Explore Africa’s southernmost corner
and discover the unique wines of the Agulhas Wine Triangle
This year the Agulhas Wine Triangle Festival takes place on Saturday, 30th of October, at Lomond wine farm.
Experience the finest wines, meet the winemakers and discover rare and undiscovered treasures, while having a relaxing day on a beautiful wine farm in a unique wine region. The Agulhas Wine Triangle Festival is a festival for every wine lover, from novice to sommelier – an event not to be missed.
The Agulhas Wine Triangle Festival showcases 8 of the region’s wine brands: Black Oystercatcher Wines, The Giant Periwinkle, Ghost Corner, Land’s End and Strandveld Vineyards from the Elim wine ward, Sijnn Wines from Malgas, Lomond Wines from Cape Agulhas and Bruce Jack Wines from Napier.
South Africa’s youngest wine region is characterised by extreme vineyards planted in the southern, most ancient soils in the world. The wines are influenced by their proximity to the wild, cold oceans and tempering, cooling winds.
“With change always our constant companion, our wine industry moves resiliently forward, refusing to be dismantled and undermined… adapting to all challenges – from difficult-to-defend government bans on wine that destroy livelihoods to climate change. If you want to know where this spirit is most alive, come and meet the pioneers and wine adventurers who call the Agulhas Wine Triangle home.” – Bruce Jack, AWT Chair and Bruce Jack Wines owner.
The pioneering winegrowers of the Agulhas Wine Triangle share a spirit for exploration and adventure. They are known for championing elegant, site-driven wines, with concentrated fruit flavours. Already recognised by wine journalists for crafting some of the longest-lived dry white wines in the world with a distinctive salinity and incredible palate weight, it is now the boisterously expressive red wines that are also walking away with top awards in local and international wine competitions.
AWT Festival is proudly supported by WESGRO as a destination partner.
Guests will enjoy tastings of the finest wines members have to offer in a safe, well spaced, walkaround tasting area and get the opportunity to chat to the makers about their unique creations and latest vintages. The wines will pair perfectly with locally sourced cheese and charcuterie platters. The AWT Wine Shop will offer visitors wine and local produce to take home to remember their day in the Agulhas Wine Triangle. The AWT will host a series of themed masterclasses, presented by André Morgenthal and the AWT member winemakers.
Wine Walk: 10h00 to 12h00
Kick off the festival with a 5km walk in the vineyards while stopping at different wine tasting stations along the way.
The Art of Blending: 11h45 to 13h00
Try your hand at blending a glass of white and red wine made from the AWT members’ wines.
Regional Tasting: 14h30 to 16h00
Discover why the wines from Africa’s southernmost vineyards are unique during a tutored regional comparative tasting.
Hear more of their stories about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of growing vines and making wine in the extreme Agulhas Wine Triangle and get your tickets via Webtickets. The entrance fee is R180 per person, including a crystal glass and walkaround tasting. Masterclasses are available at R80 per session. Festival Tickets are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
For tickets, visit: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1508097199
For more info, visit: agulhaswinetriangle.co.za
Cell. 082 889 2230