Elgin Grabouw Tourism is excited to announce that the much-loved Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival will be back and even better than before on 27 & 28 April 2019.
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, the festival offers a chance to indulge in South Africa’s best cool climate wines accompanied by some delicious food offerings, as well as a host of live music and entertainment options set amongst the natural beauty of the Elgin Valley.
As has become a tradition over the years, the participating wineries are pulling out all the stops in order to offer a unique programme. This allows you to tailor-make your experience according to your personal preferences.
Entertainment includes performances by live bands, art exhibitions, nature walks, vertical tastings and cellar tours. Each venue will offer different dishes, along with their signature wines, to tantalise your taste buds and keep those bellies filled. These include a la carte menus, farm style picnics, food trucks and much more.
Your kids and pets are not forgotten either. Plenty of the wine farms will have child-friendly activities on offer to keep your tots and tweens safe and entertained. Children under the age of 18, and accompanied by an adult, enter for free and many of the farms are also dog-friendly!
Tickets are available for purchase on Quicket – weekend passes are only R200 per person, while day passes are R150 per person.
Wristbands, festival maps and your special edition 2019 #ElginCoolFest glass can be collected from the Elgin Railway Market, from there you have the option of using our complimentary shuttles out to the wineries or self-driving for your own tailor-made experience. The market is also the destination for Ceres Rail’s weekend steam train trips from Cape Town so, if you choose to, you can arrive by train.
Of course, we want to encourage you to experience Elgin responsibly and we do not condone any form of drinking and driving – especially when you have your family in the car – so, please make use of the shuttle services or elect a designated driver. To show our support for designated drivers, each driver will receive a special wristband giving them access to a complimentary soft drink at each winery.
Don’t miss out on the Cape’s coolest wine festival! Get your tickets now on Quicket and book accommodation for the festival if you want to make the most of the weekend.
Nadia Krige, Destinate