• 12 prestigious wine farms in the scenic Durbanville Wine Valley are celebrating their annual collective event, the Season of Sauvignon.

    The Season of Sauvignon is a weekend loaded with fun-filled family activities. Entrance fees range from free to R100 per farm, and all farms are open from between 9 and 11 am until between 4 and 7 pm (except Groot Phesantekraal, which has limited hours).

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    All the farms are offering ‘Ward in a Box’, which allows one to taste and compare Sauvignon Blanc vintages from each of the 12 farms in one place.

    Helicopters will be buzzing around between three of the farms, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills and Meerendal, as part of the Durbanville Sauvignon Wine Ferry helicopter experience.

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    Each of the 12 wine farms will be celebrating the Season of Sauvignon in their own style.

    D’Aria
    They are celebrating with a ‘Fun at the Fairground’ theme. Entertainment for kids that includes rides, face painting, sand art, a petting zoo, and for the courageous, a mechanical bull. Enjoy some live music along with free wine tasting. The food offerings will include flammkuchen, gourmet burgers, sushi, oysters, and bubbly.

    Durbanville Hills
    The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch. There will also be food stalls and tutored wine tastings available. Sit down for a picnic amongst the gorgeous scenery (bookings required for picnic baskets.) A big screen will be available for the rugby.

    Klein Roosboom
    The theme is ‘A Breath of French Air’ and they will be offering French market style food featuring Croque Monsieur, fromage, charcuterie, frites, mussels, boulangerie and French patisserie. There will be entertainment for kids as well as live music for the adults. An additional event, a French Feast with Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys is also on offer.

    Meerendal
    The Crown restaurant will be open with a special Sauvignon Blanc three-course meal. On Saturday, there will be a farmers market, tutored tastings, live music and entertainment for the kids.

    Nitida
    On offer is live music, kids entertainment and picnic baskets from the café, Tables (bookings essential). There will be gourmet food stalls in the amphitheatre and be sure to try a delightful Sauvignon Blanc Elderflower slush, garnished with fresh mint. The restaurant, Cassia, will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Signal Gun
    Join the ‘Mad Hatter’s Party’ and enjoy live music, kids’ entertainment, a petting zoo, and plenty of fun for young and old. Sweet and savoury eats will be on sale and visitors can also enjoy the wine garden that will be situated at the venue.

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    Hillcrest
    Expect wine tastings, craft beer, entertainment for kids as well as live music. There will be gourmet food stalls and olive oils on sale.

    Altydgedacht
    There will be an area for the kids and outdoor activities such as tractor rides. For adults, there will be live music and wine tastings.

    Bloemendal
    There will be entertainment for the kids as well as live music. If you’re feeling peckish, you can grab some sushi and oysters. The restaurant, Bon Amis, will be open for breakfast and lunch.

    De Grendel 
    The restaurant will be open for lunch. Live music and entertainment for the kids will also be available. Look out for Sauvignon Blanc-themed cocktails, pizzas, platters, sushi, and oysters.

    Diemersdal
    They will host food stalls, live music and entertainment for kids. Booking is essential.

    Groot Phesantekraal
    They will kick off the festivities on Friday evening with a barnyard braai.

    Check out our Season of Sauvignon event page.

    OF NOTE
    Where Durbanville Wine Valley
    When Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 October 2015
    Cost R70 – R130 from Webtickets
    Contact+27 83 310 1228, [email protected]

    Images courtesy Durbanville Wine Valley

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