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The Black Cellar Club (BLACC) is to host its first premium wine and spirits festival in November. Read our blog about this dynamic organisation. 

South Africa’s first township, Langa, was chosen for the historic occasion and the Guga 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”.

The Black Cellar Club (BLACC) is hosting its inaugural premium wine and spirits festival in November.

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 recognised 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.

Guga Sthebe Theatre
(Image: Wieland Gleich Archigraphy)
Guga S'Thebe is a vibrant hub for community art, theatre, music and traditional dancing.

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 the Western Cape Province. 

“Block out your diary now for BLACC Fest X Langa! This promises to be a festival to remember with amazing wine, food and music."
Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde

Says, the Western Cape’s Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde; "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”. 

Blacc Fest

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 
  • Sunday, 11h30 – 17h00  
  • The venue is the Guga S’thebe Arts & Culture Centre, King Lalabelela Street, Langa. 
  • Tickets are only available via Quicket and cost R220 per person per day. 
  • The ticket price includes a souvenir BLACC wine glass and 10 x tasting coupons. Cash sales available to those that would like to sample more than the 10.
  • Wine sales at each stand will be available.
  • Street food by Jordan’s Way of Cooking and Boulevard 82.
  • No under 18-year olds will be allowed access to the premises.  
  • 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.

BLACC Fest X Langa partners include: 

Distell portfolio of premium wines and spirits 

Graham Beck Estate 

Kumusha Wines 

Land of Hope Trust

Jordan Wine Estate 

Mosi Wines 

Steenberg Vineyards 

The South African Brandy Foundation

Zandvliet Wine Estate

First time visitor to Langa? Have a look at Love Cape Town's video putting this colourful neighbourhood on show.