The rambling lawns of Buitenverwachting wine estate is where you’ll find foodies and wine enthusiasts on Saturday, 24 February for the ninth annual Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival. Over 200 wines will be available for you to swirl, sip and savour, while you nibble on gourmet canapés prepared by some of the country’s most talented chefs (Peter Tempelhoff, Edgar Osojnik, Brad Ball, Annemarie Steenkamp and Glen Foxcroft Williams, among others).
Participating wineries in the area include Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Eagle’s Nest and Constantia Glen, while estates from further afield include Tokara and Jordan Wines (both Stellenbosch), Paul Cluver (Elgin), Hamilton Russell Vineyards (near Hermanus), Beaumont Wines (Bot River) and The Drift (Napier).
Your R550 ticket includes a festival glass, tasting of over 200 wines, as well as the gastronomic extravaganza on offer. In addition to the wine and food, a wonderful line-up of live music is part of the day’s entertainment.