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Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

 
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Catch up on all the latest news from the Plett Winelands and the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival...

VIDEO: Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival 2016...VIDEO: Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival 2016...

The 3rd Annual Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival had nearly 1600 in attendance! Watch the video here... more

 

Expresso Show features Plett's Kay and Monty Vineyards...Expresso Show features Plett's Kay and Monty Vineyards...

SABC 3's Expresso Show recently featured Plett's Kay and Monty Vineyards in The Crags, a wine farm in the Plett Winelands..... more

Tasting room now open at Lodestone Wines...Tasting room now open at Lodestone Wines...

Good news from Lodestone Wines is that its temporary tasting facility is now officially open and ready to welcome visitors to taste its range of wines and its acclaimed olive oil... more

Plett Tourism and Bramon sponsor CemAir function...Plett Tourism and Bramon sponsor CemAir function...

Plett Tourism and Bramon Wine Estate made a “special guest appearance” at the CemAir function in Johannesburg on the 29th of October sponsoring award-winning Bramon MCC and a selection of still wines... more

Tasting room now open at Lodestone Wines...A Fine Pairing: South African Estates and Wine...

With a deck mounted precariously on the edge of a ravine and acres of vineyard to the back, the Bramon homestead is not short on drama. “When we first visited the property it was all wattle,” says Peter Thorpe... more

Discovering Plett’s Emerging Wine Industry...Discovering Plett’s Emerging Wine Industry...

If you’d told someone 15 years ago that a man and his wife had just planted a vineyard along the Garden Route, they probably would have laughed out loud. But today, Plettenberg Bay, is also home to 20 wine-producing vineyards.... more

VIDEO from Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival...VIDEO from Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival...

The 2nd Annual Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival was a phenomenal success. It’s great to see such a new and unique event do so well in such a short space of time! Watch the video here... more

Kate Liquorish on the Wine and Bubbly...Photos from Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly weekend...

Take a look through the official photographs from the festival below to see if you or anyone you know was snapped enjoying the sunny weather, delicious wines, tasty food, funky music and all round amazing atmosphere... more

Wine & bubbly festival draws crowds...Vlogger Scrumpy Jackson’s video of Wine Festival...

Instagrammer and vlogger Mark “Scrumpy” Jackson shares his experience of the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival which took place in Plettenberg Bay on the 9th and 10th of October 2015... more

Kate Liquorish on the Wine and Bubbly...Kate Liquorish on the Wine and Bubbly...

This weekend celebrated the second year of the Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival and what a pleasure it was. With Sasfin on board as the exclusive sponsor, a ‘blue and white’ theme was the call for the weekend... more

Wine & bubbly festival draws crowds...Wine & bubbly festival draws crowds...

Day two of the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival drew a huge crowd despite the blustery conditions on the Saturday morning. After day one had concluded in perfect weather conditions, word got out... more

Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival kicks off...Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival kicks off...

Amidst perfect weather conditions the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival 2015 is now underway on Central Beach in Plett..... more

Prepping Plett for Wine and Bubbly Festival...Prepping Plett for Wine and Bubbly Festival...

Plett is abuzz with excitement ahead of the 2nd annual Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival which kicks off tomorrow, Friday 9th Oct, on Central Beach in Plett.... more

Weekly Sips #5 | Wine pairing 101... Weekly Sips #5 | Wine pairing 101...

Very simple - food and wine should each bring out the best flavours of the other. During the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival there will be options of great food which will be paired with local Plett wines... more

Weekly Sips #4Weekly Sips #4 | Start celebrating in style...

Don’t miss out on the fun and exciting events at the local wine estates leading up to the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival weekend! Start your weekend early, from Wednesday the 7th of October in... more

Weekly Sip | From the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival Weekly Sips #3 | It’s all about wine, food & fun!

Editor of Wine Extra Magazine, Maryna Strachan, will be joining the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival as the official Master of Ceremonies. With her pedigree in the wine business, long legs and witty sense of humour... more

Weekly Sips #2Weekly Sips #2 | Plett tasting rooms to sip and swirl the day away…...

The Plett Winelands, which stretches 57 km from Harkerville to the Crags, is SA’s smallest wine region, claiming just 58 of the 100 000 hectares planted countrywide... more

Weekly Sip | From the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival Weekly Sips #1 | From the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Beach or mountains. Wine or bubbly? Book your tickets now for Plett’s second festival dedicated to wine, bubbles and the finer things in life. Enjoy local wines and sample the amazing bubbles from international house-brand Piper-Heidsieck..... more

Tickets now on sale for Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival 2015Tickets now on sale for Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival 2015

Tickets are now on sale online for the 2015 Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival which takes place on Fri 09 and Sat 10 Oct. Earlybird special prices are now available from only R180 per ticket, so get yours while still available... more

Hard Pressed: Sparkling payoff for Plett wine pioneer Hard Pressed: Sparkling payoff for Plett wine pioneer

I joined Villiera in the 1980s as a carpenter after my studies at Elsenburg Agricultural College, Stellenbosch. But they needed someone to work in the cellar. I worked there during harvest and then went back to carpentry out of harvest.... more

Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival 2015Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival 2015

Sasfin has been confirmed as the sponsor of the 2015 Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival, which will take place on the 9th and 10th of October 2015. Take a look at photos from the 2014 festival here and watch the video of the 2014 Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival... more

Enjoy the wine styles of Redford Lane - Cemair inflight magazine Enjoy the wine styles of Redford Lane - Cemair inflight magazine

Ribbons of fence wind through the 11 hectare property of Redford Lane Wines, located in the Crags – a mere 15 minutes from the warm Indian Ocean, the cool Tsitsikamma forests & the town centre of Plettenberg Bay... more

Plett wine farms feature in the new Plett Summer Video Plett wine farms feature in the new Plett Summer Video

A tribute to some of the Summer fun one can have in Plettenberg Bay, this video includes footage from some of the wine events held duing the Plett December 2014 – January 2015 Summer season... more

Plett Winelands features in SA Golf & Leisure magazine Plett Winelands features in SA Golf & Leisure magazine

With wildlife and a view to make anyone green with envy, it is no wonder that visitors plan their entire vacation schedule around a single round of golf at some of the finest fairways set in breathtaking locations...more

Harvest Time in the Plett WinelandsHarvest Time in the Plett Winelands

It's harvest time in the Plett Winelands & our estates have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to bring in the fruit that will make our award-winning Plett Wine & Bubbly! SABC News was...more

Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival VideoSasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival Video

The Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival took place on the 4th and 5th of October 2014. Take a look at photos from the festival here and watch the video of the festival below ...more

Introducing the Plett WinelandsIntroducing the Plett Winelands

It’s been a busy 2014! Plett Tourism has introduced the Plett Winelands, taken Plett’s award-winning vineyards to the Joburg and PE wine shows, launched the first Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival and put together the... more

Plett shows off wine excellence – Article in Weekend PostPlett shows off wine excellence – Article in Weekend Post

Angela Daniels | Weekend Post | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 Picturesque Garden Route town exhibited best of wine, bubbly and food As a boy growing up in the Transkei, Plettenberg Bay mayor ...more

Diners Club awards Zinzi, Tsala and Hunter’s GOLD for their wine listsDiners Club awards Zinzi, Tsala and Hunter’s GOLD for their wine lists

Tuesday 14th October 2014 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein  Zinzi Restaurant, Tsala Treetop Lodge and Hunter’s Country House were awarded GOLD for their respective wine lists for the season at ...more

Best dressed couple at the Wine & Bubbly FestivalBest dressed couple at the Wine & Bubbly Festival

Lerato Melato and Jermaine Charles won 'Best dressed couple at the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival. This amazing couple Lerato Melato and Jermaine Charles enjoyed their ...more

Diners Club awards Zinzi, Tsala and Hunter’s GOLD for their wine listsPlett welcomes visitors at Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

The inaugural Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival launched this Saturday at The Plettenberg Hotel, a beautiful reception for more than 70 distinguished guests who were fortunate to experience hospitality Plett style – sunny blue skies, crisp clean air and ...more

Best dressed couple at the Wine & Bubbly FestivalPhotos from the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Hundreds of photos have been published from the recent Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival. Take a look to see if you were snapped at the event ...more

Instagrammers promote #plettwineweekend Instagrammers promote #plettwineweekend

The Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival took place over the weekend of 4-5 Oct 2014 and Instagrammers at the festival were asked to tag photos with #plettwineweekend. Here's the result...

 

 

 

TopUpcoming Events

Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival2017 Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Plett Tourism is working on the fourth edition of The Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival, scheduled for the start of October at the beautiful and iconic Plett Central Beach! Join our Weekly Sips newsletter to stay up to date with news and event information.

2017 Tour de Plett

The 2017 Tour de Plett MTB Marathon takes place this year at the start October and is now paired with the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival which runs over the same weekend.

 


 

Past Events

2016 Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Year three of the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival – a celebration of our winelands and superb coastal wines and bubbly.

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2015 Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Year two of the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival – a celebration of our winelands and superb coastal wines and bubbly.

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2014 Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Year two of the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival – a celebration of our winelands and superb coastal wines and bubbly.

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TopAbout

A vineyard in PlettPlettenberg Bay is South Africa’s smallest wine growing region with 58 hectares of the 100 000 hectares planted countrywide. Plett’s wine region is the country’s most easterly cultivar and stretches 57 km along the thin coastal strip from Packwood in Harkerville until Lodestone on the Redford Road in the Crags. It is small, young, exciting and thriving and there can be little doubt that it is South Africa’s most scenic wine region.

The first grapes in the area were planted by Peter Thorpe on his Bramon Estate in the Crags, on Plett’s west side. His property had the soils, slope and climate for wine so the decision seemed fairly logical. After tireless research, boldness in foresight and in choosing a renowned winemaker in Anton Smal, Plett’s first vineyard, Bramon, was born in 2000. Others followed, but slowly. Although today it seems that every second farm along this thin coastal strip is growing grapes, there are only 16 vineyards with ten producing farms that bottle their own wine.

Why visit the Plett Winelands?

  • Bramon Wine Estate owners, Caroline and Peter Thorpe, planted the first grape vines in 2001.
  • Plett is now recognised as one of South Africa’s “Wine of Origin” regions.
  • The areas climate makes it more conducive to cooler-climate wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir varieties.
  • The area currently creates 9 Méthode Cap Classique style wines – these are wines that are produced in the traditional Champagne method. The area has become known as a “Bubbly Route”.
  • The alkaline level of the soils allow for the majority of our area wines to have very low sulphites – this is the “additive” that people often have reactions to (i.e. red complexion, allergic-type reactions).
  • There are currently 16 wine farms in the area; from Harkerville to the Crags.
  • Harvesting takes place between the months of February and April. It is dependent upon the amount of sugar currently it the grapes. The wine farms in the Crags area tend to harvest earlier as they are in an area with higher temperatures.
  • There are currently 3 wine estates – farms that process and bottle their own wines. Bramon, Packwood and Plettenvale. All other wine farms produce and bottle their wines at the Bramon Wine Estate under the assistance of the master wine maker Anton Smal.
  • Anton Smal was with Villiera Wines in the Franshoek region for more than 18 years before he was brought to Plett.
  • Plett hosts an annual Wine & Bubbly Festival in early October. Participants taste wines from the different wine farms, enjoy music and locally produced artisan foods.
  • All wine farms open to the public are within a 45 kilometre radius.
  • You will find a very diverse terrain of wine farms all within the area; vines close enough to taste the salt from the sea, vines at the base of craggy mountains, vines at the edge of indigenous forests, vines amongst a dairy farm, vines in view of elephants and vines alongside orchards of olive trees and polo ponies.
  • It may be the only place you can experience winelands by horse, carriage, cycle, self-drive, by shuttle or by foot.

 

Find out more...

Bramon Cellar Instagram Map of the Plett Winelands Route
Vineyards, Wine Farms & Cellars Plett Winelands on Instagram Map of the Plett Winelands Route

 

 

 

 

 

TopWine Estates

There are as many as 16 wine estates in the Plett region and many provide wine tasting, some by appointment.

Click on each to find out more...

Andersons Wine Bramon Wine Estate Plettenvale Wines Luka Wines
Packwood Wine Estate Newstead Wines Lodestone Wines Lodestone Wine and Olives
Kay and Monty Vineyards Bitou Vineyards    

Other Vineyards

Other vineyards in the Plett Winelands Region include:

  • Fijnbosch Wine Estate
  • Gilbrook
  • Kraaibosch Kloof
  • Lombard
  • Nooitgedacht
  • Olof
  • Somca
  • Springlights
  • That Wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TopContact

A vineyard in PlettFor details on vineyards, events or general enquiries:

Contact: Patty Butterworth

Tel: 083 453 5331
Fax: 086 241 1975

Email: info@plettwinelands.com

 

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