Superb wines, great food, live entertainment and picture perfect views all set the scene for the annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 7th and 8th September. Say 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 5th 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 only.
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 regular updates.
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.