Less than a month before the 2015 Bastille Fest fills Franschhoek's cellars, restaurants and open spaces with irresistible offers of wine and artisanal fare. The dates to diarise are July 11 and 12, when the town presents a choice of three venues for festival fun. The first is the Bastille Market at BICCCS where entry is free and a feast of homemade goodies will be on sale, including chocolates and honey, cheese and breads and produce. the second is the Festival food & wine in the Town Hall, where entry costs R120 which gives you glass and tasting coupons and a R20 wine voucher. Children go in free and will find plenty of entertainment. Wines are waiting to be tasted and gourmet fare will be on sale.
The third venue is the Festival Food & Wine Marquee at the Huguenot Monument, where the top local restaurants presented gastronomic fare and Seychellois chef Marcu Freminot will serve Creole cuisine.
Entrance tickets to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival Food & Wine Marquee cost R200 per person, which includes a complimentary tasting glass, a booklet of tasting coupons as well as a R20 wine voucher to be used on the day. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day.
Other activitiesi nclude the Boules Tournament and the Barrel rolling competition.
Pre-booking through www.webtickets.co.za is essential, as no more visitors will be admitted once the venues are full.
A favourite amongst visitors far and wide, the Franschhoek Bastille Festival scooped the Crowd Pleaser Award at the 2014 KLINK Awards - a consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism competition.
For more information visit www.franschhoekbastille.co.za or follow us on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA.