The 11th edition of the FynArts festival is taking place in Hermanus from June 9-18, 2023. FynArts includes arts festival (performances, concerts, theatre), books, visual art (exhibitions) and a wonderful programme of Winter School – talks, presentations and workshops- wine, food, hobbies, pursuits. There are two curated wine events at FynArts 2023, between June 12 and 18: Wine by Design curated by Melvyn Minnaar and The Art of Wine convened by JP Rousseau. All tastings take place at The Marine Hotel. There are also food and wine events at restaurants. The direct link for wine events is here: http://Food & Wine  Info about Wine by Design, as supplied:

Wine by Design: Amorim presents ‘Only the Finest’

Not many people have the opportunity to experience wines that are in perfect condition after fifty, not to mention sixty, years in the bottle. Few local wine lovers ever get a chance to taste the famous original fortified wines from Portugal, labelled Port, Madeira, Muscatel Setubal – also wines that age beautifully for twenty and more years. This year we present two rare and once-in-a-lifetime wine tastings from exclusive cellars and origin that will surprise and thrill wine lovers.

From Portugal: Port and Madeira

Wed June 14 at 12.00 at The Marine Hotel          BOOK NOW

Joaquim Sa, managing director of the well-known cork company Amorim, will take guests though a journey of Portugal’s finest fortified wines. Among the wines Joaquim will show are decades-old Tawny Port, Bual, and various vintage muscatels. Tasters will be able to experience the difference in styles as well as the effects of maturation.

Six Decades of South African Wine

Thurs 15 June at 12:00 at The Marine Hotel    BOOK NOW

Christian Eedes, editor of, will offer a sensual snapshot of the famous Cape wines of the past sixty years from legendary cellars. This is a rare opportunity to taste, among others, South African wines such as Lanzerac Pinotage 1963, Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 1973, Nederburg Private Bin 1983 and from vintage 1993, Kanonkop Paul Sauer. 

The Hermanus FynArts ‘Wine by Design’ line-up curated, once again by Melvyn Minnaar, also includes tasting presentations by Beyers Truter, Mr Pinotage (Mon 12) and Pieter Ferreira, Mr Bubbles (Tues 13). Seats for the presentations are limited to small groups

Beyers Truter                   Pieter Ferreira

If you were unable to collect your programme at the points below, click here for the online programme and share with friends and family.

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