Great wine, excellent food, and lots of fun
The Festival starts at 10h00 to 17h00.
Wineries at the Festival
Taste the Elim area’s unique wines, crafted by the extreme growing conditions here: from the marginal soils to the cool coastal winds. Each winery will offer you tastings at the festival at individual stalls, and the opportunity to take a piece of the Elim Wine Ward home with you.
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.
Don’t forget the local fresh produce market
Enjoy a range of fresh produce and other country food at the festival – with the produce made by the region’s innovative local culinary talents. There will be delicious hearty meals to eat at the festival, perfectly paired with your wine and craft beer. Or take home a host of products, like delicious local salmon products, tasty pork options (nicely paired with the craft beer) and a range home-made sweets.
Other goodies to take home with you
It’s not only about the wine and food. Hand-crafted pottery, locally made wine carrier bags, and beauty products will all be on sale during the day.
And lots of action around you throughout the day
The Elim Wine Festival is an opportunity to share stories with old and new friends, sip delicious cool-climate wines and eat the best local food.
But just to keep you on your toes, we’ve included a great line-up of performances, like
- A savvy sheepdog performance, showing just how smart these animals are;
- Check out the Vintage Tractor Parade – old workhorses that have a lifetime of stories to tell.
- Fantastic live music from a range of bands, including Gian Groen, Jacobus Silwer and Borderline.
10:00 to 11:45 Jacobus Silwer (two piece with acoustic, voice and piano accordion)
12:00 to 13:45 Borderline (three piece with guitar, voice, bass guitar and kajon)
14:00 to 17:00 Gian Groen Band (five piece, 2 guitars, bass, drums and keyboard)
Please note: In previous years, we hosted a mountain bike and trail run event. In 2017, we’ve decided to rather focus on our reason for being there: great wine, delicious food and a good time with family and friends. So there’ll be no strenuous activities such as biking or running this year.