An air of excitement is gripping St Francis Bay as several wine estates are confirmed for the country’s inaugural Wine on Water festival.
The event, which is hosted by Investec, is set to take place on the 27th and 28th March 2020 and will see wine lovers ferried around the canals of St Francis Bay on a wine tasting experience unlike any other.
According to the organisers 20 wine states have been confirmed for the Wine on Water festival including a gin and rum producer.
“We will be revealing the wine estates over the next few days via our Facebook Page and website, but we can confirm that Tokara Wine Estate, Warwick Wine Estate and will be joined by Hogan Wines, with their roots in Cape St Francis, as well as local rum distillery One33 Craft Rum. The remaining wine estates will be revealed soon, along with the gin distillery.”
A Wine Tasting Event Like No Other
The brainchild of the Rotary Club Of St Francis, the Wine On Water festival is a unique concept that consists of those 20 fine wine estates setting up tasting decks at private homes on the canals in St Francis, and festival goers will be delivered on river barges to these tasting decks.
It is a controlled environment, with water marshals, and systems in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone.
This water-borne wine tasting concept is something quite inimitable and can only be pulled off in a place like St Francis Bay. With the remarkable canal systems, the beautiful houses, and the generous and accommodating local owners, the event is sure to be a huge success.
The Tastings will begin at 12 noon and end at sunset on both days when a whole new party kicks off at the Quaysyde Restaurant and marquee tent.
There will be delicious, locally produced artisanal food available, more craft drinks on offer, live music for all with the Grosvenor Road Band, and a whole lot of good times to be had at Quaysyde. The night time entertainment will add another whole dimension to the weekend’s festivities.
Doing It For Charity
The Wine on Water Festival is a charity event, with all proceeds going to the upliftment of the local community when and where needed. There is a cap on ticket sales because there is only a certain number of water taxis and amenities available, and tickets are being snapped up.
As an inaugural event, the organisers have stated that they will not be releasing more tickets, to ensure that the wine-tasting runs smoothly and that everyone who has a ticket can enjoy the festival to the fullest.