Durban - Durban’s premier wine event, the Mercury Wine Week opens its doors for the 40th time this evening, and to commemorate 40 years of successfully migrating the country’s premier wine estates from the Cape to Durban every winter, the three-day event will, for the first time, be hosted by Durban’s entertainment hub Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom.

Taking place from August 29 - 31, the Mercury Wine Week is a highlight on Durban’s winter social calendar, offering wine-lovers a veritable sampling smorgasbord of over 70 wine estates, affording wine-enthusiasts with the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the country’s leading wine-makers from the Cape winelands’ finest red, white, rosé and sparkling wine estates, and to sample the country’s finest blends.

To further celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary, a distinctive Bubbly area will feature the large and growing number of SA’s Méthode Cap Classique estates and their wide variety of sparkling wines.

To ensure the safety of visitors, Mercury Wine Week has partnered with internationally renowned transportation network company Taxify, to offer discounted rates to and from the event.

Be sure to be a part of Durban’s premier winter wine event by booking your tickets online from iTickets at R120 or at the door at R140. The price includes a tasting glass and unlimited wine tasting.

The Mercury