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Get ready for the annual Season of Sauvignon

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season of sauvignon Visit some of the Cape's top wineries during the Season of Sauvignon festival on the weekend of 28 and 29 October. This year's lineup features 13 renowned wine farms in the Durbanville Wine Valley, nestled in the Tygerberg Hills a mere 20 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. As the Season of Sauvignon festival's name implies, the event involves individual wine-makers situated along this route coming together to show off their best Sauvignon Blanc wines. Each winery has prepared a schedule of activities and live entertainment for guests of all ages to enjoy – and for the serious rugby fans out there, the Currie Cup final will be screened at selected farms on Saturday 28 October too, so you won't miss out on this crucial match. Springtime in the Western Cape is one of the very best times to spend time outdoors with the family and with warm yet mild temperatures expected throughout the month of October, this is a great opportunity to explore the Durbanville Wine Valley as you indulge in excellent food, great wine and fresh country air. Participating wineries include the award-winning Nitida, which has operated on a 16-hectare farm for only 25 years and is one of the youngest in the Durbanville Wine Valley. By contrast, one of the area's oldest farms, Groot Phizantekraal, is also taking part. Granted to its first owner by Simon van der Stel, 40 000 vines had been established by 1756, and the farm has since built a legacy of producing premium quality, award-winning wines in an ethical and environmentally friendly manner. Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, Canto Wines, D’Aria, Diemersdal, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills, Hillcrest, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal and Signal Gun will also all be celebrating the start of white wine season in their own individual style. For a detailed Season of Sauvignon festival programme, visit durbanvillewine.co.za. Pre-book your tickets via webtickets.co.za.