• Wish you could get away for a weekend of wine-tasting at world-class wine estates? We’re giving you the chance to do just that, right in the heart of Joburg! For a gloriously relaxing two days on 5 and 6 October.

    The Stellenbosch Wine Festival Joburg presented by Pick n Pay invites you to experience a superb selection of Stellenbosch wine. In fact, we’re planning to give you such an authentic experience, you won’t be blamed for thinking you’re in the actual winelands!

    Over 40 Stellenbosch wine estates will participate in this year’s festival, which will be held over two days at the Wanderers Club Cricket Fields in Illovo. Some of the estates to look forward to, among many others, are Kaapzicht, L’Avenir, Middelvlei, Kleine Zalze and Spier. Every imaginable varietal will be on offer for you to swirl, sniff and sample, and once you’ve tasted a wine you love, you’ll be able to purchase it right there – at the same price you’d pay at the estate.

    Where there’s wine, there’s food, and for starters, we’ll be showcasing a simply sumptuous selection at the Pick n Pay Fresh Food Market. All the latest Pick n Pay fresh breads, cheeses, meats, deli items and farm-fresh fruit and veg will be available for your sampling pleasure. For sale at the Fresh Food Market we’ll have something for every taste – from delicious burgers and fish and chips, to elegant cheese platters, steak boards and vegetarian offerings too. Our coffee truck will also be onsite serving up a variety of hot and cold beverages.

    If you’ve always wanted to impress your friends with your food-and-wine pairing prowess, a session at the Pick n Pay Tasting Room is just the thing! Chefs and winemakers will show you how it’s done with personal picks from their estates, along with and melt-in-your-mouth canapes and et viola! Your dinner parties will never be the same again! These half-hour sessions are incredibly popular, so make sure to book in advance to secure your spot. Visit webtickets.co.za to book.

    No event is complete without live entertainment and we have an exciting line-up scheduled to perform throughout the festival: Majozi, Jerry & the Bandits and Pilani Bubu are just three of the talented musicians who will keep the vibe going and your feet tapping, while Hot FM’s favourite DJs will broadcast directly from the event all weekend long!

    So, whether you’re a connoisseur, a novice or want to brush up on your Pinos and Pinotages, The Stellenbosch Wine Festival Joburg is the place to be on 5 and 6 October. Exceptional wine, delicious food from Pick n Pay and excellent entertainment make this one experience you don’t want to miss! Make sure you book early as tickets are limited!

    In the meantime, you can brush up on your wine knowledge and stock your cellar by joining the Pick n Pay Wine Club. It’s FREE to join and members enjoy 3 x Smart Shopper points on all wine purchases, 20% off 10 great wines every month and get a whopping 25% off a selected case each month. Members also enjoy exclusive access and discounted tickets to events. This will include The Stellenbosch Wine Festival Joburg, so watch this space! You’ll also have the chance to enter incredible monthly competitions and so much more. To join, simply SMS just your Smart Shopper card number to 36775, free of charge. If you don’t already have a Smart Shopper card, apply for one at any Pick n Pay store or Hypermarket countrywide.


    Event times:

    Saturday 5 October: 12 – 6pm

    Sunday 6 October: 12 – 6pm

    Event Venue:

    Wanderers Club Cricket Fields, Illovo


    • General Admission: R 225 per person
    • General Admission ticket, PLUS Pick n Pay Tasting Room experience: R 275 per person**
    • Children under 18 are obviously not allowed to participate in the wine-tasting but are more than welcome to join in the fun, entrance free of charge.

    Both options include the following:

    • A complimentary branded tasting glass.
    • 15 wine-tasting tokens to use for tasting Stellenbosch’s finest wines.
    • The opportunity to purchase wine from award-winning Stellenbosch wine farms at estate prices.
    • The chance to sample a delicious selection of our best and freshest offerings at Pick n Pay’s Fresh Food Market.
    • A range of scrumptious food, hot and cold drinks for sale.

    **includes a 30-minute food-and-wine pairing session at the incredibly popular Pick n Pay Tasting Room.

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     For more information:

    Event website: www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com