Celebrating the passion of Pinot Noir with Bouchard Finlayson 25 / 26 January 2019

Thursday, 10 January, 2019
Bouchard Finlayson Estate
In celebration of its cool climate terroir that is world renowned for Pinot Noir of great purity and finesse, Bouchard Finlayson will join forces with its neighbours at the 2019 Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration.

For the 6th consecutive year, Pinot Noir producers will celebrate their passion for this highly revered cultivar during a 2-day event to be held on 25 and 26 January 2019. A unique programme will highlight the wine and cuisine of this region with exciting vineyard safaris, delectable celebrity chef cuisine and a vibrant social atmosphere that will provide opportunities for punters to embark on an adventure to set their senses soaring!

As part of the 12 exclusive international themed tastings on the Saturday morning, Bouchard Finlayson winemaker Chris Albrecht will take 16 guests on an international comparative Pinot Noir journey from various sought-after wine locations in the New World, to the heart of Red Burgundy in the Côte de Nuits. Two flights of five wines will be presented during the ‘Among the Stars’ tasting, each including three New World examples and two Red Burgundies per flight. The tasting will be rounded off by a deliciously tasty light lunch prepared by Chef Stefan Otto and enjoyed in the magic of the Bouchard Finlayson Homestead cellar.

Other highlights of the Pinot Noir Celebration will include ‘Taking Flight’, which will explore the three Hemel-en-Aarde Wards, and ‘Pinot in Paradise’, a barrel tasting with the winemakers. On Saturday evening a wine auction themed ‘Pinot on a Pedestal’ will lead to the celebrity chef dinner with legendary chefs Pete Goff-Wood, Franck Dangereux, Nic van Wyk and George Jardine. The event will feature a Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Bar and a Pinot Noir Gelato station for dessert to conclude the festivities on a high note.

For bookings and more event information, visit: https://pinotnoircelebration.co.za/

About Bouchard Finlayson

Established in 1989 in the temperate Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on 125 hectares (312 acres) of Walker Bay's prime viticultural land, Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery is a small cellar dedicated to the quality production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Ever since releasing their first vintages, the name Bouchard Finlayson has been internationally synonymous with excellence. Today, owned by the Red Carnation Hotels’ Tollman family and under the leadership of Victoria Tollman, winemaker Chris Albrecht and a world class team who have a shared vision of excellence, 25 hectares (62 acres) of the estate are currently under vine. Fifty percent of the vineyards is devoted to the varietal for which Founder, Peter Finlayson is most acclaimed - Pinot Noir. Other cultivars under production include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sangiovese, as well as a handful under exploration. Bouchard Finlayson is a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion.

Situated on the R320 near Hermanus, Bouchard Finlayson vineyard and winery is open for tastings and sales Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00 and on Saturdays from 10h00 to 13h00. For further information, call +27.283123515; email info@bouchardfinlayson.co.za; or visit www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za.