Stellenbosch chefs and winemakers united for the ultimate culinary showcase in August 2019
South Africa’s most anticipated wine and food festival took place on 3 August, and it was more spectacular than ever! Stellenbosch Wine Routes, in association with Nedbank Private Wealth, brought the invigorating energy of Stellenbosch to life in August when it united talented winemakers and top chefs for the ultimate culinary showcase, The Stellenbosch Fine Wine and Food Festival.
The beautiful Stellenbosch region is regarded as the country’s gourmet capital. Home to South Africa’s best premium wines, as well as the country’s most awarded restaurants, it is perfectly positioned to present a festival that captivates all the senses.
Flexing its culinary muscles, The Stellenbosch Fine Wine and Food Festival presented guests with the ‘authentic taste of Stellenbosch’. Capitalising on Stellenbosch’s remarkable terroir, which shapes its globally awarded wines, only wines made from grapes grown in the Stellenbosch region, and therefore certified as Wine of Origin (W/O) Stellenbosch, was presented by the winemakers on the day. To these, Stellenbosch’s famous chefs, including Bertus Basson, George Jardine and Michael Broughton, provided expertly paired canapés for heightened tasting experiences.
As an active participant in the Stellenbosch community, Nedbank Private Wealth was the perfect partner for the festival. Richard Mulholland, Head of the Coastal Region, commented: “Nedbank Private Wealth has been an active financial services provider in the Western Cape for more than 185 years. We recently launched our Stellenbosch office, providing the community with easy access to wealth managers and private bankers who can provide expert, personal financial advice to help people meet their objectives and make better financial decisions. Our new partnership with the Stellenbosch Wine Routes further embeds our involvement with the Stellenbosch community and the wine industry. Our work with the wine route and its many successful philanthropic initiatives has made an enormous difference to communities within the region.”
He added that global distinctive experiences, like the Stellenbosch Fine Wine and Food Festival, complements Nedbank Private Wealth’s services: “Just like the Stellenbosch Wine Routes strives to offer a globally distinctive experience for both locals and visitors, so too does Nedbank Private Wealth. We provide our clients with integrated local and global wealth management advisory services that include investment management, private banking, philanthropy, and insurance solutions, supported by a full range of world-class digital services and tools.”
Visitors to the festival could also stay longer and indulge in the pleasures of South Africa’s Wine Tourism capital, with its winter wine experiences. During the winter months, various activities and tastings are offered by participating producers, restaurants and accommodation partners of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, as part of their #VisitStellenbosch campaign.
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