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Wines that wow at the Fifth FNB Free State Wine Show

27 June 2017  -  FNB Free State Wine Show

The fifth FNB Free State Wine Show takes place once again at Emoya Estate in Bloemfontein on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August. Book your date-night to taste a choice selection from the Cape’s best - from scintillating sparklings and crisp whites to voluptuous reds, Cape Ports and fine brandies in the line-up. Around 40 exhibitors will be on show, several of which are already 2017 award winners.

Returning to treat Bloem wine lovers are regulars Ken Forrester Wines, Spier, Altydgedacht, Glen Carlou, Raka and Robertson Winery - while Cederberg Wines, Simonsig, Lomond and Zonnebloem are amongst those making a first-time appearance.

Wine lovers can plan their tasting experience in advance by visiting for a full list of exhibitors and wines in the lead-up to the show.

Says Rudi du Plooy, FNB Private Wealth Bloemfontein Divisional Manager – “FNB Private Clients and FNB Private Wealth have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual FNB Regional Wine Show in Bloemfontein. This sponsorship is in line with FNB’s strategy to support local and community events that show the potential to grow and sustain our local economy. The sponsorship also reaffirms our commitment to bring our clients across South Africa unique experiences - the best of breed winemakers in one space in this instance. This gives us the opportunity to connect with our clients, and our clients with each other, which is an important part of creating lasting relationships within the FNB community.

Tickets to the show are available via Computicket as well as other outlets listed below.  

Event name: FNB Free State Wine Show

Dates: Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August 2017

Venue: Emoya Hotel and Conference Centre, 7 Kleynhans Avenue, Groenvlei, Bloemfontein

Time: 18h00 to 21h00  

Ticket Price: R160 to R190 (includes unlimited tastings and wine tasting glass). The Early Bird price of R160 is valid for sales until 30th July. Thereafter and at the door, tickets are R190 for Friday. No under 18s, nor babies and prams. A complimentary show guide includes producer information and informative notes on wine variety characteristics, food matching and serving temperatures. 

Tickets can be purchased via, Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores and at the door subject to availability.

Refreshments: Light meals will be available for sale.

Website: for a full list of exhibitors and wines from 18 July.   

Enquiries: Telephone +27.11 482 5936.

The FNB Free State Wine Show in Bloemfontein is the third event in the annual FNB Regional Wine Show programme and follows sell-out shows in East London and Nelspruit and precedes the Port Elizabeth show on 24 and 25 November.  Directed by wine authority Michael Fridjhon and organised by Johannesburg-based OutSorceress Marketing, the wine show supports the Rotary Club of Bloemfontein Raadzaal as a contribution to the local community.  For more information see .

About FNB Regional Wine Shows – the Capital Route

The FNB Free State Wine Show in Bloemfontein is one of four such events on the Capital Route sponsored annually by FNB Private Clients and FNB Private Wealth. Dedicated to the belief that innovation is a catalyst for growth, FNB has chosen to showcase South Africa’s wine industry. In this way, new and existing clients get to enjoy experiences which always exceed expectations, while at the same time sharing the triumphs and achievements of South Africa’s leading winemakers. The FNB Free State Wine Show promotes responsible drinking. No persons under the age of 18 will be allowed.