Wow, May is the event month for foodies (and people who enjoy wine – although they’re usually one and the same). My pick of Cape Town events for May are the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival, Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival, the Fine Brandy Fusion Festival and my perennial favourite, the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Festival.
Riebeek Valley Olive Festival (3 – 5 May)
Weekend passes for the food and wine festival are available via Webtickets.co.za (R100p/p, R80p/p for locals and pensioners only pay R50p/p) for a weekend pass that gives access to all eight venues including a complimentary wine tasting glass, wine and olive tastings. There’s also a free shuttle service.
Get all the details here:
Phone: +27(0) 22 448 1545
Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival (4 May)
This fun day in the winelands is split into three sessions:
- Morning (9am – 11:30am)
- Noon (11:30am – 2:30pm)
- Afternoon (2:30pm – 5pm)
Festival-goers must pre-book three wineries – one winery per session – where they can spend the duration of each period. Tickets are available via Elginwine.co.za and cost R100p/p for adults,
You can get all the info here:
Phone: +27(0) 21 848 9839
Fine Brandy Fusion Festival (9 – 10 May)
A first for Cape Town; the Fine Brandy Fusion festival is being held at the CTICC on Thursday, 9 May and Friday, 10 May 2013. Tickets for Cape Town’s Fine Brandy Fusion cost R175p/p includes a brandy glass and Nespresso vouchers and can be purchased at Computicket.com
Get the details here: http://www.facebook.com/FineBrandyFusion
Mother’s Day (12 May)
And don’t forget Mother’s Day on 12 May! Woolies and Rubybox are offering some lovely Mother’s Day goodies, and Cape Town Magazine has put together a lovely list of places that are treating moms on Mother’s day.
The Good Food and Wine Festival (23 – 26 May)
This is my favourite festival in the Cape Town event Calendar. The atmosphere is great, and the combined selection of food and wine on offer (both to sample and to purchase) is perfect. Tickets cost R110 and can be purchased on Computicket.
Phone: +27 (0) 21 702 2280
Tops Gugulethu Wine Festival (24 – 25 May)
The third annual TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival happens this month, hosted on the rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall showcasing wines from over 50 estates (double the number of exhibitors from last year). Tickets are available via Webtickets.co.za and cost R90p/p for the Friday and Saturday pass.
Phone: +27 (0) 794 5594