FNB Private Clients has affirmed its commitment to the wine enthusiasts
of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Free State, as well as to the country's
wine producers, by assuming the role of headline sponsor for a series of
regional wine shows.
While some of the events already enjoy an established track record, and are regarded as the most important consumer wine events in the province, FNB's involvement will also serve to extend the reach of the show's programme, bringing the best of the South African wine industry to an ever greater audience.
The show’s programme has been developed and directed over the past five years by wine authority Michael Fridjhon. Beginning in Limpopo, and then extending to Mpumalanga, it brings a superb selection of wines from many of the Cape's leading wine producers to the country's regional capitals.
Basani Maluleke, head of FNB Private Clients, is delighted at being associated with wine events of this calibre. "As a bank, we have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the country's wine producers. Many of our clients regard wine as a lifestyle and leisure choice. We are particularly pleased to be part of an established and highly credible series of events where wine lovers are afforded the opportunity to taste the best South African wines on offer. This partnership aligns itself with our strategic focus on investment in our rural hubs and we are therefore, also pleased that we will be able to assist the industry in expanding its foot print in provinces like the Free State."
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.
The details of the regional wine shows are as follows:
FNB Limpopo Wine Show 2012
Dates: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July 2012
Venue: Meropa Casino and Entertainment World, Polokwane
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Tickets: 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 over 40 exhibitors includes Creation, Glen Carlou, Kanonkop, Leeuwenkuil, Rustenberg, Tokara and Zandvliet with Champagne and crystal glassware adding sparkle to the show experience.
The 2013 dates and details of the FNB Free State Wine Show, FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show, and the FNB Limpopo Wine Show will be announced in due course.
See www.mpumalangawineshow.co.za; www.freestatewineshow.co.za and www.limpopowineshow.co.za for more information.
The first Limpopo Wine Show took place in Polokwane in 2007 and the first Mpumalanga Wine Show between Nelspruit and White River in 2010.
A note to producers: A few stands left for the FNB Limpopo Wine Show – stand bookings close on Friday 20th July.