Taste The Helderberg - Pic by Bruce Boyd
Cape Town has Table Mountain and the Helderberg has the Hottentots-Holland Mountain and at it's feet is acres and acres of vineyards.

The fruits of those vineyards can be tasted all in one place at the Taste The Helderberg event happening at the NH The Lord Charles Hotel, tomorrow.

If you still need motivation to drive out to Somerset West here are  4 things to tempt your taste buds: 

Wine,wine and more wine

Some of the country's best, award winning wines come from the Helderberg. Wine makers have teased that this is the place to be if you want to taste their latest offerings. You might even get to sip on wine that is yet to be released for retail sales.

These wines will all be on offer:
  • Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate
  • Somerbosch Wines & Bistro
  • Yonder Hill Wines
  • Grangehurst Wine Estate
  • Longridge Wine Estate & Restaurant
  • Lourensford Estate
  • Flagstone Wines
  • Eikendal Vineyards 
  • Haskell Vineyards
  • Kleinood
  • Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate
  • Idiom Wines
  • Lyngrove Wine
Helderberg wine estates will be on display - Pic by Bruce Boyd 
The food is also excellent

Expect a bit more than a few food stands. This year there will be a food theatre and t he chocolate buffet brings a new dimension to the traditional food offering as the course is prepared live, throughout the evening.  It's a bit unconventional but worth a try.
Lots to nibble on - Pic by Bruce Boyd
Stay the weekend

This is the first time that Taste The Helderberg is taking place on a Friday. It's the perfect excuse to linger a bit longer in the region and go wine tasting at the estates featured at the event. If you do stay the night definitely check out Avontuur Estate Restaurant which serves delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Guaranteed to be another super crowd-pleaser, this unconventional food theatre production will be the exclamation mark on what promises to be a culinary experience of royal proportions.

Taste The Helderberg starts at 5 pm tomorrow, Friday, 8 June and entrance is R 150 per person.