5 November, 2016

at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm

Overberg, South Africa

Once a year, the wine farms at the most southerly tip of Africa come together to celebrate their unique cool-climate wines.

It’s a day to explore elegant Elim wines, sumptuous local food, refreshing craft beer, and a country market in the Cape Agulhas countryside. And to enjoy a host of activities exclusive to this local farm-style community.

Meet and mingle with the winemakers of the Elim Wine Ward at the festival – the youngest wine growing region in the country creating the most excitement. Or join the winemakers for an intimate tutored wine tasting during the day. Taste how the unique setting at the southernmost tip of the continent crafts the intense fruit flavours in these elegant wines. And sip the exceptional Sauvignon Blanc on a bright spring day.

We’re saving you a seat…

To join us in the fresh clear Overberg air, enjoying the festive atmosphere with stories, old and new friends, music from the talented Nic Stevens, and a coming together of all that is Elim.

It doesn’t get fresher than this…

The wines of Elim are crisp, with lots of concentrated fruit and an excellent finish. Now imagine these wines with the perfect food pairing. The Elim Wine Festival offers fresh local produce and hearty meals perfectly paired with the wines.

The details…

The Elim Wine Festival takes place from 10:00-17:00 on Saturday 5 November 2016. Tickets cost R100 and include tastings and a branded wine glass. Numbers are limited, so book early.

Meet the winemakers

Meet the men and women who are behind the Elim area’s unique wines, who have experienced and learned what the extreme growing conditions in Cape Agulhas mean and how to craft fine cool climate wines here.


Get a little more intimate with our winemakers

Join the winemakers from various Elim wineries for an intimate tutored wine tasting. Get to know the wines and the winemakers in one-on-one sessions. As a wine connoisseur, taste the unique traits of our Elim wines and share your thoughts with us. Or as a wine beginner, learn what makes a great wine, and how to distinguish the flavours and aromas.

We’ll have 3 tutored wine tastings at the festival:

@11am, Dirk Human: Find out what makes our area’s Sauvignon Blancs so special

@12pm, Conrad Vlok: What makes Wooded White wines from the Elim area so exciting?

@1pm, Charla Haasbroek: Are cool-climate Shiraz and Shiraz blends the best reds coming from the Elim region?


Make the most of your stay

Whether you’re local or just visiting us for the day, you’ll no doubt fall in love with the Elim area. It’s a wonderful combination of rich biodiversity and the intense gold and green colours of agriculture. So if you’re looking to stay a few days, we’ve got some options for you.

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Got some ideas and opinions on cool-climate wines? We want you to share them with us. And stand a chance to win a case of Elim’s finest cool-climate wines. We’ll have 3 questions for you over the coming days.

So here’s your first question: What makes the Elim region’s Sauvignon Blancs so special?

Tell us your thoughts by commenting on our post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram,
and you can win a case (6 bottles) of Elim’s finest wines.
Hurry though – competition closes Friday, 21 October.


Travel safe

The Nuwejaars Special Management Area will be operating a shuttle service for the Elim Wine Festival 2016 on Saturday 5 November, with pickups from Arniston, Struisbaai and Bredasdorp, R150 return trip.

To book a seat on the shuttle, please contact Elmarie on 028 482 1618 or email info@elimwines.co.za.

Phone: +27 (0) 28 482 1618. Email: info@elimwines.co.za Venue: Black Oystercatcher