Kalahari Wine Tasting festival returns

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wineAugust will see the return of the highly anticipated Kahalari Wine Tasting Festival, with over 15 wine estates expected to showcase their wines before both novices and wine enthusiasts alike. An initiative of Stanbic Bank Botswana and co-sponsors Mmegi Newspaper, Yarona FM, and Fine Brands, the festival is slated for the 1st and 2nd of August 2013, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).

Duduetsang Chappelle- Molloy, Head of Marketing at Stanbic Bank Botswana. Said the bank is pleased to announce the return of what has proven to be a very exciting and indeed popular event.

“With an increasingly wine savvy culture, many Batswana love a good glass of wine and the opportunity to taste new blends. We know not everyone may be as able to visit the wine farms and their vintners in South Africa on their own, so we we’re bringing the wine estates to Batswana!” she said.

The two-day Kahalari Wine Tasting Festival will see the first evening, a private corporate affair, dedicated to invited customers and stakeholders. The second day of the festival will be open to the public, an evening of fine wine.  More than just a wine tasting, the event encourages guests to immerse themselves in fine flavours.

The selection of participating wineries include some of South Africa’s finest wine estates, bringing a taste of South Africa’s finest blends to Gaborone’s discerning wine aficionados and those with a curious palette for the so-called “drink of the gods.” Courtesy of Fine Wines, wineries will set up to offer visitors the chance to indulge and explore.

Wineries expected to showcase include: Boland Estate, Cape Diamond Wines, Els Estate, Carlou Estate, Groot Constantia Estate, Kanonkop Estate, Lourensford Wines, Meerlust Estate, Rustenberg Estate, Slent Farms, Solms Delta, Stellenrust and Swartland Winery.  Ciro coffee will also exhibit at this event.

Chappelle-Molloy said: “It’s taken a great deal of planning for the perfect execution, and we’re looking forward to yet another fantastic instalment of the Kalahari Wine Tasting Festival. This is a chance for some good conversation over a good glass of wine, and a chance for us to at once show our appreciation to all our stakeholders in a more relaxed environment, as well as to strengthen the valued relationships we have made over the years.

With up to 100 wines to taste, we can all no doubt continue to learn more about wines, wine tasting and wine estates in yet another way of moving Batswana forward.”

Gaborone’s premiere wine tasting festival, tickets for the public 2nd August 2013 wine tasting evening are available for P200, available at  Riverwalk Information Desk, Fine Brands, Mmegi Newspaper, The Grand Palm and Stanbic Bank Fairground.

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