On 30 October, Gauteng socialites will be able to indulge in the very best the Stellenbosch Winelands has to offer when Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) hosts the fourth Stellenbosch at Summer Place event – an unsurpassed pairing of wines, food, art, music and fashion from the country’s premier wine destination.
Intimate, engaging and slick, this year the country’s pioneering wine route is raising the bar with a more fine-tuned and focused grapes-gourmet-and-gallery affair, by flawlessly pairing the finer things in life in one holistic extravaganza.
“Our focus this year is on creating an unbelievable sensory journey to surprise and delight our guests. Stellenbosch’s best wines, finest chefs, freshest music, rarest art and edgiest catwalk fashion will be uniquely and cleverly paired to provide a carefully curated taste of the Stellenbosch lifestyle – using all the senses!” shares Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
Only the very top winemakers and chefs from South Africa’s premier wine region will travel to Jozi for the event. The carefully selected wines on offer were chosen through a strenuous selection process and abide by the wine route’s high quality standards. In keeping with the event’s pairing theme, each wine will be teamed with a signature dish in a unique ambience. And each will be delivered in a unique ‘attraction’ to complete the experience – from music to an intimate fashion show or even a private one-on-one session with a leading art expert.
This year’s chef line-up includes five of the finest maestros from the Stellenbosch Winelands, all set to pair their gourmet creations with the stellar wines for an unrivalled culinary lifestyle experience. They are Michael Broughton of Terroir, Bertus Basson of Overture, George Jardine of Jordan Restaurant; Christiaan Campbell of Delaire Graff Estate, and Grégory Czarnecki of Waterkloof Restaurant.
As well as stimulating the taste buds and offering a variety of artistic flavours and textures to savour throughout the evening, Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2013 will be a highly visual feast. Those looking to understand the investment value of their wine or art collection will find benefit in rubbing shoulders with wine and art gurus at the event.
Tickets are limited and flying fast so get yours for R500 on www.webtickets.co.za now. This sought-after pass includes all the food, wine and swanky entertainment on the evening. The luxurious Summer Place is located in Hyde Park and doors open at 18h30.
About Sanlam Private Investments
Part of the Sanlam Group, Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) is a holistic, integrated wealth management business that provides advice and manages assets for high net worth private individuals and their families in South Africa, the UK, Western Europe and Australia. 400 people across 23 international offices manage R120bn in assets under management and administration for 30,000 clients. In South Africa SPI has offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Claremont, Tygervalley, Stellenbosch, George and Knysna.
For more information visit www.sanlamprivateinvestments.co.za or follow them on @SPIMasterMind.