In the heart of the bustling city of Johannesburg, a glamorous and wine-soaked affair recently took place that left a lasting impression on attendees. The event, hosted by the multi-talented film actor, filmmaker, and wine producer, Thapelo Mokoena, brought together an eclectic mix of celebrities, wine producers and socialites, for a day of wine, culture, and celebration.

Held at the exquisite Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott at the Melrose Arch Precinct, this modern and centrally located venue set the perfect stage for the festivities. With its edgy and urban-styled décor, it was the ideal backdrop for the grand soiree that was about to unfold.

The event was a celebration of the Bosman Bakoena partnership, a collaboration between Bosman Family Vineyards from Wellington in the Western Cape and Thapelo Mokoena’s company, Bakoena Brands. Bakoena Brands is known for representing only the most innovative and premium quality African-sourced products on the market, making this partnership an exciting development in the world of South African wines.

One of the stars of the show was Nero, a grape of Sicilian origin, produced exclusively in South Africa by Bosman Bakoena Brands. Nero has been making waves in the wine world, gaining recognition for its generous and luscious flavors. It’s an innovative and high-quality red wine that deserves the spotlight it received at this event.

Adding to the allure of the day was Praisy Dlamini from the HER Wine Collection, introducing her all-women team’s newly released collection of fabulous wines. HER Wine Collection is a rising star in the wine industry, and its presence at the event added an empowering and inspiring touch to the festivities.

Guests had the opportunity to spend the day mingling with the who’s who of the wine world, enjoying delectable cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. The culinary delights were perfectly paired with an impressive selection of wines, allowing attendees to immerse themselves in the rich and diverse world of wine culture.

The entertainment for the evening was nothing short of spectacular. An upbeat musical performance set the tone for the night, and a talented DJ kept the vibe going, ensuring that the energy remained electric throughout the event. Whether you were on the dance floor or sipping wine by candlelight, there was no shortage of entertainment to enjoy.

The event was not just a celebration of wine; it was a celebration of South African culture and style. As the Cape Winelands Spring arrived in Jozi, attendees embraced it in true African fashion. The fusion of flavors, music, and culture created an unforgettable atmosphere that left everyone with a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of South Africa.

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