Exclusive and intimate educational opportunities
Wines of South Africa
Friday, April 21 | 4-5pm
Join us for an exclusive wine seminar, presented by Simonsig, on Friday, April 21 as we explore the wines of South Africa. Special guest Johan Malan will present several wines from the Simonsig Wine Estate, which is devoted to producing terroir-driven wines that express the unique character of Stellenbosch.
Named after the majestic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, Simonsig Estate is situated in the famous Stellenbosch Winelands just 45 km east of Cape Town. Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape in 1688, the Malan family’s wine knowledge accumulated over many generations and has equipped them to excel as one of the leading private producers of estate wines in South Africa.
The late Frans Malan, beloved patriarch of the Malan Family and one of the pioneers of the South African wine industry, was not only a craftsman of superior wines but also introduced numerous Simonsig ‘firsts’, cementing the estate’s stately legacy in the Cape Winelands.
After more than 30 Simonsig vintages, current cellar master Johan Malan continues the family’s pioneering spirit with his own impressive lineage of award winning wines.
- Simonsig Chenin Blanc
- Simonsig Pinotage
- Simonsig Shiraz/Cab Blend
- Simonsig Brut
Chef Christopher Holbrook's Signature Catering of 30A will feature appetizers to pair with the wine samples:
- Mini Baked Brie w/ Candied South Georgia Pecan and Blackberry Jam
- Jerked Chicken Empanadas w a Cool Mango Herbed Crema
- Brisket and Blue Cheese Spring Rolls w Roasted Corn Truffled Aioli
- Candied Lemon Cheesecake Brule
Location | Back Deck of the Discovery Center, near the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Retail Tent
Ticket Price | $30
A Glimpse into Cal-Ital Wine Varietals
Saturday, April 22 at 6pA Wine Seminar featuring Julie Pepi of Terra D'Oro
***SOLD OUT****For more than 150 years, fortune seekers have been lured to California’s rugged Sierra Foothills. Though they once came for the gold, these days they come for the wine—Terra d’Oro the first post-prohibition winery in the foothills specifically. Handcrafted from some of Amador County’s most historic vineyards, Terra d’Oro wines are rich in history and in taste, full of the character and intensity that perfectly captures the essence of this "Land of Gold." Julie Pepi will walk guests through an intimate session tasting varietals from Terra d'Oro. Featured Wines include:
- Terra d’Oro Barbera
- Terra d’Oro Estate Zinfandel
- Terra d’Oro Teroldego
- Terra d’Oro Moscato
Location | Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association Back Deck
Ticket Price | $30