Countdown to the 2012 Sanlam Investment FoodWineDesign Fair

Cape Town, October 2012:  The much anticipated third annual Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair takes place from 23 – 25 November on the roof top of Hyde Park Corner. More than 100 talented winemakers, designers and food artisans will treat guests to the best of South African produce at the boutique outdoor market.  


In addition to items that will make welcome gifts throughout the year, the handpicked exhibitors will showcase a selection of their food, wine and design works with jewellery, ceramics, and a newly introduced Carpenter’s alley attracting many visitors over the weekend.


Artlogic, owners of the Fair have spent the last couple of months speaking to producers to put together a special Summer Christmas selection in one fully stocked booth.  The space will offer visitors small Chirstmas gifts, such as those designed by Snapp design, Flowermill Stationary’s Christmas cards and gift tags, Mr Belvedere for the gentlemen and affordable watches by Bamboo Revolution.  


Sponsors Sanlam Investments were drawn to the fair because it is a true celebration of craftsmanship. Candice Paine, Head of Retail at Sanlam Investment Management, says “At Sanlam we know that expert financial advisors are needed to put together a sound investment portfolio. In much the same way, artisans are the experts of their chosen craft and years of experience have perfected their skills resulting in the perfect product.” 


Operating Hours:

  • Friday, 23 November:12h00 – 22h00
  • Saturday, 24 November:10h00 – 22h00
  • Sunday, 25 November: 10h00 – 16h00


Ticket price: R80.00 per person (kids under 12 enter  free), tickets available at the door, at Hyde Park Corner and online at The “Come with your bike” campaign will once again feature at this year’s Fair and will offer visitors arriving at Hyde Park Corner with their bicycles half price entry (R40). Bicycle parking facilities will be made available on the rooftop and will be secure. 


Where: Hyde Park Corner rooftop, cnr of Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park


As part of the build up the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair Facebook fanpage includes the newly launched BlenderBakerBeermaker application which encourages visitors to design their own pizza, wine or beer. Conceptualised and designed by Jinja Interactive, the BlenderBakerBeermaker Facebook application is a fun way to emulate the process of production by allowing users to take a product to completion. 

To try your hand at designing a wine, beer or pizza simply ‘like’ the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair fanpage and click on the ‘Enter here!’ tab. You can also visit and click on BlenderBakerBeermaker. By using the application fans are automatically entered into a competition to win the grand prize of a cooking course in Tuscany as well as weekly prizes of Yuppiechef gift vouchers. The most popular creations in each category will be featured at the BlenderBakerBeermaker stand at the Fair.

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