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An inner-city wine route launches in Cape Town today

The Mother City’s first inner city wine route is here, just in time for the balmy months. From 5.30pm to 9.30 pm on set dates (7 October, 11 November and 9 December 2015), Tuning the Vine will link some of Cape Town’s hippest streets, from Bree Street to Wale Street and down towards Adderley. This trendy mid-week wine fest allows wine-lovers to amble through the city as they experience a range of their favourite wines at some of the hottest venues.

Some of the destinations on this city wine tour include the Youngblood Arts and Culture development gallery, the Dorrance Wines cellar, Signal Hill Winery, Street Food (from November), Publik Wine Bar, Weinhaus + Biergarten, House of Machines, Bocca Restaurant, Tjing Tjing Torii and Rooftop Bar, The Gin Bar (behind Honest Chocolate), the Reserve Wine Vault at The Taj, Mint and the Twankey Restaurant and Bar at The Taj.

The curated evenings will offer unique wine experiences and tastings at every stop, with producers such as Klein Constantia, Beau Constantia, Hartenberg Estate, Rivendell, Babylonstoren, Genevieve, Dorrance Wines, Signal Hill Wines, Creation, Beaumont, Newton Johnson, Waterkloof Wines and Villiera participating.

Wine enthusiasts enjoying the Inner City Wine Route. Photo courtesy of the event organisers.

Wine enthusiasts enjoying the Inner City Wine Route. Photo courtesy of the event organisers.

The inner-city wine route will also feature food-and-wine pairings, wine crash courses, wine cocktails, wine-tasting challenges, cellar talks, live music, sommelier-guided tasting tours, even fun, wine-inspired tattoos. Each venue will sell wine by the glass and by the bottle.

The city vineyard experience will cost R150, for tickets purchased through Quicket, and R175 for tickets purchased at the venues on the day. A ticket gives you access to wine-tasting across all 13 venues, and access to the crash courses and cellar talks on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the full list of participating wine farms and where they will be, click here.

For all the info you need, and to grab your tickets for the next event happening on 11 November, visit tuningthevine.co.za.

Food and wine pairing at the Inner City Wine Route. Photo courtesy of the event organisers.

Food and wine pairing at the Inner City Wine Route. Photo courtesy of the event organisers.

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