Wine tasting, gourmet dining, vineyard safaris, cellar tours, art, events and fun things to do for visitors of all ages are all part of the Benguela Cove experience. This month an array of new events has been added to the busy Benguela Cove calendar, and in April this lagoon wine estate on the edge of the Bot River Estuary will also host a one-of-a-kind event – South Africa’s first Malbec Wine Festival. 

Meet the Winemaker Lunch 

Among the highlights in March is a Winemaker’s Lunch, when guests will have the opportunity to enhance their insights into winemaking and viticulture with award-winning winemaker Johann Fourie, whilst enjoying a fabulous three-course lunch paired with premium Benguela Cove wines. Booking is essential. Contact 087 357 0637 or info@benguelacove.co.za. The cost is R350 pp and The Winemaker’s Lunch will take place on Saturday 7 March, and again on Saturday 4 April, from 12:00 – 15:00.

Olive Oil Lunch Experience

Join olive oil expert and master blender Linda Costa for a tasty lunch inspired by olive oil and great wine. The event will start with a tasting of Benguela Cove’s coastal wines, followed by an informative talk by Linda Costa, who will take you on an educational journey through the art of olive oil blending, its properties and trends, with the tasting of delicious olive oils. Guests will then indulge in a tasty four-course lunch menu carefully crafted by Executive Chef Annie Badenhorst, while enjoying a complimentary glass of Benguela Cove’s award-winning Sauvignon Blanc. Booking is essential. Contact 087 357 0637 or info@benguelacove.co.za. The cost of this unique lunch experience, inspired by a combination of love for olive oils, tasty food and winemaking, is R350 pp and will take place on Saturday 21 March from 11:00 –15:00.

Salsa Sundays

Add some rhythm to your Sundays with live salsa music, delicious wine and tasty cheese and charcuterie boards. Being entertained by the Elritmo salsa jazz band is the perfect way to end your weekends feeling refreshed and ready for the new week ahead. No booking is required, just arrive and join in the fun. Salsa Sundays are hosted at the Benguela Cove Tasting Room from 13:00 – 16:00, every Sunday until the end of March.

Benguela Cove Malbec Festival 2020

Benguela Cove Wine Estate will be hosting the first Malbec festival in South Africa, with leading red wine producers from all over the Winelands participating, including Doolhof, Neethlingshof, Paul Wallace, Druk-My-Niet, Nuiba, Blake’s, Anura, Bizoe, Ormonde, South Hill, Bellevue, Idiom, Hillcrest and Benguela Cove, to showcase their Malbec to the public. 

The soulful sounds of a Spanish guitar will set the mood as Malbec lovers are entertained by Duende – a Flamenco & Rhumba duo consisting of the two talented guitarists, Yazeed Adams and Nizaam Moses. Guests will enjoy a variety of Malbec wine tastings, while Argentinian-inspired food stands will ensure that no one goes hungry. There will be braai platters, Chorizo sausage rolls, lamb shawarmas and sweet treats that include irresistible and traditional Dulce de Leche-filled cookies.

Tickets at R200 pp are available online via Webtickets or in-store at Pick n Pay and the Benguela Cove gift shop. Join in and be part of the Malbec movement on Saturday 18 April from 12:00 – 17:00. 

For more details, contact 087 357 0637 / info@benguelacove.co.za or visit www.benguelacove.co.za

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