CRAVEN WINE TASTING @ THE BIOSCOPE

Wed, 23 Mar

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley

CRAVEN WINE TASTING @ THE BIOSCOPE

Join us for an in depth tasting of the new release of Craven wines hosted by Mick Craven himself. Wine tasting in a cinema I hear you say? Of course! Comfy seats, ample legroom, a relaxing and informative experience. Snacks, loads of wine on us - sounds like a lekker Wednesday night.

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TIME & LOCATION

23 Mar, 18:00 – 20:00

The Bioscope at 44 Stanley, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa

ABOUT THE EVENT

Working exclusively with Stellenbosch WO, Jeanine and Mick have been making Craven Wines since 2013. All their wines are single vineyard and single varietal.

Their goals are purity, freshness and balance – there is minimal interference with the grapes (only SO2) once they reach the cellar. Although they do not own any vineyards, by far most of the Cravens’ efforts throughout the year is spent in the vineyards and working with the farmers from whom they buy their fruit.

Most of the vineyards (Bluegum Grove, Karibib, Newlands) they source from are in the Polkadraai Hills ward of Stellenbosch. The granite soils here allow the Cravens to show the precision of the fruit they work with. There is a laser-like focus on the palate of these wines – this includes the skin-contact Pinot Gris which has gained a cult following around the world. The Cabernet Sauvignon is also gaining in standing, with Greg Sherwood MW being a recent convert.

Jeanine’s family’s farm was in Faure in southern Stellenbosch. This area is near where they source the fruit for their Cinsaut. As with Polkadraai, this area in southern Stellenbosch has granite soils, but is a cooler microclimate thanks in part to the proximity to False Bay to the south and the cool mountain air sinking off the nearby Helderberg.

The Firs Syrah is sourced from the Devon Valley ward of Stellenbosch, which has a very different soil profile to either Polkadraai Hills or Faure. Here the soil is a rich, burnt orange coloured clay. This gives the wines more depth and power whereas granite soils tend to give perfume, precision and intensity.

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  • CRAVEN WINE TASTING

    ZAR 180

    VAT included

    This ticket will include welcome drinks, light snacks at the beginning of the event and a guided tasting of everything in the Craven stable. You're welcome to order pizzas etc from The Bioscope throughout the evening.

    ZAR 180

    VAT included

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