Explore some of the Cape’s best red wines at a premier tasting to be hosted by producers of the Durbanville Wine Valley on Friday, the 2nd of August.

The Taste of Terroir Winter Red Wine Tasting Soirée by Durbanville Wine Valley will feature a range of red wines across several vintages and styles. Award-winning farms to be represented, are Bloemendal, Diemersdal, De Grendel, D’Aria, Durbanville Hills, Groot Phesantekraal, Klein Roosboom, Maastricht, Meerendal and Nitida.

“Taste of Terroir presents a rare opportunity for winelovers to experience red wines of the Durbanville region at a single event. While the region is well-known as a producer of world-class Sauvignon Blanc, our red wines are equally renowned,” says Durbanville wine route manager Natasha de Villiers.

“Durbanville celebrates its 200th anniversary of wine growing next year, and this occasion certainly showcases the excellence and expertise that dedicated families have evolved over two centuries of honing of their craft.”

The Red Wine Tasting Soirée follows on the heels of the region’s annual tasting of Sauvignon Blanc, which has been a sold-out success for two consecutive years.

A region of champion red wines

Durbanville wines are consistently awarded and recognised at the most authoritative local and international shows.

In the case of red wines, the most recent top performance was achieved at the 2024 Trophy Wine Show where Durbanville Hills claimed the trophy for its 2022 Collectors Reserve The Promenade Pinotage; and was included in the Top 10 Red Wines and Top 10 Best Value Reds. Diemersdal Estate 2022 The Journal Pinotage won Gold at the International Wine Challenge.

Last year saw Durbanville red wines among the highest accolades. Among them, Veritas, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards and Terroir Awards, and was the receiver of amongst others, five stars from the Platter’s South African wine guide for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and in the category of Red Blends/Cape Bordeaux. Durbanville reds were also included in the Shiraz SA Challenge Top 12.

More about Durbanville

At the root of this success is an ideal terroir as well as multi-generational know-how. The vineyards just north of Cape Town have thrived here since 1698 with their success underscored by a diversity of soil types, climatic conditions, and aspects. Mists and oceanic breezes ensure lower-than-average temperatures that promote slow ripening and intense flavour development.

Loch Lynne Wine Estate

Taste of Terroir event details

  • Venue: Loch Lynne Wine Estate, Durbanville
  • Date: Friday, 2 August
  • Time: 17h00 to 20h00
  • Ticket price: R280pp
  • Bookings: https://qkt.io/Qdy0kk

For the price of the ticket, guests will enjoy red wines from 10 Durbanville producers presented by winemakers as well as live music by electric violinist Renate Riedemann of Renate Music and canapés by Concept Foods.

Winelovers attending the event are encouraged to get into the spirit of the occasion by wearing the colour by which Durbanville Wine Valley has become known – blue.

Should guests wish to make a reservation for dinner after the event, the following restaurants near Loch Lynne Wine Estate are recommended: The Farm Eatery at Diemersdal, Bossa Meerendal and La Romantica Meerendal

For more information about Durbanville Wine Valley, visit www.durbanvillewine.co.za or email info@durbanvillewine.co.za.

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