Public tastings of South Africa's champion wines

Thursday, 25 March, 2004
Alex Mason-Gordon
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show Public Tastings : June 2004

Wine lovers can taste South Africa’s best-of-the-best wines during June: the trophy winners, gold and silver medallists of the 2004 Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show will be on show at public tastings in Cape Town and Johannesburg immediately after the results have been announced.

The details of the Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show Public Tastings are as follows:

Cape Town:
Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2004
Venue: The Ballroom, Table Bay Hotel, Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Parking: Limited parking at hotel; ample parking available in Victoria Wharf parkade.

Date: Thursday, 10 June 2004
Venue: The Ballroom, Park Hyatt Johannesburg, corner Oxford Rd and Biermann Avenue, Rosebank
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Parking: Available in the Firs Shopping Centre parkade.

‘Early bird’ tickets bought by the end of May will cost R60 each and tickets sold thereafter and at the door, R80. Bookings can be made via Computicket from 3 May by telephoning 083 915 8000 or +27 (0) 11 340-8000 or online:

For more information and general queries, interested members of the public can telephone +27 (0) 11 482-5936.

The judging of the third Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show takes place at Grande Roche in Paarl from 10 to 13 May.

The tasting panel, chaired by Michael Fridjhon, comprises an extraordinary line-up of wine authorities including the UK’s Tim Atkin MW, Australia’s Brian Croser and France’s Michel Bettane. The panel of nine judges is complemented by local critics Neil Pendock and Tony Mossop CWM, winemaker Marc Kent, wine judge and writer Angela Lloyd, wine taster and Master of Wine scholar Cathy van Zyl, and international wine buyer Richard Kelley MW.

International panellists and transparently rigorous judging procedures have led premium wineries to hail the show as the industry’s benchmark event; the popularity of the tastings is testimony to the show’s benefit to South African wine lovers. 

Issued on behalf of: Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show
Contact: Michael Fridjhon
Tel: +27 (0) 11 455-4920

Issued by: Out Sorceress Marketing
Contact: Alex Mason-Gordon
Tel: +27 (0) 11 482-5936