Wacky Wine Weekend, the most awaited event in South Africa for the wine enthusiasts is taking place at Robertson from June 5th till 8th, 2014. A wide range of wines will be served along with delectable food and lively music at the event. Read on to know more.

Wine lovers who have booked flight tickets to arrive in South Africa in the beginning of June have got another reason to visit Cape Town! The beautiful city of the Rainbow Nation has set the stage for most awaited Wacky Wine Weekend (WWW). The event allures hordes of wine aficionados who arrive in the city during this time to include it in their itineraries.

About the Fiesta

This is the biggest annual regional wine festival in South Africa, started in 2003. The eleventh edition of the festival brings, apart from wine tasting, other fantastic events with unlimited fun activities for adults as well as kids. However, great focus will be placed on the responsible service of alcohol with the execution of Zero Tolerance Policy in terms of drinking & driving. WWW aims to be a safe festival and recommends that participators either assign a designated driver in their group to drive their vehicle, or opt to book Buddy Bus. They can even call a taxi.  First timers to the festival, locals or even those arriving on flights to Cape Town, can check out the website for tips on zero tolerance and tasting tips.

Where and When

Wacky Wine Weekend is considered as one of the grand events on the cultural calendar of South Africa and this regional fiesta will take place in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley from 5th to 8th June, 2014. The festival is not hosted at a centralised venue, but at various participating wineries throughout the valley. It is possible to tailor make a tour to cover your preferred wineries and hop across them one after the other.

How to Reach Here

Foreign tourists who wish to take part in this festival of South Africa and sample varieties of wines can buy air tickets to Cape Town and from there they can drive down for two hours and reach at the venue. For tourists who are already holidaying in different parts of South Africa can board domestic flights or other public transportation modes to reach here.

Tickets Booking Procedure

The event features a number of programmes and activities at various wineries. Many of these activities require entry tickets. These tickets can be booked directly with the wineries. Moreover, every visitor (apart from registered Designated Drivers) needs to buy a passport at their first point of entry which is their ticket to the festival valid for its duration. It is a pay-as-you-go system afterwards. You will get a fancy tasting glass for sampling wines, plus, festival programme, a WWW goody bag as well as a bottle of water along with the passport. However, it is important to note that you are entitled to only limited complimentary tasting during the fiesta. The passports are not tickets for participation in all activities free of cost. For more information about tickets, one can visit the official website of Wacky Wine Weekend or call on +27 (0)23 626-3167.

Programmes

The four days event will truly give flights to wine lovers’ fancies! An exciting variety of vintage wine especially the blending Arabella, Bonnievalle, Cloverfield and handcrafted wines will be there to cater every taste and interest. Besides, various activities including outdoor excursions, family funs, live music, sports, adventures, fine dining options and a lot more are waiting for you. One can participate in Mountain Bike Challenge or go for Vineyard Walk. Chocolate lovers are often seen to head to the Choc & Wine Tasting sector. Here one can satisfy the taste-buds with handmade chocolates with an impressive assortment of selected sparkling wines. Foodies and culturally inclined tourists disembarking flights at South Africa with a desire to join the occasion are often seen to enjoy the live performances by various artists and savour the wide range of cuisines for free, provided they have the passport to WWW.

Accommodations

Robertson Valley is strategically located near one of the major international gateways in South Africa and is dotted with umpteen accommodation options. Hence, tourists landing on flights at Cape Town and visiting here with the purpose of joining the carnival do not need to worry about their staying options. From cost effective B&B’s to lavish resorts and manors, Robertson never fails to provide shelter to any of its guests.

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