Fine wine auction and gala dinner for South African sommeliers

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THE Wine Library at Culture Wine Bar will host a gala and auction dinner on 24 March 2022, from 6pm to 9pm, with 100% of proceeds going directly to helping South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) facilitate its mandate to certify potential sommeliers and coordinate competitions.

Culture Wine Bar is the official venue partner for SASA and the perfect location to auction some fine wines from some of the top wine producers in South Africa, thanks to Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) and other generous contributors.

Some auction highlights:

  • Glenelly Estate Reserve Red Methuselah (6L)
  • Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Magnum and Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 Magnum
  • Radford Dale Platter’s Five-stars Freedom Pinot Noir 2020 and Black Rock 2019, two cases
  • Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve 2007, a case
  • Ao Yun 2014 second vintage of this iconic Chinese wine

Chef Matt Manning (above) will present a three-course dinner with each course paired with a wine selected by different top sommeliers. Guests will participate in the live auction of some incredible wines between courses.

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa is one of SASA’s dedicated partners, and it has generously donated the wines from each of its members, including De Grendel, The Drift Estate, Glenelly Estate, Jordan, Journey’s End, Ken Forrester, Klein Constantia, Paul Clüver, Raats Family Wines, Radford Dale, and Springfield Estate.

Tickets are R795 per person, including dinner, canapés, and wine. Only 30 seats are available. Click here to book. To become a SASA member, click here. SASA Membership costs R25o annually.  For more information on SASA, click here.

PHOTO CREDIT: TEGAN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

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