This years Seasons of Sauvignon Blanc festival was held under the large canopy oak trees of Diemersdal Estate. I have never really explored the infamous wine region of Durbanville, this was the perfect opportunity. Driving through the built up residential area of Durbanville could not have prepared me for the rolling hills that lay ahead of us as we drove to Diemersdal.
Picturesque cascading hills and views across the entire city of Cape Town, how have I not been here before?!
The Seasons of Sauvignon Blanc Festival was held on October, 28th and 29th and the annual weekend festival promises to cater to the regions pure love of the South African favourite, Sauvignon Blanc.
I must be honest I am a Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Riesling and Chardonnay drinker so this was definitely new territory for me to be in, however I enjoyed many of the wines on offer. The fear of acidic, overly green and young wines were banished on the day as I tasted my way through a few of the regions favourites.
As many of us begin pouring sweet rose into our glasses with our fresh 18 year old hands and then hop over to Sauvignon Blanc…I must admit I skipped over that step and landed onto wooded Chardonnays and we have had a love affair for almost 8 years now.
The regions prized cultivar: Sauvignon Blanc was definitely played tribute to as we enjoyed tasters of the regions finest (as seen above.) The best way to enjoy this festival would be to hop into a car with friends and tour the estates who participate in the event throughout the weekend.
Each estate offers food, whether it is from their restaurants, food trucks or well-known food stalls as well as their special vintage of Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy under the trees or on picnic blankets.
This years media event was hosted on the 29th October at the award winning home of Diemersdal. After a few tasters, we made our way into the restaurant where we got to enjoy a specially prepared feast by the Chef.
The brunch style tapas platter allowed everyone at your table to enjoy a meal while sharing and (quite literally) breaking bread.
A few of the dishes included perfectly tender Lamb shoulder with a herbed crumb and a seasoned tzatziki, seared Duck breast with vegetable crisps and white Fish in a savoury sauce with strawberry slivers and caviar. This goes without saying that each dish perfectly paired with a chilled glass of the estates Sauvignon Blanc.
We had a fabulous time at this years Celebration of Sauvignon and we look forward to next year’s event. It may be my annual glass of Sauvignon but in this setting who could resist.
FARM EATERY AT DIEMERSDAL
CLOSED ON MONDAYS
Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 15:00
Thursday – Saturday: 18:00 – 21:00
SUNDAY LUNCH: 12:00 – 15:00
CONTACT INFO FOR DIEMERSDAL
Although I was invited to enjoy this event, all opinions and images where taken for the purpose of this blog post to ensure I could capture the special moments of the day. Thank you to all event organisers.