Date: Saturday 7th April Start time: 11am End time: 13:30 (including wine tasting) Venue: meet at Glenelly wine estate, Lelie Street, Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600 Ticket: R120 for members; R140 for non-members. Ticket price includes wine tasting of Glenelly wines; Maximum 20 people
The Glenelly Glass Museum hosts the private collection of Mme May de Lencquesaing and is one of the largest in the world. It includes antiquary glass objects from Phoenicia, Egypt and Rome the rest of the Mediterranean, some dating from the First Century. It also includes modern and contemporary works by modern and contemporary masters such as Rene Lalique – some of the designs are famous and some are very rare – and Baccarat – including rare white opaline glass. There are works by Salvador Dali, J-P von Lith, as well as works by South Africans David Reade, Liz Lacey and Shirley Cloete.
Mme Lencquesaing will be our hostess. Her family is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine families, the Miailhe, who owned the famous Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux. She will explain how she continues as the third generation of her family to build the collection.
The Glass Museum is part of the Glenelly wine estate and the visit will include a tasting of the estate’s wines.
Lunch at the estate’s bistro is possible under separate cover. Let us know if you would like to partake at the time of booking.