On October 19th, Restaurant Eve, Chef Cathal Armstrong, wine director Nikki Gulick, and sommelier Kristen Dennis would like to invite you to a wine dinner featuring Ken Forrester and the opportunity to taste outstanding wines from South Africa, specially paired with a spectacular six-course dinner showcasing local bounty. 

Wednesday, October 18 • 7 PM

$200 per guest (plus tax and gratuity)
Please RSVP by contacting us at (703) 706-0450, or

About the Vineyard



South African wine pioneer, former Johannesburg restaurateur, and Cape wine farmer - Ken Forrester has been an award-winning visionary winemaker for the past two decades.

Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years our range of top quality wines has received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades. Our wines are broadly available in reputable restaurants and exported around the globe. Ken Forrester’s philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.

Chenin Blanc in South Africa has extensive depth in terms of vineyards, terroir diversity and winemaking expertise. The grape's exceptional versatility and the excellent selection of fruit available, due to the Cape Winelands' wide terroir, provide for great varietyof style. Winemaking techniques depend on the style of wine desired. Yet, one fact is unassailable: the most intensely flavoured Chenin Blanc wines come from older vines that have been carefully managed for balanced yields.

While most South African Chenin Blanc wines are still made in a fresh and fruity style, that is changing. More and more producers are focussing on mature bushvines. They prune these dramatically to cut down on yields, pick the grapes riper and often introduce oak fermentation and maturation. Chenin Blanc is a very responsive variety - it will give back in the bottle what the winemaker has put into the vineyard and in the cellar.