Nederburg - Masterchef SA Judge to TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine Festival

Saturday, 31 August, 2013
MasterChef South Africa judge, Pete Goffe-Wood, will share the stage with Nederburg's Danie Morkel at this year’s Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival in September. They will present the winery’s now famous Taste Theatre, a fascinating journey of flavours.
The member of Nederburg’s Winemaster team and the master of the kitchen will combine forces to show festival goers why some wine and food pairings seem heaven-matched and others less so. Blending entertainment, fun and common sense they will use a selection of Nederburg’s Winemaster’s Reserve wines and basic, widely-available food ingredients to demonstrate food and wine pairing. They will also be inviting questions and opinions from the audience, who will be encouraged to share their own experiences of wine and food pairing favourites and fiascos.

Their joint appearance comes a week ahead of the MasterChef South Africa finals, when Goffe-Wood and his colleagues, Benny Masekwameng and Andrew Atkinson, will announce the choice of South Africa’s new MasterChef

Nederburg is the sole official wine sponsor of the popular series for a second successive year.

The Taste Theatre that forms part of the festival venue, will accommodate guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The presentations will be staged at 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00 on the Thursday and Friday, and at 17:30, 18:30, 19:30 and 20:30 on the Saturday.

An exciting collection of wines will be available for tasting at Nederburg’s exhibition stand, including the acclaimed Ingenuity blends, as well as the popular Winemaster’s Reserve range of wines and the new generation, super-smooth drinking 56HUNDRED wines. Baronne, one of South Africa’s top-selling reds that celebrates its 40th birthday this year, will also be showcased.

Late last year, the coveted Diners Club of the Year Award went to Nederburg. The winery was also judged the most successful South African Winery at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London.

The Tops at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus, takes place from Thursday, September 5 to Saturday, September 7. Tickets are priced at R120 each. On Thursday and Friday, the doors will open at 18:00 and close at 22:00. On Saturday, the festival runs from 17:00 to 21:00.

Tickets at R120 a head can be booked through WEBTICKETS, from Cape Wine Academy, Morara Wine Emporium and the Soweto Hotel. For more details, go to