Franschhoek Uncorked Festival celebrates summer In style


FRANSCHHOEK Uncorked Festival takes place over the weekend of November 6 to 8. What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, while uncovering a fine selection of wine gems from the Franschhoek vignerons?

Participating wineries in and around the valley will use the opportunity to showcase this season’s new release wines, which include MCCs, white wines, Rosés and even a few summer inspired red varietals. Live music and great food add extra excitement to a fun day out. Be on the lookout for a few special events guaranteed to pique your interest. These include a unique a Chardonnay and sushi pairing, and a tractor ride through the vineyards.

Pack the car and set off for the winelands with its fresh country air and exquisite views while travelling from farm to farm. With most of the Franschhoek wineries participating in this fun weekend festival, there promises to be something for everyone.

Make the most of your Franschhoek outing and turn it into a weekend of unforgettable memories. Book into one of the valley’s luxurious accommodation establishments, which range from quaint B&Bs and guest houses to five-star boutique hotels. This will allow you ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, exploring world-class shops, art galleries and boutiques during your Franschhoek Uncorked weekend.

Pre-book your Uncorked Weekend Pass here, which costs R180 per person. Valid for all three days, it allows you access to all participating wine farms as well as a complimentary tasting glass and free wine tastings. For more info and accommodation availability contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861, click here, or follow on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA for regular updates.

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