|Grayhaven welcomes a host of South African winemakers and wine experts to this year’s festival. Come out and meet Riaan Moller, winemaker for Man Family Wines and Lievland as well as Rudger Wyk, winemaker for Stark-Conde wines. Everyone’s favorite wine experts, Olivier Lotterie of Vineyard Brands and Zingo Munger of Cape Classics, will be back this year presenting some of their favorite SA wines. Michael Salzma, Elite Wines, joins us for his first SA Fest rodeo, presenting ESSAY and Lievland wines. As always, Grayhaven Winemaker/host Deon Abrams, originally from Cape Town, South Africa will share his passion for the wines of his homeland as well as his adopted winelands of Virginia’s Piedmont.
|Wine Our aim at the South African Food & Wine Festival is to introduce wine lovers to the exceptional character and quality of South African wines. From the icons of South Africa such as Ken Forrester, to lesser known gems like Badenhorst, our selection represents the depth and breadth of South African wine and provides visitors a unique opportunity to sample and purchase wines not readily available in stores.
The wines for the festival are hand-picked by the Grayhaven family. While we choose a few fantastic “everyday wines” we know have a broad appeal, wine-lovers are sure to notice that the sustainability, creativity, and ‘true to terrior” philosophy of Grayhaven as well as our collective passion for quality and uniqueness shine through in the wines we select for you to taste.
So, which wines will we be pouring this year? You’ll have to join us to find out. We’ll bring back a few old favorites and introduce a new line-up of stellar vintages. Rest assured, there will be Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay - all prominent varieties in South Africa.
As always, visitors will also have the opportunity to taste Grayhaven’s small batch and special release wines.
Want more info? Check out our Wine Info & FAQ page and our Winemakers Spotlight page in the coming weeks to learn more about the wonderful winemakers and wine experts joining us this year.