The success of Wine Wednesdays created a festival. Picture from Wine Wednesdays Durban (Facebook)

The first Durban Wine Festival is here and promises delicious food, outdoor activities and, of course — wine.

The popular Eyadini Lounge and FameUs SA, are bringing Durbanites an extravagant event with a variety of aged fine wines that will tantalize your taste buds.

Whether it’s dry or sweet, wine is the choice of the day, alongside live music bands, stalls and foods for the finest experience. 

Speaking to event organizer, Lindokuhle Buthelezi, aka Dogg Dbn, he says the Durban Wine Festival is an event for wine lovers. 

It is all about celebrating wine and will also educate people about wine as that the wine community is growing rapidly. 

“The aim of the festival is for people to get first-hand experience and education about wine from the wine experts and makers themselves. We have about ten different wine brands that will be exhibiting- all under Distell,” says Buthelezi.

“We hope each stall brings a fresh experience in terms of how they showcase their brands and wine. Moreover, we are hoping that the wine experts they bring are really informative”, he adds.

Buthelezi’s love for wine events hasn't started with the Durban Wine Festival; the beginning of last year he started a Durban wine movement called “Wine Wednesdays” which saw many local celebrities and wine lovers joining the movement.

Durban Wine Festival organiser, Lindokuhle Buthelezi, aka Dogg Dbn. Picture: Instagram

Asked how he feels about the bigger step of a festival, he says it means everything because his dreams have come to life.

“We have worked hard, failed and lost money but now we have got it right and have sponsors to ensure we provide quality events. The mission around these wine events is far greater than what meets the eye because it’s going to really move the industry forward” says Buthelezi.

The Durban Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, 25th of August at Eyadini Lounge in Umlazi. The cover charge is R100 for general and R200 for VIP. Tickets will be available at the door.