• The Swartland Sosiaal Wynfees, a festival of wholesome country hospitality and enjoyment, returns on 28 October for a second time. This must-do bon vivant affair takes place at renowned organic wine pioneer Org de Rac, a 90-minute drive from Cape Town.

    Founder and organiser Carien Hugo-Waring said ‘the event launched last year to a wonderful response and’ they’re very excited to be back. ‘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!’

    Shuttle services will be available from Cape Town, encouraging wine and food lovers to taste, shop and relax the day away.

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    No chance of going hungry

    For the foodies, tables and picnic-style seating will be set up and ready-made meals as well as picnic basket items, with blankets, will be sold by pop-up stalls operated by Die Moorrees and the Hopefield Market. At the Cap Classique-and-oyster bar a glass of bubbly and four West Coast oysters will sell for just R110.

    Die Moorrees will sell freshly baked breads and ready-made meals such as slow-smoked pulled beef rolls, vegetarian quiches, and sweet treats. The Hopefield Market will sell local produce and picnic basket items.

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    Now’s your chance to learn more about wine

    Well-known winemaker Lizelle Gerber will present tours of the Org de Rac cellar. Participants will get the opportunity to hear first-hand about the winery’s sustainable way of farming and winemaking and taste new-release vintages from barrels and tanks. This festival add-on tour is available to 30 visitors and tickets, at R150 pp, are available for purchase from Org de Rac’s website.

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    Getting around and staying over

    If you’re interested in using a shuttle service from Cape Town, this information will automatically be sent when tickets for Swartland Sosiaal are issued. A confirmation email will include a list of shuttle services and accommodation venues.

    • Ticket prices: R350 p p (only 400 available)
      Includes: safari-style wine tasting, R50 voucher towards first wine purchase, live entertainment
    • Ticket prices for designated drivers: R200 p p (Only 30 available)
      Includes: R50 voucher towards food and bottle of water, identifying wristbands to whom no alcohol will be served
    • Website: quicknet.co.za
    • Date and time: 28 October 2023 | 12:00 – 17:00

    For more information about Swartland Sosiaal Wynfees, follow @SwartlandSosiaal on Facebook and Instagram. Alternatively, email [email protected].

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    This article was first published on Getaway Magazine 

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