”Chenin had become the flag bearer for the country’s contemporary fine wine renaissance and the lifeblood pumping through the country’s wine culture.”
- Malu Lambert, wine critic and journalist
On the 24th of February we will host the 1st Summer of Chenin Trail Run at Lievland Vineyards in association with the Chenin Blanc association of South Africa.
South Africa is the only country that can pinpoint the exact starting date of its wine industry, thanks to a diary entry by Jan van Riebeeck on 2 February 1659: “Today, praise be to God, wine was made for the first time from Cape grapes.” The grape varieties were named as steendruif, now known to be Chenin Blanc, and hanepoot, or Muscat d’Alexandrie then called Spaanse druiven, or Spanish grapes.
This date, 2 February, marks the start of the country’s wine harvest celebrations, when South Africa invites all with a passion for wine to raise their glasses in a tribute to South Africa’s rich wine heritage.
What better way to celebrate the #HappyBirthdaySAwine birthday month of February than with the #SummerofChenin Trail Run, as nothing says 'South African summer' like chilled Chenin!
18 Producers. Taste 40 wines!!!
5km Start at 8:15 - R180
10km Starts at 8:00 - R220
Medals for all
Your entry includes the entry to the festival with almost 40 wines to taste, a wine glass to take home and some great time with family and friends to celebrate SUMMER with a glass of CHENIN after your run.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY VALUABLES IN THE CAR!!
Unpaid entries will be deleted after 3 days. Limited spots available.
Lievland Vineyards, Klapmuts
|Lievland, Wine Estate, R44, Stellenbosch, Klapmuts, 7600, South Africa