Cape Sauvignon Blanc specialist wine estate Diemersdal is the only South African wine producer invited to showcase its wines at the prestigious Monção e Melgaço – The White Experience, an event in northern Portugal committed to showcasing and discussing the great white wines of the world.

The event takes place in the Monção e Melgaço Vinho Verde region of Portugal from 19 to 20 October, and Diemersdal’s international marketing manager Steffi Layer will be representing the estate and introducing hundreds of visitors to the Sauvignon Blanc wines of Diemersdal.

“The Vinho Verde region, north of the city of Porto, is one of the most famous white wine areas in the world, and this event focuses on the wine offerings from Portugal and other selected countries,” says Layer. “Between the technical presentations, tastings and consumer events, attendees are spoilt for choice in accessing white wines from around the world, with the accent on fresh, expressive styles – as the region of Vinho Verde is known for.”

Layer says that Diemersdal is hugely honoured to be the only South African winery invited to present its wines at such an auspicious event.

“Diemersdal’s diverse offering of Sauvignon Blanc wines, showing differences in site as well as in winemaking styles, allows us to take a selection of wines to this white wine showcase, and I look forward to introducing them to the attendees as well as seeing how they match up to the Sauvignon Blancs and other white wines from other countries,” she says. “Our focus is on showing what South African can do in making white wine reflecting a true taste of place, as well as offering delicious wines that can win new consumers and show the increased excellence in our country’s offerings.”

The invitation to the White Experience in Portugal concludes a great year of international exposure for Diemersdal in which it was also the only South African estate to represent the country in the International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough, New Zealand at the beginning of the year.