If sparkling wine puts some extra fizz into your life, then you’ll want to drink your way through the annual Fizzytherapy Festival happening on Saturday, 25 November at Villiera Estate. This gathering is one of the biggest wine events in Cape Town and surrounds.
For one day only, this wine farm in Stellenbosch is celebrating 40 of their still and sparking vintages alongside a lively atmosphere with food and drink, game drives, exquisite tastings and lots more.
Villiera has a strong focus on bottle-fermented sparkling wines. A joint venture with a French champagne specialist in the mid 1980’s culminated in some of the finest Cap Classiques in the country. The current highly acclaimed range includes Tradition Brut, Tradition Rosé Brut, Shooting Star (low alcohol), Monro Brut (Vintage Prestige cuvee), and Villiera Brut Natural (additive free) and more recent additions, Pearls of Nectar and Pearls of Nectar Rosé.
Things to do at Fizzytherapy Festival
Learn all about Villiera Wines with tastings and cellar tours
Sip and savour our range of Cap Classiques and still wines through tasting sessions at the event and uncover the unique flavours and aromas that have made the vineyard’s 40th harvest truly special. Winemakers Alexander Grier and Nathan Valentine (overseen by Cellar Master Jeff Grier) craft a range of wines characterised by a strong reflection of Villiera’s unique terroir and the retention of the distinct aromas and flavours of the different varietals.
There’s also an opportunity to explore the history of Villiera’s Cap Classique journey and the art of crafting sparkling wine with guided cellar tours.
Fantastic prizes for the best-dressed guests
Channel your creativity and dust off your Sunday’s best for the festival. Guests who flaunt the fanciest and most creative hat creation or outfit can walk away with the best-dressed prize. There are also lucky draws for the chance to walk away with other fantastic prizes.
Shop fine wine at special festival rates
Take advantage of the special wine rates at Fizzytherapy Festival with exclusive festival prices for ticketholders. The wine farm follows a natural winemaking approach, including spontaneous fermentation for all still wines. Amphora have been introduced instead of, or in addition to oak, in some cases.
Express Game Drives
Join in on an adventure through the Wildlife Sanctuary spanning 230 Ha where you can witness the beauty of nature and spot wildlife in their natural habitat on express game drives. The Sanctuary includes 12 dams plus marsh areas which attract a huge variety of bird life. A number of mammals have been introduced in the Wildlife Sanctuary including the Springbok, Kudu, Giraffe, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Bush Pig, Burchell’s Zebra, and many more.
Game drives are offered complimentary at the festival, but based on first-come, first-serve.
Gourmet food and drink
A range of gourmet food stalls are on standby to satisfy your palate with a delicious array of culinary delights to perfectly complement your wine experience.
Fun entertainment, activities
Celebrate the Cape Summer under the open sky with great tunes and a lively atmosphere. For the fun at heart, join in on a game of Giant Jenga or Cap Classique Pong and stand the chance of winning spot prizes as you put your skills to the test.
Need to know
Tickets cost R250pp and can be booked in advance via Quicket. Your festival ticket includes a branded tasting glass, complimentary tastings from 11am to 2pm, express game drives based on first-come, first-serve; guided cellar tours, live entertainment and a seated area. Food and drink vendors are on hand with a range of delicacies which can be ordered for your own account.
The event is strictly open to persons 18 years and older. Minors accompanied by adults are permitted, but not catered for specifically at this event. Responsible drinking is encouraged.
Cost: R250pp, book via Quicket. Special rates apply for group bookings of 8 or more
When: Saturday, 25 November 2023 from 11am to 4pm
Where: Villiera Wine Farm, Cnr R304 & R101 Koelenhof Near, Stellenbosch