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We’re cool … seriously cool! Join us for the Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival

Elgin wines are characterised by an explosion of flavours: beautiful fruit purity,

poise and complexity.

Elgin Grabouw Tourism is delighted to announce the Elgin Cool Wine &

Country Festival will take place on Friday 1 st and Saturday 2nd May 2020, and

that Nedbank is proud sponsor of the popular annual event.

Just 70km from Cape Town, the Elgin Valley is home to award-winning

wineries who are pulling out all the stops to offer two wine-packed days that

showcase why Elgin has become renowned as the home of South African

cool climate wines. Visit each of the participating wine farms to taste their

exceptional wines and enjoy exclusive festival opportunities such as guided

tastings with winemakers, big bottle tastings and cellar tours.

Feast on a variety of delicious fare at each farm, including crêpes, picnics,

oysters, pizzas, afternoon teas, tapas and gourmet food truck offerings.

To work up an appetite there will be all sorts of fun activities including boules,

barrel-rolling, a maze and a fresh farm produce & gift fair, with live bands, DJs

and a Marimba band providing yet more atmosphere.

The Elgin Railway Market is the place to head to on the evening of Saturday

2nd May for the “After Party”. The market’s vendors will be open along with live

music and a charity auction.

Our valley is family-friendly and festival activities for children include jumping

castles, jungle gyms, swimming, pony rides, scavenger hunts, games, bicycle

rides (bring your own bikes), a treasure hunt, and chocolate pizza making in

aid of Grabouw Animal Welfare.

Bring your four-legged pals too – friendly dogs are welcome at a number of

participating farms (please bring a leash).

Helmien Havenga, Nedbank Business Banking’s area manager for the

Worcester Overberg area says that this sponsorship reinforces the bank’s

commitment to the South African agricultural sector and the wine industry in

particular. “As the proud sponsors of the Cape Winemaker’s Guild and

Nedbank Wine on the River we are delighted to add this exciting festival to

our sponsorships in the wine industry. With offices in Grabouw, we are able to

offer Nedbank’s banking solutions to the winemaking industry in this area, and

our sponsorship of this festival gives us a great opportunity to connect on a

personal level with the community.”

Tickets are on sale via Quicket– a two-day pass is just

R230 and a one-day pass is R180. “After Party” tickets are R150 per person -

available online and at the door on the night. Children under the age of 18

accompanied by an adult attend for free.The Peregrine Farm Stall and Elgin

Railway Market are the collection points for wristbands, festival maps and

tasting glasses.

Elgin Grabouw Tourism supports responsible drinking and in partnership with

Appletiser, will be running a campaign which includes a complementary

shuttle service that will cover various routes stopping at participating wine

farms during the festival, as well as rewarding Designated Drivers a free

Appletiser at each of the participating wine farms.

With so much to enjoy, we’d encourage festival visitors to make the most of

the Elgin Valley by booking accommodation. From cosy farm cottages to

luxury lodges, boutique hotels, airstream trailers and glamping, visitors will be

spoilt for choice.

For more information on the Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival,

participating wineries, accommodation and other activities in the valley,

please visit - and follow Experience Elgin on

social media: Facebook , Twitter and Instagram #ElginCoolFest

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