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A TRUE TASTE OF ITALY AT 15 ON ORANGE
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Italian Day Lunch & Live Music At 15 On Orange 

(Cape Town, South Africa) Feeling a little Italian? Wish to join the fiesta? Add a dash of Italian flavour to your Italian Day with Disaronno and Ayama Vermentino! 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection pulls out the stops on 2 June 2019, with delectable dining and immersive Italian music for the whole family!

Conveniently situated in the heart of the Mother City, just off Orange Street in Cape Town’s Garden’s area, 15 on Orange Urban Oasis invites families to an effervescent afternoon of decadent dining celebrations. Renowned Italian performer, Francesca Biancoli, takes the stage, tapping into European up-beats for the freshest auditory accompaniment to a Sunday celebration never to forget.

Guests are welcomed to a complimentary Disaronno cocktail upon arrival. The three-course lunch to follow [at R395 per person] kicks off with an antipasti sharing platter of olives, salami, Parma ham, chorizo, marinated artichokes, cream cheese stuffed peppadews, brie cheese, sundried tomato tapenade, pesto cream cheese, breadsticks, ciabatta and lavash. Starter course is accompanied by a delicious glass of Ayama Vermentino.

For mains, Roast Beef Sirloin tagliata topped with rucola, grana padano, roasted heirloom tomato, crispy baby potatoes; And Affogato panna cotta with vanilla panna cotta, coffee jelly, amaretti biscuit and dark chocolate ganache served for dessert. 

The kiddie’s menu for under 12 years is R150, and under 18 at R195. Seating is limited and bookings in advance essential. To place your reservation, contact +2721 469 8000 or reservations@15onorangehotel.com. For more information on the Italian Day Lunch and Live Music email  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.

DIARY LISTING:

WHAT: Italian Day Lunch & Live Music

WHERE: 15 On Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Corner of Orange Street and Grey’s Pass, Gardens

WHEN: Sunday 2 June 2019

CONTACT: 021 469 8000 or email reservations@15onorangehotel.com

FOR MORE INFO: melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Website: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cptor-15-on-orange-hotel-autograph-collection/

CHAMBORD® RAISES A TOAST TO FEMININITY THIS FREEDOM DAY VIDEO

(Cape Town, South Africa) A panel of power women, experts in their industries at the top of their game, gathered together this Freedom Day, 27 April, to inspire, uplift and engage.

A festive conglomerate of mademoiselles enjoyed a Royale bubbling five-star Chambord® soiree at the recently refurbished 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Illuminated in the berrylicious colours of Chambord liqueur Cape Town’s Urban Oasis offered a premium play station for pop up pamper bars (FoxBox, Rain SA and Gorgeous2Go), decadent dining (catered by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells), trendy tunes by Anthea Scholtz and Francesca Biancoli, and of course, a glass and a half for cocktail-o-clock. #BecauseNoReason

The fizztivities revolved around a panel discussion lead by SA’s little Oprah, Mamohau Seasane, offering inspiring ideas as to how to harness the best version of oneself. Panel members included:

KFM radio show host (ranked number one in the country), Bravo Presenter on Kyknet and Tussen Ons show host, Tracey Lange; Good Hope FM Radio & TV presenter, Ayanda Dlamini; Tracy-Lee Rosslind – seasoned Producer and Stylist [followed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rhianna]; Cosmetic and reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Nerina Wilkinson; Celebrity makeup artist, Renee De Wit; and ENCA feel good news anchor - Tanya Nefdt.

The discussion board touched on subjects such as what power cards they drew to get them to the top of their careers; best-practice work ethics; self-motivation, celebrating wins whilst staying grounded; dressing-the-part and being true to your own unique style and flair; beauty hacks, tips and tricks for an on-the-go woman; morning routines and meditation rituals; living a balanced lifestyle (work, family and self) and benefits of both exercise and relaxation.

Prize giveaways for attendees included: a dashing bottle of Chambord® – an all-natural, black raspberry liqueur and Wixworth gin to create your own Bramble Cocktail; a pair of Lacoste Sunglasses from Moscon Optics; 90 ml Coach Perfume from Prestige Cosmetics; BeachCult swimwear; from FoxBox “A girl’s day out voucher for a tinted Fox (eyebrow thread, tint and lash tint) for her and a friend”; Wild Thing Yoga one month membership; EyeLove lash extensions; the full range of Rain beauty products; Carol Boyes bottle of bubbly and chocolates; Makeup application from Gorgeous2Go; Nerina Wilkinson Red Carpet Facial treatment voucher; and a generous Wellness Warehouse hamper.

Adding extra bells and whistles to this berry Bella event was Linnea Frank’s Femme Fatale art on gold metal exhibition, Fynbosch Flora and In-House AV.

Chambord® is a premium, all-natural black raspberry liqueur whereby every drop is produced at a traditional French chateau situated in the Loire Valley of France following many of the same traditional processes. Today, Chambord® continues to inspire versatile cocktail creations around the world and is considered decadent, flamboyant and a real treat to add to your glass of bubbly.  But you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy Chambord®. If you like it, drink it. Why. Because no reason. The Chambord® global mantra inspires women to live their best life however they choose to.

Situated beside the green mile of Cape Town’s Epicentre, 15 on Orange Urban Oasis Hotel renders a majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The multifaceted venue caters ideally to both for large and small functions, complete with state-of-the-art fittings and finishes, five star service, and exquisite catering.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange include the Mother’s Day Villiera Bubbly Pairing Lunch on 12 May; a delectable four-course menu accompanied by complimentary LUSH Cosmetics gifting and live music by Francesca Biancoli.

For more information on the Freedom Day event contact melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za. Chambord® promotes responsible drinking and is not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Visit the 15 on orange website for more info on accommodation specials and staycations.

                                                                                                               

THE ART OF GIN FIRST THURSDAY MOVIE NIGHTS AT 15 ON ORANGE
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15 on Orange Urban Oasis Offers a Fresh Take on First Thursdays

(Cape Town, South Africa) 15 on Orange offers a refreshing new take on First Thursdays with a fully immersive five- star cinematic experience - The Autograph Collection - Art of Gin First Thursday Movie Nights.

The sensorial experience is set in an opulent, elegantly furnished lounge-style cinema, offering ultimate comfort and relaxation.

This series of experiential evenings kicked off on Thursday, 2 May 2019, with Tracy-Lee Rosslind’s Alice in Wonderland themed birthday celebration, hosting esteemed guests Nadia Jaftha, Alyssa Kirby Cole, Sheri Greenway, Jade Robertson, Nuzhah Jacobs, Aqeelah Harron Ally and Kiara Kittner to name a few.  

With an artistic take on First Thursdays, the Winter Edition of Quentin Tarantino Cult Classics will premier to the public on Thursday 6 June. Quentin’s films are characterized by their non sequential story lines with a satirical flair and references to pop culture. He is the king of on-screen violence and elongated dialogues, his casts often consists of well-known and respected actors.  One of his first and most well-known award winning films; Kill Bill Vol.1 will kick off the series.

A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes up from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. She is driven by an unquenchable need for revenge, she makes it her mission to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. The Bride sets off on her pursuit of justice, enduring unthinkable injuries and immoral enemies.

Tarantino’s second feature film is one of the very best crime dramas ever with engaging characters; non‑stop action; and intricately woven individual stories, Pulp Fiction follows on 4 July 2019. Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a fondness for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) ; his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) ; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) ; master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and an anxious pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" (Tim Roth) and "Honey Bunny" (Amanda Plummer).

By now, you’d think that we’d have become accustomed to Tarantino pulling the rug out from under our feet. After all, this is the man who made his name with a heist film that didn’t actually have a heist in it. Yet within the first five minutes of Inglorious Basterds, it’s clear that he’s done it again. It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) gathered a squad of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retaliation against the Nazis. Pitt and his ensemble cast join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates intersect with theatre owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who pursues to take vengeance for the Nazis' execution of her family. On 1st of August the award-winning Inglorious Basterds will be showcased.

The Cult Classic screenings will commence at 7:30pm. The offering includes an art exhibition by Linnea Frank, a Wixworth Art of Gin mixology bar for welcome cocktails and a delectable movie meal at R185 per person, all inclusive. Seating is limited and bookings in advance essential. For more info go to the Facebook Event Page or email melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.  

  

KILL BILL VOL..1 DIARY LISTING:

Where: Corner of Orange Street and Grey’s Pass, Gardens

When: First Thursday 6 June 2019

What: Autograph Collection first Thursday Movie Nights

Dress Code: Cocktail chic

Contact:  081 462 5076

For More info: melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Website: QUICKET LINK

 

PULP FICTION DIARY LISTING:

Where: Corner of Orange Street and Grey’s Pass, Gardens

When: First Thursday 4 July 2019

What: Autograph Collection first Thursday Movie Nights

Dress Code: Cocktail chic

Contact:  081 462 5076

For More info: melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Website: QUICKET LINK

 

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS DIARY LISTING:

Where: Corner of Orange Street and Grey’s Pass, Gardens

When: First Thursday 1 August 2019

What: Autograph Collection first Thursday Movie Nights

Dress Code: Cocktail chic

Contact:  081 462 5076

For More info: melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Website: QUICKET LINK                        

EMPOWER ME HAUTE COUTURE DINNER AT 15 ON ORANGE
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(Cape Town, South Africa) Fine dining meets haute couture at the Empower Me Dinner hosted at the 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

'King of Couture', Jacques LaGrange, brings his New York Fashion Week collection into motion, accompanying a delectable three-course dinner orchestrated by notable Executive Chef, Tamsyn Wells. This exclusive network dinner invites like-minded women to join in an evening of glits and glam in a New York setting.

The evening commences at 6:30pm with Disaronno welcome cocktails to the sound of Anthea Scholtz' uplifting beats and the formal dinner kicks off at 7:30pm. Between starters, mains and a Tia Maria Dessert, guest speakers and luxury giveaways, the bedecked dining room will transform into LaGrange’s petite runway.

Empower Me also offers a limited "inner circle" VIP Club Membership which entitles cardholders to various value-ads and discounts from luxury brand affiliates. VIP members can expect extra spoils at the event as well as 10% reduction off their ticket price.

Tickets are priced at R550 and available through their website www.empower-me.co.za. For further enquiries contact Janine on 079 036 7823 or janine@empower-me.co.za                      

    

DIARY LISTING:

VENUE: 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, Corner of Orange Street & Grey’s Pass, Gardens

DATE: Wednesday 29 May 2019

TIME: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

DRESS CODE: New York Cocktail

TICKETS: http://empower-me.co.za/event/vip-members-dinner/

CONTACT: janine@empower-me.co.za

WEBSITE: www.empower-me.co.za

MENU

*vegetarian options available on request

Starter

Salt and Pepper Fried Calamari

Dipping sauce, lime

 

Main Course

Frilled Chalmar Beef Sirloin

Cauliflower couscous, caramelized baby onions and bordelaise jus

Or

Grilled Line Fish

Sauté wild mushrooms, fondant potato, pea puree

 

Dessert

Tia Maria Cocktail

VILLIERA CELEBRATES THE MATRIARCH IN AN URBAN OASIS
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A Toast to Matriarchs in Cape Town's Urban Oasis

(Cape Town, South Africa) A matriarchal celebration at its finest took place on Sunday 12 May 2019 at 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Mums and families gathered together for an effervescent afternoon of feastivities, award winning wines, Lushious gifting and live entertainment in Cape Town's Urban Oasis.

Welcoming guests into a lavishly transformed space by Gearhouse AV, with soft pink hues to accentuate femininity and surround-sound auditory accompaniment of Francesca Biancoli performing live. This set the stage for mum’s in celebration. With a glass of Starlight Brut MCC offered upon arrival the esteemed diners were navigated to their tables adorned with gorgeous LUSH Cosmetics gift boxes for each of the mums.

The four-course luncheon presented by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells, commenced with a mouth-watering starter pairing of Norwegian salmon tartare, avocado mousse, soy lime broth and ikura caviar paired beautifully with the Villiera Tradition Brut MCC NV. The sumptuous second course comprised of the Smoked paprika seared Linefish, grilled broccolini, saffron scented potato puree, gremolata crumb and lemon butter served together with Paired with Bushvine Blanc Fumé Reserve NV.

Guests sunk their teeth into a generous third course of Roast Chalmar beef fille, charred spring onion, onion chutney, pickled and roast onion puree with truffled potato fritter and peppercorn sauce enjoyed with the Vilierra Cabernet Sauvignon. And, to round off the palette, Nougat and white chocolate cremeux dessert with Raspberry glaze, Turkish delight and pistachio accompanied by the Tradition Brut Rosé MCC.

Villiera Wines, rooted from Stellenbosch, is a family run winery, pioneering quality produce and commitment to preserving the environment as proud members of the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. A perfect fit for a matriarchal family occasion. Ideal for a lavish luncheon, Villiera is notable for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange Hotel includes the Empower Me Haute Couture Dinner with Jacques LaGrange fashion show with Tia Maria and Theravine on Wednesday 29 May 2019; Italian Day Lunch & Live Music with Disaronno and Ayama Wines on Sunday 2 June, and the First Thursday Movie Night Cult Classics with Wixworth Gin on 6 June, 4 July and 1 August 2019.

For more information on the 15 on orange Hotel, Autograph Collection events line up please contact  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.                                                                                                        

First Thursday Movie Nights: Alice in Wonderland
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A Fresh Take on First Thursdays at Cape Town’s Urban Oasis

(Cape Town, South Africa) The First Thursday Movie Nights at 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection debuted with a five-star cinematic experience on Thursday 2 May 2019.

The fully immersive five-star sensory experience was set in an opulent, elegantly furnished lounge-style cinema, offering ultimate comfort and relaxation. A Red Carpet Creative production, made possible by Gearhouse AV, exquisitely decorated by Fynbosch Flora and complete with a welcome lounge catered by Wixworth Gin, Chambord®, Happy Culture and Baked Sugar Cakes.

The launch coincided with Tracy-Lee Rosslind’s Alice in Wonderland themed birthday celebration, hosting esteemed guests Nadia Jaftha, Alyssa Kirby Cole, Sheri Greenway, Jade Robertson, Nuzhah Jacobs, Aqeelah Harron Ally and Kiara Kittner to name a few.  

With an artistic take on First Thursdays the Winter Edition of Quinton Tarantino Cult Classics kicks off to public on Thursday 6 June featuring Kill Bill Vol.1. Pulp Fiction follows on 4 July and 1 August showcases Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

The offering includes an art exhibition by Linnea Frank, a Wixworth Art of Gin mixology bar for welcome cocktails and a delectable movie meal at R185 per person, all inclusive. Seating is limited and bookings in advance essential. For more info go to theFacebook Event Page or email melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

CHAMBORD® RAISES A TOAST TO FEMININITY THIS FREEDOM DAY
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(Cape Town, South Africa) A panel of power women, experts in their industries at the top of their game, gathered together this Freedom Day, 27 April, to inspire, uplift and engage.

A festive conglomerate of mademoiselles enjoyed a Royale bubbling five-star Chambord® soiree at the recently refurbished 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Illuminated in the berrylicious colours of Chambord liqueur Cape Town’s Urban Oasis offered a premium play station for pop up pamper bars (FoxBox, Rain SA and Gorgeous2Go), decadent dining (catered by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells), trendy tunes by Anthea Scholtz and Francesca Biancoli, and of course, a glass and a half for cocktail-o-clock. #BecauseNoReason

The fizztivities revolved around a panel discussion lead by SA’s little Oprah, Mamohau Seasane, offering inspiring ideas as to how to harness the best version of oneself. Panel members included:

KFM radio show host (ranked number one in the country), Bravo Presenter on Kyknet and Tussen Ons show host, Tracey Lange; Good Hope FM Radio & TV presenter, Ayanda Dlamini; Tracy-Lee Rosslind – seasoned Producer and Stylist [followed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rhianna]; Cosmetic and reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Nerina Wilkinson; Celebrity makeup artist, Renee De Wit; and ENCA feel good news anchor - Tanya Nefdt.

The discussion board touched on subjects such as what power cards they drew to get them to the top of their careers; best-practice work ethics; self-motivation, celebrating wins whilst staying grounded; dressing-the-part and being true to your own unique style and flair; beauty hacks, tips and tricks for an on-the-go woman; morning routines and meditation rituals; living a balanced lifestyle (work, family and self) and benefits of both exercise and relaxation.

Prize giveaways for attendees included: a dashing bottle of Chambord® – an all-natural, black raspberry liqueur and Wixworth gin to create your own Bramble Cocktail; a pair of Lacoste Sunglasses from Moscon Optics; 90 ml Coach Perfume from Prestige Cosmetics; BeachCult swimwear; from FoxBox “A girl’s day out voucher for a tinted Fox (eyebrow thread, tint and lash tint) for her and a friend”; Wild Thing Yoga one month membership; EyeLove lash extensions; the full range of Rain beauty products; Carol Boyes bottle of bubbly and chocolates; Makeup application from Gorgeous2Go; Nerina Wilkinson Red Carpet Facial treatment voucher; and a generous Wellness Warehouse hamper.

Adding extra bells and whistles to this berry Bella event was Linnea Frank’s Femme Fatale art on gold metal exhibition, Fynbosch Flora and In-House AV.

Chambord® is a premium, all-natural black raspberry liqueur whereby every drop is produced at a traditional French chateau situated in the Loire Valley of France following many of the same traditional processes. Today, Chambord® continues to inspire versatile cocktail creations around the world and is considered decadent, flamboyant and a real treat to add to your glass of bubbly.  But you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy Chambord®. If you like it, drink it. Why. Because no reason. The Chambord® global mantra inspires women to live their best life however they choose to.

Situated beside the green mile of Cape Town’s Epicentre, 15 on Orange Urban Oasis Hotel renders a majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The multifaceted venue caters ideally to both for large and small functions, complete with state-of-the-art fittings and finishes, five star service, and exquisite catering.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange include the Mother’s Day Villiera Bubbly Pairing Lunch on 12 May; a delectable four-course menu accompanied by complimentary LUSH Cosmetics gifting and live music by Francesca Biancoli.

For more information on the Freedom Day event contact melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za. Chambord® promotes responsible drinking and is not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Visit the 15 on orange website for more info on accommodation specials and staycations.

                                                                                                               

TOP CONCIERGE AND DESTINATION SPECIALISTS FROM CAPE TOWN TO IBIZA
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Cape Town’s Urban Oasis, 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, housed the launch of bespoke concierge company, Tové Experience on Thursday, 11 April 2019, welcoming the top tier of SA’s travel, tourism, hospitality and entertainment sectors.
Cape Town to Ibiza concierge and destination specialists, Tové, caters for both local and international travel markets. Curating tailor-made premium packages, they offer personalized service and experiences of the highest standard.

Tové Founder, Anthea Scholtz, explains; “Nothing is too big nor too small for the company - and our ethos aligns with creating the most special experiences while on holiday or business trips.”  With over a decade of music and entertainment industry experience coupled with an intricate knowledge of the hospitality space Scholtz spearheaded the concierge business with full tenacity.

Refined whereabouts of Ibitha from a six-year residency further equipped Scholtz for the launch of Tove - Scandinavian translation for ‘Lady Thor or Goddess of Thunder’. A fitting name for an ethic of tireless service delivery.

Experiential marketer, brand and event specialist, Sivu Nobongoza, recently joined forces with Scholtz, playing a pivotal role in both the Tové style execution and client relations management. Nobongoza’s drive resides in the unfolding of an entirely new realm of possibilities for those visiting the Mother City.

Two years of success to date in providing personalized tailor-made services the concierge cover spans from villas, hotels and guest houses, and VIP nightlife to bespoke city, wine, safari, peninsula and helicopter tours. As well as transfers, chauffeur services, jewelry and private shopping, in-house personal trainers, and mobile beauty therapists and more.

15 on Orange catered an ideal location for the discerning travel and hospitality specialists. The recently refurbished five-star venue showcased in all its magnificence, luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

Upcoming events at 15 on Orange include a Chambord Royale Freedom Day Celebration on 27 April 2019 – a three course luncheon and celebrity panel discussion [TICKETS / EVENT PAGE]; as well as the First Thursday Autograph Collection Movie Nights – Fantasy Edition. This series of experiential First Thursdays kicks off on 2 May 2019, with Alice in Wonderland (2010) by Tim Burton, offering a two-course dinner, Wixworth Art of Gin Mixology bar and Linnea Frank art exhibition [TICKETS / EVENT PAGE].

For more information:

Tové:

Website: http://tove.co.za/

Email: hello@tove.co.za

Contact Number: +27 82 820 8192

 

15 On Orange Movie Nights Diary Listing:

Where: Corner of Orange Street and Grey’s Pass, Gardens

When: Thursday 2 May, 2019

What: Autograph Collection first Thursday Movie Nights – Winter Fantasy Series: Alice in Wonderland

Dress Code: Cocktail chic

Contact:  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Tickets: https://qkt.io/firstthursdaymovie

                                                                                                               

AYAMA’S 2018/2019 HARVEST SEASON COMES TO A FRUITFUL CLOSE
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Ayama’s harvest season begins long before the sweet, ripe bunches of grapes are taken off of the vines. It is the time when all the year’s efforts, attention, passion, projects and dreams about the new wines become a reality. It’s a time of intense focus and hard, manual labour.

The Italian passion for fine wine and conservation are inseparable elements of Ayama Slent owners Michela and Attilio Dalpiaz. A decade ago, they left their Northern Italian home to go on holiday with friends in South Africa. Like many others, they fell in love with South Africa, the people, the weather and the wine. Slent translates to land, people and passion, evident in every bottle beautifully produced from the 62 hectares of vineyards with tender, love and care.

Michela, founder of Ayama explains; “Harvest normally starts slowly, builds to a crescendo and then slowly starts to slow down as the last of the grapes are brought in from the vineyards. The rest of the focus is then in the cellar.”

The weather typically plays a big role in how a harvest runs. Heat, rain, sunshine and wind can all have an impact on how things play out over the weeks and months of the harvest. It’s a stressful time for those involved but it is an extremely fulfilling process in the end.

The 2019 harvest of Ayama has been extremely rewarding, the vineyards have been under pressure for three years and the challenge for 2018/2019 season was reaching the balance of the grapes in terms of quantity and quality partially recovering from the recent Western Cape drought. Every single person part of the Ayama family has put their heart and soul into this harvest all Winter and Spring to ensure the necessary attention were given to the vineyards, by helping them reaching that perfect balance. At the beginning of Summer Michela and Attilio were sure that they will be harvesting two weeks later than usual, but to their surprise climate conditions during November/December 2018 sped up the ripening process in many of the grapes. By the end of January 2019, Ayama found themselves harvesting non-stop until end-February. Blithely, one variety after the other, all grapes harvested was successfully delivered to the cellar ready to start their aging process.

Ayama is delighted to announce that they have officially closed their harvest season on the 20th of March 2019.

“Autumn is knocking at our doors and we all can slow down now, waiting to start all over again for the next season while the new wines are aging either in steel tanks or barrels.” – Michela Dalpiaz

In celebration of a triumphant harvest season Ayama will be having a special offer on their online store, Ayamateca. On any order above R1,500 customers will receive a Vermentino Magnum for free.

http://ayamateca.co.za/wines-goodies/   

                                                                                                               

Wixworth Art of Gin
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Wixworth Gin in Partnership with the Rhino Foundation

(Cape Town, South Africa) – Raising a glass to Wixworth in its drive to raise funds for the Stop Rhino Poaching Foundation. Studio G Art Gallery at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay hosted the Wixworth Art of Gin launch on Tuesday, 2 April 2019.

A journey of the senses ensued, capturing the botanical base notes through an immersive taste, scent, visual and auditory experience. A truly South African Gin, made with no artificial ingredients, no sweeteners and no colourants, comprising a hand-picked selection of local Fynbos and botanicals, including Rhino’s favourite snack – Renosterbos.

Tying into the debut launch of the new Wixworth bottle, artist Daniel Hugo was commissioned to curate a series of six Rhino paintings and a giant Rhino sculpture with all proceeds being funded directly to the STOP Rhino Poaching Foundation. “Rhino poaching has reached crisis point and across the globe the Rhino habitat is shrinking drastically. Today three of the five species of Rhino are critically endangered, with two of these species comprising less than 80 of its kind remaining in the wild” explains guest speaker Elise Serfontein, representative of the Rhino Fund.

“Together we can stop poaching and habitat loss, gearing towards a 20-year goal to save Rhinos from extinction and rehabilitate the ecosystem” added Master of Ceremonies, Craig Dore, Marketing Director at RGBC.

For each Wixworth bottle sold a percentage of funds will also be allocated towards the Rhino fundraising initiative. Wixworth is a finely crafted classic gin, beautifully balanced by a blend of the finest, hand-selected botanicals. Its entrancing aroma stemming from the union of warmth of spice and piny juniper, the vibrancy of citrus, and in the distance, the floral, earthy scent of fynbos-covered veld. The six different botanicals include Renosterbos, Juniper Berry, Coriander, Cassia bark, Orange Peel and Angelica Root.

This lovingly crafted gin exemplifies confidence, pride and passion in its craft, country and environment.

For more information visit: https://www.wixworth.com/