South Africa, Cape Town, October 2018; the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) is to host its first premium wine and spirits festival this November.
South Africa’s first township, Langa, was chosen for the historic occasion and theGuga s’Thebe Arts & Culture Centre making for the ideal address.
Says Aubrey Ngcungama, co-founder of the Black Cellar Club, which was founded in 2016 by luxury brand representation company Vula Afrika; “The essence of BLACC is to bring South African wines to the greater population of African people who have yet to fully embrace the wine industry, while also encouraging the wine industry to embrace this influential demographic. Through the club’s sommeliers and wine stewards, hospitality workforce and influencers, BLACC has journeyed two short years to become known in the country’s corporate boardrooms and beyond”.
Opening doors and breaking boundaries, BLACC seeks to enhance the great work that already happens in the wine and hospitality industry. Through education, advocating responsible drinking and promoting excellence across the hospitality world, BLACC seeks to ensure that the South African world of wine is recognized for what it is, a world-class industry.
BLACC Fest X Langa is a continuation of this message, bringing South Africa’s finest wine estates and distilleries to the people. The township of Langa is a historic place in its own right.
“Originating from Langa, it’s been humbling to see so many premium beverage brands coming on board to support this festival. The people have been calling for a revolution, not just any revolution, they’ve been calling for a wine revolution, where they can experience premium brands in their local communities, being served and being educated about those wines, by the cream of the crop of South Africa’s sommeliers. These are people who ply their trade in some of the top hospitality establishments that South Africa has to offer. So, look forward to a weekend of superb wine and spirits, real South African cuisine, intriguing conversations and soulful beats under the bright African sky”, enthuses Wanda Guma, Brand Ambassador of BLACC Fest X Langa.
A lively, boutique and classy affair, BLACC Fest X Langa will be the debut festival, paving the way for future occasions throughout South Africa in the near future.BLACC’s dream is to bring the wines of South Africa to the main market; to celebrate excellence and ensure a bright future for the country’s wine and spirits industry. BLACC Fest X Langa will be an opportunity for beginning to close the gap.
“Congratulations to the Black Cellar Club on two years of promoting the growth of the South African wine industry whilst strongly advocating responsible drinking and genuine wine education. BLACC Fest X Langa will be an opportunity to highlight township tourism and the local economy”, comments Helen Zille, Premier of theWestern Cape province.
Says, the Western Cape’s Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde, “Blockout your diary now for BLACC Fest X Langa! This promises to be a festival to remember with amazing wine, food, and music. Congratulations to Aubrey
Ngcungama for putting this festival together and to BLACC for bringing locals together to celebrate wine and winemakers with chefs and music in the culture capital of Langa”.
Need to know info on BLACC Fest X Langa:
BLACC Fest X Langa takes place on the weekend of 10 & 11 November 2018
Opening times: Saturday, 11h30 – 18h00 and Sunday, 11h30 – 17h00
The venue is the Guga S’thebe Arts & Culture Centre, King Lalabelela Street,
Tickets are only available via Quicket and cost R220 per person per day. No
under 18-year olds will be allowed access to the premises
Saturday and Sunday: 11h30 – 18h00
Street food by Jordan’s Way of Cooking and Boulevard 82
Festive beats by the Abavuki Marimba Band, DJ Fosta and DJ Sebs
BLACC Fest X Langa is grateful for the support of Cape Town Tourism and Peninsula Beverages.
Says Priscilla Urquhart, Public Affairs and Communications Manager for Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, “Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages is very proud to be a partner of the first BLACC Fest event taking place in Langa. We have previously supported internationally acclaimed chef Luke Dale Roberts with his pop-up Test Kitchen charity event in Langa, which is a fantastic melting pot of vibrant culture and the perfect launch venue for BLACC Fest. We are thrilled to have some of our world-class, locally manufactured brands such as Coca-Cola, Schweppes, Bonaqua, and Valpre be part of this prestigious event.”
BLACC Fest X Langa partners include: DISTELL premium wines and spirits Bruce Jack Wines
Holden Manz Wine Estate Kumusha Wines
Land of Hope Trust
Jordan Wine Estate
The South African Brandy Foundation Villiera Wines
Zandvliet Wine Estate
For Press and media inquiries, contact Ian Manley via [email protected]. Follow BLACC via @blacc_2016, #blaccfest.
The Black Cellar Club (BLACC) was founded by Vula Afrika, a company specializing in bespoke luxury brand representation and turn-key special occasions. Vula Afrika’s directors and shareholders are Julie Killias, Aubrey Ngcungama, and Ian Manley. For more information visit www.vulaafrika.com.
For BLACC Fest partnership and sponsorship inquiries, contact [email protected]