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Sunday Wine Set: Live Music, Tapas & Wine at Marianne Wine Estate

Published on: 20-07-2018

Every last Sunday of the month. Exquisite music, scrumptious tapas and delectable wines. Free entry!

Marianne Wine Estate has taken hands with Iluminar Productions to host a free laid-back afternoon of cool music, wine and tapas. This will take place every last Sunday afternoon of the month from 3pm. Guests are welcome to enjoy some of Marianne’s most popular wines from the bar and a variety of 3 tapas for only R80 per person. The shows are free of charge. Iluminar Productions ensured a line up that caters for people from all walks of life - all ages, languages, local and foreign food-, music- and wine lovers. Each band / musician will be delivering a two-hour performance between 13h00 and 15h00/15h30. These will be full blown shows presented by professional musicians from Cape town, surrounds and Gauteng.

Shows one can look forward to: 

29 July: Gypsy Jazz, Tapas & Wine with opening act The Hot Club of Cape Town and main act World Café

Fans of Gypsy Jazz – music from Central and Eastern Europe, instrumental folk music which creates a vibey atmosphere and is designed to stir up feelings of excitement and passion for life.

26 August: French Songs, Tapas & Wine with singer-songwriter and cabaret singer Anna Davel

Fans of French music and popular songs by famous French legends. Fans of cabaret. Fans of singer-songwriter Anna Davel (who has an angelic voice).

23 September: Blues, Tapas & Wine featuring Luna Paige with popular blues show “Her Blues Goes Acoustic” featuring Michael Bester on guitars, Sean Sanby on double bass, Simon Orange on keys and Kevin Gibson on drums

Fans of the women in Blues and Blues Music. Fans of Luna Paige. She takes you on a journey through time (1920’s to current times) and shares anecdotes and songs by some of the worlds most famous and infamous female blues stars. The band is incredible. Luna’s voice is surprisingly strong, is known to ensure some serious goose bumps. She portrays the ladies in Blues very well.

28 October: Baroque, Tapas & Wine featuring the Ensemble Je Ne Comprends Pas performing Baroque interpretations of popular songs written and composed by iconic figure David Bowie. Performers are Jan Hendrik Harley, Mariechen Meyer, John Pringle and Joshua Frank

Appreciators of classical music, Baroque music and believe it or not, David Bowie – will find this concert surprisingly moving as well as effectively striking and entertaining; as the arranger, team leader, violinist and guitar player revisits the works of David Bowie (1960’s – 1970’s) and reimagines it in a time between the 16h00’s and mid-1700’. This music is performed on traditional Baroque instruments by top classical musicians who completed their studies and/or work at the University of Stellenbosch as well as tertiary institutions in the United States of America.

25 November: Folk, Tapas & Wine featuring Afrikaans singer-songwriter Gian Groen and bilingual singer-songwriter Nick Turner (who also forms part of the Solms Delta and Korreltjie Kantel team)

This show is for all lovers of folk and good song writing. Gian Groen is known for writing exceptionally beautiful songs and has a knack for writing Afrikaans lyrics that cleverly tells a story without being stereotypically predictable as certain Afrikaans music often is. His songs touch a nerve, are melodically strong and the words are beautiful. Nick Turner (although English) has the ability to write and compose the most picturesque songs. Both his Afrikaans and English music has strong rhythmic elements, his acoustic guitar style is unique, fresh and contains hints of local African and Kaapse sounds. His songs often have a comical element to them, which cleverly compliments the strength in lyrical meaning behind many of his songs. Once you hear Nick you will be a fan.

More about Marianne Wine Estate:

Marianne Wine Estate can be entered off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Paarl. Situated high up against Simonsberg, a perfect terroir is guaranteed to produce premium grapes. With their well-balanced mineral rich soils Marianne produces grapes with high complexity. They grow their grapes biologically with an organic approach working with nature and not against it. Marianne Wine Estate believes their wines are grown in the vineyards and perfected in the cellar.

The Marianne Wine Estate has two state of the art boutique wineries and the team consists of six well trained wine-making staff members under the leadership of experienced Viticulturist Ernest Manuel. Newest technology is used to optimize all-natural resources to the fullest and ensure optimal ripeness and lots of complexity in the berries.

Due to Marianne’s French heritage and international savoir-fare, they strive to make French style wines with a touch of South African flavours, whilst holding on to the belief in natural, minimal intervention winemaking and in the beautiful landscape that surrounds it.

More about Iluminar Productions:

Iluminar Productions is a Stellenbosch based production company aimed at developing and managing music theatre productions. Iluminar also coordinates various music driven events for a variety of clients (festivals, restaurants, wine estates, sports events etc). This company believes in artist development and the education and inspiration of the youth. It is for this reason that Iluminar Productions likes to get involved in, assist and coordinate educational events for the youth. Iluminar is aimed at building bridges between businesses and artists and creating mutually beneficial platforms for both corporate businesses and musicians who are exceptional in their craft. Lastly it is very important for Iluminar Productions to expose the public to a vast array of talented and experienced artists who might not be in the lime light of South Africa’s commercial scene, but have experience, talent and entertainment value that deserves a wider audience and appreciation.


Every last Sunday of the month

3pm onward

Bookings essential: +27.218755040 or mail hospitality@mariannewinefarm.co.za

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