Planning has begun for the 2016 Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap (POT) – South Africa’s most famous Pinotage festival series. Old and new Pinotage lovers will once again be treated to an abundance of Diemersfontein’s Original Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage, flowing straight from the barrel, coupled with delectable food and live local entertainment, at three picturesque locations across South Africa in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

12 years ago, when a young winemaker used a stainless steel barrel instead of an oak barrel to mature the Pinotage grapes, he didn’t know he would be creating a South African legacy which would be celebrated every year among local and international fans. The tantalising flavours and aromas of intense dark chocolate and freshly-roasted coffee all captured in a bottle, has also taken the world by storm. Earlier this month, Pinotage grapes were carefully harvested from the vineyard and placed into the stainless steel tanks with French oak staves where they will slowly ferment and mature to perfection until ready to be served straight into the glass at what was already voted the ‘World’s best wine event’.*

The first POT Festival of 2016 takes place in Johannesburg at Val Bonne Country Estate in Modderfontein on the 20th of August, followed by the Durban festival at The Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock which takes place on Heritage Day, the 24th of September. As history has it, the grand finale will be hosted at the home of ‘the People’s Pinotage’, Diemersfontein Estate in Wellington on the 29th of October.

During the festival, guests will be treated to top-quality local performances while indulging in an array of delicious foods, including dessert, which all pair perfectly with the Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage on tap. All festival attendees will also receive a goodie-bag upon arrival filled with a few necessities for this unmissable day which is all included in the ticket price.

Over the next few months, don’t forget to regularly check out the Diemersfontein Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the website, which will host all the latest information and announcements. Next up, we unveil which bands will be chosen to perform at each festival. Stay tuned!

Important notice – tickets go on sale 1 May 2016 via Computicket! Joburg - R435; Durban - R380; Cape Town – R435. VIP packages also available.

Make sure you get a ticket for yourself and your friends before they sell out. Remember, space is limited!