Discover the Art of Summer Wine at the 12th Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival
For immediate release
South Africa, Soweto – 20 December 2016: The 12th edition of Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is happening from 3-5 March 2017 at its new venue, the Soweto Theatre.
With exclusive capacity at the festival’s beautiful new venue, the Soweto Theatre, the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is set to showcase the best, and emerging, South African wines, foods, travel, music, artisanal merchandise, and more.
The festival is well-known around the world as having transformed the South African wine industry, removing old customs, and developing a large discerning, well-educated, wine-drinking culture over the past decade.
The festival is the brainchild of Mnikelo Mangciphu, owner of the Morara Wine and Spirit Emporium, and Cape Wine Master, Marilyn Cooper, former CEO of the Cape Wine Academy.
Moving the festival into its new slot in the summer season is granting the organisers carte blanche to create a new wave wine revolution, introducing day-time wine and food tastings, new visual delights, VIP spaces and places, and outdoor cook-off type activities that will excite, delight and educate all.
The festival was originally designed to bring Cape wines into Johannesburg’s largest township, Soweto, which is known for its trendsetting values and people, to expose this magnificent movement to the country’s oldest unique wine etiquettes and cultures.
Come and experience the best wines the Cape has to offer; travel retailers with a huge choice of holidays and weekends away; an wide selection of gastronomies to suit all varieties and tastes from top-shelf restaurants, local bistros and food vendors, music from Soweto’s famous set, and more.
In its 12th year of existence the festival has grown to become Africa’s
premium wine, food, music and lifestyle event.
Hosted over three days at the iconic Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto.
Attracts over 8 500 patrons annually with the numbers growing steadily.
Showcases wines from some of the most exciting vineyards in the
country and offers a platform for new producers trying to penetrate the
Offers education to a zealous and rapidly growing market, on wine
tasting and etiquette, while increasing knowledge on subjects such as
This event is the hub for the country’s finest innovators, bringing
together winemakers, artisan chefs, designers, crafters and
entrepreneurs in a 3-day cultural experience, unique to Soweto.
A collaborative space offering patrons the experience of some of the
country’s most admired brands alongside the creative designs of
emerging local entrepreneurs.
The event has extensive media coverage, attended by worldwide
journalists and major television news crews such as CNN Africa, ETV,
SABC and Reuters.