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Stellenbosch Wine Festival Give Away

The Stellenbosch Wine Festival is running from the 25th of January until the 3rd of February and I have two give aways for my local readers. For more information on the Festival please see the Facebook page, or the website if you want to purchase tickets. However, I am sure you would prefer to be a winner! I have two prizes on offer. The first is a case of 6 wines from various wine estates in the Stellenbosch region. The second is a set of 2 tickets to the event.

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

How to enter:

Stellenbosch Wine Festival Give Away competition now closed!

Conditions of entry:

  • you must live in Cape Town – Northern and Southern Suburbs, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Helderberg, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay or Pringle Bay to enter
  • the wine will be delivered to you at my convenience
  • the tickets may need to be collected from me in Strand
  • you may enter as many times as you like
  • entries close at midnight on the 23rd of January
  • winners will be notified on the 24th of January
  • winners will be chosen at random and my decision is final

official press release:


25 January to 3 February 2013

The Stellenbosch Wine Festival, the flagship event of South Africa’s iconic wine region, stomps its way into a new era this January with an expanded ten-day program designed to showcase in a bigger, better and bolder fashion the delightfully diverse town of Stellenbosch from 25 January until 3 February 2013.

The Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes moved this annual highlight event from its previous mid-winter schedule to the new dates in order to capitalise on the unique assets and attractions this historic oak-lined town and its more than 150 wineries has to offer during the height of summer.

“We realised that it makes sense to showcase our world-class wines during a period when everything that Stellenbosch offers – its natural beauty, unique cultural heritage, excellent academic institutions and vibrant agricultural industries – is at its best and brightest. Perfect summer weather, the buzz of a new University year and the bustling start of the harvest season will all add new dimensions to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival experience. Our member farms are excited, the whole town is mobilised and we are sure that wine lovers and lifestyle tourists from all over South Africa and the world are going to be thrilled with what Stellenbosch is bringing to the table this summer,” says Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.

The new-look Stellenbosch Wine Festival, presented by Pick ‘n Pay, delivers a full flight of wine experiences for both casual fans and connoisseurs, including a ten-day promotion at many of the area’s award-winning restaurants, special cultivar evenings and wine farm tours.

Throughout the week, the public will be able to tailor-make their own festival experience by dining in town and estate restaurants offering special food and wine pairing menus as part of the festival’s “Wine & Dine” sensation or by visiting a myriad of farms offering unique tours and tasting programmes.

A festival highlight will be the Blessing of the Harvest and the Harvest Parade on Saturday, 26 January, as celebrants from Stellenbosch member farms march through the streets on a flotilla of tractors. For those more adventurous festival goers various sporting events will give enthusiasts a colourful taste of the Stellenbosch lifestyle.

It all culminates in a three-day Wine Expo, which will be located in the heart of the vibrant town, and feature interactive stands and tasting programmes from over 130 wine and gourmet food producers. The Wine Expo is set to take place from 1 to 3 February on Die Braak and will take full advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings with rustic tables, green décor and free-flowing Bedouin tents.  A central stage will play host to Sunset Sounds Concerts to keep festival goers entertained as they enjoy the fabulous vintages on offer.

A full Festival Guide will be published by the organisers in early January and details of the entire programme will be made available on the Festival website over the coming months.

Follow us on twitter @StellWineFest with the hashtag #StellWineFest and one Facebook to find out more about the participating wine farms, restaurants and festival activities as well as promotions and giveaways.

For more information, visit

Disclosure: I was given 6 bottles of wine to enjoy as well as tickets to the event. This is in line with my blogging policy.

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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  • I think I should win because I drink a glass of wine every day and enjoy it because it eases the days stress away.

  • Over this past year, I have learnt to appreciate food and local produce more and more. Never in my perfectly "normal" mind did I think I could create mouth watering dishes with wine. Trying and testing with delicious reds and whites have become my new best friend! I would love to win the 6 bottles of wine...who wouldn't want a wine tasting cellar in the heart of their own home? :)

  • My friends and I used to stay in Stellenbosch and our best memories there are the amazing wine festivals, they have honestly made for some of our best remembered days, so I would firstly love to be able to win tickets and take my best friend back for a traditionally fun day, but if not, I would also enjoy the wines so that we could perhaps recreate a little wine festival of our own :)

  • Trying to get to my parents' level of wine expertise - since I have not yet bagged an heir to a vineyard I thought I'd carry on searching for one at the festivals! And since a nice bottle of wine is the best thank-you present, those would go straight to my family.

    • thanks for the entry Hanna, sadly you did’t win, but I hope you go :) and that you bag an heir!

  • Hi Tandy,

    I would love to win both the 6 bottles of wine as well as the tickets to the event!

    I love to entertain and have friends around for dinner. The 6 bottles of wine will go a long (or short!) at the dinner table :-)
    I also would love to go the Stellenbosch wine festival as it will be a first for me. I have also never visited any wine farms on the Stellenbosch wine route. I think going to the event will be a great introduction!
    Thanks for this fab competition.

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