Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2017
Posted on the September 8th, 2017
Spring is a celebration of the beauty and wonder of nature, new beginnings and of course, the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. All year long, the hard-working Franschhoek vignerons have been nurturing the delicate seedlings and tending to the intricate work that goes into making some of South Africa’s finest wines. Come and join us on the 16 and 17 September as we uncork and celebrate their extraordinary craftsmanship.
This year, 17 of South Africa’s premier wine estates are taking part in one of Franschhoek’s most exciting festivals und unveiling their latest work. The new releases include a plethora of exquisite, Summer inspired Rose’s and delicately styled reds. A handful of gems will also be made available for your ultimate enjoyment. As you travel from farm to farm, you’ll be able to take in the absolute beauty of our little French corner. From the majestic Simonsberg and Franschhoek mountains to our world renowned vineyards, you’ll be able to uncork and unwind all at the same time.
The wine estates participating in this year’s festival includes Nobel Hill, Boschendal, Leopard’s Leap, Haute Cabrie, Plaisir de Merle, among the many other exclusive wine estates. But what is a festival without gourmet cuisine and world class entertainment? Black Elephant Vintners are pulling out all the stops. Two of Franschhoek’s top chefs, Ryan Smith and Chris Erasmus, will treat your taste buds with some delicious food that will perfectly complement the wines of Black Elephant Vintners. In support of #Braai4Heritge, Boschendal Wine estate will be grilling their naturally raised Angus Beef burgers. The La Couronne wine estate has chosen to go with the ROCK THE BOAT theme this year. Join them and their rock band for an afternoon of entertainment and festivities, that includes fancy dress, complimentary wine tasting, and a traditional braai.
To attend the festivities of the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival a weekend pass of R150 can be bought through webtickets. Pre-booking is essential. The weekend pass includes entry to all participating farms, a complimentary wine tasting glass and tastings of the wines on show. Take a look at the festival programme for more info.
Looking for spectacular accommodation? We’ve got just what you need. With our new Le Franschhoek Festival Special, you can enjoy the wonderful Franschhoek Uncorked Festival and luxurious accommodation for less! Book your accommodation with Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa and you’ll get 15% off one night’s stay. But wait, there’s more. If you book for 2 nights or more, you’ll get 15% off the best available rate AND 2 tickets to the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival.
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