Saturday 4 November, 2017
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 (as well as Brewmaster sessions with our area’s craft beer). 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 fun live acts like Gian Groen, Jacobus Silwer and Borderline, 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 Elim Wine Festival takes place from 10:00-17:00 on Saturday 4 November 2017. Tickets cost R130 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 and brewmasters
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.
For the first time, get to know some of our region’s unique craft beers – with brewmaster tasting sessions at this year’s festival. Craft breweries from the Elim region include Fraser’s Folly and Becker’s Craft Beer. Taste their beers, including the Moer Koffie Stout and the Twin Pale Ale.
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.
And don’t forget the countryside
The Elim Wine Festival is close to the southernmost tip of Africa – where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet. It’s believed that the area was formed 900 million years ago, and once formed part of Antarctica. And that’s why the region is so unique.