Go cork spitting and sample the sweetness of the Klein Karoo this 16th June. The much-anticipated Calitzdorp Port Festival takes place every second year in this historic Klein Karoo dorp. Surrounded by the Swartberg, Rooiberg and Gamkaberg mountains, the village buzzes with festival activition and offers visitors the chance of seeing and tasting South Africa’s best.
Calitzdorp is known as the Port Capital of South Africa and source of the finest Port outside of the wine’s original home in the Douro in Portugal. The festival showcases the best port, with a variety ranging from value-for-money rubys and tawneys, to the multiple award-winning vintage reserve ports from the cellars of Axehill, Boplaas, Calitzdorp Kelders, De Krans and Peter Bayly.
Highlights include an online auction of the Largest Bottle of Port and Best Port, a traditional grape tramping competition, a port symposium, formal and open tastings, cooking-with-port demonstrations, a family adventure cycle race, competitions, birding tours, food stalls, as well as open house at all the cellars for the duration of the festival.
For more information on the Calitzdorp Port and Wine Festival please contact the organisers on 044 213 3137 or simply visit their website on at