New Swartland Sosiaal promises a great day out

Posted by Chloe Cowley on 2 March 2022

An exciting new wine festival is launching in the heart of Swartland on 30 April 2022. The Swartland Sosiaal will showcase some famous and lesser-known wine treasures, so get ready for a day of exploration.

Huis Van Chevalleries wines

Participating wineries include Swartland superstars Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards, Org de Rac Organic Wine Estate, Riebeek Wine Co, Pulpit Rock Wine, and Marras Wines, as well as famous out-of-towners Zevenwacht Wine Estate, MAN Wines, Lievland Vineyards, Journey’s End Vineyards, Mount Rozier Estate, Nico van Merwe Wines and Anthonij Rupert Wyne.

The homestead at Moorrees

Swartland Sosiaal founder Carien Hugo Waring says: ‘We’re overjoyed at how this dream has come together with the support of the wineries.’ Hugo is well-known in wine circles for her involvement with many of the country’s top estates.

‘Moorreesburg is not only at the heart of the Swartland wine region, but also a vestige of authentic farm and family-friendly hospitality. It’s this essence reflected in the name Swartland Sosiaal.’

Huis Van Chevallerie sparkling wines

Moorreesburg is an easy 60-minute drive on the N7 highway from Cape Town, which makes it a perfect place to spend the long weekend when Swartland Sosiaal takes place.

A group enjoying Huis Van Chevallerie

The event will be held at The Moorrees at 8 Main Street in Moorreesburg. The Swartland Sosiaal will run from 12 pm to 4 pm. There will also be food and live entertainment, so bring the whole family.

A maximum of 300 tickets are going for R300 per person if booked before mid-March. Thereafter, tickets are R350 per person. This includes ten tasting vouchers, a glass, R50 towards a bottle of wine as well as the enjoyment of live music and games.

Andrea Mullineux busy in the workroom

There will also be a park-and-ride shuttle service run by local Dirkie Uys High School, available at R50 per car, and a childminder service, at R100 per child. Pizza for children using this facility may be pre-ordered for an additional fee.

You can get your tickets on Quicket.

For more information, you can click here.

Pictures: Supplied

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