Summertime, and the living is easy. Nowhere more so than in Stellenbosch, where the Stellenbosch Street Soirees are back in full swing. From now until the end of March, the City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties will have people lapping up the glorious weather with some fine wine and music.
The Stellenbosch Street Soirees bring together wine farms, restaurants, locals and visitors under the oaks for some alfresco fun.
The Soirees will take place every second and last week of the month, for a hip crowd to immerse themselves in the inimitable food and wine culture of this forever young town, with live music adding to a cool and casual vibe.
The next pop-up street party will spill onto the bustling Drostdy Street on 11 January, when cars will make way for locals and visitors to sip, savour and share in the enviable lifestyle of the country’s second oldest town. It is a vibrant, after-work street party where strangers become friends over a glass of wine with gourmet snacks by resident eateries and upbeat vibes by talented local musicians.
“Stellenbosch has a recipe for living that is hard to resist or come by. With these street parties we offer visitors a taste of our way of life through quality wines, delicious bites and live music. I cannot imagine a better way to spend a balmy summer’s evening, let alone better company to share it with,” shares Elmarie Rabe, Manager of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
The communal Stellenbosch Street Soirees are for young and old to let their hair down and hang out with interesting characters and friendly folk in the heart of this quaint town. It goes down from 18h00 to 20h00 and each event features a different selection of cellars and food vendors. R70 gets you a glass to taste as many wines as you wish. Sumptuous street food will be on sale.
Make a note of the Stellenbosch Street Soiree dates for this summer and don’t miss a single one:
11 & 25 January 2017
8 & 22 February 2017
8 & 22 March 2017
For more information contact Tel: 021 886 4310, visit www.wineroute.co.za, follow the Stellenbosch Wine Routes on Twitter @StellWineRoute or like them on Facebook at STBStreetSoirees. #VisitStellenbosch