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Exclusive wine tasting – 24th April 2012

We’re Bringing the Mountain to Mohammed (and anyone else who cares to join us)

It has often been said that even South Africans need a passport to visit the Cape. It’s a whole new world on the other side of the Cederberg. Exploring the winelands of South Africa certainly is a treat and something I’m sure we all wish we could do more often. But it’s not always that easy to get away and that is why we thought we would bring the Cape to you instead.

Our wine tasting evening will take place on April 24th and we are delighted to have David Nieuwoudt from the farm Dwars rivier, home of Cederberg Private Cellar, to come and share his expertise with us.

The farm Dwars rivier, home of Cederberg Private Cellar, has been in the Nieuwoudt family since 1893. David Nieuwoudt, third-generation winemaker, is a member of the prestigious Cape Winemaker’s Guild. Their “wines with altitude” are produced in the Cape’s highest-lying vineyards, in a cold climate without any coastal influences. A diverse range of soil types and the purest fountain water are some of the other magic ingredients. The farm is virus free, which means no diseases and no spraying. It is surrounded by 183 000 ha of unspoilt wilderness, home to the Cape Leopard Trust and part of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor.

Globally, Cederberg Private Cellar has collected every possible award, from the world’s best shiraz to many a “best in its category” award.

The evening will comprise of a three-course meal, with each course having wines to compliment the menu. David, who is highly respected and sought after within the wine industry will talk about the various wines as the evening unfolds and bottles are uncorked. Ticket price is R185 per person and includes dinner and wine tasting. Please book via Gwahumbe on 031 7811082 or

It promises to be a fun and educational occasion and something which you certainly don’t want to miss.