Oyster Wine Food Festival



Gauteng, are you ready for 65 000 fresh succulent oysters?

The 10th presentation of the Oyster, Wine & Food Festival!

Oyster Wine & Food Festival Through the years

The 10th Oyster, Wine & Food Festival will be taking place on 29th May 2015 15:0020:00, 30th May 201511:0020:00 and Sunday 31st May 201511:00 – 17:00 at Montecasino, Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination! Due to the popularity of the Festival in the past, the organizers have added a third day to make sure that no one misses out.

This, an established firm favourite event crowned as Gauteng’s largest Oyster Festival, promises to deliver 65 000 succulent oysters flown in from Knysna, 300 different wines from 32 wine estates, gallons of beer and enough gourmet food offered by more than 30 exhibitors. You are sure to have your palate tantalized with the offerings.

Shucking oysters - Hildegardt Whites, Cliff Pinto, Dallace Jolly

Shucking oysters – Hildegardt Whites, Cliff Pinto, Dallace Jolly

This year the Festival has a new home. “Having the Oyster, Wine & Food Festival at Montecasino is an exciting development and a perfect fit for us,” says Glenn Joseph, General Manager of Montecasino. “We are a mecca for food and wine lovers in Gauteng with our large range of culinary offerings as well as several well-known annual food and wine festivals that have delighted our visitors for many years. This new festival will add another lovely dimension to our foodie line-up. It will no doubt be a great success and will be thoroughly enjoyed by all patrons.”

Oyster shots

Oyster shots

Throughout the years this Festival has attracted Festival-goers from far and wide, ranging from young to old, a vibrant and diverse crowd returning each time to experience and take part in the Festival. The Festival has grown from strength to strength with a focus on up-market quality and variety at a pocket-friendly rate.

Whether you wish to taste of the hundreds of diverse and interesting wines on offer, sip some bubbly or enjoy your favourite beer, doing pairings with fresh succulent oysters (you could even dress the oyster up with Ol’FaithfulLemon, Black Pepper and Tabasco, or A l’il TangyOnion Vinaigrette, or a Sushi OysterWasabi, Soy Sauce and Pickled Ginger) or just laze around and catch some fine tunes, be assured there is bound to be something for you.

“We specialize in showcasing hand-picked wines and gourmet foods that are presented by local citizens. We celebrate the perfect pairing … a party in the mouth!

More oysters

More oysters

Taste the perfect oyster with a crisp bubbly, drink an opulent red wine with a bite of smoked meat or sample a ripe Brie with an astringent Sauvignon Blanc.

We invite all foodies, wine lovers, beer drinkers and total beginners for a memorable gastronomic experience,” says Judith Lee from Full Volume Events, joint-festival organizer.


Lobster canapes

Lobster canapes

Fresh oysters
, along with grilled prawns will be abundantly available for famished Festival-goers. This year medium oysters (available at all Oyster Factories) will be sold for R15 each and the popular jumbo oysters (available at Champagne and Oyster Deck) for R30 each at a dedicated station. Gourmands are invited to experiment with their pairings and match the delicious oceanic flavour of the oysters with beers and wines, or the classic favourite, a crisp bubbly.

Cliff Pinto, Hildggardt Whites, Lee-Roy Wright, Sian Bailey

Cliff Pinto, Hildggardt Whites, Lee-Roy Wright, Sian Bailey

’s biggest and best! “We believe that with the support this year from Gauteng’s festival-goers, we will be South Africa’s premier Oyster Festival. Our collaboration with the Knysna suppliers ensures that no effort will be spared in making sure Gauteng is treated to the freshest oysters South Africa has to offer,” says Jeanne Visagie from CELO Creative Concepts and Consulting joint festival organizer.

Cafe Cru

Cafe Cru

The Oyster, Wine & Food Festival at Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination, Montecasino.

Festival Entrance Fee R125.00 per person which includes a wine tasting glass. Get your ticket now at montecasino.co.za. Tickets also available at the door. Children under 18 years can enter for free if accompanied by an adult.

Cafe Cru & champagne

Cafe Cru & champagne

It’s an event of gastronomic proportions – so don’t miss out!


Joint-Festival Organizers

CELO Creative Concepts and Consulting where bespoke events are their specialty, focusing on feel-good experiences with a twist. Visit our website www.celo.co.za

Full Volume Events creates dynamic wine and food festivals.

Enquiries please contact :-

Joint-festival organisers

Judith Lee 082 687 0442 judith@fullvolume.co.za

Jeanne Visagie 082 906 2744 jeanne@celo.co.za

Event PR and Marketing Manager

Amanda Grobler 082 447 0407 amanda.g@mweb.co.za


Sian Bailey (PR Manager) 011 510 7329 Sian.Bailey@tsogosun.com

Florine Zaayman (Project Manager) 083 778 2775 Florine.Zaayman@TsogoSun.com

Vicky Mokonehatse (Producer) 072 212 4365 Victoria.mokonehatse@tsogosun.com


The flagship property of gaming, hotel and leisure giant Tsogo Sun, Montecasino – South Africa’s premier entertainment destination – is ideally located in the heart of Fourways in Johannesburg. An award-winning ‘world at play’ where local and international pleasure-seekers and business travellers will find every possible entertainment and hospitality option, Montecasino boasts a broad range of unique and versatile, five-star corporate hospitality, conferencing and events venues and facilities, various entertainment options for all ages, a glittering casino, numerous retail shopping experiences, three distinctly different luxury Tsogo Sun hotels – including the palatial Palazzo, the fun and trendy SunSquare at Montecasino and the contemporary Venetian-style Southern Sun Montecasino – three theatres, including the award-winning Teatro at Montecasino, an outdoor Piazza and entertainment area, a wide variety of stylish restaurants, bars and supper clubs, numerous children’s entertainment options and luxury office park, all perfectly packaged to offer the very best in sophisticated entertainment options that deliver a unique and memorable experience.

Visitors to Montecasino are immediately captivated by the Tuscan theming and lively buzz that is so much a part of the experience across all four corners of this all-encompassing leisure precinct – an atmosphere that keeps them returning again and again. Add to this the ample parking and convenient location just off the main commuter routes – a few hundred metres from the off-ramps of major highways from Pretoria, the East Rand, the West Rand, O.R. Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport – it is clear to see why Montecasino attracts in excess of 9.3 million visitors annually.

There are few properties that are as successful in providing hospitality and entertainment to the corporate and leisure market as the multi-award-winning Montecasino precinct. For more information go to www.montecasino.co.za, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montecasino or follow us on Twitter at @MontecasinoZA. Another Tsogo Sun Gaming Experience. Montecasino – We’ve got it! Tsogo Sun Gaming supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.