Head off to the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of 14 and 15 September for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. Explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, while uncovering a fine selection of wine gems from the Franschhoek Vignerons.
Wineries in and around the valley welcome the fresh, new season, using the opportunity to showcase their exciting new vintages and releases, as well as putting on a string of special events for visitors. New release line-ups range from MCC’s, white wines and rosés to red varietals. Noble Hill, Holden Manz Wine Estate, Rickety Bridge Winery, Dieu Donné Vineyards, Topiary Wines and Black Elephant Vintners are just some of the producers participating in this year’s festival.
With most of the Franschhoek wineries participating in this fun two-day festival, there promises to be something for everyone, which includes cellar and vineyard tours, barrel tastings, food and wine pairings, old school lawn games, and live entertainment.
It’s worthwhile to make a weekend of it and book into one of Franschhoek’s luxurious accommodation establishments, be it a quaint B&B’s, guest houses or 5-star boutique hotels. This will allow you ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-class shops, art galleries and boutiques during your Franschhoek Uncorked weekend.
Avoid the queues and pre-book your Uncorked Weekend Pass through webtickets.co.za. Pre-booked tickets cost R180 per person. Tickets purchased on the day, at the participating wine farms, will cost R200 each. Your Uncorked Weekend Pass (valid for both days) allows you access to all of the participating wine farms as well as a complimentary tasting glass and free wine tastings.
So, with something for everyone we invite you to come and indulge yourself as you witness the country’s gourmet capital blossom and come alive.
For more info and accommodation availability contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861, visit franschhoekuncorked.co.za or follow them on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA, for regular updates.