It is nearly time for the annual Franschhoek Uncorked festival again! What makes the Uncorked Festival different, is that it is celebrated at the Vignerons of Franschhoek wineries as opposed to in town. Each winery is busy organising fun events to ensure a wonderful end of winter celebration in our beautiful valley. Shuttle busses will be running between the 23 wineries participating in the Uncorked Festival, so you start at Vrede en Lust, leave your car here and come pick it up again later. It may be good to line your stomach first and get a good cup of strong coffee or a double shot expresso before hitting the road home!! **At Vrede en Lust we have the following lined up:** -> Blend your own red wine: we will have a range of red wines from the likes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Mouvedre and Shiraz on hand that you have mix and match until you have made your favourite blend. You will then bottle your own wine and get a custom label for your special wine! -> Live music at the Vrede en Lust Plaza on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons -> Play area for children -> The maestro chefs from Cotage Fromage will provide some tasty treats on the Plaza all day Saturday and Sunday -> Free pentanque (boulles) on both our competition sized playing courts -> Taste and enjoy our full range of wines, including the new 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 Viognier, 2008 Jess and 2004 Reserve wines. We will be offering some amazing deals on our wines from the cellar door! -> The Viognier 2008 recently won the prize as the top Viognier in South Africa at the Terroir Wine Awards. It is now available in limited quantities directly from the cellar door. -> The Cotage Fromage will of course be open all day on both days -> BMW Paarlberg will have the industry’s 1st Sports Activity Coupe, the awesome new BMW X6, on display. Dates: 30th and 31st of August 2008 Times: from 10am till 6pm Look forward to seeing you here soon!