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Chenin since 1659

Celebrating our love for Chenin and summer


South Africa is the only country that can pinpoint the exact starting date of its wine industry, thanks to a diary entry by Jan van Riebeeck on 2 February 1659: “Today, praise be to God, wine was made for the first time from Cape grapes.”  The grape varieties were named as steendruif, now known to be Chenin Blanc, and hanepoot, or Muscat d’Alexandrie then called Spaanse druiven, or Spanish grapes.
This date, 2 February, marks the start of the country’s wine harvest celebrations, when South Africa invites all with a passion for wine to raise their glasses in a tribute to South Africa’s rich wine heritage.

The CBA will celebrate the #HappyBirthdaySAwine birthday month of February with the #SummerofChenin, as nothing says 'South African summer' like chilled Chenin!

Catch the spirit of summer in a glass and stand a chance to win a 12-BOTTLE case of the FINEST Chenin Blanc wines!

Follow these three easy steps to enter:

1. Visit a restaurant and capture your glass of Chenin in a picture that screams 'Summer of Chenin' and share why it inspires summer sipping!

2. Tag and follow: @CheninBlancAssociation, the participating restaurant and wine brand.

3. Use these hashtags: 

#DrinkChenin  #SummerofChenin


And just like that, you're in the lucky draw for the winnings!

The competition ends on 28 Feb 2023.

*The prize can only be delivered to an address in South Africa.

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Get into a Chenin frame of mind by taking a picture with our #DrinkChenin frame during February and stand a chance to win SIX bottles of #CheninBlanc!


Find the frame at the @StellenboschWineRoute office and the Stellenbosch Street Soiree on 1 and 15 February 2023!

To enter you need to:
1. Capture a picture inside the #DrinkChenin frame
2. Tag and follow @CheninBlancSA
3. Use these three hashtags:
#HappyBirthdaySAWine #SummerofChenin #DrinkChenin


The competition ends on 28 Feb 2023.
*The prize can only be delivered to an address in South Africa.

Chenin festival in Stellenbosch

Catch the ‘spirit of summer’ during our complimentary Chenin tastings at Paul Roos TOPS at Spar in Stellenbosch, each Friday of February and into March from 16h00 – 18h00.

If you buy a bottle of wine from the tasting line-up you stand a chance to win a bottle of each wine in that line-up!

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