The 2018 edition of the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival takes place on Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Elgin Valley offers city-dwellers and visitors to the Mother City, the perfect countryside escape.
For wine lovers and those in need of a revitalising day or two out, the festival offers a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to indulge in the best cool climate wines, decadently delightful food, entertainment, a plethora of outdoor activities and the natural beauty that the valley has to offer.
This year’s festival falls on a long weekend, with Friday April 27 being Freedom Day and Tuesday May 1, is Worker’s Day.
Entertainment includes performances by live bands, art exhibitions, nature walks and cellar tours. Each venue will offer different dishes, along with their signature wines, to tantalise the taste buds and keep those bellies filled over lunch time. These include a la carte menus, farm style picnics, American style smoke house BBQ, food trucks and much more. Each wine farm will be offering loads of child-friendly activities to keep your tots and tweens safe and entertained. Children under the age of 18, and accompanied by an adult, enter for free.
In the interests of safety on the roads, festival goers are encouraged to make use of one of the shuttle services on offer. Visit the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival website for details of the designated drivers for the event.
There are two ticket categories this year. If you’re interested in a slightly more immersive experience, you can opt for a golden ticket at R200 each, which gives visitors access to special tastings at participating wineries, such as vertical tastings and older vintages.
Ordinary tickets are going for R150 and include an armband and a wine tasting glass, for free wine tasting at the participating wineries.
The Elgin Railway Market will also be open during the festival weekend.
The art deco-inspired market will form the central point of the festival with crafts to browse and an array of food for sale. The market will be also be the pick-up point for your glasses, passes and shuttles.
Book through Quicket.co.za
For more information, visit https://ecwcf.winesofelgin.co.za
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