Stellenbosch styles at Summer Place

The fine wine people of the south shared the grapes, glitz and gourmet glamour of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes with Jozi socialites when Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) hosted the 3rd annual Stellenbosch at Summer Place – a sought-after wine, food, music and art extravaganza – in Hyde Park.
Aston Martins and A-list socialites met top-class entertainment when more than 300 discerning guests rubbed shoulders with 50 top Stellenbosch winemakers and estate owners while delighting in 100 of the finest wines from the country’s premium wine region. Brenaissance, Lanzerac and Idiom Wines were some of the new additions to the star-studded line-up of multi-crowned stalwarts such as Ken Forrester, Le Riche, Muratie and Spier, who graced Stellenbosch at Summer Place with their most precious vintages.

Sharing the spotlight with the wines were five exceptional Stellenbosch chefs who lent gourmet flair to this glitzy soiree with their dishes. They were: Michael Broughton of Terroir, Bertus Basson of Overture, George Jardine of Jordan Restaurant and two new Stellenbosch at Summer Place debutantes – Christiaan Campbell of Delaire Graff Estate and Richard Carstens of Tokara Restaurant.

Various rooms of the luxurious Summer Place in Hyde Park were transformed into a stylish rendezvous for guests to mingle and indulge all their senses. This exclusive evening also featured fever-hot music performances by Sima, celebrated for her versatility in both the genres and languages she performs, and sultry Sharon, who enchanted the crowd with the saxophone.

In addition art aficionados were able to feast their eyes on rare pieces by Maggie Laubser, exhibited by Stefan Hundt, curator of the Sanlam Art Collection – one of South Africa’s oldest and most extensive corporate art collections.

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