Wine enthusiasts, mark your calendars because the highly anticipated Standard Bank WineX event is back in October 2023, and it’s promising to be an unforgettable experience for all wine lovers.
- Since its inception in 2000, WineX has been a beloved tradition for wine connoisseurs in Gauteng and beyond.
- Early Bird ticket sales have opened so make sure you secure your spot at this wine extravaganza held at the Sandton Convention Centre.
- With over 180 exhibitors participating, WineX offers a unique opportunity to taste some of the finest wines and interact with award-winning winemakers.
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For three exciting nights, WineX will bring the best of the Cape to Sandton, creating new stories and unforgettable memories for like-minded wine enthusiasts. This event has always been a major highlight on the South African wine calendar, acting as a valuable platform to showcase some of the country’s best wines. WineX has consistently delivered an extraordinary array of wines, taste sensations, and top-shelf accessories, making it the most enduring and endearing wine show in South Africa.
The story of WineX is as rich as the wines it celebrates. It began nearly 50 years ago and has grown to attract a wine-savvy crowd of up to 10’000 attendees in Gauteng, with regional shows hosted across the country. Over the years, it has solidified its status as the biggest and most vibrant wine event in the Southern Hemisphere.
At WineX, visitors can indulge in a diverse range of wines, including reds, whites, champagnes, Cap Classiques, ports, and pot-still brandies from over 150 exhibitors, which represent the who’s who of the South African wine scene. But the delights don’t end there. You can also explore specialty meats, olives, cheeses, and chocolates, making it a true culinary adventure. If you need a break from tasting, there will be options for light meals and wholesome snacks to keep you energized.
The event boasts an impressive lineup of over 800 wines, the majority of which hail from the Cape. Additionally, there will be a selection of international wines and champagnes, offering a global perspective on fine wines.
The commitment from Standard Bank Private to partner with our wine producers and to provide our wine industry with a platform to engage with consumers around one of the country’s best and biggest exports is just the news we need to raise our spirits,” he said. “The wine industry is very much a national flag-bearer. It brings the message of Cape craft to wine enthusiasts around the globe and is a powerful magnet attracting tourists from Europe, Asia, and the Americas to the world’s most beautiful winelands.
// WineX Show Director, Michael Fridjhon
Recognizing the importance of skills development in the hospitality sector, Standard Bank Private and WineX will sponsor a specialized training course in collaboration with the Cape Wine Academy. This course aims to transform servers in the industry into proficient wine waiters or sommeliers. Through this investment, Standard Bank Private seeks to promote inclusivity within the local wine industry, ensuring that more individuals can elevate their careers and contribute to the rich tapestry of Africa’s wine and culinary scene.
In addition to the regular award-winning brands and boutique winery favorites, WineX is excited to welcome newcomers to the event. Aslina Wines, Barista, Black Oystercatcher, Capensis, Carmen Stevens, Dalkeith, Great Heart, Jacaranda, Khulu Fine Wine, Mama Afrika, Nico van der Merwe Wines, Spider Pig, Zardetto Prosecco, SA Brandy Foundation, and The Wine Arc will be joining the lineup. Be sure to check the event’s website for the full list of wines that will be available for tasting.
Here are the essential details you need to know:
- Dates: 25 – 27 October 2023
- Times: 5pm to 9pm (no entry after 8:30pm)
- Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton
- Ticket Information: Early Bird tickets for Wednesday (R200), Thursday (R225), and Friday (R255) per person. From 15 October 2023, full-rate tickets are R245, R265, and R295 for the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, respectively. There are additional discounts for Standard Bank credit, debit, and cheque cardholders.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of this exceptional wine event. To find out more information or to book your tickets, visit the WineX website. Get ready to sip, savor, and create lasting memories at Standard Bank WineX in October 2023. Cheers to a wine-filled adventure!
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