Thirsty Thursday with Rainbow’s End, one of SA’s best Cabernet Franc producers

Join the winemaker from Rainbow’s End for a three-course dinner
DATE: Thursday 3 October 2019
TIME: 19:00 for 19:30
VENUE: 51 7th Street, Houghton Estate

Here are some of the reviews

Rainbow’s End – Cabernet Franc 2016

“Elegant and unique single-clone Cabernet Franc from the Banghoek high above Stellenbosch. Awarded ‘Top Six’ in the SA Cabernet Franc Challenge 2017.” 

Froggit & Vonkel

“This Rainbows End Cabernet Franc is fantastic. Anton makes some of the best red wines in Stellenbosch and it is his Cabernet Franc that he is most proud of, believing his vineyards have the ideal microclimate for this variety. Anton also produces other excellent award-winning red wines including blends, straight Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a superb Merlot.

Very pure, medium-bodied with red fruit flavours, very smooth and beautifully balanced. Subtle oak ageing for 12 months, then bottled unfiltered to retain all the flavour and natural goodness. Great wine.”

Good Wine Online, UK


We’re back after a bit of a break with a great Thirsty Thursday

Having wanted to feature Kleine Zalze for many years, we’re finally excited to be able to host cellar master Alastair Rimmer.

Date: Thursday 1 August 2019


Our menu and the wines

Welcome drink – Vineyard Selection Sauv. Blanc 2018

Starters Chicken Liver Parfait with an Apple Chutney Cellar Selection served with two Chenin Blancs
Chenin Blanc 2019 vs. Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2018

Main Course, a slow-cooked brisket with carrot puree and braised leeks served with
Vineyard Selection Shiraz 2016 and Vineyard Selection SMV 2017

A mature cheese platter served with Vineyard Selection Cabernet 2017


Where: 51 7th Street, Houghton Estate
When: Thursday 1 August 2019
Cost: R395 per person
Time: 19:00 for 19:30 formal presentation
To book: mail The Wine School 


Uncorked One courses coming up

Uncorked One – learn to drink wine like a pro

Next course Saturday 26 October 2019

From 10:00 – 16:00

Where: 51 7th Street, Houghton Estate

Costs: R 1399 per person

Includes: Uncorked One course and comprehensive booklet, 9 wines for tasting, lunch, refreshments and a serious amount of fun while learning




Uncorked and Unplugged

Uncorked One – presented on 20 October 2018

Uncorked One is simply the best introduction to wine in Jozi. In just one day you will hear about and TASTE the key South African varietals (grapes used) and learn how not to feel like a tosser in a restaurant. You will also learn a whole lot of stuff about wine shopping, about coming face-to-face with a restaurant wine list and surviving and about storing wine in your linen cupboard. You’ll leave the course having learnt a hellava lot about wine and the world of wine.

Date: Saturday 20 October 2018 
Time: 10:00 for 10:30 start and a 16:00 finish
Venue: The Wine School at Houghton Place, 51 7th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
Cost: R1399.00 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, 9 wines for tasting, course booklet and some serious fun). 

To book mail me. 

Now add Uncorked Two at a 20% discount

The morning covers the Old World including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany while the afternoon covers Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. You’ll leave this course knowing exactly what a Bordeaux Blend is, why New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc is worth tasting and that the Aussies make better wine than rugby players.
Date: Saturday 3 November 2018
Time: 09:00 for 09:30 start and a 16:00 finish
Venue: The Wine School at Houghton Place, 51 7th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
Cost: R1599.00 per person (includes lunch, refreshments, 10 wines for tasting including 9 international wines, course booklet and more fun.) 

To book for Uncorked Two mail me. 

Book Uncorked One and Uncorked Two for the above dates and get a 20% discount. Instead of paying R2998 YOU PAY JUST R2399 for both. 

To get this astounding discount and book for both courses mail me here.
* all courses subject to a minimum of six delegates
* payment on booking is essential to secure your spot
* cancellation policy – cancellations over 5 days prior to the course will mean a full refund. Cancellation within 5 days prior will mean a 50% cancellation fee.