Elgin is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Cape. Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town you’ll find rolling hills covered in orchards and vineyards, lit up in fiery colours of autumn this time of year. From 29 & 30 April they will be hosting the Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival, from 10:00 – 17:00 daily.
The festival will offer wine lovers the chance to taste some of the best cool climate wines in South Africa, paired with food, entertainment, outdoor activities and spectacular natural beauty. Each participating winery will offer their own unique program, which allows you to customise your route and experience.
The festival will be supported by Almenkerk Wine Estate, Arumdale, Belfield, Charles Fox Wines, Corder Family Wines, Elgin Ridge, Elgin Vintners, Hannay Wines, Highlands Road Wines, Iona, Oak Valley, Oneiric Wine Estate, Paul Cluver Wines, Paul Wallace Wines, Robin Hood Legendary Wines, Shannon Vineyards and South Hill Vineyards.
Entertainment includes performances by live bands, art exhibitions, kid’s activities, and for lunch each venue offers different dishes along with their signature wines. Look out for everything from farm style picnics, American-style smoke house BBQ, food trucks and more.
Elgin is noted as the coolest wine growing region in South Africa with its high altitude and climate conditions which allow grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in wines with character defined by excellent purity, distinct minerality, density of fruit and an elegance which can only be described as bottled poetry.
Date: 29 & 30 April, 10:00 – 17:00
Tickets are R140 pp from webtickets.co.za, which includes a tasting glass, festival programme, access to participating farms, live entertainment and a wine tasting of a selection of three wines from any of the estates involved – tasting glasses and festival programmes are to be collected at Peregrine Farm Stall prior to visiting any of the farms. Children under the age of 18, and accompanied by an adult, enter for free. Prices for the lunch offerings vary and bookings are essential for the limited seating events. Online ticket sales will close on 28 April 2017.
For more info, visit winesofelgin.co.za