08:30 - 09:30
Registration with oysters and Hemel-en-Aarde MCC at Nidderdale farm.
09:30 - 11:30
We keep things down to earth and let you discover our dirt with guided vineyard tours by the winemakers & viticulturists. (There is the option of self driving or travelling with group - to be indicated when booking the free of charge vineyard tour ticket.)
If you have no interest in terroir, your time to join is NOW. Second registration at Nidderdale.
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch! Enjoy a light two – course meal with seasonal flavours and a glass of crisp Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay.
14:00 - 15:00
Hemel-en-Aarde Wines Charity Auction hosted by auctioneer Dave Swingler. All funds raised will go towards the Hemel-en-Aarde community projects.
15:00 - 17:00
Tap into Burgundian winemaker Jean-Marie Fourrier’s expertise with a formal tasting of his Domaine at the international tasting.
Your time is yours on Friday evening. There are no events scheduled, but we encourage you to enjoy the finer things that the idyllic town of Hermanus has to offer.
10:00 - 11:30
Pre-booked, carefully curated tastings at one of ten Hemel-en-Aarde wineries. Please ensure you arrive 15 min before start of event to avoid delays. Ensure a spot at your winery of choice, as space per farm is limited - to be booked, from drop down menu, at time of purchasing full weekend ticket.
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch! Connect & mingle with a glass of Hemel-en-Aarde MCC over a harvest table around your shared love of great food and drink.
14:00 - 14:45
Much awaited formal tasting of 2016 Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir per individual appellation. First Flight: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, 2016.
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:15
Second Flight: Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, 2016.
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:00
Third Flight: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, 2016.
The breeze is warm under the large oak trees and the table is set for a balmy, wine fuelled summer’s night with the local winemakers. Simple, well executed dinner fare will be prepared by top chefs on open fires in a laid-back atmosphere.
While alcohol is available for your enjoyment at the event, be aware of your limits and consume responsibly. Please don’t drink and drive.