DISCOVER SOUTH AFRICA TASTING ZONE

Hall 9: B48

This special wine tasting area will allow you to explore wines in a wide range of styles and regions highlighting top quality wines. The wines that are showcased on the five pods were selected using a matrix which covered six international and local competitions and ratings to identify some of the top-awarded wines from South Africa. 

This is a mere platform to show a small selection (over 60) of the best wines that are produced in South Africa, however to taste even more of the top-quality wines, please look at visiting CapeWine 2018 which runs from 12 – 14 September 2018 at the Cape Town Convention Center in South Africa. Taste and compare in one go without interruption. Our expert Wines of South Africa representatives are available for advice upon request

Wines will be available for tasting from 11:00 – 16:00 daily. There are five pods in total. One for South Africa’s sparkling Méthode Cap Classique, two for whites and two for reds, each of which also includes sweet and fortified wines. The white wine pods are separated by unwooded, lighter wines and wooded, richer-style whites. The red pods will also be divided into light and fruity on the first pod and full-bodied and robust on the second.

SPECIAL TASTINGS (DAILY)

11:00 - 16:00 AM   Tasting Selection

  • Méthode Cap Classique
  • Award – Winning Whites
  • Award – Winning Reds 

TASTING SELECTION

Méthode Cap Classique
South Africa’s answer to traditional method Champagne has seen a sharp rise in popularity from all corners of the earth. Traditional varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are most often used, however certain producers are making excellent bubblies using other varietals such as Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage and various different blends. In order to be labelled as a Cap Classique, the wine needs to undergo a secondary bottle fermentation and spend a minimum time of 9 months on the lees.

Award-winning Whites
South African white wines have long been hugely popular both locally and internationally. Their crisp freshness and diverse range of flavours have seen a supply in a range of styles that vary between being light and fruity to showing great minerality and sublime richness. These white wines are excellent when served alongside food or by themselves and represent a widespread terroir across the Cape winelands. 

Award-winning Reds
Rich and robust or elegant and light, this selection of award-winning South African red wines offers a cacophony of flavours that are bound to excite even the harshest of critics. The diverse offering in these red wines truly showcase the best of the best, albeit only a small representation thereof. South African reds have come a long way and provide complexity in flavour in a wide selection of styles that ensures a uniqueness in style that is truly our own.