Listen, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know how much I love me wine, and that I try to eat healthy on occasion, imagine my excitement of the impending Pinotage and Biltong Festival which takes place on national Pinotage day, (yes there is actually a day for wine!!) Saturday 14 October and Sunday 15 October at the Leriba Hotel in Centurion!

“This is the one festival dedicated to the Pinotage varietal in all its diversity,”  says organisor Cobie van Oort of CVO Marketing.  “You will be blown away by some of SA’s best red Pinotages, but you can also have lots of fun with alternatives  including rosé’s, bubblies, blends, dessert wines and even a white Pinotage!”

With two of our country’s iconic products on show, visitors can be sure of a fantastic day of great wines paired with a range of biltong flavours and types as well as related items like droëwors.  Biltong and wine is for sale and festival goers are invited to purchase directly from the wineries themselves.

The participating wineries are Altydgedacht, Beyerskloof, Delheim, Flagstone, Kaapzicht, Koelenhof, La Couronne, Lanzerac, L’Avenir, Mellasat, Overhex/Balance wines, Perdeberg, Rhebokskloof, Slanghoek, Simonsvlei, Vriesenhof and Wellington Wines.

The event is family-friendly with live jazz by the Swing Cats Duo, meals in one of the restaurants on site or more at the River Lapa complex,  and casual seating under the trees  next to the river.   

The Pebbles Project, a registered charity organisation supported by Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts, is responsible for the Kidz Zone where kids will be entertained whilst their parents enjoy the day.  A donation of R75 per child is requested which will go towards Pebbles’ projects. To find out more visit www.pebbles.co.za

Dates: 14th and 15th October 2017

Venue: Leriba Hotel and Conference Centre, Centurion

Ticket Prices: R 220 online and R 250 at the gate (includes a wine glass and Pinotage and Biltong Pairing Card) Under 18’s enter free.

Book: www.plankton.mobi or www.computicket.com 

 The dress code is purple and white and prizes will be given for the best, cutest and most fun outfits!  Visit the SelfiePro stand to get your pic taken and share it on social media to enter.

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