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Third Cab Franc Carnival at Avontuur a success for the varietal
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The third Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate took place again on Saturday, 20 May 2017 on the terraces and expansive lawn at this family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

Around 350 wine lovers enjoyed the wine tastings, relaxing with friends and the tutored tastings of the Top 6 wines in the 2017 Cab Franc Challenge, presented by head of the judging panel and Cape Wine Master Christine Rudman.

Participating wineries were: Avontuur Estate, CK Wines, Doolhof Wine Estate, Edgebaston, Hannay Wines, Hermanuspietersfontein, Knorhoek Wine Farm, Lynx Wines, My Wyn, Nelson Wine Estate, Oldenburg Vineyards, Ormonde Vineyards, Spookfontein Wines, Raats Family Wines, Rainbow’s End Wine Estate, The Garajeest, Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards, Vrede en Lust, Warwick Estate, Whalehaven and Zorgvliet Wines.

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Photo Captions:
Caption 1: Teneille Page, Jessica Tovey, Nicole Venter and Rezanne Villet had a good time discovering some new favourites.
Caption 2: Proud father Neville Mains with his daughter Arlene Mains (Assistant Winemaker - Kaapzicht) and Chandre Davis celebrated the inclusion of the Kaapzicht Cabernet Franc 2014 in the Top 6.
Caption 3: Benguela on Main Restaurant Sommelier Ndosi Gumede and Marcelle Krapf were impressed with the quality of the wines on show.

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