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Stellenbosch Street Soirees – The best way to experience the local culture

Posted on Fri December 15, 2017 in Things to do in Stellenbosch.

We have reached the trifecta of good times: Summer is in full swing, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit, and the Stellenbosch Street Soirees have started!

For about three months a year, basically every second Wednesday, people take to the streets of Stellenbosch for a Winelands party like no other. Streets get blocked off, businesses stay open until late and the whole area around Drostdy Street becomes one ‘lekker kuier’ – as the locals would say.

Stellenbosch Street Soirees are pop-up food and wine tasting events that take place on Drostdy Street, close to the historic Dorp Street. They only take place in the summer months and only about every second Wednesday. Foodies and wine enthusiasts basically plan their week around this party and for good reason. The Stellenbosch Street Soirees bring together all the great things about the Winelands: good food, a good country vibe and the finest, most delicious wines. Get your tickets and tasting glass on the street and start working your way through the jubilee of wine vendors and food stands. If you need a break, just relax on a hay bale under the string pennant flags, while you listen to the soothing sounds of the local acoustic band.

Closing time? No, keep the party going!

The food and wine vendors will start packing up a little before 8 pm, but the party doesn’t have to stop there. If the streets start to get empty and you’re still keen for a nightcap, why not head on over to our wine bar for another glass of something special under the oak trees?

Our luxury hotel, 107 Dorpstraat, is just a 5-minute walk away from Drostdy Street where the Stellenbosch Street Soirees take place. Here you can continue to sip on fine local wines in our European-style cafe overlooking the historic Dorp Street. And if you feel like something sweet to end-off the evening, why not try our decadent Sweets and Wine pairing?

If that sounds like your kind of Wednesday, read on to see when the next Stellenbosch Street Soiree is. What better way to celebrate summer than with some fine wine and good food under the oak trees? And if you need a place to stay over, click on the links to see our rooms and special offers. We hope to see you at our hotel and wine bar on Dorp Street soon.

Stellenbosch Street Soirees details:

When?

10 January 2018

24 January 2018

07 February 2018

21 February 2018

07 March 2018

21 March 2018

Where?

Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch

What time?

18h00 till 20h00

Price?

R100 gets you a tasting glass to taste as much wine as you want.

For more information visit www.wineroute.co.za or call 021 886 4310.