Elgin Wine #TweetUp

Wine from the heart of Elgin Valley

Elgin Wine Shiraz TweetUp
Elgin Wine Shiraz TweetUp

We were invited to join the wineries of Elgin Valley to explore the world of cool climate Shiraz. The tasting was hosted by Karen Glanfield on behalf of the Elgin Valley Wine Guild. This evening was all about wines with complex aromas, dark and spicy undertones and other full bodied varietal from the Elgin region.

Elgin Wines: Flight 1
Elgin Wines: Flight 1

The venue for the evening was Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar in Strand street, Cape Town. The Shiraz #Tweetup consisted of 4 Flights of wines and each flight consisted of several wines from the Elgin region. The comparison between wines from the same region in one flight made for a few interesting conclusions.

Elgin Wines: Flight 1
The first flight of Elgin Wines

Ready to warm up my palate! I have to admit, I couldn’t decide between Oak Valley Wines or Vrede en Lust.

Second flight of Elgin Wines
Second flight of Elgin Wines

The star of Flight 2 for me personally was Almenkerk Wine Estate.

Third flight of Elgin Wines
Third flight of Elgin Wines

Third flight and pleasantly unexpected favourite of this flight was Oneiric Wine Farm.

Fourth & final flight of Elgin Wines
Fourth & final flight of Elgin Wines

The last flight ended on a high note with Iona Vineyards.

The #Tweetup concludes

The Shiraz #Tweetup was not only about tasting the different wines, but to learn more the background of each wine from the Elgin Valley. I can recommend this to any wine-lover. If you wish to invite a few friends around and arrange your own wine tasting. {Read more below about the Wine club.}

Round 2

Tasting mat for #Tweetup Round 2
Tasting mat for #Tweetup Round 2

KGB Wines:

Not association with the Russian military; I hope not! 😉

Karen completed her certificate course through Cape Wine Academy in 2004. The knowledge Karen obtained, she used to start her own business, KGB Wine in June 2008.

Karen Granfield
Karen Granfield

Wine club?  What makes this wine club great, you can arrange an evening with +10 friends and arrange a private tasting with Karen in the comfort of your own home. This will cost only R30 per person or free if an individual purchase wine on the evening. BOOK your private Wine evening today!

Visit KGB Wine for more info: www.kgbwine.co.za. You can also find her on Twitter @kgbwine or KGB Wine Facebook page.

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