The first ‘wine gallery’ in South Africa
Where: Lobby Lounge, Taj Cape Town
When: Tuesday – Saturday, 12h00 – 19h00
The next 12 months promise days of wine at the Taj Cape Town.
The Sunday Times wine writer extraordinaire, Neil Pendock, has opened the doors of South Africa’s first ‘gallery of wine’.
Showcasing either a style of wine, a region of wine production or a winemaker of a number of wines, the gallery will host eight exhibitions, each curated by an expert from the wine industry or affiliated sectors which include Pieter Ferreira (Graham Beck), Charles Banks and Guido Francque (Restaurant Hertog Jan in Bruges).
The Pendock Wine Gallery has provided a catalogue for each exhibit, giving visitors an opportunity to understand why each of the six showcased wines were given their moment in the sun.
The first exhibition kicked off with a ‘super six’ selection of 2011 vintage Pinotages chosen from this year’s ABSA Top Twenty Pinotages.
To follow Pendock will showcase ‘Ostrich October’ – an exhibition of six Swartland wines and Karoo brandies – curated by Juan Louw Jr. of Nuweland Winery.
Drawing a parallel between art and wine, Taj Cape Town believes that if fine art is an expression of the city’s colourful populace, so should wine be seen as an expression of the expertise of the city’s many winemakers, from all walks of life and backgrounds.