Drinking to tradition: The first official South African Wine Tasting event was organised at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel last weekend to celebrate the country’s Heritage Day. — VNS Photo Bạch Liên
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — South Africa celebrated its Heritage day in Hà Nội on September 24 by hosting the city’s first official South African Wine Tasting, an event promoting the nation’s culture through wines and music.
South African Ambassador Ruth Kgomotso Magau said at the event that South Africans celebrate Heritage Day by remembering the heritage of the many cultures that make up the country’s diverse population. On this day, all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their traditions in the wider context of a great fabric of cultures, beliefs and traditions.
“Through our wines, we are celebrating our heritage here. South Africa’ wine history began in 1659, so we have a 350 years history and are the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest wine-producing country”, she added.
“South Africa has the longest wine route in the world (Routee 62), stretching from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth,” she said.
The wine regions of South Africa are spread out over the Western and Northern Cape regions, spanning 500 km east to west and 680 km north to south. — VNS