Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: August 8, 2014


South Africa’s foremost Winemakers and Chefs de Cuisine are set to feature at the prestigious Big Bottle Festival, at Taj Cape Town.

The Big Bottle Festival is one of South Africa’s most prestigious annual wine tasting and gourmet food festivals, now celebrating its fourth year with South Africa’s finest big bottle format masterpieces. Forty-five of the finest wine producers and importers, such as Mullineaux Wines, Klein Constantia, Chamonix, Paul Cluver, Delaire Graff Estate and Drappier Champagne will be pouring wine from ‘big bottles’ during a weekend long festival. Few wineries and estates bottle wines in large bottle format as these are usually reserved only for special and limited releases to showcase outstanding vintages. These magnificent bottles are synonymous with celebration, extravagance, enjoyment and they invoke a feeling of delightful, social decadence.

South Africa’s top culinary names, such as Rudi Liebenberg from the Mount Nelson, Gregory Czarnecki from Waterkloof Restaurant, Brad Ball from Steenberg’s Bistro 1682, Christian Harbeck from Raith Gourmet and our very own Executive Chef Shyam Longani will also be pairing their specialty cuisine with that of specific wines and blends as part of the 2014 ‘WALK ABOUT TASTING’.

During the past four years wine connoisseurs and event attendees, along with various wine estates and leading commercial brands, have enjoyed perhaps one of the finest wine events in Southern Africa. The festival attracted approximately 1200 connoisseurs and consumers during 2013 alone and is now perfectly positioned to be taken to an international level.

The super-sized annual wine tasting extravaganza will take place on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of August 2014 at The Reserve at Taj Cape Town.  Tickets are available online via WebTickets and are priced at R450 per person for The Big Bottle Festival Walkabout and R 2600 per person for the “My Love and My Mistress” Gourmand Dinner paired with Pinot Noir and Riesling from the world foremost producers.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and is home to The Reserve at Taj Cape Town, a beautifully restored Art Deco building where the splendour of a golden age sets the scene for a variety of events.

Contact our sales associates to view the Mother city’s most desirable new Conference & Event venue at +27 21 819 2000.


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