The Tops Gugulethu Wine Festival, happening on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May 2012 on the Rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall, is geared for good times if wine exhibitor growth is anything to go by.
Marilyn Cooper is the Cape Wine Master, CEO of the Cape Wine Academy and organiser of the wine exhibitors at the festival.
Heart 104.9FM Radio personality and MC, DJ Suga is MC'ing Friday evening in the main wine marquee and DJ Diggy Bongz and Irma G will be MC'ing on Saturday evening in the main wine marquee to delight the crowds.
New this year is the Tops Food and Chill Out Zone offering coffee from Bay Harbour Market's Z.A. Café, fresh oysters from The Oyster Lady, shisa nyama from Mzoli's Place and delicious pizza from Afro Pizza. The festival co-founder is owner of Mzoli's Place and business entrepreneur, Mzoli Ngcawuzele who is excited for an amazing day.
Tickets are available online at webtickets.co.za and also at Cape Town Tourism centres.
Other exciting highlights at the festival: The Nederburg Taste Theatre is open to all festival visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Presentations will be staged on Friday at 17h30, 18h30, 19h30 and on Saturday at 16h30, 18h00, 19h30 in the main wine exhibitor marquee. Pete Goffe-Wood, a South African MasterChef judge, will co-present Nederburg's Taste Theatre on Friday evening. Idols judge, Metro FM co-host and entertainment powerhouse, Unathi Msengana, will be performing live in the Tops VIP Lounge to invited VIP guests on the Friday evening. Over 40 wineries showcasing over 300 wines to swirl, sniff, sip, and spit (although not much spitting is expected) Thirteen super-brand sponsors including spectacular wine lounges from Pongracz, J.C le Roux, Nederburg, fourth Street, The Saints and a DGB merlot wine bar giving visitors unique lifestyle experiences. These wineries will also be giving away major prizes every night. Enjoy the 'Tops Food and Fun' chill-out space to sit and eat from a choice of restaurants including Mzoli's famous chop! All visitors will receive a free branded wine tasting glass and the festival wine buying guide on arrival plus there will be lots of prizes to be won on the night.
Date: 25 May 2012 to 26 May 2012 Location: Rooftop @ The Gugulethu Square Mall, Cape Town Cost: R80
Contact: Sharon Cooper Company name:Hot Salsa Media Telephone number: 033 344 3971 Email address
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