October 23, 2023

Swartland Sosiaal Wine Festival Returns to Org de Rac Estate

One of the Swartland’s most enjoyable wine region experiences is returning on 28 October 2023, with the second Swartland Sosiaal Wine Festival.

This festival, characterized by wholesome country hospitality and enjoyment, is a must-event that will take place at the renowned organic wine estate, Org de Rac, situated outside the town of Piketberg, just a 90-minute drive from Cape Town.

“Swartland Sosiaal is back with a bang,” declares founder and organizer Carien Hugo-Waring. “The event received a wonderful response last year, and we’re thrilled to be back, this time at one of our region’s most famous wineries. And, before anyone asks, the event will conclude long before the final kick-off of this year’s Rugby World Cup at 21:00. In fact, Swartland Sosiaal will be the perfect place to warm up and stock up!”

Activities will take place at Org de Rac’s grand manor, lawns, and veranda. The event will feature pop-up food stalls, picnics, live music, and, of course, the opportunity to taste the offerings of Swartland’s exceptional wineries, along with a few extras.

Apart from the option to build your own picnic basket, Swartland Sosiaal will offer a cellar tour and barrel tasting experience, a Serious Sipper’s Lounge that includes three tutored masterclass tastings, and a Cap Classique and oyster bar.

In addition to Org de Rac, participating wineries include Swartland establishments such as Riebeek Wine Co, Pulpit Rock Wine, Huis van Chevallerie, Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards, Arbeidsgenot Wines, Winkelshoek Wynkelder, and Wildehurst Wines. Also joining the festivities are Brookdale Estate in Paarl, and Deetlefs Wine Estate near Worcester.