Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chenin blanc Association Beach Party at The Grand on the beach, V&A Waterfront

An informal gathering on the beach at The Grand turned into a great fun event with the Chenin Blanc Association members showcasing their best Chenins while we partied "on the beach" from 11 to 3 on Monday.  And despite rumblings of thunder, the weather held. This was our first Cape Wine function of the week and the foreign trade were also invited and turned up.
MCC made from Chenin was offered as a welcome, together with a rather nice T shirt advertising the event as a gift to all attendees. All the staff and many of the farm representatives were wearing them
Journalists and winemakers relaxing on the beach with glasses of  Chenin
Ken Forrester, who is the Chairman of the Chenin Blanc Association, opens the proceedings with Billy du Plessis, Standard Bank Executive Business Banking Head in the Western Cape
Winemaker Karl Lambour of Grand Provence in Franschhoek with his team and, on the left, Tyrrel and Anette Myburgh of Joostenberg with theirs
Delene & Jean Pierre Daneel of Jean Daneel wines
Girls having fun on the beach. Mercy Mwai, Anel Grobler and Kimberley Ndlovu. We were supposed to wear relaxed beachy clothes, but many of us had another Cape Wine evening function to attend, so came dressed a bit more smartly than the event required
The tasting terrace
Some of the foreign buyers attending Cape Wine were here too
Some were in very suitable beach attire
Maryna Strachan of Wine Extra with Etienne Buys of Vrede en Lust
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015

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