Wine Village - Hermanus in partnership with Hemel-en-Aarde Village Restaurants is proud to present the 15th annual Hermanus Wine and Food Fair – Elgin to Elim.
The Hermanus Wine and Food Fair – Elgin to Elim is synonymous with premium wine and gourmet food bursting with sheer decadence and 2012 is no different. Join us for three days of sheer indulgence and feast your eyes and your taste buds at an event designed to celebrate the fruit of our local wine-makers’ expertise, the craftsmanship of the Village restaurants as well as showcasing the beautiful Whale Coast region. The festival takes place from 9 - 11 August from 11am until 7pm at the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Village where parking is free and plentiful.
From a modest start in 1997 when the festival boasted wines of ten producers, this year nearly 60 producers will be represented with more than 250 wines to taste and to buy. In addition to fabulous wines, fantastic food from Village restaurants, including The Classroom, B's Steakhouse, Seasons and Feather's Bistro, will be prepared to satisfy the most fastidious gourmet. EAT will run a Peroni Beer and Wine bar.
This year, for the first time, The Vine will host an on-site interactive website where wine tasters may rate, review, and comment on the wines they have tasted and their preferences as well create their own wine tasting history and share their wine tasting experiences with other lovers of wine.
All the wines on show are either produced in the Elgin to Elim region, or the grapes used to produce the wines are. The Elgin to Elim region produces more 4 and 5 star wines than any other wine producing region in South Africa!
Besides fabulous wines and fantastic food, the Hermanus Wine and Food Fair offer plenty of entertainment for the youngsters, the not-so-youngsters and the young at heart alike! Live music by Piano Ben and others will be played in the Food Marquee and children will be entertained with face painting, a jumping castle, toys and much more!
At Wine Village we pride ourselves on being eco-conscious and this event is no different. We recycle as much as possible by separating the different waste materials for collection by Walker Bay Recycling and encourage the use of gas by Village Restaurants represented at the festival. Additionally, energy efficient lighting will be used as far as possible.
For the duration of the Hermanus Wine and Food Fair, Wine Village employs a team of young students and gives them the opportunity to learn from "old hands" at the event. Not only do they benefit from temporary employment, but they also learn more about wine, food, service and the industry at large.
As usual, every year Wine Village adopts a social responsibility project and this year it is Camphill School for children with special needs.
From Ataraxia to Zoetendal, this festival truly gives wine explorers the opportunity to acquaint themselves with nature’s bounty from this beautifully diverse region.
As Kermit Lynch rightly remarked, there is much contained in a glass of good wine. It is a gift of nature that tastes of man's foibles, his sense of the beautiful, his idealism and virtuosity.
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28 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER 2012
The Hermanus Whale Festival is celebrating its 21st year as the only enviro-arts festival in South Africa, “puts the creatures of the deep on stage and under the spotlight alongside top performers and musicians from 28 September to 1 October”
Hermanus, known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world, plays host to thousands of visitors (2011 we welcomed 137 000 visitors) who flock to the seaside resort to exhilarate in the unique natural environment, watch the whales and revel in music, enjoy great food and enjoy the many activities available during the festival
The Whales are always the star performers at the festival and will be joined on land by great food, quality crafters, sport events, kids entertainment, Two Oceans Marquee, Checkers Food Emporium, Endangered Species Marquee and thousands of people celebrating Spring in the most beautiful place on earth - Hermanus
The 2011 Festival spread its wings to include ten venues around Hermanus and we plan to further extend this in 2012 as well as spreading certain events to the second weekend of the school holidays. Our Market Square crafts, Two Oceans food and entertainment marquee will remain and will be extended to include the Endangered Species Marquee which will be educational and very entertaining with the focus remaining on our marine big 5 and the plight of the Rhino. The Checkers Food Emporium will be housed in a 60m by 40m Marquee with celebrities entertaining visitors throughout the festival. The Whales & Wheels car show will take place on Saturday 6 October. The sports strand will take place throughout the festival as well as the second weekend and will include MTB races, half marathons, and three Old Harbour distance swims. The focus on our beautiful Southern Right whales will continue to be seen in Walker Bay all day long. The variety of events planned will keep the whole family entertained throughout the festival.
The full programme of events will be available on our web-site and from the Festival office in July 2012.
Enquires: 028 313 0928 or email: email@example.com or visit www.whalefestival.co.za