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Stellenbosch estates blend Word & Wine during 2013 Woordfees
Stellenbosch estates blend Word & Wine during 2013 Woordfees

Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day – Sunday, 10 March 2013

Loose lips and long legs take on a whole different meaning when the Greater Simonsberg sub-route of the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes celebrates literary art and vinous culture during the 2013 Woordfees (Festival of the Word), and closes this festive chapter with a vibrant Market Day at Delvera Estate on Sunday, 10 March 2013.

Leading up to the buzzing Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day, esteemed wine estates jotted along the foot of the Simonsberg will be hosting exclusive Word & Wine celebrations on Friday, 8 March, during which literature fanatics can meet and mingle with some of the country’s finest authors and personalities in the company of quality wines.

These bespoke Word & Wine encounters feature Liz Meiring who will be adding her quirky flair to Uitkyk; Dana Snyman for some wit and wisdom at Neil Ellis Estate, and Stellenbosch author Karin Brynard who will be sharing the spotlight with Delheim wines, while South Africa’s famous ‘Oupa and Ouma’, Johan & Lida Botha will cater for some great story-telling at Muratie.

But if all you want to read is the back label of a quality bottle of wine and just chill out with your friends and family then the Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day, which takes place at the Delvera agri-village, is your ticket to soak up the last bit of summer Winelands fun.

Young and old can delight in a festive day blended with the finest wines from the Simonsberg area, country fare, craft stalls with proudly local produce, harvest activities, horse rides and live music. The little ones will have barrels of fun in the play corner with go-cart rides, a trampoline, jungle gym and a Kids Theater to keep them busy.

The Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day starts at 10am and entry is FREE. The Vine Hopper will provide a shuttle service to and from Stellenbosch on the day.

For more information about the Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day or the individual Word & Wine events contact the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes at Tel: (021) 886 8275 or visit

Tickets for the individual ‘Word-and-Wine’ events are available at Computicket. Seating is limited so be sure to book early! Click on for the 2013 Woordfees programme.

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