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The Simonsberg American Express wine route’s annual Woordfees already brings together two of our favourite things: wine and good literature. But with this year’s addition of a little bit of retail therapy being added to the mix in the form of a market day, it ranks at the very top of our list of things to do. With a list of talks by a selection of the country’s literary giants on the cards at various wine estates, this year’s Woordfees is one to diarise. Stars include Dana Snyman, Liz Meiring, Karin Brynard and Johan and Lida Botha, all of whom will be at a different wine estate for the Word & Wine celebrations on Friday 8 March. The Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day will close the 2013 festival with a bang at Delvera Estate’s agri-village. The day will include an offering of the area’s outstanding wines, local country fare, a host of craft stalls, harvest activities, horse rides and live music with a play corner for the little ones. The best part is that entry is free and there is a shuttle which will transport you between Stellenbosch and the event. Dates:

  • Woordfees runs from 1 to 10 March.
  • Word & Wine events will be held on Friday 8 March; booking is essential, see below for details.
  • Market Day is on Sunday 10 March, beginning at 10am.
For information on the Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day or the Word & Wine events, call 021-886-8275 or visit And if you’d like to book your tickets for the Word & Wine events visit Computicket. Check the Woordfees website for the full 2013 programme.