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Stand a chance to compete in the South African Wine Tasting Championships

Whether you are a lover of wine or a wine aficionado, Taj Cape Town in association with South African Wine Tasting Championships, is giving you a one of a kind opportunity to be a part of the World Wine Tasting Championships.


The South African Wine Tasting Championships is the African division of the World Wine Tasting Championships and is inviting wine lovers to partake in a blind tasting challenge at the Pendock Wine Gallery, located in the luxurious Taj Cape Town. The blind tasting challenge will consist of two preselected, unlabelled wines, and completing a short questionnaire.


This unique experience will give one lucky winner the chance of competing in the South African Wine Tasting Championship finals and, if successful, could become a finalist in the World Wine Tasting Championships, alongside international connoisseurs. The selected finalist will also receive a one night stay for two at Taj Cape Town, with the runner up receiving a case of wine from the Darling region, signed by the renowned Pieter Dirk Uys, courtesy of Pendock Wine Gallery.south-africa-wine-tasting-awards

  • Venue: Pendock Wine Gallery (Lobby Lounge of Taj Cape Town)
  • Tasting Details: 17 August – 7 September 2015: 12h00 – 19h00, Monday – Friday
  • Entry Fee: R30 – includes a tasting of 6 additional wines showcased for the month

A variety of wines and brandies are available for purchase.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, 8 September 2015 and the finals will be taking place at Taj Cape Town on the Thursday, 13 September 2015.

For enquiries contact  on 021 819 2000, or email restaurant reservations.


Taj Cape Town

The Taj Cape Town is perfectly located in the centre of historic Cape Town at the entrance of the famous pedestrian precinct, St George's Mall. Its prime location ensures a blend of fascinating history within walking distance to most tourist attractions, monuments, museums, shopping, restaurants, markets and nightlife. The two dining experiences, the Indian fine dine specialty restaurant, Bombay Brasserie and Mint, the Local Grill a relaxed all-day dining restaurant. Both are warm and welcoming and serve outstanding cuisine. Alongside this you’ll find wonderful Champagne and tapas bar known as The Twankey Bar which is exceedingly popular with both locals and guests alike. The award winning Jiva Grande Spa is one of its kind in Africa.

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