Gugulethu's glamour weekend

Monday, 20 May, 2013
Glamour up and get down to the TOPS at SPAR Gugulethu Wine Festival on the Mother City’s GLAMOUR weekend, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May 2013. There is so much happening at this famously fun festival that it will be treasured by all those who experience it.
A VIP sponsor at the festival befitting of the glamour at the festival is DStv.

Busi Msimango, DStv’s Sponsorship Specialist says this year DStv are taking the Wine-Divine theme to epic heights.

“We are elated to be a part of the TOPS at SPAR GUGULETHU WINE FESTIVAL, rewriting history with our subscribers and non-subscribers. For our content discovery journey, SibaMtongana, (@SibaMtongana) our own SA FoodNetworkcelebrityChef, has inspired some of the dishes that will be available to our VIP Lounge guests in the DStv Lounge on the Saturday evening. Entertainment being our DNA, Marimba Vibrations from Gugulethu and Khayelitsha will wow our guests with sounds of Africa and gracing our decks will be DJLloyd. Still in keeping with the theme of surrounding you with homegrown entertainment Planet Lindela from Soweto will live the soul of Gugulethu. We are also excited to launch a DStv Agency at the Gugulethu Square Mall on Friday the 24thMay.  See you in Gugs; join in the conversation #DStvFood #DStvMusic, #DStvLifestyle.”

Who says that wine and beauty can’t pair beautifully? Two Oceans Quay 5 will show you how with fun-filled stylish sophistication. Visit the Two Oceans Quay 5 luxury beauty lounge and treat your taste buds to a sip or two of low-alcohol Quay 5’s Fruity Fresh White, Floral Fresh Blush or Berry Fresh Redwith a complimentary hair styling service in the Quay 5 beauty lounge, courtesy of ghd.  

Says brand spokesperson Danelle Kietzmann, “Designed for living lightly, the Quay 5 low alcohol collection is styled for accessible refreshment in a 5,5% alcohol, low calorie alternative or consumers who want to take it lightly, whether for reasons of health or responsibility. As the TOPS at SPAR Gugulethu Wine Festival embodies glamour and stylish fun, it is the natural platform of choice to showcase this unique lifestyle-driven range of three distinctive blends.”
Always a big favourite is the popular 4TH STREET wines, which are all about living the sweet life, and the sweet life is about being at places and being seen. And this year, visitors to the TOPS at SPAR GUGULETHU WINE FESTIVAL will want to be seen at the 4TH STREET stand.

Says Ebith Jurgens, SA brand manager “We are really excited and proud to be taking part at the TOPS at SPAR GUGULETHU WINE FESTIVAL again this year; last year was a great success and this year we plan to make it even more fun for festival goers! We will be launching an exciting new game to entertain visitors who try our wines, and they’ll also stand a chance to win great prizes. Visitors to the 4TH STREET stand will get a chance to play the ‘Grab the Sweet Life’ game to win instant prizes.

Feel the Rhythm of Rio in Gugs and visit the Carioca stand. Carioca is a fruit flavoured sparkling cooler that brings the rhythm of Rio in every sip. If you want to unlock your inner carioca then Gugs is the place to be.
Says Ebith Jurgens, SA Brand Manager, “We’re very excited for Carioca to be debuting at this festival. Carioca is relatively new in South Africa, but we’ve watched it gaining momentum since launch, and we can’t wait to share Carioca with the people of Gugulethu.”

Visitors who sample one of the exciting fruit flavours – Berry, Tropical or Peach – will also have the opportunity to have their make-up done by a professional adding a bit of Rio flair to their look. There will also be a specially built Carioca bar as well as something extra special from our beautiful serving girls, but we’re not saying anything more about that.

If you’re planning to have a festive night of wine tasting, music and food at the TOPS at SPAR Gugulethu Wine Festival, then the new DRYVER mobile app brought to you by TOPS at SPAR is your new responsible friend who’ll get you home safely!
“Tipsy friendly” and simple to use,  all you have to do is download a free app at, choose a community network of friends from your phone contacts and help or a lift home can be arranged at any time you feel you’ve had one to many.

“We know and understand the effects of drinking and driving and we want to give our visitors a solution; making them aware that they have a choice to be responsible,” says TOPS at SPAR Group Liquor Manager, Mark Robinson. 
Look out for the TOPS at SPAR stand at the Festival where there will be dedicated people to assist you download the free DRYVER app, helping you to have responsible fun!