The Black Oystercatcher will host the 2016 Elim Wine Festival – to be held on Saturday 5 November. This is the fifth Elim Festival, showcasing the unique terroir of the Elim region.
The Elim Wine Ward is one of the most closely-watched wine regions in the world. It has become particularly well known for its cool-climate Sauvignon Blancs. Aside from the Black Oystercatcher, other wineries at the festival include Strandveld Vineyards, Ghost Corner, the Berrio, the Giant Periwinkle and more.
Winemakers from Elim and surrounds will also present tutored tastings at the festival, including the Black Oystercatcher’s Dirk Human, who’ll chat about the region’s Sauvignon Blancs.
The Elim area is unique in that cool winds blow from the ocean from three different sides, with the cool sea breeze keeping temperatures here lower, instilling the penetrating fruit flavours. The distinctive minerality is also attributed to the four diverse soil types.
Aside from the wine, craft beer will also be available at the festival, including the most southerly brewery, Fraser’s Folly. Fresh produce and other country goods will also be for sale.
For more info on the festival, visit: www.elimwines.co.za