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Braai | Pinotage Day


National Braai Day: 24 September
Pinotage Day: 10 October


South Africans are descended from a myriad of origins – Khoisan, Zulu, Xhosa, Italian, Portuguese, Malaysian, Javanese, Madagascan, Indian, Chinese, British, Dutch, French, German and many more. We are rightly called the Rainbow Nation.

24 September is South Africa Heritage Day. South Africans across the world celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, within the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

Barbecue in South Africa is called Braai. The earliest archeological evidence of a braai  was found at the Sterkfontein caves and it is very much part of our culture. Every South African believes he/she is a master chef when standing in front of an open fire with a piece of meat or fish on the grid. We take our braai so seriously that our Heritage Day on 24 September is celebrated as National Braai Day!
Unique to South Africa, Pinotage is a cross between Point Noir and Cinsault (Hermitage). Combining the noble characteristics of the former with the reliability of the latter, Pinotage can produce a range of wine from easy-drinking, fruity young wine to complex age-worthy wine. It can be a component in MCC and Cape blend, or 100% varietal wine. Pinotage Day is a celebration of this home grown grape variety on the second Saturday of October every year.
Autumn is a perfect time for outdoor activities and barbecue. Gather your friends and join us to celebrate these two occasions.