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Soweto Wine Festival 2017
Discover the Art of Summer Wine at the 12th Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival

SOWETO, 20 DECEMBER 2016 – The 12th edition of Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is happening from 3-5 March 2017 at its new venue, the Soweto Theatre. In 2017, set to showcase the best, and emerging, South African wines, foods, travel, music, artisanal merchandise, and more.
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Soweto Wine Festival 2014
Bringing the finest wine, food and style to life in Soweto

SOWETO, 2 SEPTEMBER 2015 – Entrepreneurs and SMME's are the backbone of South Africa and no more is this prevalent than at the 11th Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival. Celebrating hard work, ingenuity and conviction, this year’s festival will be a showcase of those who drive South Africa's economy and creativity from Soweto to the Cape.
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Soweto Wine Festival 2014
Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is set to be the event of the year

SOWETO, 19 AUGUST 2015 – The 11th annual Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, happening from the 4th to 6th September 2015 in Soweto, is set to impress in a spectacular fusion of boutique wine brands and high-end fashion, food, creativity and art entrepreneurism.
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Soweto Wine Festival 2014
11th Soweto Wine Festival moving to the historic Walter Sisulu Square

SOWETO, 06 JULY 2015 – The Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival has grown over the past ten years to become one of the most sought-after wine festivals in the country. Having outgrown its existing venue, organisers are relocating the event from the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, to the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication for the 11th edition of the festival, taking place from 4-6 September 2015.
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Soweto Wine Festival 2014
The Evolution of the Wine Festival is here

SOWETO, GAUTENG, 18 MARCH 2015 – For a very limited time only, wineries can benefit from a 20% early-bird discount for the 11th Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, happening from 3rd to 5th September 2015. Early Bird bookings close COB 20 March 2015. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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