Franschhoek Saturday, 26 to Sunday, 27 September, 11h00 to 17h00
Extend your Heritage Day celebrations and join Grande Provence at the annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival for a relaxing weekend of wine tasting and a gourmet braai feast.
As one of the participating wineries from Saturday, 26 to Sunday, 27 September, Grande Provence will offer visitors a taste of both their signature label and easy-drinking Angels Tears wines, with complimentary tastings of the 2015 Grande Provence Rosé and 2015 Angels Tears Red at their tasting room.
Wine lovers can pre-book for flagship tastings with winemaker Karl Lambour in the private dining room in the elegantly appointed Jonkershuis from 11h00 to 11h30 daily.
Keeping in the spirit of Heritage and Braai Day, Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst has designed a special menu of braai favourites with his signature twist of unexpected bursts of flavour.
Think mini curry lamb potjie bunnies with micro coriander and local yoghurt raita, or lemon and herb marinated deboned quail sosaties. Try the gourmet braaibroodjies filled with 18 hour pulled pork, mozzarella, smoked tomato jam and foraged vineyard herbs, or opt for a seafood braai choice of prawn skewers with black garlic, lemon grass and charred red onion.
For an even more relaxed visit, visitors can order pre-packed picnic baskets or cheese boards to enjoy with views of the beautiful Sculpture Garden and surrounding mountains.
Weekend passes for Franschhoek Uncorked are R120 per person and can be pre-booked at www.webtickets.co.za. Visit www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za for more details, phone 021 876 2861 or follow @Franschhoek_SA & #Braai4Heritagefhk on Twitter. The braai menu at Grande Provence costs R55 per serving and picnic baskets for two are R295 per couple.
For accommodation enquiries, phone Rene Jacobs on 021 876 8600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss out on the Franschhoek Uncorked accommodation offer, available for the festival weekend only. Guest booking their stay at either The Owner’s Cottage or La Provençale will receive a complimentary bottle of the limited edition Grande Provence Brut Méthode Cap Classique.
• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence.
Issued by: GC Communications
Contact: Clarissa du Plessis
Tel: +27 +21-462 0520
On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Karl Lambour