• Swirl, sniff and sip your way through some of the best of South Africa’s wines at the annual Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival, which kicks off in Cape Town this month.

    Pick n Pay brings the Cape Winelands to Capetonians’ doorstep at Kenilworth Racecourse on 29 and 30 April, accompanied by delicious food.

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    ‘With every imaginable varietal on offer for wine lovers to sample, alongside a simply sumptuous selection of fresh and delicious food offerings, it is definitely a day to discover new wines and enjoy old favourites, from elegant crisp white wines and full-bodied, robust reds to French champagne,’ says the retailer.

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    More than 40 wine farms will be showcasing their wines this year, and a general admission ticket includes a tasting glass and 20 wine-tasting vouchers. Wine experts will guide festival-goers through the various tasting options and explain each wine’s unique flavours and aromas for a renewed appreciation for the different wines.

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    Some other popular features at the Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival include live music by local musicians and the popular Sparkling Experience, which boasts some of the greatest local brands and finest French champagne.

    The Pick n Pay Tasting Room delivers a 30-minute canapé and wine pairing experience hosted by top winemakers and chefs.

    ‘This is an engaging session, perfect for those who are serious about their wine or those wanting more in-depth knowledge about their favourite wines,’ says Pick n Pay.

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    For food, an impressive range can be enjoyed under the trees or at the expansive seating areas near the wine stands or live music.

    Options range from ‘hot-out-the-oven’ pizzas and gourmet burgers to cheese and charcuterie platters and grilled braai boards. There are vegan and vegetarian options available as well.

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    Festival-goers can pre-book a Pick n Pay Picnic Basket with a curated showcase of delectable offerings. Think selected cheeses, cured hams, freshly baked bread, biltong, hummus and more.

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    For more information, click here.


    • Date: Saturday and Sunday, 29 to 30 April
    • Location: Kenilworth Racecourse
    • Times: 12pm to 6pm (Note: wine tastings end at 5pm and wine & food sales at 5:30pm)
    • Cost: From R250 per person
    • Tickets: Webtickets

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    Written by Tauhira Ajam for Cape {town} Etc.

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