Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Please note tickets are not yet available and the current list of email address (mostly revolutionaries from previous years) will be THE FIRST to know when they DO go on sale. Our next meeting is on May 18th at which point I will be able to give some more information on ticket sales.
For now, we have confirmed a few key aspects of the programme, while others will be announced in the build up.
What we can tell you, to make sure you will want a ticket, is this:
Friday afternoon’s Quality First Tasting will feature wines by legendary father and son team Alain and Maxime Graillot – another inspiring Rhȏne tasting to look forward to.
There will once again be a BBQ extravaganza on Friday night with more meat than you can eat, LOTS of wine (this year specially produced for the braai), music to get you dancing and some unique Swartland gees!
The popular Babbelas Burger and coffee will get you going on Saturday morning, before you sit down for a tasting of 8 Swartland wines (two each by AA Badenhorst Family Wines, Porseleinberg Wines, Mullineux Family Wines and Sadie Family Wines) selected to showcase the different terroirs from the various Mountains and Hills of the appellation.
After a beer break we will once again have Expert Opinion, where three kenners will each share two inspiring wines.
Lunch this year will be prepared and hosted by a team of Revolutionary Moms – headed by Adi’s mom Judy Badenhorst (who needs no introduction to the gourmet Cape food scene) and harvesting the talents of Ena Louw (who regularly caters for the greater Freestate region with hearty meals that leave you physically and mentally satisfied); Mrs Sadie Snr (who is Vredenburg’s most respected Tuisnywerheid Tannie) and Anita Rock – Chris’s mom - (who officially makes The Best Lemon Meringue Pie in Gauteng!)
There will also be another auction and as always the ever growing Swartland Independent Street Party (there will be more space to lift your drinking arm this year, we promise!)
More updates will be added as they get confirmed. watch this space!