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Stellenbosch Street Soirees

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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

Children welcome.

For more information on the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, visit http://www.wineroute.co.za/

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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