Win, wine and dine

Gavin Jethro and Jose Jethro

For a sensory experience of a different kind, head to the inaugural Cape Town Food and Wine Festival at the Westridge Gardens in Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday and Monday September 23 and 24.

You will get to experience some local culinary delights as prepared by chef Gavin Jethro among others and trainee chef José Jethro among others and taste and learn about wine from winemakers from renowned wine estates including Nederburg Wines and Drostdy Hof as well as emerging farmers from the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute, which offers various courses in agriculture, including viticulture. Local winemaker Denzel Swartz, from Tafelsig who grew up on a wine estate, will also introduce his Son of the Soil range, which includes a chenin blanc, pinotage and sparkling wines.

The programme for the Sunday includes a keynote address from Derek Hanekom, the Minister of Tourism, to launch the Mitchell’s Plain Tourism Route on the eve of Heritage Day (September 24), performances by The Rockets while the final of the Premium Sports Bar karaoke competition will also be held.Other artists who will be performing include Loukmaan Adams, Salome, Vernon Castle and D’Low. There will also be entertainment for the kids. Tickets for the festival, which opens at 9am on both days, range from R40 to R350.

Book through Webtickets or buy your ticket from Premium Sports Bar in Westridge. For more details, email log on to or find them on Facebook.

* The Southern Mail is giving away five double tickets to the festival on Sunday September 23. All you have to do is SMS SMFestival and your name, surname and contact details to 33258.

Lines open today and close at midnight on Sunday September 16. SMSes cost R1.50. Winners will be notified telephonically.