From the 17th to the 19th of November, the Swartland will host ‘The Talking Table’ – a place where people stay, eat and talk together. This year’s topic will be on SA’s ‘Old Vine Project’ and will be limited to just 12 lucky people. ‘The Old Vine Project’ is backed by influential businessman Johann Rupert and counts the highly respected viticulturist Rosa Kruger as one of its directors. Your hosts for the weekend will be André Morgenthal and Jaco Engelbrecht.
The event is being hosted at Riebecksrivier, where guests will stay either at the old farmhouse or the surrounding luxury cottages. Those fortunate enough to attend can look forward to a Friday night of tutored tastings on the project’s vines and vineyards, followed by a 3 course meal accompanied by wine pairings and stories. On Saturday, guests can look forward to a hearty breakfast before accompanying a winemaker to visit their very own ‘old block’ vines, followed by lunch. Saturday evening will see the Talking Table hosting a braai with a guest winemaker on hand to entertain and inform, afterwards guests will be given the rare opportunity to purchase some of the wine on offer.
The weekend will cost guests between R 9,500 and R 12,500 depending on their choice of room and includes 3 meals a day, a farm visit, tasting of rare and expensive wines and awesome conversation.