What you'll do
We will be going on a virtual tour focusing on South African wine and its history. Together, we will be traveling back in time, right from the very origins of wine-making in the country under European influence, up until today. While we will be exploring the popular wine valleys of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek, we will also be immersing ourselves into a few hidden gems which I personally cannot wait for you to discover. Through this journey, we will be looking at the extremely varied South African wine production. Home to unique products such as Pinotage or MCC (Méthode Cap Classique), the diversity of the country's offering allows almost any wine aficionado to find and hold on to their cherished poison. We will end off our time together with a fun quiz to make sure you're a hit at your next dinner party. Get ready! Last but not least, thanks to my co-hosting sommelier friend, on this activity you will learn how to properly taste wines. We will share some unique tips and strategies on how to recognize the key varieties & invite you to identify the essential markers used by the best blind tasting masters during their international competitions. >> This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.
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Hi! My name is Manfred but you can call me Mannie. Born and raised in France, I hold a B.A. in History from the Université de Toulouse. After a few years working for a major French winery specializing in unique wines from the 'Jura' region, I emigrated to South Africa, my second home. This was 7 years ago already! Living in Cape Town is a privilege for any wine enthusiast as the Western Cape region is the epicenter of South African wine production. Sharing my passion for History and for Wine is something I am truly excited about... In fact, I have recently created a wine tasting club that aims to bring people together over a shared learning and a shared love of wine. Myself and my co-hosting sommelier friend would love you to take part in this online history class of South African wines! Bring some wine along, if you have :)
What to bring
If you would like to open a bottle of wine for this session, please indulge! We will most certainly …
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"This experience is online, so you will be following the wine class in your own comfortable home :) When you click the link in your confirmation email and join the experience, make sure your audio and video are on so you can ask questions along the way."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Manfred will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $300.
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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You DO NOT need to be a wine expert to enjoy this class. It really is about wanting to learn more about wines while giving you a chance to ask that question you've always had at the back of your mind about the wine world in general. Get ready for us to make you travel from glass to bottle!
A Brief History of Wine in South Africa