Celebrating Soweto-Style!

The 2015 Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is officially the place to be on the first weekend of September!

2015 Dates & Times:
• Friday, 4 September 2015, 6pm – 10pm
• Saturday, 5 September 2015, 6pm – 10pm
• Sunday, 6 September, 2pm – 4pm

Parking: The festival offers VIP and standard parking at the venue. Be sure to follow the clearly marked signs off Klipspruit Valley Road and Union Avenue when travelling to the festival and click here for venue details and directions.
Tickets: Festival tickets cost R130 per person or R310 for a 3-day pass.
To find out where to buy your tickets in advance, click here.

What you get

For R130, you get a free tasting glass to taste over 1 000 of South Africa’s finest wines and a festival buyer’s guide, which lists every winery and their wines along with space for you to make notes as you taste so you know what wines to buy in the future!

The 11th Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is happening from 4 to 6 September 2015 and is set for a evolutionary transformation, reinventing the wine and food experience in the heart of Soweto.

With limited capacity to showcase South Africa’s finest wines to the trendsetters from across the globe, this festival has transformed the shape of the wine industry over the past decade with multi-tiered opportunities for wineries to select the audience they want to showcase their finest wines to.

The festival is the brainchild of Mnikelo Mangciphu, owner of the Morara Wine and Spirit Emporium, Soweto’s only wine shop, and Marilyn Cooper, CEO of the Cape Wine Academy, based in Johannesburg. As many good ideas are, this one was conceived as the two sat around drinking wine out of plastic beer cups.

The festival was designed to extend the reach of the Western Cape’s famous wines into Gauteng, and more specifically into Johannesburg’s biggest township, to expose the Soweto population to one of the country’s most lucrative industries. As it has grown the festival has incorporated various other lifestyle elements, including food and travel, although of course, the emphasis is still on wines.

Previous year’s exhibitors included the likes of Bon Courage Estate, Clos Malverne, Creation Wines, Durbanville Hills, Groot Constantia, Meerlust and La Motte.