Celebrating everything “Bright and Light” will be the theme of the sixth annual Protea Party, taking place at the spectacular Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday 26 October 2019.

Regarded as one of the Cape Winelands’ social calendar highlights, Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s annual Winelands harvest-style feast promises a night not to forget as it continues to celebrate the estate’s beloved Protea wine range. With the spotlight on the latest releases in this range, this one-night-only annual affair offers deliciously-inspired seasonal cuisine, superb wines and generous hospitality.

The Protea range – which consists of eight single varietal wines – takes its name from the flower species unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom, and is synonymous with elegant design and value for money. Each wine bottle features a unique pattern, inspired by floral elements.

The theme for this year’s Protea Party is “Bright and Light”, which takes its cue from the newest design ‘Daisy fields’ of the Protea Chenin Blanc bottle. The theme is also fitting of the end of a lengthy drought, whilst welcoming a glorious spring season after an abundance of rain. All elements of the evening will celebrate this theme, from twinkling fairy light displays on the tables and a fresh, vibrant menu to the ceiling of stars overhead. Guests are invited to incorporate this into their own outfits, should they wish to do so.

On arrival, guests will be greeted with specially-crafted Protea cocktails to savour as the sun sets on the estate. Dinner – a generous three-course, harvest style feast of seasonal Winelands produce – will be served at long tables beneath an expansive marquee. The full range of Protea wines will be available for enjoyment throughout the evening. Entertainment will be provided by a live band and the famous dance-floor is a must for working off all those calories under the stars after dinner!

Tickets cost R795 per guest and include all food, wine and entertainment. The Protea Party begins at 6 pm for 6:30 pm. Pre-booking is essential for this sell-out event. For bookings and/or enquiries, please contact Sumarie Elliot on sumarie@rupertwines.com or 021 874 9019.