Outstanding wines and local fare at Elim Wine and Food Celebration

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.

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 at www.webtickets.co.za.

Entrance for under 18’s is free. For more information, call Tel: 028 482 1618 or email info@elimwines.co.za. 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.