It’s the Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival
The last time the Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival took place was in 2019 with Covid and its subsequent lockdowns putting paid to any further follow up festivals being held. Now it’s back and better than ever and happening this Saturday (May 27) from 11h00 to 16h00 at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek. Says organiser Darielle Robertson: “It has always been a popular festival because the allure of some of the country’s top Shiraz and Syrah wines, paired with scrumptious platters of charcuterie and other artisanal foods, is too hard for red wine lovers to resist, so we’re really chuffed that it’s back on the calendar.” This year’s event sees a line-up of some of the country’s leading Shiraz and Syrah producers, including Alto Wine Estate, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Babylonstoren, Baleia Wines, Boun Courage Estate, Boschkloof Wines, Hartenberg Wine Estate, Holden Manz Wine Estate, Keemont Vineyards, Kleinood, La Motte Private Cellar, Simonsig, Stellenzicht Wines, Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Tokara and Waterford Estate. Charcuterie, cheeses and other artisanal foods that will be available to buy will be provided by the likes of Begk’s Smoked Food, Joostenberg Bistro & Deli, Richard Bosman’s Quality Cured Meats and Wild Peacock Fine Food Merchants. Live music, courtesy of the talented duo The Romantix, will add to the laid-back, relaxed ambience that befits an autumnal day spent tasting fine red wines in Franschhoek. Tickets for the festival are available from Webtickets and cost R295 per person and include a branded glass and the opportunity to taste all the wines on offer. There is no charge for those under 18 years of age.
The Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival
- Saturday 27 May from 11h to 16h00
- Anthonij Rupert Wyne – R45 Wine Route, Franschhoek Valley, Franschhoek