Women & World Wine Treasures
Are women intuitively and biologically better tasters of wine? If so, and the scientific consensus is that they are, why are women historically under-represented in the wine industry? Meet some of South Africa's most influential women in wine in an exploration. Our Masters have curated a once-in-a-lifetime “world tour” of iconic wines that most epitomize place. Each of our guests will pour what they consider iconic wines of the world and why. Travel the world with South Africa’s best ladies in wine from the comfort of the Melrose Arch Protea Hotel as they present to you the very finest wines we'll pour this weekend.
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay
The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. The Nine Yards Chardonnay is made in a reserve style, from barrel selection from our best vineyard site. Stylistically different to our Jordan Chardonnay, with this wine we went “The whole nine yards”!
Jordan reserve Cobblers Hill
Complex dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis with hints of mint and vanilla, mouth watering, dense and beautifully balanced- ultimate expression of the Jordan terroir.
Haskell IV Bordeaux blend
Within the first twelve months of operation, Haskell was awarded the prestigious 5 star accolade by the John Platter Wine Guide. It also became the first South African winery since the inception of the Tri-Nations Challenge to win Best Syrah, Best Red Wine and Best Wine of Show in the 2009 competition, where the finest wines of South Africa are pitted against the best of Australia and New Zealand.
Mullineux Reds and whites
The talented and highly focussed team of Andrea and Chris Mullineux have blazed a trail in South African wine making.Based near the village of Riebeek Kasteel, in the Swartland, they produce a select range of hand-crafted wines from the granite and shale soils of the area.
Stellkaya is a privately owned boutique winery in the heart of the Cape winelands with a passion for noble red wines and In the South African wine industry Ntsiki Biyela is something of a rarity. The country's first black female winemaker when she started out, Biyela has established herself as an award-winning vintner and has been named Landbouweekblad’s Woman Winemaker of the year.
Hosted by Carrie Adams (Partner in Norman Goodfellows)
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
Saturday: 1.30pm (1.5 hrs)
Ticket Price R350