TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival
Dates:   29 May 2015, 4 pm to 9 pm
30 May 2015, 3 pm to 9 pm
Ticket price:  R100
Rooftop @ Gugulethu Square Mall
Buy your tickets from all Cape Town Tourism visitor centres (credit cards only).
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About Us
TOPS at SPAR Gugulethu Wine Festival

The Gugulethu Wine Festival is the brainchild of Lungile Mbalo and Mzoli Ngcawuzele.

Mzoli is best known as owner of the successful restaurant called Mzoli’s Place and as a property developer constructing the first mall to be built in Gugulethu - The Gugulethu Square Mall.


Mzoli Ngcawuzele Lungile Mbalo
The 2011 debut TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival was the shining star in Cape Town over the 27th and 28th May 2011 weekend. It was hailed as a major success by the 2050 visitors, 37 exhibitors and over 120 media that attended over the two evenings on the rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall.

The festival was officially opened by Cape Town Premier Helen Zille, who commented that you can no longer say Cape Town is not a wonderfully integrated city as one looked over the sea of people that packed the wine tasting marquee on Friday. She thanked co-founders Mzoli Ngcawuzele and Lungile Mbalo for their vision in bringing people together in wine and spent an hour walking, talking and taking questions.

It is a sobering certainty to our South African Wineries that we have a very large, very smart, new wine-loving market and they are just across the road and they must adjust their marketing campaigns to include wine festivals like Soweto and Gugulethu to speak to this market directly. It is the wine ‘trailblazers’, the early adopters that will remain in the hearts and minds of these consumers in the long run.

We look forward to the 4th TOPS at SPAR Gugulethu Wine Festival in May 2015.

Festival Objectives

to grow the local wine market
to enhance Gugulethu as a tourist destination;
to create awareness about wine brands, consumption and availability of wine products in the market;
to attract different racial groups, including business persons, to view Gugulethu as a tourist hub and as business-friendly;
to provide a favourable lifestyle environment to wineries and sponsors to position brands.
The Gugulethu Wine Festival promotes responsible drinking | Not for sale to persons under the age of 18.
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