One of the Swartland’s most enjoyable wineland experiences returns on October 28 when the second SWARTLAND SOSIAAL WYNFEES returns.
A festival of wholesome country hospitality and enjoyment, this must-do bon vivant affair takes place at renowned organic wine pioneer Org de Rac, just 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town.
“Swartland Sosiaal is back with a bang,” declares founder and organiser Carien Hugo-Waring. “The event launched last year to a wonderful response and we’re very happy to be back, this time at one of our region’s most famous wineries. “And before anyone asks, the event will be over long before the final kick-off of this year’s Rugby World Cup at 21:00. In fact, Swartland Sosiaal will be the perfect place to warm-up and stock-up!”
Org de Rac’s grand manor, lawns and veranda will be where activities will take place. There will be pop-up food stalls, picnics, live music and of course, the opportunity to taste the wares of the Swartland’s notoriously rip-roaring wineries with a few extras too.
Once again, tickets are limited, with just 400 available via Quicket . Only adults are permitted and tickets sell for R350pp. These include a safari-style tasting of Swartland wines, a R50 voucher towards your first wine purchase of the day as well as live entertainment by the full band of Newton & Co.
Accommodating designated drivers, Quicket also has 30 special Designated Driver Tickets for sale at R200pp. These include a R50 voucher towards food and a bottle of water. These ticket holders will be issued with identifying wristbands to whom no alcohol will be served. In addition, shuttle services will be available from Cape Town, putting a real cherry on top that encourages wine and food lovers to taste, shop and relax the day away.
Apart from building your own picnic basket options, Swartland Sosiaal will offer a cellar tour and barrel tasting experience; a Serious Sipper’s Lounge that includes three tutored masterclass tastings; and, a Cap Classique-and-oysters bar.
The event will take place from noon to 17:00.
In addition to Org de Rac, participating wineries include Swartland establishments Riebeek Wine Co, Pulpit Rock Wine, Huis van Chevallerie, Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards, Arbeidsgenot Wines, Winkelshoek Wynkelder and Wildehurst Wines Koringberg; as well as Brookdale Estate in Paarl and Deetlefs Wine Estate near Worcester.
For more about the food stalls, the sipper lounge slots and the tour of Org de Rac’s cellar (in Afrikaans and English) along with a selection of accompanying images, please click: MEDIA KIT