Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe’s annual Wine, Gin & Craft Beer Festival lit the Queen of Hearts Café in Highlands this past weekend, bringing hundreds of budding connoisseurs together over two days.
According to the organizers of the event, revellers were entertained with top shelf hand crafted beers and wines produced by some of Southern Africa’s best vintners and sommeliers.
The event, mainly sponsored by Stanbic Bank in partnership with other players, is the biggest wine tasting event in the country since its debut in 2018.
Stanbic Bank’s head of Marketing and Communications, Palmer Mugavha, said the Standard Bank Group subsidiary’s participation in the event is largely to entertain some of its high net worth customers and the general public who appreciate great wines.
Mugavha expressed gratitude to all the bank’s customers, indicating that such events are a way the institution employs to appreciate its clients for making them their financial partner of choice.
“Our guests enjoyed great wines from some of the best vineyards in Southern Africa, and diverse gin and craft beers”, he added.
Speaking to 263Chat, Queen of Hearts Cafe and Bakery General Manager Kuda Mukucha said they were impressed with the turn out and clients were happy with the event.
“We expected 1000 people and we were close to that. We had 15 wineries from South Africa and they all came through, five food vendors and performances from South African artist Majozi. There were no hustles and our clients were very happy.
The event was also graced by live performances from St Emmo, Mackay and Fort Infinity.
Wine festivals are slowly becoming a trend in the country as Zimbabweans open up to diverse merrymaking activities especially in the capital.