Wine Plus at FynArts

8 January, 2015

The relationship of wine with Hermanus FynArts is set to improve with age just like a good red. On the first Saturday of the festival local wineries will offer their wines for tasting to the public at The Marine Hotel and the wineries will ensure that visitors will appreciate the art of every wine enjoyed. The wine farms along the Hermanus Wine Route participate each year in Hermanus FynArts by displaying art in the cellars, tasting rooms or gardens and ensure that the link between visual art and the art of winemaking does not go unnoticed. Last year we introduced the Wine Plus series that was curated by Melvyn Minnaar and hosted by the Marine Hotel.

The idea of Wine Plus was to spotlight contemporary vineyard and cellar skills and highlight the South African industry. Expect another informative and entertaining Wine Plus series of tutored tastings curated once again by Melvyn Minnaar. The added emphasis on talent and delight well deserves the addition of the word ‘plus’. In 2014 wine personalities included Bevan Newton Johnson, Danie de Wet, Sebastian Beaumont, Beyers Truter and Christian Eedes presented the talks and tastings to wine enthusiasts and novices. We will shortly be announcing the presenters of Wine Plus 2015 with whom you can once again share thoughts and interact with personally. Last year there was also an excellent brandy presentation led by Cape wine master and brandy expert Winnie Bowman. Return here soon to read what else to expect from Melvyn next year …