Much like last year, Pinotage on Tap was SO much fun….What an amazing Saturday in the sun! The festival is centred around celebrating the new vintage of the ever-popular Dimersfontein pinotage, and what a thing to celebrate!
We arranged a shuttle to fetch us from home in Cape Town and made our +- one hour journey to the Dimersfontein Wine and Country Estate in Wellington. I really really recommend organising a driver should you want to attend the festival. Minimal fuss, and the peace of mind that you will arrive to and from the festival safely. If you fill up your van its really inexpensive.
What you can expect from the Pintoage on Tap festival- The entry gates opened at 12h30, we were greeted with goodie bags which included a program for the day, a wine tasting glass, a bottle of water, a sandwich (how responsible of the organisers, lining our stomachs as we entered).
The day is filled with lots of wine, live entertainment and food stations which are all littered amongst the people. The food was delicious and is redeemable with food vouchers.
A big thank you to the friendly staff for all your hard work.
This year I noticed there was also a Dimersfontein chenin blanc barrel, it was so hot this year the chenin was very in demand, and the ques where long! But my favourite and by far the main attraction is the Pinotage and there was plenty of that to go around!
It’s so smooth, with distinct flavours of coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of mint and baked plums on the nose. Ripe subtle tannins create a wine to be enjoyed young hence the celebration of the new vintage which harvested in August. I recommend you try it.
We had such a lovely time with friends in such a picturesque setting.
You are welcome to join the Dimersfontein fan club on their website.
We will definitely be going next year.
All Photographs taken by Melissa Louise