Constantia Fresh 2013

January 31st, 2013 by karen

Constantia Fresh

The fourth annual Constantia Fresh festival develops further in its approach to discover fine wine. This year’s Constantia Fresh will invite the finest South African wine producers to show not just their Sauvignon Blanc, but other wines exhibiting that all important charater: freshness.

Once again Constantia Fresh explores the distinctiveness of Constantia’s fine wine, while exploring and contrasting with offerings from other regions of South Africa and the rest of the world

The 2013 Constantia Fresh Festival kicks off on the 1st of March where Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events will host a fine wine dinner alongside Peter Tempelhoff regarded as one of the best chefs in the region of not the country.

Fine Wine Events will put forward some of the finest white, red and sweet wines of Constantia, together with well know wines from Piedmont, Toscana, Sancerre, Marlborough, Condrieu, St Joseph, Tokaji and Bordeaux.

Guests will be welcomed with a selection of Constantia’s Méthode Cap Classiques, and given a welcome address by Peter Tempelhoff. Tempelhoff will prepare a five-course degustation menu paired with 16 local and international wines. Guests can expect to drink wines from producers such as Buitenverwachting, Steenberg, Luciano Sandrone, Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Constantia Glen, Groot and Klein Constantia, Eagles Nest and many more. Seats at the dinner are limited due to the intimate nature of restaurant. Tickets to attend this dinner are on sale at R1490 per person.

The March 2nd main event will have wine enthusiasts wandering about the lawns of Buitenverwachting sampling South Africa’s finest and freshest wines paired with canapés made by South Africa’s best chefs. An elegantly constructed braai will take place in the early evening. Tickets to this tasting are on sale at R400 per person.

As an advocate of new perspectives, Pfützner has extended the invitation to other top South African wine producers, with the emphasis on freshness in their wine. ‘Constantia Fresh’, now in its fourth year running, is possible thanks to the support of the host region and participating Constantia producers namely Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Eagle’s Nest, Buitenverwachting and Constantia Glen.

Tickets to these events can be bought at the participating local and regional wine farms or from
For further information, please contact Fine Wine Events on

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