Attendance figures doubled for the second Cabernet Franc Carnival, which took place on Saturday, 21 May at Avontuur Estate. Seventeen of the best Cab Franc producers in the country enjoyed the day with devotees of this niche varietal, sharing their knowledge and their wines with an enthusiastic crowd.
Visitors voted for their favourites and they are from 1-5: Hermanuspietersfontein Swartskaap, Lynx, Warwick, Romond & KWV The Mentors 2013. The lucky winners who entered score sheets in the lucky draw are: Dan Riegler, Jenni Watkins and Sandy Smith who win 18, 12 and 6 bottles of Cabernet Franc wine from the various participants.
The Top six Cabernet Francs, as chosen by an independent panel at this year’s Cab Franc Challenge, were presented in tutored tastings by Avontuur winemaker Jan van Rooyen to a lucky group of festival visitors, who learnt more about the varietal and styles at these tastings.
The exhibitors were happy with their exposure and we look forward to more Cabernet Franc specific events in future.