The new-look Stellenbosch Wine Festival kicks off in January.
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 festivalgoers, 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 festivalgoers entertained as they enjoy the fabulous vintages on offer.
More information: www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za