Being a Stellenbosch local certainly does have its perks. Easy, quick access to SA's best wine farms, mountains as far as the eye can see, and a quick drive from the beach and buzzing streets dotted with art galleries, bistros and wine spots.
The Stellenbosch Street Soirees happen once a month on a #WineWednesday, and all the traffic-stopping entertainment goes down in one central place, Drostdy Street. It’s there where cars make way for young and old to savour unique dishes by prominent eateries and food vendors, while wine farms offer delicious vintages to wash away those mid-week blues.
Warmer weather and longer days echo the return of these ever-popular street parties that bring wine farms, restaurants, locals and visitors together in the vibrant streets of the City of Oaks.
Toast with the locals and head to Drostdy Street for some festive feasting and laidback mingling with fellow food and wine lovers this summer.
Proudly presented by the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, the first soiree of the season will take place on 28 November, when Stellies will share its vibrant street culture, enviable lifestyle and cosmopolitan charm in the heart of this historic town – all blended with cool tunes, sizzling street food and superb wines.
“Who does not like a good street party and it is a great way to get to know your ‘neighbours’. With the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, one is always in good company so why not come and unwind with us after work.,” shares Elmarie Rabe, Manager of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
Here's what you need to know if you want to check out all the Eikestad fun:
Cost: Entry costs R100 per person which gets you a glass and 12 wine tasting tokens.
Eat and Drink: Each Stellenbosch Street Soiree features a different selection of cellars and street fare caterers. Food dishes are priced individually by vendors.
Times: Parties are from 18:00 till 20:00 and children are welcome
Dates: 28 November, 12 December (weather permitting), 16 and 30 January, 13 and 27 February, 13 and 27 March (weather permitting)
Contact: For more information call 021 886 4310, visit www.wineroute.co.za, follow the Stellenbosch Wine Routes on Twitter @StellWineRoute or like them on Facebook at STBStreetSoirees. #VisitStellenbosch
Check out the pics below to see some of the shenanigans you can expect:
(Photo: Supplied, Stellenbosch Wine Route)