The month of October is not just the month of lovely purple Jacarandas, the intro to spring and exam time for students, but it’s the month where the Pinotage & Biltong Festival will take place in all it’s grandeur and splendour! Ask any South African what icons we own as a country and certainly, Biltong will be one of those. Equally important in stature is off course, is the South African wine varietal, Pinotage that is truly South African in every sense.
14 & 15 October will see Leriba Lodge in the capital city erupt with these two icons on offer to festival-goers to enjoy. The proverbial cream of the crop wineries that will make their #Pinotage & Biltong Festival debut will be Altydgedacht, Beyerskloof, Delheim, Flagstone, Kaapzicht, Koelenhof, La Couronne, Lanzerac, L’Avenir, Mellasat, Overhex/Balance Wines, Perdeberg, Rhebokskloof, Slanghoek, Simonsvlei, Vriesenhof and last but not least Wellington Wines.
Biltong will surely not be in short supply and you will be able to pair your wine of choice with the different flavours of biltong and droëwors to your heart’s content! My personal favourite you might ask? Meet me there and I’ll personally give you my perfect combo. The weekend will be a fun filled, family-friendly event that promises lots of entertainment with great festive ambience. Not only is this an event for wine and biltong lovers, but this festival also support The Pebbles Project as their charity of choice.
Ticket prices are available at a mere R220pp online through www.plankton.mobi or www.computicket.com and as with any wine festival that is worth their weight in grapes, you will get a branded wine glass with coupons to taste the day away. Gate tickets will be available at R250pp. Please remember to book your designated driver or transport service well in advance.
Since it’s purple season here in The City of Tshwane, the obvious dress code for the weekend will be white and purple. Should you decide to dress totally OTT (over the top) you might just win a prize or 6! Remember to check in when you arrive at the festival and use the hashtag on your social media platform of choice #PinoBiltongFest. For more information on this Pinotage & Biltong Festival spectacular, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/165129700654574/ or contact CVO marketing on their website www.cvomarketing.co.za.