Stanbic gets together with SAA for wine festival
February 2—Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU), South African Airways (SAA), Kampala Serena Hotel and Wines of South Africa (WOSA) are to host the 2018 South African Wine Festival this weekend.
Speaking about her high expectations for the evening, Yogi Biriggwa, the SAA Country Manager, the event patron and founder said, “Every year this event has got bigger and a lot better with an ever improving standard in both the quality and the variety of wines we have on offer.”
She said, “This year we are extremely excited to have a fine selection featuring superb Ses’fikile and Overhex wines from the Cape Winelands. Uniquely the grapes they use come from a wide variety of the top vineyards all over the Cape region resulting in a kaleidoscope of flavours.”
The black tie event which has been held annually since 2010, will see the 300 invited wine lovers from across Uganda sample a variety of South Africa‘s best wines along with enjoying a seven course menu. Each course is paired with a specific wine.
Speaking on behalf of the bank, Daniel Ogong, Stanbic Bank’s Head of Marketing and Communications said, “We are proud to be in partnership with South African Airways each year as we bring a truly world class event to Uganda’s finest wine tasting audiences. This is an event we really enjoy and put our hearts into, because it’s true to our heritage and presents the very best of what two of Africa’s leading hospitality nations have to offer.”
An ever growing list of accolades is testament to the high standard of the Ses’fikile and Overhex wines. Among the medals they have won include the International Wines and Spirits Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards and the Michelangelo International Wine awards. Most recently Overhex Wines International’s Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2016 was chosen as one of the best Chardonnays at the 24th International Chardonnay du Monde competition – a well-respected and globally recognised competition with the sole objective of recognising the world’s best Chardonnay wines.
Ogong said, “In addition to the fantastic South African wines, our guests will also enjoy some tastes of truly organic Ugandan foods as part of their seven-course meal for the evening. This is a food and wine marriage made in heaven which will provide an unforgettable dining experience for our esteemed guests. Stanbic has been a proud partner of this event since its inception in 2010, we are extremely pleased to see how the WOSA wine tasting grown to become one of the highlights of the years social calendar.”
SBU provides the full spectrum of financial services. Its Corporate & Investment Banking division serves a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services. SBU is a member of the South Africa’s multnational giant, Standard Bank Group whose assets are close to $150 billion.
World class wine makers from South Africa representing the country’s most important wine makers are expected participate in the wine tasting. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Myko Ouma, Uganda’s leading folk and jazz musicians.