Monday, February 11, 2013

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

We attended the famous Stellenbosch Wine Festival held this past weekend and it definitely lived up to the expectations. 

There were over 85 wineries from around the Stellenbosch area in attendance, collectively showcasing more than 500 of the region’s finest wines. With a nominal cover charge, festival goers enjoyed unlimited tastings along with options to purchase a variety of foods, coffees, ice cream, cupcakes and bottles of their favorite wines. 

The festival was held in a large grassy park in the center of Stellenbosch with picnic tables, lounge furniture, shade trees and umbrellas set up for everyone to enjoy. The wineries were divided into the different regions of Stellenbosch and each winery decorated a booth to give you a taste of what their wine estate looks and feels like. 

We met a couple from Holland and spent hours visiting with them about their travels to the States and their three week holiday here in South Africa.  It is interesting that we have come to South Africa and had the opportunity to meet and have conversations with people from all over the world!

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