Alto Wines – August – Cape Town
You are cordially invited to OUR FIRST Come Wine With Us & ALTO Wines winter warmer #CRAFTEDCARE evening.
Look forward to an evening where winemaker Bertho Van der Westhuizen shares his insights and passion about everything RED wine along with local craft tapas connoisseurs from FORK restaurant topped off with Ben Day & The Concrete Lions acoustic sessions.
Each guest will get the chance to enjoy a welcome glass of MCC as well as a ‘Red Wine and tapas’ inspired meal enjoyed with ALTO ‘s premium wines.
|Venue:||FORK Restaurant, 84 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000 (Limited parking in Long Street, Please try and make use of Sober Uber or Taxify)|
|Date:||Wednesday 1 August and |
Thursday 2 August
|Dress Code:||A touch of RED, BORN AND BRED|
|Cost:||R395 pp for a red wine tapas inspired meal, wine and entertainment|
About Alto Wines
Alto is a farm with a rich history, befitting its status as one of the icon estates of the Western Cape winelands. The first title deeds date back to 1693, but it was only in 1919 that the farm was given over entirely to vineyard.
That was thanks to the foresight of the farmer Manie Malan who, together with his father Hennie, recognised that the property’s unique aspect, soils and slopes were ideal for crafting full-bodied red wines. They named the farm Alto, homage to both the farm’s altitude and the family’s pursuit of excellence. The cellar and homestead they built still stand on the estate today.The Malan’s nurtured and expanded these vineyards for four decades, before selling the property to Piet du Toit in 1959. On purchasing the farm Du Toit employed a team of experts to evaluate the terroir and soils, and confirm if the right cultivars were planted across the estate. The consensus? Manie Malan’s intuition couldn’t be faulted. Alto was, and remains, the realm of superlative red wines.
In 1983 Piet retired, handing the honour of Alto winemaker to his son Hempies du Toit, a man as famous for his exploits on the rugby field as in the wine cellar. With the turn of the century came a new winemaker in Schalk van der Westhuizen, who further cemented Alto’s reputation in South Africa and abroad.
In 2015 he continued the Alto tradition of passing the baton down through the generations, with his son Bertho van der Westhuizen becoming only the fifth winemaker in Alto’s long history.
With a B.Sc. degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Stellenbosch University, Bertho van der Westhuizen is the cellar master and winemaker at Alto, and a man keenly aware of the hundred years of heritage gazing down from the cellar walls.
While tradition is very important at Alto, re-invention is part of the philosophy that drives the creation of new traditions in its pursuit of excellence.“If you talk to anybody about red wine, Alto’s name will be one of five estates mentioned, and usually in the top three. Its reputation for classically structured wines is well-deserved, and it is therefore a massive honour and privilege to be able to make wine here. The vineyards thrive in the estate’s unique terroir, and my role will be to work carefully and judiciously in the cellar with the best fruit from the vineyards.”
Read More about Alto Wines here
(Pictures were used with permission from the www.alto.co.za website)
About Fork Restaurant
Located in Cape Town, we at FORK serve contemporary Pinchos, an evolution of the old and still existing Spanish ways, a spirit of sharing smaller plates of food and a culinary sensation of experiencing different tastes all in the same meal.
PINCHOS OR ‘SPIKES’ IN THE BASQUE LANGUAGE ARE TAPAS TAKEN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.
NO “SWEATY” CHORIZO OR “CLAMMY” CALAMARI ON COCKTAIL STICKS- FORK’S PINCHOS ARE CULINARY “TOURS DE FORCE” IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, DELIVERING DISHES THAT WOULDN’T LOOK OUT OF PLACE IN A MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANT.
FORK’S CONCEPT IS FOR COOL, YOUNG SIBLINGS AND THE REAL FOODIES OF THIS WORLD AS IT OFFERS ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY, INFORMAL DINING, BITE-SIZED PORTIONS, REASONABLE PRICES AND THE CHANCE TO SWITCH AT THE TURN OF A HEEL FROM TRADITIONAL TO MODERN CUISINE.”
PINCHOS ARE THE ULTIMATE CHOICE FOR PEOPLE WITH A DESIRE FOR THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE.
Read more about FORK restaurant here
(Pictures were used with permission from the www.fork-pinchos.squarespace.com website)
About Ben Day & The Concrete Lions
BDCL is an Afro/Indie pop-rock band from Cape Town. The band was co-founded by Ben Dey and Ongoma Mona in 2015.
BDCL’s unique sound resonates with audiences locally and abroad.
Ben is a prolific lyricist who draws inspiration from the every day. His memorable hooks are held together by poetic verses that use commercial metaphors to express subversive socio, political and environmental themes. He spends much of his time outdoors (climbing, running, riding, surfing) and the music he creates aims to harness the nuanced rhythms of the elements he experiences. In a nutshell, Ben wants to make music that inspires and uplifts the listener.