The Cabernet Franc Carnival is a niche event, which took place at Stellenbosch-based winery, Avontuur Estate over the last five years. From 2020 the Carnival moves to Vrede en Lust Estate between Franschhoek and Paarl on Saturday,  9 May from 11h00-16h00. These dates have been changed to Saturday, 22 August due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Around 350 fans rock up to taste, buy and enjoy some of the country’s best examples of this varietal,  produced by a passionate group of producers who do it for the “love of the wine”!

Once again the Top 6 of the 2020 Cabernet Franc Challenge will be offered in a tutored tasting set-up.

Tickets  are R275 each online and R300 at the door,  which includes a branded wine glass and a R60 food coupon to spend at the eateries present at each event.

Ticket sales open on on 24 February 2020.