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Book an authentic fine wine experience of PLATTER’S 5-Star wines at the Cellars-Hohenort

Platter’s Wine Guide 5-Star tasting is proudly presented by Wine Village Hermanus on Thursday 28 October 2021 at 17:30.

Wine Village Hermanus and Platter’s Wine Guide are presenting a series of 5-Star tastings at The Liz McGrath Collection, Hermanus and Cape Town. Focusing on the finest of South African winemaking, these tastings offer a rare opportunity to experience several curated tastings from the 2021 Platter’s 5-star wine guide.

The aim is to bring to light these rare and magnificent wines and celebrate the 5-star rated accolade it received, thus generating awareness of the producer and the upcoming vintages. The South African wine events calendar desperately

needs a kick-start, and we feel this is the perfect vehicle.

Envisioning a series of events presented by distinguished independent persons from the wine industry, each evening will exclusively serve 5-Star wines from 2021 Platter’s Collection.

The winemaker/owner of each wine will have the opportunity to present their wine and answer follow-on questions from the audience. an excellent opportunity to bring depth and background to the tastings. Canapés and 2021 Platter’s 5-star wines are to be served afterwards in a social format.

These multi-faceted tastings aim to present these rare wines as a formal yet relaxed and interactive event to wine lovers. Unfortunately, the pandemic regrettably curtailed the scope of the envisaged presentations. Still, we are pleased to say that there is now the opportunity to move forward in partnership with Platter’s Wine Guide, Wine Village Hermanus - headed by Paul and Cathy du Toit, and the event host, The Liz McGrath Collection.

The venues: The Marine Hotel, Hermanus, and The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia, both from The Liz McGrath Collection, have been secured to host these exclusive tastings.

The first tasting was held on 25 September 2021 at The Marine Hermanus. It was an enormous success with guests travelling from far and wide to attend. The guest speaker, Emile Joubert of Media Vision, entertained the guest on the history of South Africa’s wine industry, the importance of supporting the local wine industry and how significant and essential the Platter’s Wine Guide was to express our wines to a global community of wine lovers.

The tasting was concluded with the first of four Rare Wine Auctions. 20 Lots of wines were on auction and allowed guests to acquire rare Platter’s Wine Guide 5-Star wines and at the same time raise funds for the Pebbles Project ( This project aims to educate and enrich children of the Winelands farming communities.

These rare wines are exclusively available through auction and make an elegant addition to any private collector.

During the first tasting, the following wines made their unveiling:

Welcome drink: Methode Cap Classique

Jacques Bruére: Brut Reserve MCC 2012

Flight 1: Chenin Blanc

Beaumont Family Wines: Chenin Blanc Hope Marguerite 2019

Alheit Vineyards: Chenin Blanc Nautical Dawn 2019

David & Nadia: Chenin Blanc Hoë-Steen 2019

Stellenrust: Chenin Blanc Barrel Ferment 55 2019

Flight 2: Grenache Noir

Kleine Zalze Wines: Grenache Noir Amphora (Project Z) 2017

AA Badenhorst Family Wines: Grenache Noir Raaigras 2019

Mischa Estate: Grenache Noir Estate Limited Edition 2018

Lourens Family Wines: Grenache Noir Lua Ilse 2019

Flight 3: Cabernet Sauvignon

Restless River: Cabernet Sauvignon Main Road & Dignity 2017

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate: Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard 2017

De Trafford Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2017

Tokara: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017

This is what some of the winemakers had to say:

Andrew Barnes - Mischa Estate

“Thank you very much for including us in the 5-star tasting. It was a great honour to be amongst so many big names

and great wines. I really appreciate you guys putting the event together, there have been very few high-quality events of late. So, well done on putting on such a good show.”

David Trafford - De Trafford Wines.

“Thanks so much for hosting this and your support for our wines and the wine industry at large. Your efforts are much appreciated. I enjoyed the brief trip to Hermanus and being part of such a special event after 18 months of near hibernation! Keep up the good work.”

Anne & Craig Wessels - Restless River Wines

“We are glad that the event was well received and proud to have our wines represented.

Thank you for including our wines and for the exposure.”

Berene Sauls – Tesselaarsdal Wines

“The tasting flights were stellar, starting with same vintage Chenin blancs’ from the likes of our producing area through to Stellenbosch and ending with Cabernet Sauvignon in the same manner. Added bonus was the winemaker’s presentation on their irrespective vintages, wine style and vision.”

A couple of statements were made by attendees of the first of the Platter’s Wine Guide 5-Star Wine Tastings held at The Marine Hotel in Hermanus.

“An extraordinary evening of fine wines presented by passionate winemakers.”

“Wow, what a privilege to taste some of South Africa’s most exclusive wines.”

“I have never had thirteen Platter’s 5-star wines in a single line-up tasting. Brilliant.”

The next Platter’s Wine Guide 5-Star Wine Tasting will be held at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town, on 28 October 2021.

The evening’s guest speaker is Cathy van Zyl. She started her wine journey on a bicycle asking her husband to rideSouth Africa’s famed Argus Cycle Tour with her; he accepted if she attended a wine course with him. The rest is history. She has since notched up more than 20 Cycle Tours and gone on to pass the Master of Wine examination. Cathy judges locally and internationally, is the current chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine’s education committee as well as the most recently elected member of its Council and spends most of her wine-time as associate editor of the Platter’s Wine Guide.

In the line-up for the evening will be 3 flights of 1) Chardonnay 2) White Blends, and 3) Bordeaux style Reds.

Respectively presented by Duncan Savage: Savage Wines, John Seccombe: Thorne & Daughters, Chris Keet: Keet Wines, Rudi Schultz: Thelema Mountain Vineyards and Jacques du Plessis: Oak Valley Estate, to name but a few.

Book your seat now to secure your attendance at this highly anticipated event with Ulla:

As strict COVID-19 protocols are in place, there are only 50 seats available.

Venue: The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia, Cape Town

Time: 17h30 – 22h00

Ticket price R800.00 per person.

Join us for a Fine Wine Time.

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