Thursday, November 12, 2020

RMB Winex 2020

A 21st birthday celebration with a difference – Wine In Your Own Time
RMB WineX 2020 was always going to be different. COVID-19 has made it impossible for us all to gather under one roof this year. However, simply because you cannot come to WineX, doesn’t mean that WineX cannot come to you – in your own home, with your own hand-picked group of friends and family

This year, South Africa’s premier wine show takes the form of an innovative online tasting showcase comprising 267 wines from 61 different wineries. An entirely different experience from the traditional show which attracts thousands of patrons to the Convention Centre, RMB WineX 2020 will still offer an opportunity to engage with SA’s most talented winemakers in the comfort of your own home, as well as the opportunity to shop for wine favourites in your own time

To participate, simply log on to and review the list of wines available for tasting: go to your nearest wine supplier to source the bottles you want to sample. Invite friends and family to share in #RMBWineX, then connect to the WineX website for over 260 tasting videos introducing charismatic winemakers revealing the stories behind the labels

A three-minute video featuring WineX director Michael Fridjhon offers a quick how-to guide to make the most of the experience.  While the tasting videos only go live on 9 November, the wine lists are already available online to allow you to purchase wines in advance, and prepare your tasting stations

RMB WineX 2020 – Wine in Your Own Time

Log on to and watch the welcome video.

View the list of 267 wines from 61 wineries.

Buy your wines – either from the farms directly to  support a winelands-based feeding scheme

or from a local wine retailer

    Invite your family and friends to join you for RMB WineX in your own home

– any time from 9 November, when the videos went live

  Prepare your tasting stations.

No ticket (or jacket) required: RMB WineX 2020 is  available to all – from Amanzimtoti to Zastron, and beyond... 

From 9 November enjoy your wine and dine time with some insights from the winemaker
and the company of your own hand-picked crowd

RMB WineX supports responsible wine consumption.  No under 18s. 

We were sent a lovely selection of wines to taste and here are the winemakers with their stories of the wines and some tasting notes of those we have opened this week:

Luke O’Cuinneagain of Glenelly - Glenelly Glass Collection 2017 Shiraz. We had this with supper and it has a rich dive-in nose of red and black berry fruit and white pepper. It's classy and seductive. A powerful mouthful of fruit and licorice wood, some soft chalky tannins and dark wood. Raspberry, black pepper, red cherry, pepper, mulberry and ends with white pepper. In the Northern Rhône style 

Stephan de Beer of Krone  - Not yet tasted

Arthur Basson of Perdeberg - Grapes from Piekenierskloof, a grape that brings back lots of good travel memories, and we loved it. It is full of intense fruit flavours, dry and crisp and so suited to summer food. We've bought a case

Ross Sleet of Rascallion - The Aquiver 2016 Chenin Blanc has golden fruit, nice maturity on the nose. 80% Chenin 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Grenache Blanc. All Stellenbosch grapes.  Richness from the Chenin and a hint of raspberry. Creamy, woody, crisp on the palate, then very ripe fruit: melon, apricot and peach, sweetness which remains, then wood reappears   

Dewald Heyns of Saronsberg - Saronsberg Rosé 2020. We took this with us to the Black Sheep restaurant and enjoyed it with our lunch. A unique wine. Perfumed with rose and raspberry, strawberry ice cream and vanilla. Eye of the partridge pink. Silky and full of glycerols.  Lots of good red berry fruit. then soft tannin arrives and stays. Dewald does say that he added small dashes of Grenache and Mourvèdre to the wine

Matthew Copeland of Vondeling - Vondeling 2020 Sauvignon Blanc from the Voorpaardeberg - it's a warm area, great for Chenin Blanc. Tropical fruit on the nose, granadilla, litchi, then some green notes and a whiff of the ferment. On the palate crisp, lively and full with guava, pineapple and tannin, jube jube flavours. A nice wine and good with food. The grapes come from two old vineyards planted in 1981 and 1984

We encourage you to go to the Winex website and, have a look at the exciting wines listed, place an order and taste and enjoy them

Contact: OutSorceress Marketing, telephone 011 482 5936 or email

Issued for RMB WineX by OutSorceress Marketing

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