Rolling truffles and adopting spots

Wednesday, 9 December, 2009
Wine Diva
Come learn the art of fine wine and Lindt chocolate appreciation while supporting a great cause, The Cape Leopard Trust.
Wine Diva, in association with Lindt and Leopards Leap, presents a delightful workshop for chocolate and wine lovers. This cocoa and vino mixer will take place on Saturday, 12 December 2009 from 14h00-16h00 at the Lindt Chocolate Studio in the Cape Quarter, Cape Town. Only 13 exclusive tickets are available for members of the Wine Diva club and the general public (ladies and gents welcome) for R450 per person. R50 of each ticket sale will go to the Cape Leopard Trust.

The Lindt Chocolatier, Alfred Henry, will take attendees through everything they need to know and taste about superb Lindt chocolate, combined with a delicious pairings of Leopards Leap wine. In addition to the chocolate and wine feast, Crabtree & Evelyn are also on board with some stunning goodie bags of samplers for guests to take home, together with a Leopards Leap two bottle gift pack, and a WINE Magazine. Lucky draw prizes are a Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living collection worth R1000 and a Lindt chocolate hamper.

Wine Diva is happy to annouce that Elizabeth Martins of the Cape Leopard Trust will also attend the workshop to dust some truffles and tell guests about these supercats of the Cederberg. The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) is one of South Africa’s most successful and forward thinking environmental NGOs with long-term projects running across the Western and Northern Cape Provinces of the country. The leopard has suffered extensive range loss in the Cape and is now extinct in many areas of the province where it formerly occurred. CLT aims to optimally facilitate conservation of the Cape's predator diversity through simultaneously implementing conservation strategies, research projects and education initiatives.

Leopards Leap, the wine sponsor for this fun-filled yet educational event, is an ongoing sponsor of the Cape Leopard Trust, and Caroline Lowings, the owner of Wine Diva, the wine tasting blog and club for South African women, presenting this event has taken a keen interest in the plight of the Cape Leopards.

Elizabeth Martins, who heads up the Trust's environmental camps for children, hopes to raise awareness at the workshop of the CLT's ongoing initiatives, as well as introduce the workshop attendees to the Adopt-A-Spot Programme that allows sponsors "time-share" in one of the leopards under the research of the CLT. Martins says, "This is a great opportunity for schools and large corporate to get involved in a sponsorship drive."

Workshop bookings can be made by emailing Caroline on or by calling (083) 263-2660.