Antonia and Sandra Knoll from the winerie „Am Stein“
Due to our anniversary and the great success in 2009/2010, there will again be a tent with a terrace directly on the banks of the river that is exclusively reserved to wine. There are exclusive wines both here in Franconia and in South Africa, after all. Therefore, we have again invited two wineries from the Cape Region in South Africa – Thandi and Cape Dreams – to present their wines. At the same time,
Vineyards of "Thandi" at Stellenbosch
An employee of "Cape Dreams" at harvest
the winery „Am Stein“ in Würzburg, a top Franconian winegrower, will be presenting its noble grapes. So there will be the opportunity to taste wines from two different growing areas in direct comparison and to get expert advice. Both South African wineries are special because they are predominantly or completely owned by black and coloured people, whereas the South African wine industry still is widely in white hands. Cape Dreams is a company of 100% “black economic empowerment”. "Thandi" is the first wine brand in the world to receive Fairtrade accreditation. Both companies produce wines of the highest quality. In support of the new South Africa, the Africa Festival has invited these two wine-growing estates to Würzburg. The winery „Am Stein” has been cultivating some of the most prestigious locations in Franconia, currently already in the 5th generation and since 2006 even ecologically. At the Africa Festival 2018 Antonia Knoll, the daughter of the house, will be presenting the winery and its wines. Besides outstanding quality, which secured the winery its membership in Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (the Association of German wine estates with distinction, abbreviated VDP) in 2001, it also stands for ecological winegrowing and remarkable architecture.