The 10-year tradition of fine wine at the centre of the seaside resort’s culture fest will have a challenging focus at this year’s Hermanus FynArts: audience participation as part of the exploration of some of the country’s best wines. Add a few high-profile vinous personalities as presenters and there will be a run on the limited number of seats.
Long-time Wine Plus curator Melvyn Minnaar said the idea of this year’s four-session presentation will strongly centre on getting participation from guests: tasting and asking questions. In fact, the fourth presentation, under his direction, is amusingly and daringly titled “What Do You Taste?”.
The overall title for the wine programme is “Three Personalities, Eighteen Vital Wines”. Danie de Wet (DeWetshof), Heidi Duminy (Cape Wine Academy) and Bruce Jack (The Drift) have been tasked with implementing its know-how and experience to come up with six wines each.
These are, to their way of thinking, among the finest in the winelands: highly noteworthy and definitions of individual cellar artistry.
The three have a wealth of knowledge, rare views on the best and outstanding, the unusual, but also gems wine lovers should really take note of.
From Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 June the wine wizards will unveil their bottled magic at the Wine Glass in central Hermanus. Each presentation of about 45 minutes will start at noon. The fourth presentation by Minnaar will be held at the same venue the Friday at 17:00.
Seats for the presentations are limited to small groups. Book via www.webtickets.co.za or www.hermanusfynarts.co.za. For more information, call 060 957 5371 or 028 312 2629.