This Friday, 9th of August, we celebrate women’s day in South Africa, commemorating those women who fought against the Apartheid era and peacefully marched to the Union Buildings in 1956.
And so in addition to the long weekend everybody has there are loads of events and specials in honour of women from breakfast and lunch specials to guest speakers and the likes.
Check out some of your favourite farms and see what they have in store.
On Festivals… there are two of note this weekend:
ROBERTSON SLOW FESTIVAL
26 Wineries and Guesthouses from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson will welcome visitors into their homes, to their dining tables and onto their farms for a food & wine experience – enjoyed SLOWLY. One of the highlights being the food market on Sunday. Other activities will include Horse Riding, Boat Cruises and Fynbos and Renosterveld Walks as well as vineyard tours.
Check out their website for more information – http://www.robertsonslow.com/
HERMANUS WINE FESTIVAL
The festival covers the Overberg area which includes Elgin, Hemel and Aarde, Walker Bay to name a few. Located in the Hemel and Aarde Village (at the start of the wine route). R120 will get you into the wine tasting tent, while the food marquee and entertainment is free. Lots of local wines and cuisine to be enjoyed at a long weekend seaside getaway!
Check out their website for more information – http://www.winevillage.co.za/cms/
Enjoy the short weekend and have an awesome weekend. Let us know if you attend any of the festivals or weekend specials and how much you enjoyed (or didn’t) them and of course which new wines you found!