Living loud with Liezel: Gastronomic pride of Constantia Valley showcased

Liezel-Van-Der-WesthuizenBy Liezel van der Westhuizen

This weekend we can look forward to the fantastic yearly festival in the Constantia Valley. For those who are new to the Mother City, this is area is a major tourist hub outside of the central city area. Apart from having its own wine route with centuries-old estates, it has a number of fine restaurants with an international flavour, most of which will be showcased this weekend.

Some of the Participating Restaurants at this Years Festival:
– La Colombe
– Bistro Sixteen82
– The Cellars-Hohenort
– Buitenverwachting
– Societi Brasserie Tokai
– Jonkershuis, Groot Constantia
– Raith Gourmet High Constantia

Visitors to the Festival will be treated to multi-layered culinary delights, local wines, and live entertainment to showcase Constantia as one of the world’s premier food and wine destinations.

Some of the estates that will be showcasing over 40 of their finest wines. These include:
– Beau Constantia
– Buitenverwachting,
– Cape Point Vineyards
– Groot Constantia
– Constantia Uitsig
– Constantia Glen
– Eagles’Nest Sivermist
– High Constantia
– Klein Constantia
– Steenberg Vineyards

There is also an open air kiddies play area with activities for children of all ages featuring painting, balloons and much more.
This year Climbing Walls SA will be setting up an 11m climbing wall for children ages 3 and up and every child that enters the festival will receive a coupon to experience this at the festival.
Tickets can be purchased online via, or at the gate on the day, and cost is R150p/p for adults and R30p/p for children under the age of 18; adult ticket price include 10 tastings at the participating wine farms.

The weekend’s entertainment includes:
-Friday afternoon: Fiona Hare
– Friday Evening: Shen Wynberg
– Saturday Afternoon: IKE Moriz
– Saturday Evening: Blackbyrd
– Sunday Afternoon: Docetones

So come along and awaken those senses to some of the finest food and wine that the Constantia Valley has to offer.