You heard it through the grapevine – the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is back in Joburg next week

Friday, 31 May, 2019
TOPS at SPAR Wine Show
Less than a week is what separates you from your next exceptional wine experience. The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is back in Joburg from Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 June at Montecasino, and you’re invited to taste and explore a ‘Winederland’ of ti(tannic) proportions – and if you get your tickets before Sunday you’ll pay only R92,50!

The show remains an invaluable opportunity to expand your knowledge of wine in all its glory, with interactive, educational presentations in the #SAWineShowcase Theatre by the much-loved Jon Meinking, a legend in the wine industry, including wines from Signal Gun, Stellenbosch Hills and Cape Chamonix to name a few.

If you’ve ever wondered how your vino got its shade, or if the cork truly is superior to the controversial screw-cap, then the Wine Theatre is where you’ll find answers, and much more. The SPAR Group’s private label, Olive Brook, will be showcasing their two new ranges, the Everyday and Terroir Selection, in a talk on ‘Complex but not Confusing’.

In addition to this, the show will be bustling with exciting activities, as the Wine Label Design Awards presented by Rotolabel celebrate the art of ‘putting a face to the taste’, while the ‘Search for a Supertaster’ sends visitors (from casual wine lovers to passionate aficionados) on a tasting challenge in the South African Wine Tasting Championships – with the winning taster set to join the SA Wine Tasting Champs on their upcoming overseas trip.

Proving that “local is lekker,” a selection of estates from several wine-producing regions will be taking part in the show, some of which are exhibiting for the first time. These include Cape Point Vineyards, Stellenbosch Hills, Spier,  South Hill and Waverley Hills to name a few. Comments Debbie Combrink, CEO of the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, “We welcome back farms such as Tokara, Hermanuspietersfontein, Perdeberg, Stellenbosch Vineyards and Babylonstoren – and many more. Expanding on last year’s boutique wine offering, visitors to the show can look forward to 17 producers in this category.”

The Joburg leg of the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show takes place at Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination, Montecasino, where it will take up occupation on the Outdoor Events Area.

After Joburg, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show moves to Cape Town from 11 to 13 July, Port Elizabeth from 25 to 27 July, Pretoria (which is making a welcome return to the tour schedule) from 3 to 5 October, East London (the latest addition to the tour) from 7 to 9 November, and ending off in Nelspruit from 28 to 30 November.

Tickets are available from and range from R185 per person for “General Access” (or buy-one-get-one-free until Sunday 2 June) to R495 per person for the “VIP Lounge” experience. However, the “General Access Double” ticket option, at R385 per couple, includes access to the show for two people, two tasting glasses thanks to Core Catering, as well as six Libbey wine glasses valued at R200. Be sure to avoid wine FOMO and book your tickets to immerse yourself in this unique ‘Winederland’ experience! For those spur-of-the-moment types, tickets will be on sale at the door for R200 per person.

NOTE: The special, limited offer to ‘BUY ONE GET ONE FREE’ is available until Sunday 2 June. General admission tickets are just R92,50 – only until 2 June! Use promo code VINO when booking at


Dates & times:                 
Thursday 6 June: 17:00-21:00
Friday 7 June: 17:00-21:00
Saturday 8 June: 15:00-21:00

Outdoor Events Area, Montecasino

Ticket prices:                    

General access:
R185 per person
(includes a tasting glass, show guide, access to wine theatres and unlimited tastings)

Couples combo:
R385 per couple
, valued at R570 (includes two general admission tickets, two tasting glasses, a show guide, access to the wine theatres, unlimited tastings and a six-pack of Libbey wine glasses)

VIP Lounge:
R495 per person
, valued at R870 (includes a private seating area away from the crowds, a glass of premium MCC on arrival, four elegant food offerings with a selection of paired wines from Vinesse, personalised sommeliers service to guide your wine experience, limited bar, including boutique wine selection, a cheese board, a corporate gift and complimentary Platters Guide, plus all General Admission ticket benefits)

Tickets at the door:
R200 per person

To book: