Explore the complex and delicious world of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at Wine Menu’s Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival in Johannesburg. South Africa’s only wine event dedicated to these two noble varietals which grow in popularity year-on-year is at The Crystal Room at the Killarney Country Club on Thursday, May 30 from 6pm.

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival features an impressive line-up more than 80 high-end, award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays – many that are not shown at other festivals because they are often too expensive and with too small a production. As such the showcase is regarded as one of the country’s most exclusive boutique wine tastings.

Wine Menu's Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival 2019 takes place in Johannesburg
Wine Menu’s Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival 2019 takes place in Johannesburg

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival highlights

Oak Valley (Groenlandberg Chardonnay, Tabula Rasa Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)

Hartenberg (Eleanor Chardonnay)

Jordan (Nine Yards Chardonnay)

Eikendal (Infused by Earth Chardonnay)

La Brune (Pinot Noir)

Groot Constantia (Chardonnay)

Ataraxia (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)

Bouchard Finlayson (Pinot Noir)

Creation (Reserve Pinot and Chardonnay)

Thelema (Ed’s Reserve Chardonnay)

Radford Dale (Freedom Pinot Noir)

Lismore (Chardonnay)

Almenkerk (Chardonnay)

Laarman (Focal Point Chardonnay)

Uva Mira (The Single Tree Chardonnay)

Springfield (Methode Ancienne Chardonnay)

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival tickets

Only a limited number of tickets are available at R250 pp. The price includes a tasting glass as well as light snacks chosen to complement the styles of wine being sampled. In addition to tastings, the wines will also be on sale on the night at less than retail prices. Some are no longer available on the general marketplace.

Participation by estates is by invitation only, with organiser Corlien Morris of Wine Menu, choosing what wines will be available for tasting to ensure that only the best is shown. The event has been sold-out since it first started in Gauteng eight years ago.

Says Corlien Morris: “This is a targeted wine experience that focuses on the flavours and nuances of these two famous Burgundian varietals. We are delighted to be showcasing the best examples that South Africa produces. These are serious show-stopping wines.”

Only 300 tickets will be made available for the 2019 Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival so booking is essential. Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival tickets can be purchased at www.webtickets.co.za or from Wine Menu in Kramerville.

What: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival 2019
When: Thursday, May 30, 6pm
Where:  The Crystal Room at the Killarney Country Club Johannesburg
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival 2019 tickets: www.webtickets.co.za
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