Just an hours’ drive from Cape Town lies the picturesque Elgin Valley with its rolling hills, boasting the vibrant colours of autumn, as Elgin Wines invite you to visit them for their annual Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival.
For wine lovers and those in need of a revitalising day out, the festival offers a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to indulge in a memorable day of the best cool climate wines, decadently delightful food, entertainment, a plethora of outdoor activities and the spectacular natural beauty that the valley has to offer.
Each of the participating wineries offers a unique programme, allowing patrons to tailor-make their experience according to their own personal preferences. Entertainment includes performances by live bands, art exhibitions, kid’s activities, and for lunch each venue offers different dishes along with their signature wines to tantalise the taste buds and keep those bellies filled – these include a la carte menu’s, farm style picnic’s, American style smoke house BBQ, food trucks and much more. Guests are simply spoilt for choice.
Elgin is noted as the coolest wine growing region in South Africa with its high altitude and climate conditions which allow grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in wines with character defined by excellent purity, distinct minerality, density of fruit and an elegance which can only be described as bottled poetry.
Visit www.winesofelgin.co.za for more information or follow #ElginCoolFest on Twitter.