Visit The Elim Wine Festival

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Visit The Elim Wine Festival and experience a day of outdoor fun for the whole family and taste outstanding wines from nine inspiring Cape South Coast wineries at the 4th Elim Wine Festival on Saturday, 10 October.

Visitors at this year’s hosting farm, Strandveld Vineyards, can savour exceptional wines from Elim and surrounds and tuck into hearty country fare while enjoying music from popular local artist Valiant Swart.

Guests with a love for adventure can experience the freedom of an exclusive trail run (15 km) and mountain bike rides (40 and 70 km), or opt for a more relaxed 8 km fun walk, ride or run through nature routes that are otherwise inaccessible to the public.

Registration starts at 07h00 and participants are encouraged pre-enter via Webtickets.

elimpost_1000x560Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice with this rare opportunity of tasting the wide range of exciting wines from this dynamic wine growing region, known for producing cool climate wines of great elegance and finesse. The participating wineries, Black Oystercatcher, Dâbar, The Giant Periwinkle, Ghost Corner, Jean Daneel Wines, Lomond, Sijnn, Strandveld Vineyards and The Berrio, represent some of Africa’s southernmost wineries. Beer lovers will also have the opportunity to sample artisanal ale from Africa’s most southerly brewery, Fraser’s Folly.

For the first time, the festival will be hosting themed one-on-one tutored tastings presented by winemakers from participating farms in slots during the day.

Local produce, hand crafted pottery and beautiful indigenous flowers will be available for purchase. The line-up of activities includes a remarkable archery performance on horseback, savvy sheepdog herding and a vintage tractor treasure trove.

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