Over the years South Africa has developed a reputation for producing some of the best and most commercially successful wines in the world. The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show offers a showcase to over 250 wines from a variety of regions. Visitors to the show will have their taste buds tingling as they explore the produce of 50 exhibitors including the prestigious Kanonkop, Jordan, Tokara, Meerlust, Paul Cluver Wines and Steenberg. International wines will also be on show with Valdo Prosecco making a first-time appearance and crystal stemware and delicious foods adding to the event’s bonhomie.
An equally popular feature of the show is the opportunity to buy wine favourites via the Shop@Show facility, administered by local retailer Tops The Grove. Enjoy the convenience of receiving show purchases delivered to your door.
Joint sponsor of the event, FNB Private Wealth and FNB Private Clients expressed their enthusiasm ahead of this year’s event:
Sipho Silinda, CEO of FNB Private Clients says: “We are delighted to once again make it possible for the local community in Mpumalanga to enjoy an exclusive wine tasting experience while getting an opportunity to mingle and learn about alternative wine varieties from some of the best producers in the country. The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show has come a long way and earned a place in the hearts of local wine enthusiasts. As this initiative grows stronger it brings us one step closer to realising our broader objective to foster local economic development by supporting community events that show potential to grow.”
Show director Michael Fridjhon, added: “To ensure more space for the region’s wine lovers, FNB has elected to host all its guests on the Thursday evening, thus ensuring that the Friday is entirely available to members of the public”.
Tickets to the show are available via Computicket as well as the Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores. Emnotweni Rewards cardholders will received up to 20% discount if they purchase tickets online at emnotweni.co.za or via computicket.com.
Wine lovers can plan their tasting experience in advance by visiting www.mpumalangawineshow.co.za for a full list of exhibitors and wines in the lead-up to the show.
Event name: FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show
Dates: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April 2017
Venue: Emnotweni, Riverside Park, Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Ticket Price: R180 (includes unlimited tastings and wine tasting glass)
Refreshments: Light meals will be available for sale.
Queries: 011 482 5936/5/4
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at one of the following options:
- Online www.computicket.com
- Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores
- At the door on Friday night only, subject to availability
The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show follows March’s Eastern Cape Wine Show in East London and precedes the Free State Wine Show in Bloemfontein (3 and 4 August) and the Port Elizabeth leg of the Eastern Cape Wine Show on 23 and 24 November. Directed by wine authority Michael Fridjhon and organised by Johannesburg-based OutSorceress Marketing, the wine show supports the White River chapter of Rotary International as a contribution to the local community. Proceeds to Rotary International, raised through ticket sales and wine donations via all regional wine shows, exceeded R200 000 in 2016, with over R90 000 derived from the Nelspruit community alone. For more information see www.outsorceress.co.za.
About FNB Regional Wine Shows – the Capital Route
The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show in Nelspruit is one of four such events on the Capital Route sponsored annually by FNB Private Clients and FNB Private Wealth. Dedicated to the belief that innovation is a catalyst for growth, FNB has chosen to showcase South Africa’s wine industry. In this way new and existing clients get to enjoy experiences which always exceed expectations, while at the same time sharing the triumphs and achievements of South Africa’s leading winemakers. The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show promotes responsible drinking. No persons under the age of 18 will be allowed.