Winelands Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Winelands Festival

I always say that there is no shortage of fun things to do in the winelands. I had the pleasure of attending the Winelands Chocolate Festival at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 20 August 2016. The show consisted of delectable chocolate, wine tastings and a fashion show.

Anyone who knows anything about me knows I love chocolate, wine and fashion, duh!  So, this festival was something I had to witness with my own two eyes and taste with my very own tongue. I knew I had to get my senses up in there and so I did!

It was my first time at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, even though I had driven past many times. I was impressed by the massive grounds which seemed to go on forever. There were over 40 leading artisanal chocolatiers, patisseries and confectioners at the show. My eyes were confused and overwhelmed from staring at so many of the beautifully handcrafted chocolates which I happily tasted and had to stop myself from buying every bit of chocolate I tasted, they were all so delicious!

Even though there was some wine tasting involved, the show was really about the chocolate.  Here are some images of the mouth-watering, one-of-a-kind chocolates from the show.

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Fashion and Accessories showcase by ZVD, Stephano, Minella (all accessories and clothing were made with chocolate)DSCN6359_LR

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I went home with quite a few chocolate pieces and had a weekend of pure gluttony. My favourite of all the pieces I tasted was the Truka Bean from Von Geusau.

If you love chocolate and wine then I highly recommend that you attend the next festival. Visit www. winelandschocolatefestival.co.za for more information.

 

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