Discover hidden gems at this year’s Pinotage & Biltong Festival


AFTER more than two years of no festivals, the team at Perdeberg Winery is getting the farm in tip top shape, ready to welcome visitors back for the popular Pinotage & Biltong Festival. The event, which takes place over the weekend of 23 and 24 April, promises to be a fun day for young and old. Situated at the foothills of the Paardeberg Mountain in Paarl, it’s the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Not only will you get to sample some of the country’s finest Pinotage wines, paired with a range of biltong products, but a high point will be the chance to taste Perdeberg Winery’s Endura Winemaker’s Selection Cape Red, which is not usually available for tasting. A gem indeed, the current vintage shows notable elegance with a fine tannin structure, intense colour and fruit forward flavours, all of which indicate impressive ageing potential.

Another gem from the Perdeberg range not to miss out on is the Dry Land Collection Resolve Pinotage, which is guaranteed to be the highlight in any wine collector’s cellar. On the nose this wine shows a distinctive spiciness with undertones of fresh cherries and strawberry cordial. The palate boasts ample fruit and charisma, with a luscious tannin structure which will evolve in taste and texture over the coming years.

These showstoppers, together with other wines in its portfolio as well as its craft beer range and bubbly will be available throughout the weekend’s festivities.

For those familiar with the Pinotage & Biltong Festival, it will be no surprise that there are another 17 wine cellars participating in the festival. This affords you the unique opportunity to taste the wines of a number of wine regions all in one place. Each wine is paired with a specific kind of biltong to highlight the wine’s attributes.

Put on your purple and white outfits to blend in with the atmosphere, and choose from three ticket options – Regular (R300 per person), VIP (R550 per person) or the Dedicated Driver (R200 per person). For more details on the ticket options as well as bookings (essential) go to Quicket.

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