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Wine Tastings this October: Damascene, Moya Meaker & Bordeaux

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 Attention, Gauteng! This October, we have two not-to-be-missed wine experiences happening. Our good friend from Bordeaux, Jean de Lassée from Margaux-based négociant Ulysse Cazabonne, will be in town to host an evening of Bordeaux over dinner. Another Jean, Jean Smit of Damascene and Moya Meaker, will also be up in Joburg for the release tasting of his 2022 wines prior to the official nationwide release. Book your spots while you can!

Dear Reader,

First up, on Tuesday evening the 10th of October at Great Domaines, we will be hosting an evening focussed on a curated selection of red Bordeaux. Jean de Lassée will share insights into the wines and we will enjoy a three-course dinner in our tasting room.

The very next day, on Wednesday evening the 11th of October, and also at Great Domaines, our tasting room will be prepped for a walk-around tasting of the new releases from Jean Smit of Damascene and Moya Meaker. With the likes of Jean’s Damascene W.O. Swartland Syrah 2021 having just received a whopping 98 points from Tim Atkin MW’s 2023 South Africa Special Report, and both the W.O. Stellenbosch and Cederberg Syrahs 96 points a piece, you will not want to miss out on being among the first to taste the 2022 vintage of all wines from both Damascene and Moya Meaker.

In order to secure your spot at either/both of these wine evenings, simply click on the relevant button and book and pay securely online via our host page on Howler.

Bordeaux wine dinner, Johannesburg
R 1,950 per person
Format: seated tasting with dinner
Limited to 24 guests
Tuesday 10 October
Great Domaines
2 Jameson Avenue, Melrose Estate

2021 Thibaud Boudignon, Rosé de Loire on arrival.

Wines with dinner:

First course
2021 Domaine de l’Ile, Porquerolles Blanc
Second course
 Château Ferrière, Margaux
2019 Château Léoville Poyferré, Saint-Julien
2019 Château Château Berliquet, Saint-Émilion
Third course
2012 Château Roc de Cambes, Côtes-de-Bourg
2012 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol

Damascene & Moya Meaker
2022 vintage release tasting
R 450 per person
Format: walk-around tasting with palate cleansers provided
Limited to 30 guests
18:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 11 October
Great Domaines
2 Jameson Avenue, Melrose Estate

Order of wines:

2022 Damascene W.O. Swartland Chenin blanc
Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Chenin blanc
Damascene W.O. Franschhoek Sémillon
Moya Meaker W.O. Elgin Pinot Noir
Moya Meaker W.O. Elgin Riesling
Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Syrah
Damascene W.O. Swartland Syrah
Damascene W.O. Ceres Plateau Syrah
Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc
Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon