Over the past two decades the Swartland region has grown in stature and complexity and today there are enough contrasting wines to showcase this diversity over a weekend.
The aim of the revolutionary weekend is to raise general awareness of the area, and although there might be stylistic and philosophical differences in the wines to be showcased, they all share a common sense of place – as with all great wine regions of the world.
The first revolution took place in the town of Riebeek Kasteel in 2010 and blew away the 120 guests. Now in its 5th year the event has grown to 450 tickets that sell out in mere hours! This year the event takes place on 7 and 8 November.
The 2014 Programme:
Friday 7 November 2014
QUALITY FIRST – A tasting with 7 wines by Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar in Lebanon.
Moderated by Adi Badenhorst.
DINNER– a relaxed affair catered by Mama Cucina, paired with local wines and entertainment by DJ Chopper.
The annual auction will take place during the evening’s festivities.
There will be a cash bar with unique Swartland cocktails.
Saturday 8 November 2014
BREAKFAST – coffee and babalas burgers!
SWARTLAND STORIES – The Yin and Yang of young Swartland winemakers, David Sadie and Craig Hawkins bring you some of their award winning local wines.
Moderated by Eben Sadie and David Clarke.
BEER BREAK – Local beers by Badenhorst Family Brews / Riebeek River Breweries and a Mullinuex/Devils Peak hybrid, with chicken wings and pork ribs straight from The Southern Smoke.
EXPERT OPINIONS – Adi, Andrea and Chris, Callie and Eben each bring you a wine of their own next to one that has inspired their wine-making.
Moderated by Tim James.
LUNCH – a perfect picnic prepared by the Revolutionary Moms to ease you into the afternoon. Wines served by the members of the Swartland Independent.
For more info, visit www.swartlandrevolution.com