Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival

I was privileged to be invited to the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival by Younique Concepts to attend the festival and it turned out to be a day of good wine, a lovely picnic style meal with great fun and lots of laughter with my husband (as designated driver) and my cousin from Johannesburg ~ Elegantly Elgin Wine Farms in the Elgin Valley. 

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Our 1st stop was at the Oneiric Wine Farm.                                                                      Elgin Wine Festival (43) Elgin Wine Festival (45)Elgin Wine Festival (47) Elgin Wine Festival (46)

The 2nd stop was at the Charles Fox for some bubbly tasting. Very elegant with a stunning view from the balcony. We had a very interesting tour of how they make sparkling wine by Mr. Charles Fox himself.                      ?????????? Elgin Wine Festival (49) Elgin Wine Festival (55) Elgin Wine Festival (54)                                  Elgin Wine Festival (51) Elgin Wine Festival (58) Elgin Wine Festival (57)

Our 3rd wine tasting stop was at the Paul Wallace Wines to taste the Paul Wallace Black Dog Malbec & Little Flirt Sauvignon Blanc, which of course I could not resits and just had to buy for a friend.                                 Elgin Wine Festival (59) Elgin Wine Festival (60)

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Our 4th stop was most defiantly my favorite stop as far as fun and settings go. The Winters Drift Wines stop is at an old railway station with lots of old props and has a really wonderful Winters Drift Chardonnay 2013                 Elgin Wine Festival (64) Elgin Wine Festival (65) Elgin Wine Festival (66) Elgin Wine Festival (67) Elgin Wine Festival (75)  Elgin Wine Festival (74) Elgin Wine Festival (69) Elgin Wine Festival (71) ?????????? ??????????My cousin found the dress up room and we just had to have some fun…

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The 5th stop was at the Oak Valley Estate. Lovely setting for picnics.                                             Elgin Wine Festival (86) Elgin Wine Festival (87) Elgin Wine Festival (88) Elgin Wine Festival (90)

Our final stop as, we were sadly running out of time, was at the Elgin Vintners and it was by far the busiest stop. It was lovely to see so many babies and kids with their parents at a wine farm. They really tried to make it a family venue with live music for all, Tractor rides & jumping castles and lots of place to run around for the kids.Elgin Wine Festival (91) Elgin Wine Festival (92) Elgin Wine Festival (95) Elgin Wine Festival (93) Elgin Wine Festival (97)

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I could not resist taking this photo of these 2 ladies having a chat in the Elgin Vintners lounge window. 

 

 

Elgin Wine Festival (98)And sadly that was the end of our great day! Until the next wine visit…

I am so blessed to live in Cape Town and surrounded with such great wine  farms 🙂