Wine lovers all over the globe have embraced the celebration of South Africa’s national wine and this year’s Pinotage Day promises to be exciting, entertaining and with a wider international involvement.
Over the past six years the excitement and interest around this day has grown immensely. The second Saturday in October has become a highlight on the international and local wine calendars as wine lovers celebrate this uniquely South African wine varietal.
Internationally special Pinotage tastings and events are hosted in Canada, Japan, Europe and the USA where there is a new excitement amongst wine lovers for Pinotage wine.
In South Africa there is a hype of excitement as numerous wine stakeholders are planning special activities, events and promotions. In the Western Cape, a Pinotage festival, Pinotage FunRun and MTB race, as well as vertical tastings and exclusive pairing menus, have been created.
Pinotage Day will also be celebrated at Die Groot Plaasproe at Sandringham with a Pinotage & Biltong tasting presented in conjunction with the Wellington Wine Route. At this event the biltong finalists of the inaugural Pinotage Boland Biltong Competition can be tasted and enjoyed with a few glasses of Pinotage wine.
A centralised online voting competition has grabbed the attention of wine stakeholders and wine lovers. For the month of October , online users and visitors to wine estates can vote for their favourite Pinotage brand and they will stand a chance to win Pinotage wines.
List of some of the events and promotions
Pinotage Day at Die Groot Plaasproe
Pinotage Day will be celebrated at Die Groot Plaasproe at Sandringham with fantastic wine tastings. A Pinotage and Biltong tasting as well as a showcase tasting of wines from the Wellington Wine Valley will be presented on 12 Oct .
Buy 5 bottles of Pinotage and get 1 bottle of Pinotage for free.
Pinotage Day Festival at Beyerskloof: A traditional South African festive day – Event Sold Out
Buy 5 of the Cappupino Ccinnotage at R58 per bottle and get the 6th one for free! Offer valid from 7-13 October!
Pinotage Day cellar door promotions
Buy 5 bottles of selected Clos Malverne Pinotage wines and get 1 free.
Or- buy 12 bottles of Pinotage and get a free ice cream pairing for 2 people.
De Waal – Stellenbosch
Top of the Hill Fun Walk . It involves a hike through the vineyards, to the amazing Top of the Hill Pinotage vineyard, hosted by owner Pieter de Waal. After tasting this beautiful wine at this very old vineyard, the 2 km Walk is ended with a delicious cheese luncheon on our private outside Terrace. Visit http://www.dewaal.co.za
Pinotage Month is celebrated at Diemersfontein with numerous campaigns. The Pinotage for Pooch campaign as well as discounts and special tastings are offered.
To view all the Diemersdal Pinotage Month offers and campaigns visit https://my.su/lbwcm
Deetlefs Wine Estate – Rawsonville
Visit Deetlefs Wine Estate on 12 October and celebrate Pinotage Day 2019. Activities on the day include:
* Meet the wine maker and taste some of their premium wines which normally only get tasted in private wine tastings
* Receive a glass of Pinotage of your choice as a “welcome drink”
* For every 5 bottles Pinotage you buy they will give you the 6th bottle as a gift to celebrate your love for Pinotage.
Du Toitskloof Wines
Weekend Special (12 and 13 October)
Buy a 6 bottle case of Pinotage driven wines for only R250.
Flagstone wines celebrate this Pinotage Day, the 12th October, with a discount of 25% off all their Pinotage wines. Valid for one day only at the cellar door.
For Pinotage Day, Kanonkop is offering a vertical tasting of the Kanonkop Estate Pinotage. The tasting will be in their art gallery, and no pre-booking required. Tasting fee is R70 per person, and that includes a tasting of their range of current wines.
A fantastic cellar door Pinotage special. From 4-12 Oct you can get a 20% discount on your Pinotage purchases.
Kleine Zalze Wines
Cellar Door Promotion – 10 % discount on Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Pinotage wines.
(*not applicable for additional discounts for Kleine Zalze Wine Club members)
L’Avenir – Stellenbosch
World Cup Rugby – Les Bleus vs England – 12 Oct 2019. Supporting France with a glass of Pinotage.
Landskroon – Paarl
Landskroon offer a 15% discount on their Pinotage and Blanc de Noir wines. Valid for cellar door and online purchases (offer valid 7-12 Oct 2019).
Lanzerac – #PinotageDay at Lanzerac
On 12 October 2019 Lanzerac celebrates Pinotage with unique Pinotage tastings, special food offerings and Pinotage promotions. Guests can look forward to enjoying an array of delicious food offerings beneath the leafy oak trees. Visit https://cutt.ly/fwng2BD
Cellar door discounts on their Pinotage wines are offered on Pinotage Day
Buy 5 bottles of Meerendal Pinotage and get the 6th bottle absolutely free. Only available from the 11th – 13th of October 2019
Mellasat – Paarl
A chance to taste a rare older vintage of Mellasat’s famed White Pinotage on the Pinotage Day weekend. 12 and 13 October 2019.
Enjoy a vertical tasting of their 2008, 2016, 2017 and 2019 White Pinotage, each wine paired with a delicious traditional delicacy. R109 per person
Celebrate International Pinotage day by participating in this 6km Jeep track off-road fun run. Wine tastings on route. All shapes and ages welcome, but no wine for under 18’s. Bottle of wine to each finisher (older than 18). Food, music, entertainment and more fun waiting at the ‘finish line’.
Survivor, the unbridled Swartland wine range, is celebrating Pinotage Day on Saturday, 12 October with a special tasting of two national treasures, biltong and its Absa Top 10 Pinotage wine.
The special Pinotage & Biltong tasting pairs the wine with beef biltong and is available at R25 at the Overhex Tasting Room outside Worcester for the entire week from Monday, 7 to Sunday, 13 October.
Painted Wolf Wines – Paarl
Join Painted Wolf Wines on Pinotage Day for an adventure in food, wine and fun. Experience all the berry, spice, wood, vanilla, toasty aromas and flavours of our range of Pinotage wines. On offer on the day:
* Pinotage tasting
* Pinotage and food pairing
* 10% discount on bottles of The Den Pinotage, The Den Pinotage Rose, Guillermo Pinotage, Black Pack Pinotage and Peloton Rouge
* Chance to win a case of Pinotage.
* Art corner for kids.
Free Pinotage tastings for Pinotage weekend.
If you buy any Perdeberg Pinotage, until the 13th of October, you will be entered into a lucky draw to win a special mixed case of selected Perdeberg Pinotages.
Rooiberg – Robertson
Special Cellar Door Weekend Promotions on 11 & 12 October 2019.
15% Discount on all the Rooiberg Pinotage products.
And a 28% discount on the Rooiberg Cape Blend Reserve.
On the day 12 Oct – Closed for private wedding function.
For #PinotageMonth (Oct) Simonsig will offer “Local is Lekker” tasting options which consists of Simonsig MCC, Pinotage , Cape Blend and Chenin Blanc wines
Celebrating Pinotage with dinner and a live show with The Flip Side at Ulumbaza Wine Bar – 12 Oct.
Bringing their amazing blend of harmonies and superb musicianship , this local acoustic quartet will perform music of Led Zeppelin , The Rolling Stones , The Beatles and many more. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 028 341 065
Cellar Door Promotion 7-12 Oct 2019.
Buy 5 Bottles of Stellenbosch Hills Wine and get a free bottle of Pinotage
Van Loveren – Robertson
The Java MTB & Trail Run – 12 Oct.
The MTB trails at Van Loveren Family Vineyards offer amazing views of the Breede River and the Robertson valley. Starting and ending at Van Loveren, the four trails vary in technicality and offer riders of all fitness levels a good workout. Visit www.javamtb.co.za
Cellar door promotion – 20% discount on their 2017 Viljoensdrift Single Vineyard Pinotage (R99).