Drostdy Street is the place to be on Wednesday, 27 November as Stellenbosch’s popular street parties make a highly-anticipated return to the winelands’ summer calendar.
Held every second Wednesday between November and March, the pop-up Stellenbosch Soirees promise wine and food experiences which capture the very best of life in the region: great wine, brilliant company, food, music and a laidback country vibe.
Proudly presented by Visit Stellenbosch in association with Stellenbosch Wine Routes, each soiree celebrates a different selection of wine cellars, with stalls, food vendors and live music adding to the festivities.
Elmarie Rabe, Manager for the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, says: “Stellenbosch’s midweek Soirees are a highlight on our calendar. Drostdy Street is closed off to traffic, creating a safe and vibrant space for people to enjoy our historic town.”
“We have a wonderful mix of local wines and delicious food . Surrounding restaurants, galleries and shops throw open their doors, which makes for a magical atmosphere. It’s a great way to spend a balmy summer evening – and probably the best way for visitors to experience the spirit of the winelands.”
Entry to the event is free, but R150 buys you a tasting glass and 12 wine tasting tokens, which can be used to sample some of Stellenbosch’s finest vintages (additional tokens are on sale on the night). Or buy a bottle to take home or enjoy with your meal when you go for dinner at one of the local restaurants after the soiree.
Make a note of the following Stellenbosch Street Soiree dates for the upcoming season (weather dependent – check the Street Soiree Facebook page – @STBStreetSoirees – for last-minute Soiree news and updates):
2019 Dates: 27 November, 11 December
2020 Dates: 15 January, 29 January, 12 February, 26 February
Time: 18h00 till 20h00
Where: Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch
For more information on the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, visit http://www.wineroute.co.za/
For more information on Visit Stellenbosch, visit www.visitstellenbosch.org