There's nothing like sipping on a cold glass of Sauv on a boiling hot summer's day. Whether you drink it with or without ice, I don't judge- as long as you're drinking it!
Every year the good people of the Durbanville Wine Valley take it upon themselves to celebrate this popular and delicious varietal at their Season of Sauvignon festival. Capetonians might argue this, but Durbanville is just 20 minutes out of Cape Town and boast 11 truly fantastic farms.
If you don't have any sober friends (I can relate) and would prefer to stay at one farm for the day, you can get involved with the "Ward in a box" tasting offered at all the farms. You'll get to sample Sauvs from each farm while remaining safely out of harms way and off the road.
Of course, the absolute cherry on top of my pie is the Base 4 Heli Hopper which travels between De Grendel, Durbanville Hills and Meerendal on Saturday. I know, I know! Sounds too amazing! You'll get dropped at each farm for a tasting and have a Simonsberg picnic on your last farm. Did I mention that this offer is going for just R750 per person and includes your tastings? If you've ever Googled "helicopter flips Cape Town" you'll know that this is a pretty special offer.
The other participating farms are: Nitida, Diemersdal, Bloemendal, D’Aria, Hillcrest, Groot Phesantekraal and Klein Roosboom. To see what they have on offer visit the website and book directly with the farms.
WIN With Altydgedacht
Join the 300 year old Altydgedacht farm for a vineyard tour with joint-owner and viticulturist John
Parker, in an open top vehicle, with live music playing as you sip on their Sauvignon Blanc and dig into
their slow food.
6 bottles of wine from the Durbanville Wine Valley, a vineyard tour through the Altydgedacht vineyards (at 12pm, or 2pm), as well as a picnic platter for 4 on the farm.
HOW TO ENTER
Tweet and tell me your favourite place to sip on a glass of Sauvignon, using #dvillesauvfest @NatalieRoos & @durbanvillewine something like this:
My favourite place to sip a glass of Sauv is xxx @NatalieRoos @durbanvillewine #dvillesauvfest
*Competition only open to people living in the Western Cape
*Competition closes on Friday, 5 October