Muratie Estate Tasting

March 17 at General Assembly in NYC

Dedicated

 


Join Editor-in-Chief Greg Dal Piaz and winemaker Rijk Melck of South Africa’s Muratie Estate as they taste through a line-up of 90+ point wines and get a sneak peek at wine that will soon be introduced to your local markets. These compelling wines are the results of the grand concerted effort to revitalize this 300-year-old estate in the prestigious Simonsberg-Stellenbosch region.

Discover new favorite wines (have you ever had a South African vintage port?), get answers to all your questions from an authority on South African wines, and share the stories and knowledge that only a winemaker can possess -- all at New York’s new private venue, General Assembly, that’s open to the public on this singular occasion.

  • Seats are limited, so reserve today at Muratie Winemaker Tasting

  • $35.00 for sparkling wine reception and seated tasting of 7 wines with hors d'oeuvres

Wines to be tasted:
  • Muratie 1763 Methode Cap Classique (65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay) -- Commemorating the date the Melck family first arrived at Muratie
  • Isabella Chardonnay 2010 -- A rich, bright new vintage release named after Rijk and Kim’s eldest daughter
  • Laurens Campher Blend -- A new wine: 39% Chenin Blanc, 32% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Verdelho and 5% Chardonnay; Laurens Campher founded Muratie 300 years ago
  • Ansela van de Caab Blend -- 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
  • Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2009
  • Muratie Shiraz 2007
  • Muratie Cape Vintage Port 2008 -- Have you ever had a South African vintage port? Didn’t think so. Come try one!
Wine details

Muratie 1763 Methode Cap Classique -- 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. Commemorating the date the Melck family first arrived at Muratie.

Isabella Chardonnay 2010 -- A rich, bright new vintage release named after Rijk and Kim’s eldest daughter.

Laurens Campher Blend -- A new wine: 39% Chenin Blanc, 32% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Verdelho and 5% Chardonnay. Laurens Campher founded Muratie 300 years ago when he was granted tenure of the farm in 1685 by the Governor of the Cape.

Ansela van de Caab Blend -- 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. Ansela van de Caab was a slave in the Cape when Campher was granted his farming plot. Campher was in love with Ansela and courted her for 14 years, during which they had three children before she was baptized and learned Dutch, and was therefore allowed to be emancipated and officially married and free. This is a wine to honor her, and the oak tree she planted to bless their marriage on the property is still there (so is their original house).

Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2009 -- A new vintage showing an elegant style of Muratie Pinot Noir. A new name and label honors the Pinot Noir-pioneering former owner of Muratie, who used to say “Muratie Burgundy is bottled sunshine, it gladdens the heart and loosens the tongue!”

Muratie Shiraz 2007 -- A rich, spicy version of an international favorite.

Muratie Cape Vintage Port 2008 -- Have you ever had a South African vintage port? Didn’t think so. Come try one.

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