Fashion and wine are a match made in heaven!

Text: Mpho Sishuta; Photography courtesy of Candice Bresler & Instagram

We kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week the only way we know how – with a fabulous wine tasting experience! Our hosts for the evening, Boschendal Wines, treated us to a superb pairing of award-winning wines and delicious, handcrafted chocolate treats ahead of the fashion shows.

Presented in the Xperience AFI lounge by Tamsyn Jeftha, Assistant Winemaker at Boschendal, this unique tasting experience was exclusively designed and developed by Boschendal’s chocolatiers. And what a tasting it was – a heavenly confection of pure, melt-in-the-mouth West African cocoa, used to create a variety of white, milk and dark chocolates infused with zesty hints of lime, apricot and Cape Glühwein flavours to tempt our tastebuds.

Pairings included exceptional wines from the 1685 range, such as the Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay, recently awarded Silver at last year’s Chardonnay Du Monde competition, the 1685 Sauvignon Blanc and the Boschendal 1685 Shiraz – all of which are available for purchase, and which we can thoroughly recommend!

Here are some of our favourite memories from the night:

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Nokwanda Mhlambo Advertising Sales Executive at Condé Nast | Moreira Chonguica Jazz Saxophonist | Chrisna De Bruyn Fashion Director at GLAMOUR.
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Cheers to the weekend!
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Tamsyn Jeftha Assistant Winemaker at Boschendal.
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Pnina Fenster Editor at GLAMOUR
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Only the best!
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Chrisna De Bruyn Fashion Director at GLAMOUR | Tamsyn Jeftha Assistant Winemaker at Boschendal.
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Boschendal’s hand-crafted chocolates.

Want to see what else we got up to? Check out all the stand-out looks from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week so far, here. And follow AFI on Instagram for up-to-the-minute Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town updates.

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