JOHANNESBURG – CONNOISSEURS and fanatics alike are set for a treat this weekend when the Emperors Palace hosts the Ekurhuleni Wine and Whisky Festival.
The three-day festival starts on Friday at the D’oreale Grande Gardens.
Asakhe Events and SA Wines are organising the festival.
“The Ekurhuleni Wine and Whisky Festival is poised to become a hallmark annual affair that will fuse entertainment and empowerment in such a manner that it will have a lasting, positive impact on the Ekurhuleni community,” says Tshepang Lustaba from Asakhe Events.
A workshop set for Friday will be to present owners of taverns, restaurants and liquor stores with an opportunity to meet top distilleries and wineries. They will also sample products and learn the finer details about whisky and wine.
Top DJs will entertain revellers on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are priced at R120 per person, including a wine glass for tastings and printed wine guide.
VIP tickets are R350 per person and include a snack platter, two bottles of wine (red and white), a stylish cap, wine glasses and a wine guide.
Gates open at 17h00 on Friday and 11h00 Saturday and Sunday.