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African wine and Christmas in the vineyard

Wine and Christmas Go Together

And just like that Christmas is upon us. Whether it’s the holly and the icy mornings or the sound of the red-chested cuckoo (Piet-My-Vrou) and the smells of summer. Just about everything is pointing towards that time of the year. It is a time for family, friends, good food and of course great wine. Somehow wine and Christmas go together wherever you are.

Living on the opposite side of the world than where you grew up, this can be a difficult time or you can embrace Christmas traditions where you are. However, memories of Christmas as a child in South Africa are very different to Christmas in the UK. Why not close your eyes for a moment and think back to Christmas as a child. Your favourite memories. What do you smell? How do you feel?

For me, it was between the two sets of grandmothers usually. Either near the beach in Swakopmund, Namibia or on the farm outside Montagu, South Africa. The two experiences were completely different. Swakopmund Christmasses were filled with German traditions and concerts with cousins while on the farm we spent lots of time around the dining room table. The kids forever off on a different adventure.

African wine and Christmas around the table

Now, living on the other side of the world things are a lot different. Firstly, the possibility of snow is a real thing. There is mulled wine and Christmas markets. Freezing weather and short school breaks. For most of us that have moved from the southern hemisphere to the northern things are a lot different. Many of us are no longer surrounded by big families having braai’s and playing in the pool or running around on the beach. However, we can all get together, whether online or in-person and reminisce with new friends and family online. This is why we are so excited for our next Time to Wine Down event.

An African Christmas, Wine and Music Celebration

It will be us three, me, Michelle Cheyne from Instinctive Living and Content College, the amazing storyteller Andy Copps from My London Voice and Andy Copps Storytelling and of course our wine connoisseur, Gerhard Perold from Perold Wine Cellar and Mendip Pantry.

This will be the second of our Time to Wine Down events and this time we decided to add an in-person option. Therefore, if you are in the Chewton Mendip, Somerset, UK area, why not grab a ticket and join us for an African Christmas, story and wine celebration. There are only 15 tickets available for this. Make sure to grab one or perhaps a table to share with friends and/or family.

Our guests will include Sanelisiwe Gantsho from Cape Town who will be telling us more about her childhood Christmasses and how she celebrates today. We will also have a guest winemaker from South Africa telling us about his view on wine and Christmas. Winemaker to be announced shortly. Last but not least, what goes well with wine? Music of course. Our guest performers will also be announced shortly.

Join the in-person live event:

What all be included on the night;

  • Walk in with a glass of fizz to kick things of
  • 5 Wine Tasters 75ml/50ml
  • 3 Course Taster Menu
  • Be part of our Live Audience to the event
  • Raffle ticket on the night, stand a chance to win Prizes
  • Discounted Prices on our Christmas Wine Packages

For ONLY £69.95 you get to join us live with all the extras.

Don’t do it ALONE, invite your friends over for a festive evening of fun as we have Special Packages for tables of 4 and 6.

4 PersonTable Package = £260.00

6 Person Table Package = £360.00 

Join us for good wine, stories and music, the African way.

You can also find all our Time To Wine Down Options for an African Christmas HERE.

Join us via Zoom from anywhere in the world

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For ONLY £9.99 you get to join us. But don’t do it ALONE, invite your friends over for a festive evening of fun.

Special Wine cases and Hampers are available to purchase to entertain you with this Online Ticket. Order your wine before Friday the 3rd of December or bring your own but DO join us from ANYWHERE in the world! 🍷

Whatever you decide, join us for stories, wine and music. We’d love to spend the evening with you.

Get your ticket below and remember to add your email address so that we can send you the Zoom link.

You can also get your online ticket through Eventbrite.

Learn how to taste wine here and find out more about wine tastings at Perold Wine Cellar.

If you are in the UK, make sure to get the wine hamper of your choice:

African Christmas Mini Hamper:

3 Bottles of Wine;

  • Aromatic Chardonnay, the perfect companion to the Christmas Turkey – Benguela Cove Estate Chardonnay
  • Cranberries, Raspberries, a walk through the forest – Painted Wolf  Pinot Noir
  • Rich and full of flavour, Rib of Beef anyone?  – Tanagra Heavenly Chaos
  • 2 Artisan Cheeses
  • Crackers
  • Biltong
  • Luxury Chocolate

African Christmas Hamper

6 Bottles of Wine;

  1. A bubbly to start your celebrations – Laborie Blanc de Blanc MCC
  2. Aromatic Chardonnay, the perfect companion to the Christmas Turkey – Benguela Cove Estate Chardonnay
  3. Cranberries, Raspberries, a walk through the forest – Painted Wolf  Pinot Noir
  4. Rich and full of flavour, Rib of Beef anyone?  – Tanagra Heavenly Chaos
  5. Sweet spice of Christmas pud – KWV Mentors Late Harvest dessert wine
  6. Cheese & Port a must for afters – Peter Bayly Port
  • 3 Artisan Cheeses
  • Crackers
  • Biltong
  • Luxury Chocolate

African Christmas 6 Bottle Wine Case

6 Bottles of Wine;

  • A bubbly to start your celebrations – Laborie Blanc de Blanc MCC
  • Aromatic Chardonnay, the perfect companion to the Christmas Turkey – Benguela Cove Estate Chardonnay
  • Cranberries, Raspberries, a walk through the forest – Painted Wolf  Pinot Noir
  • Rich and full of flavour, Rib of Beef anyone?  – Tanagra Heavenly Chaos
  • Sweet spice of Christmas pud – KWV Mentors Late Harvest dessert wine
  • Cheese & Port a must for afters – Peter Bayly Port

African Christmas 3 Bottle Case:

  • Aromatic Chardonnay, the perfect companion to the Christmas Turkey – Benguela Cove Estate Chardonnay
  • Cranberries, Raspberries, a walk through the forest – Painted Wolf  Pinot Noir
  • Rich and full of flavour, Rib of Beef anyone?  – Tanagra Heavenly Chaos

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