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WineX Festival, Cape Town : 9 – 11 September 2009

This year will see the seventh RMB WineX Wine Festival in Cape Town, and with it a celebration of the growth and consolidation of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest consumer wine show.

Expected to attract over 8500 wine aficionados who will have the opportunity of tasting nearly 1 000 wines from close to 150 South African and international producers, WineX – a celebration of the wonders of wine – is sponsored by Rand Merchant Bank together with associate sponsors British Airways (operating as Comair Limited), The Weekender and RMB Private Bank.

In South Africa’s rapidly evolving wine market, shows such as RMB WineX have become the single most important bridge builder between the producer and the consumer. Bringing together both large and small producers, RMB WineX showcases some of the country’s finest, amongst these are Elgin Vintners, Groot Constantia, Jordan Wine Estate, The House of Krone – Twee Jonge Gezellen and Vergelegen.

Meet the winemakers, taste their current releases, and learn about the latest trends in winemaking. In addition, handcrafted cheese, olives and olive products, imported and local wine accessories and glassware will be showcased and available for purchase.

RMB WineX is a unique wine show in that the public participates in the Best-Wine-on-Show poll, voting for their favourite reds and whites – a great diversity of wines being evident annually, along with lesser known varietals such as Sangiovese and Barbera, rare wines from boutique cellars and organic producers.

Once again visitors will be able to buy wines via the Shop@Show facility. Picardi Rebel, the WineX-appointed retailer, will be offering exceptional prices and delivery to your door.

This year there will also be the “Discover Wine” theatre hosted by Under the Influence, with sessions running from 17h30 until 19h30, hosting different themes throughout the evening. Bookings are essential as space is limited.

Prices:
Early Bird: R75 (available from 1 August to 6 September)
Special two day pass for Wednesday and Thursday nights: R140 (available from 1 August to 6 September)
Thereafter, and at the door: R90 (Wednesday and Thursday) and R95 (Friday)

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