Raising a glass to Klink!

We’re thrilled to announce that we are finalists in the 2016 Klink Wine Tourism Awards in an all new category for hidden gems: Boutique Wineries. Eloquently described as:

“Small production”, “artisanal” or even “cult”, Boutique is more a state of mind than a number of bottles; more of an attitude than a location.


A proud initiative of Wine Tourism South Africa, the Klink Awards’ winners are determined by the public instead of a select judging panel, honouring the opinion of those who have actually experienced the winery first-hand.

Celebrating its 6th year of showcasing the best our winelands have to offer, voting has already opened and runs until 10 March 2017. Anyone over 18 years old can cast their ‘X’ in each of the 13 categories and category winners will be determined by the number of votes received.  An additional accolade, the coveted the Supernova Award, will be presented to the wine farm with the overall most votes, likes and shares will win.

To vote, click here – scroll all the way down to the bottom of the form to find the Boutique Wineries & show us your support. Cheers!

Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival 2016


Next weekend is the annual #ElginCoolFest. This year we are unable to participate due to a function at Lothian House that was booked far in advance but for anyone who appreciates the elegance of Elgin’s wines, this festival is a great excuse to get out of the city to spend a day (or two) soaking up the beauty of the autumn countryside.

Harvest 2016 has come to end – we’ve just finished picking our Viognier – an attribute of our cool climate that allows grapes to ripen slowly, gently developing a marked fullness of flavour as sugars take their time to reach optimal sweetness. But then, isn’t quality is worth waiting for?

As winter’s chill approaches, the valley’s vineyards are decked in golden hues ready to welcome visitors to the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival from 9am – 5pm daily on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 01 May. Each participating winery offers a unique programme, offering patrons a smorgasbord of experience: last year we had sushi & beautiful music out on the deck. Here are some of our favourite moments from last year’s event:

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With award-winning wines, stunning views, bands as well as diverse and delicious culinary fare, the festival is a highlight young and old. For more information about the festival, participating wine producers and their offering, visit: You can purchase tickets online from webtickets (click here). And if you like looking at life through a lens or the viewfinder of your smartphone, be sure to enter the #ElginCoolFest photography competition, make sure to check Elegantly Elgin’s Facebook page.


We’ll miss you this year but look forward to seeing you again at next year’s festival! Please note you will be able to taste our wines at Peregrine Farm Stall during the festival and if you want to arrange a private wine tasting, you can do so by emailing: