September means spring is officially with us and the Franschhoek Uncorked weekend on 7 & 8 September is the perfect opportunity to welcome the longer days and warm(ing) weather and bid farewell to winter. This popular festival is now in its 5th year and all participating wineries open their doors and extend a warm welcome in the true spirit of the Cape Winelands.
Solms-Delta wine estate celebrates their unique heritage with traditional Kaapse cuisine, lekker live music and award-winning wine. On arrival, guests will receive a complimentary glass of Solms Astor Cape Jazz Shiraz or Dik Delta Perry and will be welcomed with the sounds of the Delta Valley Entertainers, Soetstemme Choir and Delta Optel Band! Regular performances will take place throughout the day, while guests enjoy wine tasting and fabulous food from Fyndraai Restaurant in an exploration of our diverse local culinary heritage. Choose from the a-la-carte menu – Cape curried fish parcel, cooked with wild garlic, ginger, coconut and masala flavours, served with warm crushed potato and crayfish salad and tomato vinaigrette; grilled Karan Rib-eye topped with matured cheddar crust, fried potatoes, sautéed black mushrooms and pesto butter sauce; or share a Fyndraai Cape Style Deli Platter of barbecued snoek, grilled smoked pork ribs, tandoori chicken, bobotie samosas and traditional pampoenkoekies. No bookings necessary, visitors will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Visit the Museum van de Caab and take advantage of the excellent Uncorked wine specials on offer and make time for the tractor tour of the Dik Delta Fynbos Culinary Garden at a special price of R20 (advance booking for tractor tour essential)
Visitors to the festival can purchase an Uncorked Weekend Pass, at a cost of R120 per person. Available from 1 August, through www.webtickets.co.za