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August 2018

ITALIAN DINNER AT OTTIMO CIBO

August 24 @ 19:00 - 23:00
Ottimo Cibo Higgovale, Higgovale
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R850

The setting will be Cookery School owner Nikki Booth's chique home in Higgovale, Cape Town where we will enjoy dinner at long tables. Caroline attended a course at Nikki's venue in Orvieto, Umbria in April, which was where the seed was born. Five courses will be served, and the Primo Course, Piedmont Course and Tuscany Course will be accompanied by a total of seven wines specially paired by Caroline Rillema, who will introduce you to them as we go. R850…

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CHARDONNAY FOCUS with Clayton Reabow

August 30 @ 18:15 - 20:00
Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, 62 Strand Street, Cape Town, Shop 44, Matador Centre, 62 Strand Street
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
R285

Clayton Reabow is the winemaker at Moreson in Franschhoek. He has a passion for Chardonnay and his Mercator is made with four different clones, whilst Dr Reason Why Chardonnay is from a single block, but fermented in amphora, concrete egg and tank. He will show five different Chardonnays from his cellar, and compare with three Burgundies: Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin La Chatiniere 1er Cru 2015 ( R995 ), Dom Chavy-Chouet Meursault Clos des Corvees de Citeau 2015 ( R925 ) and…

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September 2018

LUNCHEON, ITALIAN-STYLE AT AUSLESE

September 1 @ 12:30 - 16:00
Auslese, Gardens, 115 Hope St, Gardens
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001
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R850

Caroline Rillema teams up with renowned Cape Town Chef, Harald Bresselschmidt of Aubergine Restaurant fame, to create a sublime three-course Italian lunch. As you may well know, Harald is a master at wine & food pairing and coupled with Caroline's beautiful wine choices from a recent buying trip, you can't go wrong. Start with three whites grown on volcanic soils in Umbria, Mount Vesuvius and Etna; followed by top reds from Piedmont and Tuscany. Caroline will introduce you to each…

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Avondale’s Ancient History & Biodynamics

September 6 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, 62 Strand Street, Cape Town, Shop 44, Matador Centre, 62 Strand Street
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
R200

Ancient history meets modern biodynamic winemaking at Avondale. Leading biodynamic estate Avondale has become the first winery in South Africa to introduce clay qvevri into the cellar, marking another milestone on this family-owned winery’s pioneering journey of sustainable organic viticulture and natural winemaking. These egg-shaped earthenware vessels used for fermenting and ageing wine hail from the European country of Georgia. Sandwiched between Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia, on the shores of the Black Sea, Georgia is widely regarded as the cradle…

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Italian imports (Tokai store)

September 12 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Caroline’s Tokai, Unit 6, Forest Glade Centre, Tokai Road, Tokai
Cape Town, Western Cape 7945 South Africa
R275

To be held at our Tokai store. 18h30 - 20h00 Wednesday 12th September:  – Just unpacked – taste new wines from volcanic soils in Umbria, Campania and Sicily: ( Caputo Fiano di Avellino 2017; Caputo Aglianico 2013; Le Velette Orvieto Classico Berganorio 2017; Vivera Salisire Etna White 2014 ); then Cristo di Campobello Laluci Grillo 2017 and Lu Patri Nero d’Avola 2014 - both Sicily;  Bel Colle Barolo Monvigliero 2013 and Abbona Barolo Ravera 2011 from Piedmont; Castello Vicchiomaggio Guado Alto…

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Erika Obermeyer Wines (Tokai store)

September 26 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Caroline’s Tokai, Unit 6, Forest Glade Centre, Tokai Road, Tokai
Cape Town, Western Cape 7945 South Africa
R150

To be held at our Tokai store. 18h30 - 20h00 Wednesday 26th September:  Erika Obermeyer Wines. Never heard of Erika? She first made  headlines as an award-winning winemaker at Graham Beck Wines, and was later made head red winemaker. Erika has made remarkable achievements with other varietals and blends - earning her the title of Landbouweekblad South African Woman Winemaker of the Year in 2008. Her objective is a style that is earthy yet elegant, brimming with finesse and beautiful fruit. She…

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October 2018

Uva Mira Estate (Tokai store)

October 10 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Caroline’s Tokai, Unit 6, Forest Glade Centre, Tokai Road, Tokai
Cape Town, Western Cape 7945 South Africa
R200

To be held at our Tokai store. 18h30 - 20h00 Wednesday 10th October:  Uva Mira Estate with winemaker Christiaan Coetzee.  Toby Venter’s search for a suitable wine farm ended the moment he set foot on Uva Mira on the higher reaches of the Helderberg.  As CEO of Porsche SA, it was not only the view that impressed him. The pinnacle of quality is what he wants in bottle, and his winemaker is winning international awards across the board. Christiaan will show…

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CAROLINE’S ANNUAL WHITE WINE & MCC REVIEW 2018

October 24

Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review is one of the most important events on the South African wine calendar. It is a showcase of a maximum of 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms. Each of the selected wineries is invited to show just one wine for tasting by the guests. This must be their flagship white or MCC wine, and it will be shown by the winemaker personally. One can…

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