Warm up this winter at Soetes and Soup

Warm up this winter at Soetes and Soup
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Beat away the wintry blues at the annual Breedekloof Soetes and Soup 2011 weekend which takes place on Friday 22 July and Saturday 23 July.

It is a ideal opportunity to taste the Bersig LBV Port 2000 which has just been crowned a class winner at the South African Port Producer’s Association’s annual Port Challenge.

This fun-filled event hosted by wineries in the Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini, and Breede River areas, combats the chills by serving cups of steaming hot homemade country soup accompanied by a glass of multiple award-winning soetes (dessert wines) including Hanepoot, Noble Late Harvest, Red Jerepigo and Port.

There will be soup and wine pairings, red wine barrel tastings with the winemaker and cooper demonstrations - the art of wine barrel making. There will also be discounts of up to 15% on reds and dessert wines.

Besides the wine, there will be live music, a farmer’s market and Witblits tastings, as well as exhibitions of art, clothing and jewellery. Highlights include a Cabaret show hosted by Seven Oaks and Waboomsrivier Cellar, featuring Phantom of the Opera star Rory Rootenberg, and Bob & Sop at Opstal Estate – an evening of food, wine and music featuring covers of artists named Bob (Dylan, Marley, Geldof and Seger).

Visitors buy a Breedekloof Soetes & Soup enamel mug and coupon booklet for R15 per person at their first winery and use these to enjoy complimentary cups of homemade country soup and discounts of between 10% and 25% on red and fortified wines at each of the participating wineries.

Opstal Estate will host Opstal Vars - a farmers/fresh produce market with music, food stalls, jewellery, paintings and entertainment for kids.

Badsberg will offer a 15% discount on reds and dessert wines. There will also be homemade country soups and freshly baked bread made the traditional woodfire way by Kleinplasie Museum and a Witblits tasting hosted by Kleinplasie Museum.

Slanghoek Cellar will host red wine barrel tastings with the winemaker and cooper demonstrations - the art of wine barrel making. Daschbosh Cellar has a full programme of kiddies entertainment including Sand Art, decorate your own cupcake and braai your own “stokbrood”.

Bergsig Estate will host live music and offer Soup & Wine Pairings at R40 per person - soups include Green Pepper, Seafood, Spicy Tomato, Hungarian Goulash and Chocolate. The Bistro will serve an A’ la Carte menu.

The region’s diverse range of accommodation venues have a Soetes & Soup weekend special where you pay for two nights and get the third night free.

The Breedekloof is a family destination and the wineries cater for kids. Visit www.breedekloof.com for more information, or email info@breedekloof.com or call (023) 349-1791.

Open Hours: Mon-Fri: 08h00-17h00 / Sat & Public Holidays: 09h00-16h00
Email: wine@bergsig.co.za Tel: +27 23 355 1603 Route 43, PO BOX 15, Breeriver, 6858