Plett Tourism Pops the Cork on the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival – 23 & 24 March 2019

OCTOBER 25, 2018

Save the date! Don’t miss a Plett weekend dedicated to the finer things in life, all wrapped up for you at the sun-drenched and sparkling Central Beach in Plettenberg Bay. Hosted by Plett Tourism Association, it is the fifth festival dedicated to wine, bubbles and the finer things in life. Wear something sexy, like a smile. Experience the blue skies, chin-chin and make seaside memories.

The annual event has been moved from October to March, falling in line with the Plett Winelands harvest and the first long-school holidays. Enjoy an epic weekend celebrating some of South Africa’s best bubbly wine from the smallest wine of origin region in South Africa – the Plett Winelands.

The two-day festival will include grand tastings of the area’s top Methodé Cap Classique (MCC), other wine varieties and a mouth-watering display of local foods beautifully prepared by artisans and chefs.

The event is going into its fifth year, a showcase of Plett’s growing agriculture and culinary projects. “Plett needs a celebration to reflect the area’s culinary and agricultural accomplishments,” says Peter Wallington, Chairman of Plett Tourism Association. “Over the past few years, there has been an influx of farm-to-table products in our area. Due to these products revered as being ‘boutique’ or small, we realised a festival of this nature was the right thing to do. So, with Plett Tourism’s provocation, the festival has climbed new heights and a bubbly dream was born.”

The walk-around tasting will feature a local line-up of MCC wine producers as well as local still wine producers. This includes the first-of-its-kind Sauvignon Blanc MCC, traditional MCC’s and Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and mixed blends of still wines.

Extraordinary culinary delights are planned throughout the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival, with something for just about everyone.

“This year we are introducing a showcase of farm-to-table fare currently being produced in Plett. This includes Honeybush tea, Sceletia tea, olives and olive oil, macadamia nuts and other specialty foods including cheeses, charcuterie and gourmet accompaniments,” says Event Organiser Cindy Wilson-Trollip. She also says, “We are one of the Garden Route’s favourite lifestyle festivals, incorporating local wine, bubbly, artisanal foods and of course our signature sun, surf and sand.” 

Tickets for the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival are available now, for purchase in packages or à la carte. Please sign up for the Weekly Sips Newsletter on the Plett Tourism website for the most current list of participants and to stay in the loop. Wineries, restaurants, food and guest speakers are introduced to you weekly, so Visit www.pletttourism.com.

Contact Franchisee Liandé Barnard
Garden Route contact number 084 571 8659
Garden Route email address liande@homefoodandtravel.co.za