Taste over 500 local wines at the Soweto Wine Festival

Visitors to the 13th annual Soweto Wine Festival will be joining Mzansi's wine, food and music lovers, the aspirational and inspirational, connoisseurs and newbies, and all those who are looking to have a fun night out tasting over 500 of South Africa's amazing wines.

Taking place over two days, the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival presents visitors with great food, wine, music and fun. With a varied product offering of some of the best South African wineries and additional wine-immersion experiences such as wine pairings, tastings, wine education and presentation from wine industry leaders - visitors can expect a lot of fun. When you need a break make sure to check out the lifestyle lounges, or enjoy some delicious food from the many food trucks and food stations, or just jam out to some tunes.  

2018 Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival Details:

When: Saturday, 1 September 2018 – 17:00 to 21:00 and Sunday, 2 September 2018 – 14:00 to 18:00

Where: Walter Sisulu Square, corner Klipspruit Valley Road & Union Road, Kliptown, Pimville Zone 9, Soweto, 1809

Cost: R150 per day. Available online through webtickets.co.za or at the door on the night.

 (Photo: Supplied, Soweto Wine Festival)

 (Photo: Supplied, Soweto Wine Festival)

Over the last 12 years, the Soweto Wine Festival has successfully been bringing and promoting the best of South Africa’s wines and bubblies to Sowetans and visitors to Soweto. Now, with a new team on-board, the newly 100% black-owned Soweto Wine Festival is set to take the South African (and Sowetan) wine experience to new heights well into the future.

The new ownership team is composed of co-founder of the festival and owner of Soweto’s first boutique wine merchant, Morara Wine Emporium, Mnikelo Mangciphu and the new majority shareholder, Saki Zamxaka.   

“My personal passion for wines helped peak my interest in the festival. I’ve been collecting South African wines for over 15 years and the idea of introducing these wines to an even broader audience is incredibly appealing. I’ve purchased the Soweto Wine Festival because I think there is immense potential to build the wine industry both here in South Africa and abroad.

"In the future, I envision the Soweto Wine Festival as a world-class festival that encapsulates not just South African wine but truly represents South Africa and can introduce the world more deeply to us. In addition to Soweto, we will take this festival overseas sharing our proudly South African wines with the world.”

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Saki Zamxaka (Photo: Supplied, Soweto Wine Festival)

The 13th annual Soweto Wine Festival will be held on the 1st and 2nd of September. Thousands of wine enthusiasts will be making their way to Walter Sisulu Square to enjoy this showcase of the best of South Africa's wines, cuisine, travel destinations and lifestyle brands - so don't miss out. 

 (Photo: Supplied, Soweto Wine Festival)

 (Photo: Supplied, Soweto Wine Festival)

It is fitting that in the year of the centenary of the late, great statesman and father of the nation, Nelson Mandela, that the festival is set to return to Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown. This iconic space is where Tata Madiba added his signature to the much venerated Freedom Charter on 26 June 1955.

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For more information, go towww.sowetowinefestival.co.za and watch the video below to see what you can expect. 

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