Food & Drink

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

This past weekend saw Pick ‘n Pay’s Stellenbosch Wine Festival held… well, not in Stellenbosch.

For the first time ever, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival took place on the North Wharf at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Which may be confusing if you’re expecting to drink Stellenbosch wines in Stellenbosch, but is actually great if, like me, you want to try the best of what the region has to offer, but without having to drive out to do so.

So, on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon, I hopped into an Uber and made my way out to the Waterfront. The location was beautiful – we were right on the water, and got to sip our wine with the majestic view of Table Mountain in the background. Each ticket came with a wine glass and 20 tokens, that you could use for tastings at one of the many vendors on display. (Somehow, like one of those refillable magic goblets, we drank our fill and still had leftover). From Chardonnays to Chenins, Merlots to Malbecs, there was an endless array of varietals for us to consume and appreciate.
Do you have any wine-related recommendations? Let me know in the comments!

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