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Cape Wine 2018

Posted on 08 Aug 2018

This year the South African wine industry will once again be coming together as one as approximately 350 exhibitors will be showcasing their wines at the Wines of South Africa CapeWine 2018 trade show at the Cape Town Convention Centre in September 2018. You can expect to find us on two stands, both the Constantia Valley Wine Route as well as PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa).  Here are the stands you will be able to find us at:

  • PIWOSA – stand K106
  • Constantia Valley Wine Route – stand K86

PIWOSA well-known internationally for their execution of inventive marketing programmes designed to raise the profile of premium South African wines, will be demonstrating their creative flair, for locals and internationals, here in South Africa for the first time. With a passion for the theatrical, get ready to be enthralled and enchanted with #LiquidArt.

Don’t miss The Flight Club, one of PIWOSA’s most successful feats, taking place in South Africa for the first time on 13th September. Here local sommeliers and wine professionals are invited to take up the challenge and test their skills in a series of blind comparative tastings of premium South African wines versus some of the very best wines in the world. Highly regarded French wines are hidden in five flights of South African wines from PIWOSA producers. All entrants have to do is correctly identify the one French wine in each flight with a great prize up for grabs: an all-expenses paid trip to Burgundy in France for a week. Seemingly simple, PIWOSA have seen astonishing results globally when hosting The Flight Club in targeted export markets. Only one contestant to date, a sommelier in Singapore, has managed this feat correctly, winning himself an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa. Hopefully local wine professionals will rise to the challenge and perhaps outshine their international counterparts. The Mile-High Club follows on from The Flight Club with a sixth flight of five South African wines where contestants have to correctly identify the varietals. Any prospective winner of The Flight Club will have the chance to double up with a second flight to Burgundy by passing the Mile-High Club challenge.

Later that night a spectacular and surreal PIWOSA Party will take place at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), a masterpiece of architectural brilliance and a grand repository for thousands of African artworks: an incredible backdrop for a celebration of #LiquidArt. Throw in some outlandish human art – weird and wonderful costumed characters and bizarre performers – and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an enchanted wonderland. Here you can enjoy meeting the people behind PIWOSA and indulge in a selection of their best wines.

Constantia Valley Wine Route have organised a “Night under the stars at Buitenverwachting” which will take place on Monday the 10th of September. On Wednesday 12 September we are participating in a Regional Vertical with 7 other wineries, “Building on Solid Foundation” – a retrospective tasting, showcasing 4 decades of wines made by leaders from 8 different wine regions in South Africa. Including Meerlust, Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Paul Cluver Wines, Sadie Family Wines, Vilafonte, Warwick and Kanonkop.

We look forward to seeing you at the show, or at the events!