After last year’s inaugural Cabernet Franc Carnival which took place in June, it was decided to host the event again this year on Saturday, 21 May from 11h00-17h00, with Avontuur Estate as the main sponsor.
The number of wineries represented has increased to 17 from 13 last year, which gives attendees even more of an overview of the South African Cab Franc variety, styles and terroir expression.
Another new addition is the first Cabernet Franc Challenge where we have 32 wines competing, all hoping to be one of the 6 Gold Medal winners. The six winning wines will be presented by Avontuur winemaker Jan van Rooyen in 3 tutored tasting sessions on the 21st of May, at 11h30, 13h30 and 15h30. Each session can only host 20 guests and pre-booking is essential.
Like last year, fest goers can buy food from the food trucks or from the Avontuur Estate Restaurant (Reservations essential at email@example.com or +27 21 855-4296), live music will entertain the crowds and the wines from each of the 16 wineries will be available for tasting and can be purchased directly from each winery stand.
Ticket sales are now open from Avontuur Estate’s tasting room at R120 for a Carnival ticket (tasting glass and tastings) or R170 per ticket which includes the above and one of the tutored tastings as well. Contact Ella or Kayla at the tasting room at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 21 855-3450 to book. Only 300 tickets in total are available for the day, so it’s best to pre-book.