Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Visitors can taste wine and socialise in an elegant setting among towering oaks. PICTURE: Vuurtoring Media

Stellenbosch Street Soirees take place on Wednesdays, January 18, February 1 and 15, and March 1 and 15, from 6pm to 8pm.

Between 15 and 25 wineries will participate at each event. Street food from local purveyors including renowned chef Bertus Basson’s De Vrije Burger, will be on offer, along with smooth and contemporary music.

“The Stellenbosch Street Soirees have really taken on a life of their own since launching in 2011,” says Stellenbosch Wine Routes manager Elmarie Rabe. “Nonetheless, they continue to gain momentum. It’s always a treat to catch the happy surprise on the faces of visitors who unexpectedly happen on the festivities in the closed-off Drostdy Street.

“It’s a lot of fun and we always encourage people to stick around afterwards for dinner at one of the stunning restaurants within walking distance, or even continue the party at one of Stellenbosch’s many wine bars,” she says.

Tickets cost R170 a person and includes a glass and 10 tasting tokens. Book through Plankton.

For more information, email or call 021 886 4310.