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  • Writer's pictureDelaille Raubenheimer

Swartland Sosiaal Wine Festival - Breaking the Mould

An exciting new wine festival launches in the heart of the Swartland - arguably South Africa’s most dynamic wine region. Hosted in a town not known for its wine, the Swartland Sosiaal Wynfees breaks the mould in typical Swartland fashion with a showcase of famous and lesser-known wine treasures.

Vineyard in the Swartland
Vineyard in the Swartland
  • When: Saturday 30 April 2022

  • Time: 12h00 - 16h00

  • Where: The Moorrees, 8 Main Street, Moorreesburg

  • Tickets: R300 pp when booked before mid-March, otherwise R350pp. A ticket includes: 10x tasting vouchers, a glass, R50 towards a bottle of wine + live music and games.

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“We’re overjoyed at how this dream has come together with the support of the wineries,” Swartland Sosiaal founder Carien Hugo Waring, who is well-known in wine circles for her involvement with many of the country’s top estates. “Moorreesburg is not only at the heart of the Swartland wine region, but also a vestige of authentic farm and family-friendly hospitality. It’s this essence reflected in the name Swartland Sosiaal.”

Participating wineries include Swartland superstars Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards, Org de Rac Organic Wine Estate, Riebeek Wine Co, Pulpit Rock Wine and Marras Wines, as well as famous out-of-towners Zevenwacht Wine Estate, MAN Wines, Lievland Vineyards, Journey’s End Vineyards, Mount Rozier Estate, Nico van Merwe Wines and Anthonij Rupert Wyne.

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines
One of the participating producers: Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Situated an easy 60-minute drive on the N7 highway from Cape Town, Moorreesburg makes a perfect place to spend the long weekend when Swartland Sosiaal takes place. As a powerhouse of the wheat industry, the town itself has an understated charm. Its wide streets are lined with many historic buildings, while the location is ideal for exploring the region’s many attractions – on foot, by bike or by car.

Welcome to Moorreesburg © Cobus van der Merve
Welcome to Moorreesburg © Cobus van der Merve
The organisers have also laid out two boules courts, where you and your mates can do battle in this traditional game native to almost every village across France.

Other offerings available for the run of the event is a park-and-ride shuttle service run by local Dirkie Uys High School, available at R50/car, and a childminder service, at R100 per child.

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Hope to see you there! #meetmeatmoorrees


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