Where do you go to enjoy one of the finest South African wine collections on the North American continent? Jiko-The Cooking Place at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World! Sommeliers at Jiko have great reason to boast about their vintages!
Thankfully, they enjoy sharing their knowledge (and wine!) with guests.
Jiko Wine Tastings
On Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., stop by Jiko to sample three South African wines paired with cheese and fruit.
The cost is $25 plus tax and gratuity and you should make a reservation by calling 407-938-7149.
Jiko Wine Dinners
Looking for South African wines paired with incredible cuisines? There are six dinners planned where guests will savor their meals while the winemakers and chef are on hand to describe each course!
May 4 – Post House Winery with Nick Geber. The Post House farm is part of a popular winery in South Africa’s Stellenbosch region.
June 8 – This meal features winemaker Alex Dale, founder of Radford Dale Wines with Vinum vintages from the Stellenbosch region.
June 15 – Ken Forrester Wines is the guest on this evening. This winery is found on the Helderberg Mountain in the heart of the Stellenbosch region, which is often referred to as the home of Chenin Blanc.
September (date to be announced) – Showcasing Mulderbosch Vineyards from the Stellenbosch area. Winemaker Richard Kershaw creates handcrafted and individual wines.
October 27 – Robin Back from Spice Route and Fairview Winery in the Paarl wine district of South Africa presents. (This dinner is part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival events.)
Dinners are five courses with a cost of $135 except for October, when dinner is seven courses and $180. Price includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.