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DSC members, couples, single men and women are all welcome. No entry restrictions!
It is my great pleasure to invite fellow DSC members to our March Wine Tasting Event "Flavours of South Africa" at ICON Lounge.
This exclusive event has limited seating and requires prior reservation.
Originally known as ‘Bellinchamp’ (pretty fields), Bellingham begins its story in 1693 when Hollander Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his French Huguenot wife planted the first 1000 vines on the estate. Through ages of farming families, the modern renaissance of the Bellingham Estate in Franschhoek began in the 1943 when Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk purchased the somewhat dilapidated and derelict farm and began restoring the Manor House, the gardens and the vineyards.
The Podlashuks were true pioneers, and with little farming acumen enlisted the help of 13 Italian prisoners of war, who helped to replant the vineyards. Bernard and Fredagh travelled to France and Germany hungry for knowledge and it was this experience and initiative that inspired the release of the first rosé in the Cape in 1949, their ‘Premier Grand Cru’ was the first dry white blend and an original in its style released in 1951, and the first single varietal Shiraz was bottled at Bellingham in 1956.
The ‘80s and ‘90s saw vineyard developments, cellar extensions and the beginning of Bellingham’s ‘classic-new world’ winemaking philosophy. The new century saw a shift in the Bellingham portfolio and The Maverick range of wines was launched in 2002 – a challenge to convention and custom. Boldly exploring new territories in the fine art of crafting wine, Bellingham has received numerous international awards and acclaim. This generation of Bellingham celebrates the historic momentum that has shaped its wines through time in four chapters that tell the stories behind the gable bound by a golden thread of innovation, ingenuity and foresight.
The Bellingham winemaking approach is one of minimal intervention. Time-honoured methods are combined with measured technological expertise to create great value premium wines true to variety and origin. Time and attention is asserted to every stage of production with a particular emphasis on mouth-feel and preserving the natural fruit character. Subtle barrel maturation that enhances the structure and complexity of our wines without overpowering the inherent varietal ensures vibrancy and broad appeal in both our red and white wines.
Great wines begin in the Vineyard. Bellingham has access to fantastic premium sites across the Cape winelands where our viticulturist, Stephan Joubert and our winemaker, Niël Groenewald work together to select the finest origins to create terroir-reflective wines of stature and quality. All varietals are hand pruned and hand harvested ensuring selection of the best berries for our wines.
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Icon Lounge - Radisson Blu, Media City
Price per person: 150 aed per member; 175 aed per guest (non members)
Price inclusive of 5 Wines (Red, White, Sparkling) with canapés.
This will be a Blind Tasting Wine Event!
So you will be tasting the FINE wine before we will let you know what it is.
Also a small presentation about the wine and producer will be given at the event!
Price inclusive of the following:
Beef medallion with balsamic reduction
Fillet of Salmon on Fennel celeriac puree
Please RSVP only if you are sure you will attend as we will be charged based on the number of RSVPs.
Also fee free to invite friends and co workers to a special Blind Wine Tasting Event with Dubai Social Club!
See you there
- Please note that your confirmation of attendance (RSVP) is treated with full consideration as it reflects on the preparations for the event. Members who confirm attendance and fail to show up without a prior notice or communication to the host of the event will be disqualified from attending any future DSC meet-ups.
- In case of changing RSVP, DSC members are allowed to do so up to 48 hours before the commence of the event, otherwise please note that DSC will not be able to refund the attendance fee (if any).
- This event is a confirmed event held by Dubai Social Club (DSC) for its members. Non-members are only allowed as guests of other existing member; pending members and blocked members are not allowed to attend the event.