Saturday, 11 October, wine tasting from 10h00 to 17h00, Black Oystercatcher, Elim
Cycle & Trail Run registration starts at 07h00 Races start from 08h00 – 08h30.
Spoil your whole family with a day of outdoor activities and taste exceptional wines from nine inspiring Cape South Coast wineries at the 3rd Elim Wine & Food Celebration on Saturday, 11 October.
Besides the top notch wines from Elim and surrounds, visitors at this year’s hosting farm, Black Oystercatcher, can tuck into some of the best country food available and mellow out to the sounds of 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 relatively young 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.
Local produce, hand crafted pottery and beautiful indigenous flowers will also be available for purchase. The line-up of activities includes a breathtaking archery performance on horseback, a savvy sheepdog performance and a crop spraying plane demonstration.
Scenic cycle races & trail run
Visitors with a love for adventure can look forward to exclusive trail run and mountain bike races (14 and 37km) through nature routes that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. The 37km mountain bike race starts at 08h00 (entrance fee R150 for adults and R75 for under 18’s, this includes entrance pass to the festival and a wine glass for adults), 14km mountain bike race and trail run starts at 08h30 (entrance fee R100 for adults and R50 for under 18’s, this includes entrance pass to the festival and a wine glass for adults). Registration starts at 07h00 and participants can pre-enter via webtickets.co.za.
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.
Save the date
The entrance fee for the Elim Wine & Food Celebration on Saturday, 11 October is R75 per person, including a branded wine glass. Tickets are available atwww.webtickets.co.za. Entrance for under 18’s is free. For more information, call Tel: 028 482 1618 or email email@example.com. For more information on the event and accommodation options in the area, visit www.elimwines.co.za. Follow ‘Elim WineGrowers’ on Facebook and be part of the conversation on Twitter @ElimWines.