Win with YourNeighbourhood and Elim Wines! We will be giving one lucky reader a set of double tickets to experience this wine festival with a partner!
Experience a day of outdoor fun for the whole family and taste exceptional wines from nine inspiring Cape South Coast wineries at the 4th Elim Wine Festival on Saturday, 10 October.
How to enter:
Simply visit our Facebook Page, find the Elim Wine Festival post, and either like, comment or share the post for immediate entry into a draw! Winners will be announced via the Your Neighbourhood Facebook Page on the 29th September 2015.
What to expect:
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.
Wine 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 11 participating wineries:
The Giant Periwinkle
Jean Daneel Wines
These participants 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.
Scenic cycle rides & trail run
Visitors 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.
The 70 km mountain bike ride start at 08h00, while the 40km MTB ride starts at 08h30 (entrance fee including festival tickets R150 and R180 respectively for adults; R75 and R105 respectively for under 18’s)
15 km trail run starts at 08h45 (entrance fee R100 for adults and R50 for under 18’s).
The 8km fun walk, ride or run costs R25 per person and starts at 09h00. Registration starts at 07h00 and participants are encouraged pre-enter via webtickets.co.za.
Where, What, Who:
Saturday, 10 October, wine tasting from 10h00 to 17h00, Strandveld Vineyards, Elim
Cycle & Trail Run registration starts at 07h00 Races start from 08h00 – 09h00.
More about the participating wine farms
Black Oystercatcher are known for their boutique wines grown in the unique Elim soil according to their wine-making philosophy of working the land with the least possible interference in the most natural way.
Strandveld Vineyards, situated just 8km from the sea, will showcase both the top tier Strandveld and more accessible First Sighting wines crafted from this windswept Elim landscape.
The Berrio, also from Elim, will flaunt their wines of great intensity and layered complexity resulting from the cooling effect of the wind on their vines.
Ghost Corner Wines has a range of elegant varieties such as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir all made from Elim sourced grapes.
The Giant Periwinkle from Bredasdorp is known for making fine cool climate Syrah with great fruit, zingy white pepper and a hint of saltiness.
Sijnn is an exciting winery making wines from bush vines grown in alluvial rocky soil beside the Breede River in Malgas.
Lomond near Gansbaai is known for elegant, single vineyard wines especially Sauvignon Blanc with great longevity shaped by a deep commitment to sustainable farming in the Cape Agulhas wine ward.
Jean Daneel Wines from Napier include well-known wooded Chenin Blancs.
Dâbar is a brand new range of wines from Napier that will be a new discovery for many visitors on the day.