goodbye to the grey moods of winter and celebrate the start of spring as wine
farms in and around Franschhoek welcome the warmer weather by showcasing their
exciting new vintages and releases.
Pack the car and set off for one of South Africa’s premier wine
producing regions, with its fresh country air and exquisite views, whilst
travelling from farm to farm, sampling new release wines on offer. Be sure not
to miss some of the live entertainment at select farms, and this year promises
to be even more exciting with some new themes and offerings in store for
visitors. Some of the themed offerings include Italian (Terra del Capo at
Anthonij Rupert Wines), Spanish (Lynx Wines) and Latin (Noble Hill). Wine enthusiasts can look forward to bespoke
tastings at select farms, which must be booked beforehand as seating is
limited. Visit the festival website for further details.
A popular fun festival, now in its 6th year, there promises
to be something for everyone, which includes cellar and vineyard tours, barrel
tastings, food and wine pairings, art exhibitions as well as a fresh food
market, to name but a few. As an added extra each farm will have one wine
available for purchase at a discounted price, for the duration of the weekend
To assure you of an unforgettable experience, visitors to the festival
will be issued with an Uncorked Weekend Pass, at a cost of R120 per person.
Available from 1 August, through www.webtickets.co.za
the pass includes a tasting glass and free
wine tastings of select wines at these wineries for the duration of the weekend.
For more information contact the Franschhoek Wine
Valley office on 021 876 2861 or visit www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za. Follow us on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA for
with something for everyone we invite you to come and indulge yourself as you witness
the country’s gourmet capital blossom and come alive.