My down duvet has come out the kist. My ‘sexy’ fluffy bunny slippers have come out the closet. I’ve bought a snood… These are telling things indeed, but what really marks the beginning of winter for me, is my increasing preference for red over white.
How lucky then that it’s time for one of my favourite Cape winter wine events – the annual Shiraz and Charcuterie festival. Normally held on the Hartenberg Estate, this year it moves to another of my special places, Joostenberg Deli on the outskirts of Stellenbosch.
Carl Schultz, celebrated winemaker at Hartenberg Estate (widely regarded as one of South Africa’s oldest and leading producers of Shiraz for more than 40 years), has invited a select group of 17 other winemakers to showcase their wines at this indulgent day of Shiraz and Charcuterie.
From the Hartenberg stable you’ll be able to taste their internationally acclaimed Hartenberg Estate Shiraz, their limited-release Gravel Hill and their popular Doorkeeper Shiraz. Apart from Hartenberg, you’ll be able to taste the Shiraz offerings of other leading Cape estates like Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Cederberg Private Cellar, La Motte, Leopard’s Leap, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines and Waterford.