewetshof)
Leon Coetzee with The Fledge Red Blend
Tanagra showed a comprehensive range of Eau de Vie in addition to their wines
Weltevrede's new label shows the names of all the workers who have had a hand in making the wine
Shown by owner/cellarmaster Philip Jonker
An area in the middle of the exhibition made for rest and discussion
Etienne Heyns of Graham Beck with a visitor from West Africa
The Zoo Biscuits is an innovative collection of young, innovative winemakers
who based their display round an old VW microbus camper
An innovative spittoon from the Zoo Biscuits
Justin van Wyk and Gus Allen of Constantia Glen showing their new releases
This was not the price of Richard Kershaw's wines, it was the stand number
On the last afternoon, Lynne was preparing MENU and John visited the exhibition alone. He decided to pay tribute to the women who are such an important component of our wine industry
Mariette Kershaw and Jan Sleet
Susan McNaughton, cellarmaster and viticulturalist at Graceland Vineyards
Trizanne Barnard, owner/winemaker of Trizanne Signature Wines
Jane Ferreira Eedes of Vondeling Wines
Lizette Steyn-James, General Manager and winemaker at Welgemeend
Charlotte van Kradenburg with Rochelle Kotzé, Marketing Manager at Taste of Terroir
Bonita  Malherbe, Marketing Manager at Van Loveren
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015
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