After a smash-hit launch of the Greyton Wine Weekend in 2021, the entire Overberg dorpie of Greyton will once again be turned into a living, breathing celebration of food and wine. It’s the ultimate festival for people who don’t like festivals! Keep reading to get the full load-down.
If you are as thirsty as we are for a fabulous wine experience then you will be over the moon to hear that yes indeed, at last, the wait is over. Bookings for the epic Greyton Wine Weekend 2022 that is happening from 11th – 13th of November ’22 are opening on the 15th of July. Poise your finger above that button, tickets will be flying.
Greyton Wine Weekend: little town big wine festival
Instead of queuing up to taste wine at snooze-worthy generic stalls under a muggy tent, you get to meander around the pretty town, mingle with the locals and seek out 30+ knowledgable winemakers where they are camped out on the stoep of private residences, restaurants and other businesses and destinations throughout Greyton, crowned as ‘dorp of the year’ in 2021, no less. This includes the quirky likes of AA Badenhorst Family Wines, Luditte, Kat se Snor and so much more.
The whole event has been put together as a fundraising initiative to boost the school fund for Greyton House, so there is a solid kid-friendly element to it as well. And we don’t just mean that there is a stall serving hotdogs and a face-painting booth either!
There is a whole actual programme at the school for kids between 3 – 14 that includes everything from baking and hiking to ceramics. As such, parents can get in on all this epic action while the kids are entertained in the best way possible. Pretty rad, we know.
Tickets for the event are R550 a pop, which gets you a Riedel tasting glass, a map of the event, and a tasting at all of the participating wineries and wine personalities scattered throughout town.
This year’s event features a few well-known farms like Steenberg Farm, Mullineux, Gabrielskloof, and Graham Beck, as well as super-niche producers like Fram and Weather Report Wine. The really great thing about the format of the festival is that each producer has been paired with a local business with whom they have a lekker vibe.
The paired-up makers also have creative freedom when it comes to creating something special for festival-goers to enjoy. As such, you are likely to find something completely unique at every stopover along the Greyton Wine Weekend route that winds through the town. Plus, if you get tired, you can always hitch a ride on one of the awesome donkey- and horsecart ‘Ubers’ milling about.
Greyton Wine Weekend Fringe Events
Just to make things even more amazing, there are a variety of side events and workshops in the mix. No need for FOMO, just grab your spot quickly and you won’t miss a thing.
There is a lot of talk in the industry about how the glass you drink from makes a huge difference to your wine experience. See for yourself at the special Riedel varietal-specific tastings with a selection of not-to-be-missed fine local and international wines. Join them for an exclusive experience on 11 &12 November.
After a fun-filled day of wine tasting, what would you like to do? Well, put on your red party dress and have some fun, right? You can do just that at this beer and wine bar with food stalls and live music to boot. Keep the vibes going for the ultimate (late) night of celebrations on both Friday and Saturday night (11 & 12 November) from 18h00.
Sunday Brunch at Hemelsbreed
Who would ever in their right mind say no to a Farmer’s Brunch? Not us, no sirree. Sunday the 13th of November is your chance to enjoy an epic brunch on this picture-perfect farm. This is the ultimate way to wind down after a few days of winesploring. There’s no better start to a lazy Sunday-Funday than to be surrounded by magnificent mountains and the clucking hens that laid your eggs that morning.
BBQ, Bikes and Bordeaux
One for the boys! Greyton’s local brewery plays host to a smokey BBQ meat feast paired with big and bold red blends on both Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of November at 18h00. The kicker? Triumph motorcycles will be joining the evening with their latest and greatest iron horses.
An intimate, home-cooked experience, where food & music mingle with your senses! Join this not-to-be-missed magical vegetarian feast & musical interlude hosted by Lori Solomon on the 12th of November in Greyton.
NOMU Spice & Wine Experience
Cinnamon spice and all things nice will be at your fingertips at the Nomu Spice & Wine Experience that takes place on the 12th of November. You will go on a delicious spice journey with NOMU, all paired with wine of course. Spoiler alert! Think small plates and big flavours.
Farm to Table Banquet & Auction
This is your chance to do a bit of good whilst having an immense amount of fun. The pièce de résistance of the Greyton Wine Weekend, a fabulous banquet and fundraising auction will be hosted on Saturday, 13th of November at The Oaks Estate.
This will be the ultimate playground for lovers of wine, food, and fun. Sounds like your kind of vibe? You will be spoilt with a Farm to Table Feast of epic proportions, a lucky dip of award-winning wines from all the Greyton Wine Weekend participating estates, great company, and smooth vibes.
Where to stay
Glamp your heart out
Oh yeah, you’ve heard us right, this year you don’t have to beg, borrow and steal (or drive anywhere, for that matter) to find a place to rest your weary head. This year the Greyton Wine Weekend has a brand new feature, an uber-cool Glamping Village brought to you by the rad folk of Wolfkop Weekender.
The très fancy Glamping Village will be located at Uitkyk, a safe and spacious site with 24h security. You can have your pick between Lush, Lux, Comfort, or Cosy, whatever floats your boat. And yes, choosing a ‘designated driver’ will totally not be a ‘thing’ because it is just a short meander from the center of town.
Enough already, I want to book!
Tickets for the event are R550 a pop, which gets you a Riedel tasting glass, a map of the event, and tastings at all of the participating wineries and wine personalities scattered throughout town. For more information and bookings follow this link.
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