Old Mutual is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Wine Shows in a quest to bring the best of the South African wine industry to a discerning wine audience.
The shows, established and directed over the past five years by wine authority Michael Fridjhon, bring a superb selection of wines from many of the country\\\'s leading wine producers to the country\\\'s regional capitals.
Neckson Shavhani, Old Mutual Regional General Manager for Limpopo/Mpumalanga, has expressed his excitement at being associated with an event of this calibre. “This is a natural fit with our culture of working hand-in-hand with South Africans to “Do Great Things”.
“We are pleased to become part of this experience where wine lovers are afforded the opportunity to taste the best South African wines on offer,” he concludes.
In the tradition established in earlier editions of the two shows, wine lovers can expect to enjoy the top wines from many of the Cape\\\'s best known estates, and to discover the little known gems produced in quantities too small to ensure wide distribution.
Old Mutual already enjoys an established association with the wine industry as the title sponsor of the Trophy Wine Show, widely regarded as South Africa\\\'s most credible wine competition.
The details of the regional wine shows are as follows:
Old Mutual Mpumalanga Wine Show
Dates: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April 2011
Venue: Ingwenyama Conference and Sports Resort
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Old Mutual Limpopo Wine Show
Dates: Friday 29th and Sartuday 30th July 2011
Venue: Meropa Casino and Entertainment World
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Tickets to the shows cost R100 each and can be purchased via Computicket.com, at the money market counters at Shoprite-Checkers and at the door. The list of around 50 exhibitors will include Raka, Creation Wines, Diemersfontein, JC le Roux, Reyneke Organic and Romesco Olives, with Champagne and crystal glassware adding sparkle to the show experience.
The first Limpopo Wine Show took place in Polokwane in 2007 and the first Mpumalanga Wine Show in 2010 between Nelspruit and White River.