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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