SA’s wine industry celebrates its official 362nd birthday
The 2nd of February marks the day that South Africa’s wine industry was born – 362 years ago in 1659. Ours is the only country in the world with a recorded official date that marks such an important historic moment, and momentous occasions require momentous celebrations!
Every year in February the South African wine industry honours this special occasion, and this year the industry is calling on all South Africans to join in the celebrations and pay homage to the origins of our exceptional South African wines.
Virtual birthday celebration open to all
Starting on Tuesday 2 February at 7pm, the public are invited to attend a virtual event which will celebrate the wine industries birthday, ask for a blessing on the new harvest, and showcase and pay tribute to the trailblazers in the industry.
This event is usually a grand black-tie evening held at Groot Constantia – the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa – however this year things are being done differently and the celebration will be virtual, kicking off from 7pm. The programme includes performances by the internationally acclaimed opera singers and sisters Pretty and Nombulelo Yende.
The virtual celebration event is open to all who are keen to join in and celebrate the birthday of South Africa’s wine industry on Tuesday 2 February at 7pm by visiting www.sawineharvest.co.za
Celebrate your love of wine by supporting the industry
The past year has been extremely tough on the wine industry and current lock down measures prohibit on-site wine sales and consumption, however wine-lovers can purchase wine from their favourite wine farm now, to be delivered once the lockdown levels allow. This is a great way to not only support the wine industry and ensure that you are prepared once the levels are lifted to enjoy your favourite wines once again, but to also celebrate the official historic birthday of South Africa’s wine industry.
All wine loving South Africans are urged to put their full support behind the wine industry by visiting their favourite wine estates – once restrictions are lifted – taste and buy the world-class wines, talk about them, and share their experiences on social media with #sawineharvest2021 – whilst remaining responsible of course.
Don’t miss out! To receive a reminder alert, please visit www.sawineharvest.co.za.
Access is complimentary. #sawineharvest2021