events

Events in 2017

January

29 Jan Iron Man event East London (Standard Bank event)

February

3 February Dutch Sommeliers tasting and lunch at Joostenberg Manor. Top 10 Challenge Winners 2016 to be poured. Tasting led by Niel Groenewald.
8 February Tuning the Vine at 91 Loop
22 February Visit Masters Group OIV Montpellier. Presentation and Tutored tasting by Attie Louw at Opstal.

March

3-12 March Woordfees Stellenbosch (Standard Bank event)
8 March Udo Goëbel: 18h30 Nederlandse Wynakademie tasting and dinner at 96 Winery Road
8 March Tuning the Vine at 91 Loop
19-21 March Prowein Dusseldorf. Ina Smith to attend
31 March Tasting and dinner at 96 Winery Road for Kenichi Ohashi MW from Japan visiting SA with sommeliers/journalists
  
  

April

2 April Iron Man event Port Elizabeth - Selection of Chenin to be poured to VIP guests (Standard Bank event)
11 April The Magic of Chenin and all that Jazz at the Grand (consumer event)
12 April Tuning the Vine at 91 Loop
29/30/1 (May) Cheese Festival (Sandringham) - 2 tutored Chenin tastings per day and tasting of selection of Chenin to VIP guests (Standard Bank event)

June

12 June Entries open Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2017 Top 10 Challenge
17 June #DrinkChenin Day Campaign (Date change from 16 June to 17 June due to Youth Day)
18 June Iron Man event Durban - Selection of Chenin to be poured to VIP guests (Standard Bank event)
19 June Chenin Showcase: Venue TBC
30 June Entries close Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2017 Top 10 Challenge

July

4-6 July Judging Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2017 Top 10 Challenge

August

23 August Awards Event Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2017 Top 10 Challenge: Venue TBC

September (WOSA events, possible participation)

4 September, Monday Netherlands, Amsterdam: "Wine trail"  
6 September, Wednesday Sweden, Stockholm: "Wine trail"  
10 September, Sunday Germany, Frankfurt: Suedafrica Wine Show
12 September, Tuesday London, UK: WOZANI
13 September, Wednesday London, UK: Intrepid Tasting

November

17 November AGM - Venue TBC

Please contact Ina Smith if you want to be part of an upcoming event or need more information. Photos of all events are posted on our Facebook page. 

  
Events in 2016

8 June Tuning the Vine Cape Town
10 June Entries open Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2016 Top 10 Challenge
17 June #DrinkChenin Day Campaign
20 June Chenin Showcase: Cape Grace Hotel
29 June Entries close Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2016 Top 10 Challenge
5-7 July Judging Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2016 Top 10 Challenge
24 August Awards Event Standard Bank Chenin Blanc 2016 Top 10 Challenge: Delaire Graff
2 September Chenin Event in collaboration with Franschhoek Wine Valley: Grand Provence
8 September Intrepid London
28 October Spotlight on Chenin in collaboration with Breedekloof Producers (TBC)
18 November AGM

Please contact Ina Smith if you want to be part of an upcoming event or need more information. Photos of all events are posted on our Facebook page. 

 
Chenin Party 2015

The Chenin Blanc Association together with partner Standard Bank, hosted the first ever #SBCheninParty at The Grand Café and Beach at Granger Bay on Monday 14 September 2015, as a kick-off to CapeWine 2015.

When you think about South African white wine, summer and good food, you think Chenin Blanc. This lunchtime party celebrated the diversity of South African Chenin Blanc with 50 producers who poured their wines, shared their stories and showcased that “local is lekker and Chenin is local”. Great wine, fabulous food and good company... what more can you ask for?

         
         
         
         
       

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Chenin Blanc Association at Cape Wine 2012 Unveiling

 
CBA Conference 2011

The Chenin Blanc Association (CBA), in partnership with the AEB Group of South Africa hosted a one day conference on Monday 14 November 2011 at Joostenberg Conference Centre in Stellenbosch.

The seminar covered Chemical, Sensory and Consumer research on SA Chenin Blanc by the Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University South Africa, Marketing Chenin Blanc in the Local & Export Markets and then the question: Can Chenin Blanc drive the SA white wine category?

For full details of the 2011 programme please click HERE or click on the icons shown below to download the various presentations.

Nieuwoudt_CBA presentation ........................................................................................................................................................................

  

EHanekom_CBA presentation ........................................................................................................................................................................

  

LvAntwerpen_CBA presentation ....................................................................................................................................................................

  

IBester_CBA presentation .............................................................................................................................................................................

  


Chenin Blanc Showcase 2010

 
The Showcase, held on 27 September 2010 at Delaire Graff Estate, is the first of what we hope will become a regular event on the South African wine calendar. We will look to provide two tastings per year, one highlighting new releases, and another highlighting the rich & ripe wooded & sweet styles. The showcase was attended by a selected group of the media and producers.
 
The Chenin Blanc Association’s goal is to drive the production and sale of quality Chenin Blanc both in South Africa and abroad. Amongst other events, we hope to achieve this by showcasing wines that we believe reflect the style of Chenin Blanc that is and will be successful in South Africa and abroad.
 
The 28 wines presented were a selection of the 2010/2009 releases chosen by the Chenin Blanc Association as a reflection of styles that are currently on sale in South Africa and abroad. These wines fall into three distinct categories:
 
Fresh and Fruity – easy to drink wines that are created for immediate enjoyment, predominantly un-wooded and most are commercially available
 
Rich and Ripe – more complex wines which are un-wooded and demonstrate a graduation in style either as a result of botrytis or the use of bush vines or older vineyards, may be drunk after 2 or even 3 years after bottling
 
Rich and Ripe Wooded – complex and intricate wines demonstrating a finesse and elegance that is the result of an interplay of older or bush vines and the oak regimen, may be drunk up to 4 to 6 years after bottling.
 
The chef of the Indochine Restaurant dazzled the attendees during lunch with an array of platters of starters, main and desserts to pair with different styles endorsing chenin’s versatility & compatibility with a range of food flavours.
 
Ken Forrester
Chairman: Chenin Blanc Association
 

Arnold Kirby (The Daily Sun/Just Drinks), Louis Roos (Mooiplaas) &
Tinus Els (L’Avenir)



Simon Thompson (Oldenburg Vineyards) &
Sebastian Beaumont (Beaumont Wines)
   

Lerika Raats (Raats Family Wines), Ken Forrester (Chairman CBA) &
Elena Uys (Fort Simon)



Wendy Appelbaum (De Morgenzon), Ken Forrester &
Michael Fridjohn (Business Day)


Technical Day Seminar 2009

As a Chenin Blanc Association, part of our purpose is to provide updated information on Chenin Blanc to our members. To achieve this goal we conducted a mini technical seminar on 19 August 2009.

         

The seminar covered production, marketing and a tasting of successful Chenin Blancs internationally. For full details of the programme please click HERE or click on the icons shown below to download the various presentations.

Die rol van spesifieke gisrasse in Chenin Blanc produksie ............................................................................................................................

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Cultivation of Chenin Blanc ..........................................................................................................................................................................

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The influence of yeast on Chenin Blanc aroma ..............................................................................................................................................

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Chenin Blanc clones available .......................................................................................................................................................................

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Current scenario & opportunities for Chenin Blanc: SA Retail .......................................................................................................................

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Sacramento Chenin Blanc briefing .................................................................................................................................................................

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Chenin - are we confusing the consumer? ...................................................................................................................................................

   

  
Chenin blanc at tastings and wine festivals ...................................................................................................................................................
  
Chenin blanc: The way forward .....................................................................................................................................................................
  
Chenin blanc: What our labels say of us ........................................................................................................................................................

 

    
Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa

ina.smith@iafrica.com