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Riverboat Wine Voyages (Season 2) - South Africa

Description
Join us on board for another season of exploring some of the most prolific wine destinations of the world!

Over 10 fun and engaging sessions, taste over 50 wines from across the globe and learn about the unique styles and characteristics of each country's produce. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or just beginning to discover the wonderful world of wines, you are sure to be kept well-entertained through the evening as our guest wine specialist Akimi Yeo shares her knowledge and passion!

A selection of canapes will be served during the tasting to accompany the wines, and each voyager will also receive a $10 Food Voucher for dinner after the tasting, and a $10 Wine Voucher to purchase a bottle of your favourite wine of the night!


SOUTH AFRICA (19 Jan 2017)

Sail along the Western Cape of South Africa and take in the picturesque sights of its beaches and coastal wine regions, set to a backdrop of the majestic Table Mountains. The South African wine industry, birthed in the 1600's, has been growing in leaps and bounds since the end of the Apartheid era and has over the last decade received more and more international attention for its quality wines.

Two particular grapes which put the country on the world map would be Chenin Blanc and Pinotage. Tonight's Wine Voyage takes an interesting turn as we witness a showdown between the two, and participants get to vote which wine they think would make the best ambassador for the country!

Chenin Blanc, originally a Loire Valley varietal, is believed to be among the first vine cuttings that arrived in South Africa in the 1600's, and is locally known as Steen. It is the single most planted variety in South Africa, accounting for 20% of all grape production.

Swartland Contours Chenin Blanc 2015
Remhoogte Chenin Blanc 2015
Remhootge Honey Bunch Chenin Blanc 2013

Moving over to the reds, no grape screams 'South Africa' as much as Pinotage. And that is no wonder, considering that it was invented at Stellenbosch University in 1925 by a professor named Abraham Izak Perold, as a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage (the local name for Cinsaut).

Tulbagh Pinotage 2015
Swartland Winemakers Pinotage 2014
Groot Constantia Pinotage 2013


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Tickets are also available at our Front Desk on board the Riverboat. If you have further enquiries, or would like to arrange alternative online payment methods, please contact our in-house wine specialist Daryl Saw at 62785775, or email events@riverboat.com.sg. See you on board!

Updates
  • The event description was updated. Diff 2017-01-13 04:47:33
Thu Jan 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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Venue
Stewords Riverboat
Tickets
Single Ticket SOLD OUT $15.00
Season Ticket (Any 3 Voyages) SOLD OUT $40.00
Venue Address
31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1 Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988 Singapore
Directions
Marina South Pier MRT (Exit B)
Organizer
Stewords Riverboat
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