This has got to be one of the better wine festivals I have ever been too – the Durbanville Season of Sauvignon.
I think this will be my 4th year running. I love it because mostly, I live around the corner (Durbanville), and secondly, the atmosphere is always festive.
My personal favourite is Klein Roosboom for their oysters and bubbly, and Diemersdal for their wine slushies and ice creams.
There there are so many farms to choose from, you can take your pick!
The Durbanville wine route is fast becoming Cape Town’s destination of choice with its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines and friendly atmosphere – the valley is especially known for their great Sauvignon Blanc wines.
- De Grendel
- Durbanville Hills
- Klein Roosboom
- Groot Phizantekraal
- Signal Gun
Each winery has its own charm with superb entertainment for adults and children alike. This truly unique and festive experience has led to the Season of Sauvignon festival winning a Klink award in 2015 in the ‘Crowd Pleaser’ category for Best Wine Route Event.
Visitors can look forward to Sauvignon Blanc inspired menus in the restaurants, Sauvignon Blanc tutored tastings in the Tasting Rooms, fashion and art events as well as the chance to taste the variety of styles of Sauvignon Blanc produced in this picture perfect Valley.
On offer this year is the opportunity to be amongst the first to taste and purchase the Durbanville Twelve Sauvignon Blanc 2016. This wine, produced by the Durbanville Wine Valley from a ton of grapes from each of the 12 farms and will be available during the Season of Sauvignon and afterwards for sale from each of the participating wineries.
Here is more information on the farms:
A detailed festival program and information on ticket sales is available on www.durbanvillewine.co.za.