The Stellenbosch Wine Festival, the flagship event of South Africa’s iconic wine region, stomps its way into a new era this January.
The expanded 10-day programme is designed to showcase in a bigger, better and bolder fashion the delightfully diverse town of Stellenbosch.
The new-look Stellenbosch Wine Festival, presented by Pick n Pay, delivers a full flight of wine experiences for both casual fans and connoisseurs, including a ten-day promotion at many of the area’s award-winning restaurants, special cultivar evenings and wine farm tours.
Throughout the week, wine lovers will be able to tailor-make their own festival experience by dining in town and or at estate restaurants offering special food and wine pairing menus as part of the festival’s “Wine & Dine” sensation or by visiting a myriad of farms offering unique tours and tasting programmes.
A festival highlight will be the Blessing of the Harvest and the Harvest Parade on Saturday, 26 January, as celebrants from Stellenbosch member farms march through the streets on a flotilla of tractors. For those more adventurous festival goers, various sporting events will give enthusiasts a colourful taste of the Stellenbosch lifestyle.
It all culminates in a three-day Wine Expo, which will be located in the heart of the vibrant town, and feature interactive stands and tasting programmes from over 130 wine and gourmet food producers.
The Wine Expo is set to take place from 1 to 3 February on Die Braak and will take full advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings with rustic tables, green decor and free-flowing Bedouin tents. A central stage will play host to Sunset Sounds Concerts to keep festival goers entertained as they enjoy the fabulous vintages on offer.*
- Wine Expo ( 1 – 3 Feb)
- Lifestyle Experience Evening presented by Pick n Pay (Wed 30 Jan)
- Grape Golf Challenge
- American Express Wine & Dine
- American Express Winery Experiences
- Pick n Pay Women’s Walk
- The Stellenbosch Wine Festival at Die Braak
When? 25 January 2013 to 03 February 2013
Where? Festival Square at Die Braak
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival Wine Expo = R150 includes glass & free wine tasting & park & ride shuttle ticket
Stellenbosch Wine Festival Lifestyle Experience = R250 includes glass, free wine tasting & free food tastings
Click here to book your tickets now!
Or for more info visit the festival online: www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za
*Taken from the Pick n Pay press release regarding the event (available here).