The World is Your Oyster … Be spoiled for Choice
The 12th Presentation of The Oyster, Wine & Food Festival will be taking place on Friday, 1 September (15:00 – 21:000, Saturday, 2 September (11:00 – 20:00) and Sunday, 3 September (11:00 – 18:00) in the Outdoor Arena, Montecasino, Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination!
This event, an established firm favorite, crowned as Gauteng’s largest Oyster Festival, promises once again to deliver an event of gastronomic proportion. Foodies, Newbies and Wannabe’s will enjoy a variety of luscious oysters from the West coast and the Eastern Cape supplied by the Knysna Oyster Company, the oldest oyster farm in South Africa established way back in 1949.
These delectable bivalves of the sea, which range from Medium to Large and Extra Large, will be served from five outlets, which will facilitate easier redeeming of your voucher for your two free oysters (included in the purchase price of each ticket). Fresh oysters, along with grilled prawns will be abundantly available for famished Festival-goers. Oysters will be sold at R 20.00 (Medium) and R 35.00 (Extra Large). Festival Special when redeeming your ticket buy 6 medium oysters for only R80.00.
The festival will feature other culinary delights including the popular braaied prawns and 50+ gourmet outlets. The star of the show, the oyster, will be joined by 40 Wine Estates, 6 International Wine brands, 6 Méthode Cap Classique producers, Craft Beer Breweries and interesting Gin and Brandy Societies. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to taste and savor the delights offered by vendors before they buy wine and gourmet food to take home. For those that want to take advantage of the cellar door wine prices we are supplying a Wine Wagon Service from the Wine Circle to your car.
We have something NEW for you… we'll be introducing our first Wine Theatre, where you will enjoy wine presentations by wine aficionados & wine makers. Learning more about wine, the industry, how to taste & judge wine. You will know how to distinguish between a fabulous wine or one which is ordinaire. The sessions are free but limited to 40 seats per session. Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18. #oysterwineandfoodfestival2017 #winetheatre #oysters #gourmetfood #montecasino #foodies #winelovers
“This is the third Oyster, Wine & Food Festival that we’re delighted to be hosting at Montecasino,” says Mike Page, Operations Director & General Manager of Montecasino. “It’s a real win for us as we’ve developed a healthy reputation as a hub for food and drink aficionados in Gauteng. This festival brings with it the flavour of the ocean to our doorstep, adding tantalising and exciting tastes and experiences to our offering. We look forward to welcoming patrons to the festival, which promises to be the perfect way to herald in the new Spring season. We’ve no doubt that once again, the Oyster, Wine & Food Festival at Montecasino will be a thoroughly enjoyable success for everyone.”
Says Judith Lee, Organiser of the Oyster Wine and Food Festival, “this year we are proud to be associated with the Smile Foundation. A non-govermental South African organisation dedicated to transforming the lives of children living with facial conditions in South Africa. A platform will be created for the organisation, at the festival, for the purpose of creating awareness for this worthwhile organisation and raising funds. A portion of the ticket sales will also be donated to this worthwhile charity who together with our country’s top Academic Hospitals help children in need of surgery for treatable facial anomalies such as cleft lip, cleft palate, nose and ear conditions, facial paralysis (Moebius Syndrome), burn wounds and craniofacial abnormalities.”
This year the organizers are adding a Wine Theatre to the festival’s repertoire. This is an opportunity for festivalgoers to learn and understand more about wine and the wine industry. The presentations will be entertaining and informative. Wine makers and wine aficionados will share their vision of wine and talk about the history and economy of the wine industry and ongoing information on the different wine estates that are represented at the event. Also, how to taste and judge wine. Is this a fabulous wine or just ordinaire? The sessions are free but limited to 40 seats per session.
The entertainment for this year’s festival is soulful, sophisticated and varied. These live performances are sure to enhance festivalgoers’ experience. For more details follow us on Fan on Facebook or check out our Website for line-up updates.
Joburg’s multiple award winning Hot 91.9 is proudly partnering with for the Oyster Wine & Food Fesitval. Managing Director Lloyd Madurai said “Our association with the Oyster Wine & Food Fesitval is a natural fit and further underscores Hot 91.9’s ongoing commitment to the broader Joburg community”.
Since its inception in 2005, this Festival has attracted visitors from far and wide – a vibrant and exciting crowd returning each time to experience and participate in the festival. Whether you have a passion for these delectable bivalves of the sea or you wish to taste diverse and interesting wines, sip some bubbly, enjoy a craft beer, or just laze around and catch some fine tunes, be assured there is bound to be something for you.
Tickets are available at the door – Entrance Fee R135.00 per person which includes 2 oysters and a wine tasting glass. Tickets are also available online through ticketpros.co.za at R120.00 per person. Children 14-18 years R90.00 per person – entrance only. Children 13 years and younger enter for free. All under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Covered pay-on-entry parking available at R10.00 per car.
New this year is the Pop Up Club VIP Lounge. Guest will love the vibrant atmosphere of the Festival whilst enjoying the exclusivity of the Lounge. For these special guests entrance to the Festival is via a Celebrity, VIP and Media fast track portal. The Lounge is a chic and elegant area of seating with cocktail clusters where guests will have fun and feel special. The Pop Up Club VIP Lounge Hospitality Package includes six oysters with a glass of bubbly, gourmet vouchers redeemable at the wine and food vendors and a bottle of wine to take home. This package is available online through ticketpros.co.za and is priced at R495.00 per person or R450.00 per person for a group booking of 10 persons and over.
The World is Your Oyster … Tantalize your Taste buds
Take your date, relatives or some friends and enjoy the bounty of life. The Oyster Wine and Food festival is a great day out. So if you feel like the world is your oyster be ready to enjoy the Gauteng sunshine, delectable oysters, delicious wines and fabulous music. Alcohol Not for Sale to Persons Under the Age of 18 years