Wine

Last month I posted about The KLINK Awards, which have been launched by Wine Tourism South Africa, publishers of the Wine Tourism Handbook, with the objective of inspiring South Africans to explore and enjoy the experiences offered by the country’s winelands.

A panel of industry-related professionals nominated the top five finalists in each of the KLINK Awards’ fourteen categories. Your job was to go to the Wine Tourism South Africa website , Facebook or Twitter pages, see which top wineland spots are amongst the nominees and vote. The full list of categories is available on the website and the winners in each will be announced on the 25th of October.

On the 1st of November the country’s inaugural Wine Tourism South Africa #KLINK Awards will take place in Cape Town. Here the cream of the winelands crop will be recognised for their offerings in various categories – based solely on your experiences, as the consumer and feedback from you, received via email, Facebook and Twitter.

The event will be held at the De Waterkant Centre, headquarters of dhk Architects whose award-winning work has included several wineries such as Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch, Almenkerk in the Elgin Valley and most recently, Mulderbosh in Stellenbosch. Derick Henstra, Executive Chairman of the dhk Group, is also a wine connoisseur who has translated his love for wine into a growing resume of wine boutiques.

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Calling all foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm fans! Show your love for South Africa’s winelands by voting for your favourite nominee in the country’s first ever, consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism award – the KLINK Awards.

The KLINK Awards have been launched by Wine Tourism South Africa, publishers of the Wine Tourism Handbook, with the objective of inspiring South Africans to explore and enjoy the experiences offered by the country’s winelands.

Hailed as the ‘Idols’ competition of wine tourism, a panel of industry-related professionals have nominated the top five finalists in each of the KLINK Awards’ fourteen categories. Now it’s up to you to go to the Wine Tourism South Africa website , Facebook or Twitter pages, see which top wineland spots are amongst the nominees and vote. What’s more, those who vote will stand the chance of winning special prizes such as wines, weekends away and restaurant vouchers.

From the 27th of August to the 24th of October you will get the chance to choose who will be crowned champion in not-so-typical categories such as:

  • The ‘Wild Card’ Award for Most Unusual Attraction on a Wine Route;
  • The ‘Family Day Out’ Award for Best Child-Friendly Venue on a Wine Farm;
  • The ‘Tread Gently’ Award for Most Green Wine Farm;
  • The ‘Delicious Deli’ Award for Best Deli on a Wine Farm;
  • The ‘Beyond Expectations’ Award for Great Food and Excellent Value;
  • And the ‘Country Comfort’ Award for Boutique Accommodation on a Wine Estate

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The Constantia Food & Wine festival is happening next month in the beautiful Constantia Valley, Cape Town, on the 4,5 and 6th May. The festival showcases over 40 of the finest wines and delicious food from award winning restaurants, you cannot afford to miss out! Live music is also provided, to enhance the magical experience of great wine and good food, enjoyed in one of the most beautiful settings.

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Tickets cost 120pp per day and includes tastings at the various wine farms. No charge for children. You can purchase your tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za, at participating wine farms or at the entrance.

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