Stellenbosch Launches Street Soirees for 2019 & 2020

STELLENBOSCH, 26 NOVEMBER 2019 – Drostdy Street is the place to be from Wednesday, 27 November, as Stellenbosch’s popular street parties make a highly-anticipated return to the Cape Winelands’ summer calendar. 

Held every second Wednesday between November 2019 and March 2020, the pop-up Stellenbosch Soirees promise wine and food experiences which capture the very best of life in the region: great wine, brilliant company, food, music and a laidback country vibe. 

Proudly presented by Visit Stellenbosch in association with Stellenbosch Wine Routes, each soiree celebrates a different selection of wine cellars, with stalls, food vendors and live music adding to the festivities. 

Elmarie Rabe, Manager for the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, says: “Stellenbosch’s midweek Soirees are a highlight on our calendar. Drostdy Street is closed off to traffic, creating a safe and vibrant space for people to enjoy our historic town.” 

“We have a wonderful mix of local wines and delicious food. Surrounding restaurants, galleries and shops throw open their doors, which makes for a magical atmosphere. It’s a great way to spend a balmy summer evening – and probably the best way for visitors to experience the spirit of the Winelands.” 

Entry to the event is free, but R150 buys you a tasting glass and 12 wine tasting tokens, which can be used to sample some of Stellenbosch’s finest vintages (additional tokens are on sale on the night). Or, buy a bottle to take home or enjoy with your meal when you go for dinner at one of the local restaurants after the soiree. 

Make a note of the following Stellenbosch Street Soiree dates for the upcoming season (weather dependent – check the Street Soiree Facebook page @STBStreetSoirees, for last-minute Soiree news and updates: 


2019 Dates: 27 November, 11 December 

2020 Dates: 15 January, 29 January, 12 February, 26 February 

Time: 18h00 till 20h00 

Where: Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Children welcome. 

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