Successful Knysna wine Festival celebrates 10th Birthday

Sedgefield residents, Belinda & Gavin Hobson and their Team of hard workers will be hosting the successful Knysna Wine Festival for the tenth year on July 6 and 7 at 17:30 to 21:00.
This festival still remains one of the firm favourite of the over 100 annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival events and the most popular mid-week event. “We originally wanted to launch an exclusive Wine Festival in the Garden Route. One which would allow guest to interact with high profile vintners while tasting their wines,” explained Belinda. And so the Knysna Wine Festival was born and joined the successful Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival in 2005.

Not only does this festival allow participants to enjoy the South African wines, but a portion of the door takings are donated by the Hobsons to local Sedgefield charity FreshStart. “This year wine sales profits will go towards the Lions Club, Sedgefield,” added Belinda.

Hundreds of wine lovers flock to this beautiful festival to enjoy the over 200 wines from 50 different wine estates. The will have the pleasure of tasting the many wines and champagne, as well as single malt whiskies presented by Hector McBeth, chocolates and cheeses. These wines and whiskies will be available for purchase at special cellar door prices and cheeses at low celebratory prices.

On Monday and Tuesday evening guests will once again be blown away by the event’s beautiful decór. For the first time festival goers will be able to relax in the inaugural Drosty Hof Lounge.

Besides the plentiful wines Knysna Wine Festival guests will be spoilt by Beacon Chocolates, who are offering each ticket holder a special Wine Festival ten year birthday present.

“We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate our tenth anniversary with sponsors, Stanmar Motors / Mercedes Benz, Beacon. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays and Drosty Hof Lounge.

“Both Gavin and welcome Knysna Tourism and Eden District Municipality on board who will be highlighting the Garden Route and Klein Karoo local wine estates within the festival,” smiled a pleased Belinda.

Book now as tickets are limited and cost a mere R120 per person. Each ticket ensures the entrant a wine tasting glass, unlimited wine tastings, wine information booklet, entry to the numerous lucky draws and not forgetting the present from Beacon.

Tickets are available online at and may also be purchased directly from Knysna and Sedgefield Tourism Offices and Sublime Clothing on Thesen Island, Knysna.

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