Art, wine and the art of winemaking
Time to toast South Africa´s most prestigious, longest running, oenophile gathering as the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival returns to Johannesburg on July 12 and 13 for the 26th year with talks, tastings, and rare vintages of distinction and quality.
The celebration of wine making as an art form can be seen in the Cape fauna and flora theme, which heralds various Cape regions, famous for their fynbos, proteas, sunbirds, aloes and springbok.
Says Juliet Cullinan: “Just as we may appreciate the nuances of a Pierneef composition, the nose of a beautifully created Shiraz affects the senses in much the same way. Rarity and painstaking attention to detail is what makes a masterpiece. That´s why we chose to present our select, superior wines as an art medium this year with the emphasis on uniqueness and intricacy.
“Every excellent wine maker understands the interconnected, interdependent relationship wines have with our dynamic bio‐system. Every region displays different environmental factors: climate, soils, rainfall, proximity to water and different elevation and direction of mountains. The best wines owe so much to nature´s cycles and circadian rhythms that we wanted to honour the land, soil, the birds, butterflies, and bees.
The Art Theme is enhanced by South African born Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez who exhibits local artists. Guests will have the opportunity of buying the art at the festival and shipping it to UK or Europe.
Wine lovers can purchase the festival wines in Rands and have them delivered to the UK or Europe through Sawinesonline who will be on offer to discuss all customers needs and delivery details.
A solid foundation of the festival is Makro´s “Sip & Shop”, which offers wines at discounted show prices. Wine lovers can taste, buy on site and have wines delivered to their local doorsteps.
We continue to offer diversity and interest with the solid sponsorship of Standard Bank for the past 16 years.
Festival tickets are now available from Webtickets.
Buy ahead of time to take advantage of the early bird online saver at R190.
Date : Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 July 2016
Time: 17h00 – 21h00
Venue: Summer Place, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park