Mysteries and pleasures of Pinot Noir at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa

(Cape Town, April 2012) Explore the mysteries and pleasures of Pinot Noir in the beautiful gardens of the Vineyard Hotel & Spa.

To make the most of the pleasant early autumn temperatures, the Pinot Noir Festival will be hosted in the gardens of the hotel on 15 April 2012, from 2 – 5pm.

Many of the more established Pinot Noir – producing wine farms in and around the Western Cape will be showcasing selective vintages on the day. Guests can enjoy light music and canapés while they go on a viticultural journey , tasting some of South Africa’s finest Pinot Noir wines from farms including Bouchard Finlayson, La Vierge, Meerlust, Waterford, Hamilton Russell, Catherine Marshall, Paul Cluver, Elgin Vintners, Shannon, Vriesenhof/Paradyskloof, Hoopenburg, Kleine Zalze, Sumaridge, Glen Carlou, First Sighting, De Wetshof, Oak Valley and the Winery of Good Hope.

Pinot Noir is one of the oldest grape varieties to be cultivated for the purpose of making wine, with the Ancient Romans vintifying it as early as the first century AD. Pinot Noir – or “Red Burgundy” – is often described as being a difficult grape to grow, but is still known and loved by wine lovers all over the world for its soft, velvety texture. Today, Pinot Noir is planted in wine-making regions around the world including California, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Italy and South Africa.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the Vineyard Hotel & Spa on 021 657 4500 or to make a booking. Cost per person is R165 and includes a complimentary Vineyard Souvenir glass.

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