Stellenbosch Cabernet Colllective’s Woordfees Barrel Tasting

It is traditionally a special right reserved only for winemakers; tasting magic within the barrel. This March, the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective (SCC) in conjunction with the Toyota US Woordfees, invites wine enthusiasts to a unique opportunity to taste the best Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons directly from the barrel. This rare barrel tasting experience will showcase a selection of top Stellenbosch Cabernets on preview.  

The beautiful Waterford Estate tasting room and courtyard will play host to this evening event, in its inaugural year, and guests will be spoilt with a selection of Stellenbosch Cabernets served from the barrel, alongside a current bottled vintage in which to compare. Guests will be encouraged to walk through the courtyard under the summer stars, whilst sipping on exceptional vintages of Stellenbosch Cabernet and mingling with the winemakers and owners of member wineries. Live music will complement the evening, and a selection of small plates will be on sale to pair with the wines. 

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Each of the 29 Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective member wineries have specially selected their best barrels to show at the event, and most of these wines will only be available in market in a few years’ time. This is the perfect opportunity to get an insider view of what the future vintages have in store for lovers of Stellenbosch Cabernet.   

“This is such a fantastic opportunity for proponents of Cabernet to experience a barrel tasting, which is truly a rare event on the wine calendar. We wanted member wineries to be able to show their young wines in anticipation of what is coming in the future.”, says Christo le Riche, Chairman of the SCC. “We have such a special terroir in Stellenbosch for crafting world-class Cabernets, and many of our wines are achieving international acclaim. We hope that through our combined efforts we can see Stellenbosch Cabernet taking its place amongst the best in the world. If you love Stellenbosch and you love Cabernet, then this event is not to be missed!”, he continues. 


The event kicks off at 18h00 on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2020. Tickets cost R350 per person and include a welcome drink, unlimited Cabernet tastings and live music. Tickets are regrettably limited and on sale via 


More about the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective

Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective is a non-profit organisation that endeavours to improve global perceptions of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon through a cohesive collection of members. The intention of the collective is to uphold a strict standard of superlative quality Cabernets and that the champion producers in the region are identified so that their bold, unique Cabernets can be put forward for the world to taste and appreciate. 

“We are the producers through whom the legacy of our ancestors lives on. We are the story tellers, the curators of Earth’s expression. We are the custodians of the oldest soils known to man. We are innovative craftsman, artists of oenology and masters of agronomy. We are Stellenbosch Cabernet.”


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