Cape winemakers travel to the Soweto Wine Festival to showcase their wines.
  Discover South Africa’s travel destinations while tasting your way through 950 wines and plan your next holiday.
  There is a wide choice of food to enjoy at the festival, so plan for an evening of great tastes!
  Celebrating all things made in SA, lifestyle at the festival is bigger and bolder than ever before.
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Celebrating Soweto-Style!

The 12th Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is officially the place to be on the first weekend in March!

Dates & Times:
• Friday, 3 March 2017, 6pm - 10pm
• Saturday, 4 March 2017, 6pm - 10pm
• Sunday, 5 March 2017, 12pm - 5pm

Venue: Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication, Kliptown, Soweto

Latest News:

#72hrsSoweto a success

OCTOBER 2015 - The eleventh instalment of the annual Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival was a runaway success this past September. The launch of the #72hrsSoweto campaign hit just the right notes as eight local influencers shared their experiences of Africa’s most exciting destination over the three days of the event.


#72hrsSoweto on Instagram

OCTOBER 2015 - This year, we invited a few of South Africa’s top digital storytellers to spend 72 hours in the heart of Soweto during the weekend of the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival. See what they experienced, through their Instagram posts.


Meet the #72hrsSoweto influencers

SEPTEMBER 2015 - From 4-6 September 2015, we will bring some of South Africa’s top influencers to the heart of Soweto for the #72hrsSoweto adventure; an exciting new digital campaign which brings together our food, wine and lifestyle festival and some of SA’s most influential digital voices


Bringing the finest wine, food and style to life in Soweto

SEPTEMBER 2015 - Entrepreneurs and SMME's are the backbone of South Africa and no more is this prevalent than at the 11th Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival. Celebrating hard work, ingenuity and conviction, this year’s festival will be a showcase of those who drive South Africa's economy and creativity from Soweto to the Cape.


Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is set to be the event of the year

AUGUST 2015 - The 11th annual Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, happening from the 4th to 6th September 2015 in Soweto, is set to impress in a spectacular fusion of boutique wine brands and high-end fashion, food, creativity and art entrepreneurism.


11th annual Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is set for tourism month

JULY 2015 - The Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival takes place from 4 - 6 September 2015 and is a weekend of fun, fashion, innovation, food and wine. Coinciding perfectly with tourism and heritage month, travel destinations and service provider’s will exhibit alongside wineries and upmarket lifestyle brands, bringing together a high-end lifestyle experience attracting a large and influential audience.


11th Soweto Wine Festival moving to the historic Walter Sisulu Square

JULY 2015 - The Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival has grown over the past ten years to become one of the most sought-after wine festivals in the country. Having outgrown its existing venue, organisers are relocating the event from the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, to the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication for the 11th edition of the festival, taking place from 4-6 September 2015.


KWV named one of ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’

APRIL 2015 - KWV has been recognised as one of the ‘World’s Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands’ at Drinks International’s annual awards ceremony for the fourth consecutive year. It is the only South African brand to attain this global accolade.


South African Chardonnay judged Best in World

APRIL 2015 - At the 2015 Chardonnay du Monde Awards, Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay beat over 800 wines from across the world to be judged best overall.


Fairtrade Fortnight: Change the World one sip at a time

MARCH 2015 - Fairtrade Fortnight is a new initiative running from 30 March to 12 April 2015 that aims to inspire South Africans to change the world for the better by choosing products and services that are certified by Fairtrade’s ethical / sustainable label.


KWV repositions with pioneering trademark campaign

MARCH 2015 - Established in 1918, KWV has a long tradition of crafting some of the world’s finest wines and brandies. This is the company’s first consumer brand campaign in its 97-year history that stretches across the product worlds of wine and spirits.


The Evolution of the Wine Festival is here

MARCH 2015 - The 11th Soweto Wine & Lifestyle, happening from 3rd to 5th September 2015, is set for a evolutionary transformation, reinventing the wine and food experience. For a very limited time only, wineries can benefit from a 20% early-bird booking discount.


Campaign set to raise South Africa's bottled wine exports

MARCH 2015 - A new initiative aims to see more bottled wines exported from South Africa in a bid to raise the country's reputation as a premium producer and promote job creation. Currently, South Africa exports more bulk than bottled wine.


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