Stellenbosch at Summer Place, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, took place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg on 26 October. This was the seventh year that the Stellenbosch Wine Routes had partnered with Sanlam Private Wealth to showcase the town to those in the highveld in support of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes Education Fund.
Leading winemakers, wine lovers and buyers watched records tumble at the 32nd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier, in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Total sales at this annual showcase of South African wines amounted to more than R13,8 million with new record wine prices for red, white, Méthode Cap Classique and Port.
The Lumiere dinner-theatre experience ended on a high note at Nineteen Restaurant, Johannesburg, last night with an unplugged performance by MC, Mi Casa front man, J'Something, high-kicking Can-Can dancers and an exceptional menu paired with fine Courvoisier cognac.
Themed 'A Cut Above', the Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year mystery basket national finals held on 8 September in Durban, saw participants in the junior and senior categories create recipes using Unilever Food Solutions products for a starter, main and dessert course.