Yet more wine news (I clearly love wine): Season of Sauvignon Festival taking place 24/25 Oct

by Karisa

The Durbanville Wine Valley, which is conveniently only a 20min drive from Cape Town, is going to be the place to be next weekend with the annual Season of Sauvignon Festival which is taking place on Sat 24 & Sun 25 Oct:

There are 12 wine farms taking part in this year’s festival.  They are:  Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, D’Aria, Diemersdal, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills, Hillcrest, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal, Nitida, Groot Phizantekraal and Signal Gun.

Now there’s no festival pass or general ticket that you need to purchase, you simply have a look at what each farm is offering and then plot your route according to what tickles your fancy.

For example – some farms are doing wine tasting deals, others are charging a cover charge with various activities planned on the day, like: live music, gourmet food trucks and entertainment for the little ones.  There are also quite a few of the farms that will be screening the rugby, so you can safely drag your hubby/significant other out with you.

Have a look at the detailed festival program & all other essential information over here: (there’s a cool PDF you can download for easy reference)

But of course this wine fest is all about the Valley’s top 2015 Sauvignon Blancs which will be available at each participating farm.  This is your chance to try the different styles of Sauvignon Blanc produced in the Valley, and even if you’ve never been much of a Sauvignon Blanc fan, I’m sure you’ll find at least one that’ll please your taste buds.

There’s also the opportunity for you to be amongst the 1st to taste & purchase the Durbanville Twelve Sauvignon Blanc 2015.  This wine is produced by the Durbanville Wine Valley from a ton of grapes from each of the 12 farms and is an expression of the Valleys signature varietal.

So pack up the family, invite all your friends and enjoy a fun day out in the Durbanville Wine Valley.  Last year I kinda got stuck at Durbanville Hills (which was awesome), but this year I think I will try to visit a couple of the farms.

Of course safe driving is a must – so either arrange a designated driver or make use of Scooter Angels who have partnered up with the festival.  They will chauffeur you home safely in the comfort of your own vehicle.  Pre-booking is essential or ad hoc requests will be accepted with 2 hours’ notice.  Trips are charged at R11.75/km and min trip of 15km applies on a COD basis.   Contact them on: 087 233 8787 or

Hope to see you guys there. 🙂


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