The Protea Party Franschhoek is regarded as one of the Cape Winelands’ food, wine and social calendar highlights. Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s annual harvest-style feast promises a night not to forget as it continues to celebrate the estate’s beloved Protea wine range. With the spotlight shone on the latest releases in this range, this one-night-only annual affair offers deliciously-inspired seasonal cuisine, superb wines and generous hospitality.
The Protea range – which consists of eight single varietal wines – takes its name from the flower species unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom, and is synonymous with elegant design and value for money. Each wine bottle features a unique pattern, inspired by floral elements.
The theme for this year’s Protea Party is “Bright and Light”, which takes its cue from the newest design ‘Daisy fields’ of the Protea Chenin Blanc bottle. The theme is also fitting of the end of a lengthy drought, whilst welcoming a glorious spring season after an abundance of rain. All elements of the evening celebrates this theme, from twinkling fairylight displays on the tables and a fresh, vibrant menu to the ceiling of stars overhead. Guests are invited to incorporate this into their own outfits.
On arrival, guests are greeted with specially-crafted Protea cocktails to savour as the sun sets on the estate. Dinner – a generous three-course, harvest style feast of seasonal winelands produce – is served at long tables beneath an expansive marquee. The full range of Protea wines is available for enjoyment throughout the evening. Entertainment is provided by a live band and the famous dance-floor is a must for working off all those calories under the stars after dinner.
Tickets include all food, wine and entertainment. Pre-booking is essential for this sell-out event.
Venue: Anthonij Rupert Wyne, R45 Wine Route, Franschhoek Valley, Franschhoek
Time: 6pm to 10pm