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Winter-Style Wine Pairings
Wineries in the Breedekloof Valley are pairing their wares with a winter winner
Cure any winter weariness at the annual Breedekloof Soetes & Soup festival on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July 2019, when wineries in the Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini and Breede River areas will be serving homemade country soup with red or dessert wines.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each of the participating wineries will be showcasing their own award-winning red and dessert wines, paired with soup. There’ll be entertainment on the line-up too.
Purchase your weekend passport online, choose your first stop and exchange your ticket for your Soetes & Soup passport, which includes coupons for soup and wine tasting.
Don’t miss the shiraz ice-cream or the cupcake and wine pairing at Kirabo, the chocolate soup and port tasting at Bergsig or the Ramkiekie Farmer’s Market at Mountain Ridge.
NEW IN 2019
This year, the wineries are also offering private tutored tastings presented by their winemakers, available only by booking and with limited space. Check out the premium wine events programme online.
ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILYEach participating winery and venue offers an impressive array of entertainment, including live music, family activities, food stalls and more. Along with the hearty homemade soups, there’ll be winter comfort foods like pancakes, burgers, roosterkoek and vetkoek.
Let the kids loose on the bungee trampoline, jumping castles, jungle gyms, a Rocket Chaser carousel and Space Gyro, or send them for face painting while you savour your soup and wine.
WATCH: MATTHEW JOHN DUNCAN
MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC
With your festival pass, you can catch live musical entertainment on both days at various wineries and times. Check out the full programme online.
LISTEN: CASE CLOSED & EBEN GROENEWALD LIVE BAND
- André Combrink
- Viljoen Retief
- Burger le Roux
- Axcene Loubser
WATCH: JACO & ISABELLA DUO
WATCH: DARRYL GANTANA
WATCH: KAAPSE AFFODILLE BOERE ORKES
PRIZES AND DEALS
Head to Badsberg wine cellar and pop a balloon at 10am, 11am and 12 noon, drop your name in the box and stand the chance to win fabulous prizes such as wines from the participating wineries.
A number of specials will also be run throughout the weekend at the various wineries, such as a 10% discount on fortified and dessert wines, 10% discount on every six bottles of wine bought, buy five bottles and get the sixth free, minimum 10% discount on six bottles or more of wine or gin bought.
ATTENDING SOETES & SOUP
Tickets for your festival passport can be purchased for one day or the entire weekend online. Children under the age of 12 may enter free of charge. For designated drivers and teenagers under the age of 18, tickets (entry and soup coupons) range from R120–R200. For adults, tickets (entry, soup coupons and wine tastings) range from R160–R250. On Sunday 21 July, while the festivities are winding down, entry to the wineries is free of charge. To see the full festival programme, please visit the website. For more information, contact the organisers, Bredekloof Wine Valley, directly on +27(0)23 349 1791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAY OVER IN THE WINE VALLEY
The Breedekloof Wine Valley is only one hour from Cape Town and really beautiful. Other things to do in the area during the festival include ziplining above the Koekedouw River, hiking trails and mountain biking, fly fishing, game drives at Wyserdrift Wine and Wildlife Estate, picnicking and visiting farm stalls along the R43 such as Rietdakkie and Die Container. Accommodation facilities include bed and breakfast, self-catering, camping and guesthouses.
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