Win Double Tickets to The 2017 Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg [CLOSED]

**This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Portia Monyebodi.**

I’m not one for massive shows & exhibitions with thousands of people around. But next weekend I am making an exception for the Good Food & Wine Show (#GFW2017) that will be on at the Ticketpro Dome from Friday 28 July until Sunday 30 July.

There will be so much going on that I can’t mention everything here. So let me try to entice you in a brief way: 


  • Our very own Michelin star chef & owner of his JAN Restaurant in Nice on the French Riviera, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen! Yup, Jan will be showcasing his Boere style cooking with a French twist. It has been on my bucket list to see & meet him for two years now, so I cannot wait. (I even spoilt myself with a ticket to the Chef’s Table*, but more about that later.)
  • Headline chef, restaurateur & foodie Joao Da Fonseca, aka J’Something (of Mi Casa fame), will also be at #GFW2017. I am a huge Mi Casa fan & I love J’Something, so I can’t wait to see his cooking skills up close & to hear him sing.
  • The Cake Deco to improve my baking skills & learn new tricks.


  • Apart from Jan, the world’s first celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White, will also be slicing, dicing & cooking up a storm. This trailblazing chef was awarded three Michelin stars & still holds the title as the first British chef & the youngest chef ever to earn this honour. He featured as a star judge & guest on MasterChef Australia where he was called ‘the godfather of modern cooking’. Famous chefs like Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay & Curtis Stone were trained by Marco.
  • You will also be wowed by the likes of Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony & Sherwyn Weaich.


  • Sommeliers Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel) & Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) will share some of their fine wine knowledge with attendees.
  • And naturally, there will be enough wine to taste, drink & enjoy (remember to take an Uber).
  • Seven food theatres – free of extra charge with entry – will serve up even more value for those attending. They are Eat Well/Live Well, Wine Theatre, Baking Theatre, Cake Deco Lab, Chefs’ Table, Chefs’ Open Theatre, Cooking with Chefs, the Kids Deco Lab & the SCASA Barista Championships.

All visitors will get a chance to watch White & Van der Westhuizen in action daily, free of charge, at the Chefs’ Open Theatre! In addition, the two chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Chef’s Table* – smaller, more intimate ticketed events where attendees will have the chance to meet the chefs, taste their food & sample some of South Africa’s top wines.


Friday, 28 July & Saturday, 29 July: 10am – 9pm

Sunday, 30 July: 10am – 6pm

Ticket prices

Children under 12 can attend for free & Fridays are free for pensioners.

Door price for adults is R160 per day. Two day passes & three day passes also available. Check out all ticket info, map & exhibitor list on the site. 

Book your tickets over here.

* Please note that the VIP Experience at Chefs Open Theatre & Chefs Tables (with Marco Pierre White & Jan Hendrik vd Westhuizen – taking place off site) are sold separately.

It’s going to be packed, so make sure you get there early & put on your relaxed foodie hat!


If you are in Gauteng, then you are in luck because I have partnered with Vibescout to give away a wonderful prize to one lucky person. Vibescout is a location-based events App & is an awesome source of information where you can look for things to do in South Africa!

THE PRIZE – valued at over R500 – includes:

2x Entrance Tickets to the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show happening next weekend

2x Wine Glasses

6x Wine Tasting Coupons  


Share this post on social media, comment below & let me know where & with which handle you shared it. Also remember to use the official hashtag: #GFWS2017 & leave your phone number (it will not be published).

* The prize cannot be exchanged for cash & is only open to Gauteng residents.

Competition closes at midday on Monday, 24 July. The winner will be notified via email, here on the blog & on Facebook on Monday afternoon, 24 July.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support aZestyLife. Good luck!


Yolandi ♥


18 Comments on Win Double Tickets to The 2017 Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg [CLOSED]

  1. Julie van Zyl
    July 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm (7 months ago)

    #GFWS2017 #food #win #wine #aZestyLife A Zesty Life​

  2. Emanuel
    July 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm (7 months ago)

    Entered via Twitter @manii_dadE and Google+ Emanuel Loulie #GFWS2017

  3. Genevieve Law
    July 21, 2017 at 8:41 am (7 months ago)

    Hi Yolandi

    I’ve shared the post on Twitter. My twitter handle is @GenevieveLaw.

    I love reading your food blog for exciting new places to try in Johannessburg. Keep up the great work 🙂

  4. JP Schoeman
    July 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm (7 months ago)

    Shared on Twitter via le_bon_sauvage 🙂

  5. Karen Venter
    July 24, 2017 at 9:12 am (7 months ago)

    Shared on Facebook!
    Love reading your blogs! xx

  6. Preneshni
    July 24, 2017 at 9:42 am (7 months ago)

    Shared on Twitter, @Preneshni_89, #GFWS2017

    Keep up the great blog:)

    • Yolandi
      July 24, 2017 at 9:52 am (7 months ago)

      Thanx Preneshni! 🙂 Holding thumbs.

  7. Faith
    July 24, 2017 at 10:28 am (7 months ago)

    I’ve shared on twitter, @BassieMalepe #GFWS2017 … Super excited😆😎

  8. Matthys van Eyssen
    July 24, 2017 at 10:47 am (7 months ago)

    Shared on Twitter (@matt_the_awesom), Facebook and Google+

  9. Thabang Mponye
    July 24, 2017 at 11:28 am (7 months ago)

    Hey there would like to win these tickets to spoil my girlfriend 😊
    Posted on twitter @venchy72

  10. Petunia Olifant
    July 24, 2017 at 11:36 am (7 months ago)

    Shared on Twitter. My handle is @neomeikie.
    My cell no 0739552034 #GFWS2017

  11. Namritha s
    July 24, 2017 at 11:37 am (7 months ago)

    Shared on Twitter @namritha_

  12. Lebohang Sixishe
    July 24, 2017 at 11:39 am (7 months ago)

    Shared on twitter @lilli’s #GFWS2017

  13. Portia Monyebodi
    July 24, 2017 at 11:44 am (7 months ago)

    Shared @mmamolokom #GFWS. Love love food festivals🙂🙂

  14. Nonhlanhla Cele
    July 24, 2017 at 11:56 am (7 months ago)

    Shared on Twitter as @Nonnie8602,Facebook as Nonhlanhla Cele #GFWS2017

  15. Lisa-Ann Stieger
    July 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm (7 months ago)

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  16. Lebohang Sixishe
    July 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm (7 months ago)

    Shared on twitter @lebotshabala #GFWS2017

  17. Phindile Tshabalala
    July 24, 2017 at 12:14 pm (7 months ago)

    Shared on Twitter @phindit29


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