Hey Cape Town, are you ready to tune the vine this Wednesday? #InnerCityWineRoute

by Karisa

Love wine, but particularly not having to head out of town to get your hands on the good stuff?

Then Tuning the Vine‘s #InnerCityWineRoute is going to be right up your alley.

This Wednesday, 7 October 2015 from 5:30pm to 9pm you can join in on what they’re referring to as a “hip urban wine adventure for on-foot winos, foodies & city-slickers alike”.

Basically these folks have mapped out the most epic wine route which connects our most trendiest streets, stretching from Bree St to Wale St and down towards Adderley.

Stops along the way include:  Youngblood Art and Culture Gallery, Dorrance Wine Cellar, Signal Hill Winery, Publik Wine Bar, Weinhaus & Biergarten, House of Machines, Bocca, Tjing Tjing Torii and Rooftop Bar, The Gin Bar (behind Honest Chocolate), the Reserve Wine Vault at the Taj, Mint and the Twankey Bar.

Sounds like a pretty awesome list to me…

But what exactly can you expect?  Well there will be unique wine experiences at every stop.  From tastings and tasting challenges to wine crash courses, wine cocktail courses, cellar talks, live music, pairings and other delicious food offerings.  And at each stop you’ll also be able to buy wine buy the glass or the bottle.

Your Tuning the Vine pass, which costs R150 pp, includes:

  • Tastings across the 13 venues (Which will include wines from estates like: Klein Constantia, Beau Constantia, Hartenberg, Rivendell, Babylonstoren, Genevieve, Dorrance, Signal Hill Winery, Creation, Beaumont, Newton Johnson, Waterkloof and Villiera)

Then there are also optional extras you can sign up for:

  • Book a Sommelier Taste Tour for an extra R100 a person.  This guided wine adventure customised to suit your tastebuds, lasts about 45 minutes and will lead you to new wine adventures.   Tours start from Tjing Tjing.
  • For an additional R200 a person you can enjoy a fabulous food and wine pairing experience at Tjing Tjing Torii. Booking is essential for these experiences as tickets are limited.

Get your general pass (as well as sommelier & pairing tickets) from Quicket over here now.

OR you can stop by one of the ticketing stations at either Youngblood on Bree Street or Dear Me at 65 Longmarket Street on the day at a cost of R175.

Please just note:  Wine glasses and wristbands for ALL ticket holders must be redeemed at the ticketing stations on the day.

Then also be sure to study the route map below:

I sadly can’t make this Wednesday due to another commitment, but I’ve already got the next two dates booked into my diary:

  • 11 November 2015 (5:30pm to 9pm)
  • 9 December 2015 (5:30pm to 9pm)

If you can’t make this Wednesday either, do keep an eye out on their website, Twitter or FB for more details on those. For those who can make it, please have a drink for me. 😉


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