A fresh, outdoor, big-screen event, launching photos of local characters in the wine industry followed by the just released, award-winning film Blind Ambition.
DATE: Sat 25th June
WHERE: Best’s Winery,
111 Bests Road, Great Western
Food and drink available for purchase.
Dress warmly. Bring friends and family.
Wet weather contingency: event will be relocated to Seppelt Barrel Hall.
PLEASE NOTE: Wet weather relocation decision will be made at 3pm on the day in the event of inclement weather. An update email will be sent but please keep your eyes peeled via social media for updates
Winner of the Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival, Blind Ambition is the inspiring story of four Zimbabwean refugees who conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and unshakeable national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first ever wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions’. From the moment they arrive in France to compete, this team of mavericks turns an establishment of privilege and tradition on its head. A truly uplifting documentary that celebrates just how irrepressible the human spirit can be.
View Blind Ambition trailer
Note: the film is rated M due to some coarse language.
The New Vintage exhibition captures and showcases 12 Great Western characters involved in wine-making through photography and story.
Photographer, Marcus Thomson, son of the renowned Viv Thomson of Best’s, will capture the images and freelance feature writer Lauren Mitchell will pen their stories.
The exhibition, an exciting pop-up light-box exhibition will happen at Seppelts, 36 Cemetery Road, Great Western
Friday 24th June, 5-7:00pm
Friday 24th June - 31st July
Seppelts, 36 Cemetery Road, Great Western
Seppelts Winery White room. Adjacent to drive entrance and accessed through the barrel hall.
Cellar door hours 10 -5pm 7 days a week
PARTNERS: Best’s, Seppelt