When it comes to Sauvignon Blanc, the Durbanville Wine Valley really shows off, with the perfect conditions to craft this favourite summer white wine.
Season of Sauvignon is taking place on 28 & 29 October this year and will once again showcase the best from the area. Book your seat at one of the participating wineries or hop between farms to make the most of all that’s on offer.
A popular choice each year is Diemersdal, which is renowned for their various styles of Sauvignon Blanc (they are one of my personal favourites). They have a extensive lineup for you to taste, from their everyday drinking wine to their premium MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc and their newly released Winter Ferment (fantastic!). Aside from the wines you can also enjoy food prepared by the Diemersdal Farm Eatery (which is brilliant), Kitchen Cowboys, Ton Khoon and Piroschka’s Kitchen. They’ll also have live music by Newton & Co, and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. Tickets are R100 from Webtickets.
Nitida and Cassia will have a variety of food stalls serving up treats like Asian Spring Rolls, Mexican Nachos and Southern Style Pulled Pork. Kids will be entertained by tractor rides, jumping castles and more, while you sip wine and listen to the sounds of Bottomless Coffee Band (if you haven’t seen these guys live, do yourself a favour. They’re mindblowing!). Tickets are R200 pp and includes a glass of Sauvignon Blanc as well as 3 portions of food.
Hillcrest is kicking off the weekend with a special Sauvignon Blanc-inspired tapas evening on Friday night. The rest of the festival weekend will take place in the quarry where you can enjoy a picnic or traditional braai, paired with rock music on Saturday and mellow blues on Sunday. There are also plenty of activities for the kids as well as cable-skiing, canoeing, fishing and boeresport for the young at heart.
Durbanville Hills is showing off with a variety of food trucks, live music by The Renegades and Paige Mac, as well as kids activities. You can also visit Klein Roosboom for their epic tasting platters, Meerendal for tutored tastings or D’Aria for a mix of food, wine, gin and bubbly. Try Signal Gun for craft beer, live music and yummy food, head to Phizantekraal for stunning farm-style fare, or try De Grendel for stellar views and fine dining.
Dates: 28 & 29 October
Prices vary between farms, ranging from free entry to R50, R100 and R200 entrance fees.