Head out to the Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival this month | 9Lives
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The picturesque Elgin Wine Valley will be a hive of activity during the festival weekend of 28 and 29 April when the region’s top wine farms celebrate what they do best: Cool climate wines and great country food. 

Each of the participating wineries will offer a unique program, allowing you to tailor your experience. Head to Charles Fox for free MCC tastings, or pop in at Oak Valley to taste their famous acorn-fed pork. You can also do a 10 year vertical Sauvignon Blanc tasting at Iona, who has the coolest vineyard in the cape, 420m above sea level!

Foodies should definitely check out the SALT Food & Wine Pairing Lunch, available on both days of the festival. Settle in for a four-course meal with award-winning Paul Cluver Wines. The lunch will be hosted by highly acclaimed Chefs Beau du Toit and Craig Cormack as well as SALT’s Head Chef Mechell Span. Paul Cluver Wines Cellar Master, Andries Burger, will also be joining the lunch to add the final touches. The cost is R600 per person. To book, mail saltatpaulcluver@gmail.com or phone 028 844 0012.

This year will also see the opening of the Elgin Railway Market. The art deco-inspired market will form the central point of the festival and will be filled to the brim with classy crafts to browse and delicious food to taste, and it will be open late during the festival. The Market will also be the pick-up point for your glasses, passes and shuttles.

You can view the fill programme HERE.


Dates: 28 – 29 April, 2018

Tickets to the festival cost R150 per person, which includes a wine tasting glass and complimentary tastings at the participating wine farms. The golden tickets cost R200 person, which gives festival goers access to special tastings or offerings at these wineries.

For bookings, head to Quicket


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