Calling all charcuterie lovers!
If recent reports of listeriosis have put the fear of death in you, rest assured you can feast to your heart’s content at Anthonij Rupert Wyne‘s annual Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival. Held at the wine estate outside Franschhoek on Saturday, 26 May (11am to 4pm), it’s a highlight on the annual Franschhoek Wine Valley calendar. The most sublime late Autumn outing, combining some of South Africa’s finest Shiraz wines with delicious charcuterie from independent local producers.
The event is the perfect opportunity to taste Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s range of Shiraz wines, which include the limited release Anthonij Rupert Syrah, the site-specific Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Shiraz and Protea Shiraz. Anthonij Rupert Wyne will be joined by 18 of the country’s top Shiraz producing estates, which include Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Mullineux Wines, Rickety Bridge Winery, Stark-Condé Wines and Hartenberg Wine Estate, who will all be showcasing their wines for your enjoyment.
As you sip and savour your way through the wines – with their alluring notes of spice and dark fruits – pair them with the wide range of tantalising local and international charcuterie on offer – featuring everything from salamis and cured hams to flavoured chorizos. Nibble on the samples, choose your favourites and purchase them to enjoy at the festival or to take home.
A bountiful Anthonij Rupert Wyne Harvest Table, adorned with fresh seasonal salads, homemade exotic mushroom and fontina arancini and olives, pickles and chillies – will complement the tasty line-up. The Macaroon Bar, featuring decadent sensations such as Salted Caramel, Chocolate Cherry and Milk Tart guarantees a perfectly sweet finish.
Pre-booking is essential as tickets are limited. Your tickets, which cost R280 per person, includes entry as well as tastings of the wines on show and samples of charcuterie. Book directly via .