Your Ticket to: South African Wine Tasting
Featuring Luvo Ntezo
December 9, 5pm (EST) on Zoom
Ask anyone at Extraordinary Journeys to name a place we love returning to and the answer is resoundingly the South African Winelands. South Africa’s unique terroir-where vineyards are situated between the Atlantic seaboard and the Indian Ocean, with Table Mountain in between- is as impactful on the grapes as it is on anyone who has been fortunate enough to visit.
This evening, we will travel to the One&Only Cape Town where award-winning Head Sommelier, Luvo Ntezo, will share his passion for South Africa and its wines. “Wine cannot just be about taste, color, and texture. It must also tell a story and the sommelier needs to be that storyteller. There are some truly amazing South African wines with incredible stories of the South African people behind them,” Luvo says.
In a guided tasting, Luvo will take us on a journey to experience South Africa through three distinct wines:
- 2014 Graham Beck Sparkling Rose
- 2018 Beeslar Pinotage
- 2020 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
A personal favorite of Luvo’s, Beeslar Pinotage is rarely available in the United States and has been imported specifically for this event.
Luvo says, “South Africans don’t buy wines and turn them into ornaments to decorate our homes… we open them to appreciate them.” Tonight we’ll appreciate wines as South Africans do, and raise a glass.
* To buy the wines we will be tasting with Luvo this evening, click here.
About Luvo Ntezo, Head Sommelier, One&Only Cape Town
“This is it for me. Wine is my way of life and for me, it has been a gateway into a world of travel and learning. My passion for wine will never fade. I fell in love with wine the first time I walked through the vineyards of Steenberg Estate and I cannot imagine doing anything else.”
An accomplished sommelier, avid wine collector, and aspiring winemaker, there is no one better placed to inspire and ignite your love of wine than Luvo Ntezo. Internationally celebrated as the Best Young Sommelier in South Africa and acknowledged as a shining star in the global wine community, Luvo has been exposed to thousands of wines across the world. He travels every year to discover new wine routes but remains deeply rooted in South African vintages. Committed to exploring boutique and emerging winemakers, Luvo gives One&Only Cape Town guests an exclusive and unique immersion into the finest bottles that the Cape Winelands have to offer.
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