“Passionate about Cab Franc” – Avontuur’s Michael Taberer

“At Avontuur we planted the first Cab Franc vineyards in the mid-eighties, soon after the varietal was brought to this country,” says Avontuur owner Michael Taberer.  “Take this passion further to some of our best wines like the flagship red, Baccarat which always contains a percentage of Cabernet Franc,  and you have a clear reason for Avontuur’s involvement as the sponsor of the second Cab Franc Carnival which takes place at the Estate on Saturday, 21 May”

17 Wineries are presenting their Cab Francs for tasting and for sale at the event which takes place on the terrace in front of the winery, weather permitting. The wineries are: Avontuur Estate, Cape Chamonix, CK Wines,  Druk-My-Niet Estate, Hannay Wines, Hermanuspietersfontein, Holden Manz Vineyards, Jakob’s Vineyards, KWV,  Lynx Wines,  Mitre’s Edge,  Oldenburg Vineyards, Ormonde Vineyards,  Raats Family Wines,  Romond Wines, Whalehaven and Warwick Wines.

Over and above the fact that fans can interact with winemakers and owners at this intimate event, live music, food trucks, breakfast or lunch from the Avontuur Estate Restaurant an tutored tastings of the best 6 Cab Francs SA has to offer, makes up the day.

Six wineries celebrated their Awards as the Top 6 in the first inaugural Cabernet Franc Challenge. The Top Six are in alphabetical order:  Hermanuspietersfontein Swartskaap 2012, Holden Manz Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014, Jacob’s Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2012, KWV The Mentors Cabernet Franc 2012, KWV The Mentors Cabernet Franc 2013 and Whalehaven Cabernet Franc 2010.  The Top Six Cabernet Francs are exclusively available through wine.co.za as a mixed pack selection, whilst stocks last. Click HERE  for deliveries anywhere in SA.

Tickets:  winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450.