Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival 2017

Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival 2017

Fine wine, delicious food and fab entertainment, make this country fair your one-stop destination.

Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Elgin’s high altitude makes it the coolest grape-growing region in South Africa (which means the grapes hang on the vines for longer), giving the wines a unique character. Each year, wine enthusiasts flock to the region for the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival to discover the gems produced in this fertile valley.

This year’s participating wineries each have their own programmes, which include wine tastings, blending sessions, chocolate-and-wine pairings, and more. Visitors are free to wander between estates, allowing you to enjoy what appeals to you most. Pop-up kitchens and food trucks will be offering an array of delicious meals, such as lamb on the spit, picnic hampers, tapas and sushi. Live music – ranging from country-rock, blues, 60s swing, jazz, and a live DJ – will ensure the party continues well into the night.

A kiddies’ playground and tractor rides will keep the little ones entertained, while pizza, popcorn, candy floss and slush puppies will keep their tummies satisfied.

This year’s participating wineries are Almenkerk Wine Estate, Arumdale, Belfield, Charles Fox Wines, Corder Family Wines, Elgin Ridge, Elgin Vintners, Hannay Wines, Highlands Road Wines, Iona, Oak Valley, Oneiric Wine Estate, Paul Cluver Wines, Paul Wallace Wines, Robin Hood Legendary Wines, Shannon Vineyards, and South Hill Vineyards.

Early-bird tickets (R140 ) are available from Webtickets until 28 April, and include a tasting glass, festival programme, access to the participating farms, live entertainment and wine tasting of three wines. Thereafter tickets cost R160, and are available on the day at Peregrine Farm Stall. If you book online, collect your programme and tasting glass at Peregrine Farm Stall before visiting any of the farms.

See you there!


Until 30 April 2017


10am – 5pm


071 267 9785



R140 (early bird, weekend pass)

R160 (weekend pass)

Free (children under 18)

Tickets are available at Webtickets and Peregrine Farm Stall


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 20 April 2016

3 Responses to “Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival 2017”

  1. Jacques

    Where can we find out where these things are happening? For example who is doing the chocolate pairings? Where is the music? I mean these farms aren’t exactly walking distance from each other and I would like to plan a bit before we go.

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Jacques. Good point. If you click on the “programmes” link, you’ll be able to see what each farm has planned, then you can organise your trip accordingly. Enjoy!

  2. Jacques

    Thanks I see it now


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