Every year the Wine Village Hermanus will hosts its famous Wine Celebration from December and all through January. This wine tasting extravaganza is completely free and can be enjoyed from all day, every day, giving visitors plenty of time to sip, smell and enjoy all that’s on offer during this month-and-a-half long event.
The Wine Village was founded in 2004 by Paul and Cathy Du Toit; a driven couple that have transformed this once small shop into the success that it is today. They host over 700 different wines from the Elim to Elgin wine region, with their numbers increasing every year. The Wine Village has also been voted one of the Best Wine Shops in South Africa.
During the celebration you can look forward to a lot of different aspects of the “wine way”, including:
A VARIETY OF VINO
The Wine Celebration usually features over 80 unique wines from their cellars, giving visitors the opportunity to taste the fruits of the Overberg’s labour. To insure that everyone is able to taste the wines, 12 bottles of wine are opened daily, all of which can also be bought from the Wine Village’s extensive shop. The Celebration will also offer tasters of ciders, port, grappa, brandy, craft beers and more.
EATS & TREATS
When the hunger pangs set in there are several fine restaurants and bistros in the Hemel en Aarde Village area. There are also various other shops that offer some personalized and lovely treats for gifts and/or to nibble on; from freshly baked goods and preserves to sweets, organic chocolates and hand-made items.