Season of Sauvignon

Durbanville Wine Valley welcomes white wine season with Season of Sauvignon

 

5&6 October

 

 

 FARM PROGRAMMES ( Each farm takes their own bookings)

Altydgedacht

Their relaxed rustic grounds are perfect to enjoy picnic baskets prepared by Eat at Altydgedacht, all you need to bring is a blanket to enjoy lunch under the trees. The restaurant will be taking bookings for their famous farm menu of pies, quiches and platters. Vineyard tours can be booked over the weekend, on arrival. Plenty for the little ones including a ‘farmstical’ course, jumping castle and a special menu at the restaurant.

DETAILS

Saturday &Sunday: 11am-4pm

Booking at restaurant essential on 021 975 7815

 

Bloemendal 

 

Friday 4 October sees the re-launch of Bloemendal. The farm’s new packaging and wine will be showcased paired with a three course meal at Bon Amis Restaurant. While Saturday’s activities are already fully booked, Sunday’s live music and the food and wine at Bon Amis (with the kiddies catered for with lots to do) will ensure a day of laid-back pleasure.  

DETAILS

Friday: R300pp with 3 course dinner and wine tasting, booking essential on 021 976 2682 or info@bonamis.co.za

Saturday: Fully booked

Sunday: 11am-2pm  

 

D’Aria

Get  rocking with The Flashbacks, Rudi die Wynmaker and Gerald Clark. Themed ‘Alice in Wineland’, come enjoy old-time favourites from jaffles, flammkuchen and  home-baked pastries to more decadent oysters. Petting zoo and dedicated play area for the little ones.

DETAILS

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

Entrance: R10pp, R20pp with tasting glass and sauvignon blanc 2013 tasting. Children under 12 free.

 

De Grendel

 

Taste Chef Ian Bergh’s take on tapas paired with sauvignon blanc at De Grendel Restaurant on 5 October. To whet your appetite, think   Smoked Trout, grapefruit, ricotta, orange, vanilla, lime and Goats’ cheese, asparagus, parmesan, aborio. All tapas are served with a glass of expertly paired De Grendel Wine. Bookings are essential from 11am-2pm, after that, feel free to pop in any time until 4pm. (to book call 021 558 7035). Sunday is a la carte menu.

On the tasting room veranda keep a look out for our sauvignon blanc cocktail bar, and snack around on gourmet boerewors, pancakes, biltong and oysters. Our foot-tapping musical line-up consists of Pieter van Helslandt, Dogters Van Man, Renate and Project Ensemble. Feel free to stop by from 10am-5pm.

 

The rugby will be screened on Saturday afternoon.

DETAILS

Restaurant:

Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm.

Booking between 11am-2pm on 021 558 7035 or restaurant@degrendel.co.za

Walk-ins from 2pm onwards.

Tasting Room veranda:

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm (no booking required)

SATURDAY ONLY Wine Ferry: R1100pp, booking essential with Francois Koenig on fuzzy@base4.co.za or call 021 934 4405

 DIEMERSDAL

Welcoming white wine season is a long-standing tradition at Diemersdal. Sip, swirl and enjoy multi-award winning Sauvignon Blancs.  Bring the sun hat, picnic blanket and party face. Relax al fresco, under festive umbrellas or the huge tent with its convivial crowds. Live music adds beat to the day. For the adventurous, tag along with winemakers Thys Louw and Marie Branders for vineyard hikes exploring the spring vines, and learn about terroir. Diemersdal farm eatery gets playful with Sauvignon slush puppies and ice cream. To keep you going over the weekend, cheese platters, their signature artisan bread rolls, and Sauvignon loving food will be served.  The little ones can enjoy horse cart-rides, games, and other festival activities. The rugby will be screened on Saturday afternoon.

DETAILS

Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm

Entrance fee: R50 adults, kids enter for free

Bookings for tables: rita@diemersdal.co.za (bookings close 4 October, 3pm)

DURBANVILLE HILLS

 

All things Sauvignon blanc at Durbanville Hills. For something sensory, experience how food plays with Sauvignon Blanc, enjoy an  interactive sensory tasting where you can discover for yourself how sweet, sour, bitter and savoury flavours change the taste profile of a Sauvignon blanc.  Picnics, nachos, sushi, oysters, and charcuterie platters are on offer with live music courtesy of Chris Rain and Ricky Nass. and. There will beplenty of fun for the little ones with face painters, a jumping castle and free-form jungle gym.. The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch over the weekend. One of the three Durbanville Sauvignon Wine Ferry destinations.

DETAILS

Saturday & Sunday:  10am-5pm

Sensory tasting Saturday and Sunday: R60pp booking essential with Simone Brown on 021 5581300 or  email sibrown@durbanvillehills.co.za

Entrance is free or R50 with crystal tasting glass and wine tasting. 

SATURDAY ONLY Wine Ferry: R1100pp, booking essential with Francois Koenig on fuzzy@base4.co.za or call 021 934 4405

 

Groot Phesantekraal

On the north east side of Durbanville goes cool with laid back tunes while festival goers can enjoy cheese platters, sushi and some lekker local roosterkoek and curry and rice. Taste their Groot Phizante Kraal Sauvignon Blanc with its tropical fruit flavours and hints of figs and gooseberries. Also home to the much-hailed Anna’de’Koning Chenin Blanc, the first Chenin Blanc of the valley. 

DETAILS

Saturday ONLY: 11am-4pm

Contact: Anri on 021 976 2114

 

KLEIN ROOSBOOM

 

‘Wyn in the Tuin’ at Klein Roosboom.  Sip Sauvignon Blanc, sway to Slip Jam and experience vivacious winemaker Karen De Villiers’ creative touches that turn each festival into the most memorable event. Enjoy trendy food trucks offering a variety of food. Bubble ball, sand art and more for the kids. The rugby will be screened on Saturday afternoon.

DETAILS

Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm

Entrance fee: R30 includes tasting glass, tasting and bandana

Booking: event@klienroosboom.co.za

 

MEERENDAL

 

Wine lovers bring the whole family to Meerendal. Live entertainment, the popular Farmer’s Market (Saturday only) and activities for the kids are on offer.  Cellar master, Liza Goodwin, takes visitors on tutored tastings and wine guru Bennie Howard showcases how well Meerendal and Durbanville Sauvignons can age. Overseas wines will be included as well (these tastings are free of charge). Sunday sees the West Coast buffet straight from the Braai, with Sauvignon Blanc pairings. The Bistro restaurant will be open for  breakfast, lunch and dinner the whole weekend.  One of the three Durbanville Sauvignon Wine Ferry destinations.

DETAILS

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Tasting with Bennie Howard and Liza Goodwin 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, free of charge, booking advised on 021 975 1655

Sunday: 12pm-4pm

West Coast braai, R220pp (Children ages 6-12 are R90pp, children under 6 eat for free), booking advised on 021 975 1655

SATURDAY ONLY : Wine Ferry: R1100pp, booking essential with Francois Koenig on fuzzy@base4.co.za or call 021 934 4405

HILLCREST

Celebrates the festival with Blanc and Blues. New to the Quarry this year is the On Tap Ice Bar- ensuring your favourite savvy is perfectly chilled.  The Wine Theatre will be hosted by winemakers Graham Reed and Arno Smit. Stock on up wine with specials at the Wine Shop.  Feast on smoked Norwegian salmon, oysters and seafood wraps, hamburgers and more. Kids will enjoy the Play Arena with rides and entertainment.

DETAILS

Saturday: 11am-9pm, R70pp

Sunday: 11am-6pm, R60pp

Wine theatre runs from 2pm

Contact: Mike on 021 976 4959

 

NITIDA

Welcome festival goers with open arms. Their knack for creating a festival mood is helped along by the rolling hills and their famous dam. Cassia Restaurant serves up hamburgers sushi, cajun chicken wraps and footlongs. A jazz band sets the mood for a relaxed weekend, wine specials and activities for the kids. ‘Tables at Nitida’ will operate as normal.

DETAILS

Saturday: Fully Booked

Sunday: 11am-5pm, R100pp (www.webtickets.co.za to book)

OTHER FESTIVAL OFFERINGS

Also at all the farms: ‘Ward in a box’ will again be on offer, an excellent way of tasting a Sauvignon Blanc variety from each of the 11 farms in the valley. Each farm has this on offer so festival goers can partake in a comparative tasting in one spot and get to know the valley’s cool climate style of Sauvignon Blanc.

For the jetsetters, the popular Durbanville Sauvignon Wine Ferry helicopter experience returns.  Explore the valley from the air as Base 4 Aviation takes passengers on a three- stop day experience via De Grendel, Durbanville Hills and Meerendal. This exclusive shuttle service flies from one estate to the next, for visitors to enjoy tastings and festival offerings. For more information email Francois Koenig on fuzzy@base4.co.za or call 021 934 4405. (Bookings close Friday 4 October 10am)

Stay in touch by following @DurbanvilleWine and #dvillesauvfest on Twitter or visit www.facebook.com/durbanvillewine

Make a weekend of it with the Protea Hotel Durbanville. Accommodation for those that would like to stayover during the festival starts at R799.00 per room (maximum 2 people).  To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly on 021 913 9256 or reservations@phdurbanville.com.