The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show returns to Joburg from 6 to 8 June for a dazzling ‘POURformance’ at Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination – Montecasino

South Africa’s biggest and boldest travelling wine show will be WINEding its way to seven cities around the country this year – and Jozi looks set to prove that ‘Life’s a Cabernet’.

Andrew Douglas, Owner and Producer of The Wine Show, says this is the show’s seventh appearance in Joburg, which has always been warm and welcoming of ‘WINEderland’. “This year’s show at Montecasino will deliver more than ever before – with an amazing line-up of well-known and as-yet-undiscovered gems from the world-renowned Cape winelands for tasting and buying, entertainment at every turn, interactive edutainment in our popular wine theatres, as well as many other crowd-pleasing attractions such as the South African Wine Tasting Championships, Wine Label Design Awards presented by Rotolabel, the opportunity to learn about the untold value in wines produced from old vines from the Old Vine Project, shopping, networking opportunities with wine fundis, and more.”

Montecasino’s Outdoor Events Area will once again be transformed into a space for winelovers to indulge their WINEderlust. “The Wine Show is always fun, and it offers something for every wine-lover from novice to aficionado; it’s the place to stock up on old favourites and make new discoveries, which can be shipped free of charge with our complimentary ‘Sip ‘n Ship’ service,” he adds.

Industry players who participate in the show to deliver content and build awareness of their roles in the industry, include the Restaurant Association of SA, SA Sommelier Association, Platter’s Wine Guide, (previously ARA), VinPro, Proudly South African, Wines of SA, and the DTI which, as a catalyst for transformation and change and a promoter of cultural diversity in the wine industry, brings five new wine farms to the show in each city.

Says Mike Page, Operations Director and General Manager of Montecasino, “The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show isn’t just a wine exhibition; it’s an experience that all lovers of fine wine will enjoy – from seasoned foodies who are looking for the perfect pair for their next dinner party, to newbies who have recently discovered the world of wine. It’s also an annual event that’s become synonymous with Montecasino and we’re delighted to be welcoming wine lovers from all over Gauteng to WINEderland in June.”

After Montecasino, the WINEderland Tour moves on to Cape Town from 11 to 13 July, Port Elizabeth from 25 to 27 July, Pretoria from 3 to 5 October, East London from 7 to 9 November, ending off in Nelspruit from 28 to 30 November.

Tickets are priced at R185 for a General Admission ticket, which includes a tasting glass, show guide, access to wine theatres and unlimited tastings. The Couples Combo is just R385 (valued at R570), which includes two general admission tickets, two tasting glasses, a show guide, access to the wine theatres, unlimited tastings and a six-pack of Libbey wine glasses. The VIP Lounge ticket sells for R495 (valued at R870) and includes a glass of premium MCC and amuse bouche on arrival, four elegant wine and food pairings, limited bar, including boutique wine selection, a glass of Noble Late Harvest dessert wine and dessert pairing, a corporate gift and complimentary Platters Guide, plus all General Admission ticket benefits.

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show’s #DrinkSmart programme, presented by Jiguja, promotes responsible alcohol consumption and safe driving practices at the event. A number of safe, convenient and affordable choices have been implemented by the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, allowing guests to “Drink wine but stay fine!”.

WIN!!! WIN!!! WIN!!!

We are giving away 2 tickets to the opening night – Thursday 6 June (two General Access tickets).

To enter: email with “TOPS at SPAR Wine Show” in the subject line.

Competition closes 28th May, 2019.

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