The festival started as an idea of two resident couples in Henley on Klip, sharing common interests, but specializing in altogether different fields. They did share a dream though, to create an annual event in their beloved village, an event that would serve several diverse purposes: An increase in tourism for the village, an investment in the local business economy, raising funds for local charities, and bringing art and culture to the residents. Thus the Henley WAM festival was born.
WAM is an acronym for Wine, Arts, and Music. A weekend of great wine, quality music, and beautiful art. Arrangements began immediately with members of the Henley Rotary Club and the Henley Lions joining the committee. The Midvaal municipality agreed to sponsor the event and so the dream slowly started to become a reality.
This years Henley WAM festival will begin on Saturday 27 August 2022 at 11H00, wine tasting will be available at various venues, with different vineyards at each venue.
Sunday 28 August 2022 , the wine tasting will continue.
In accordance with the original idea of the organizers, the festivities will not be limited to a single location. Wine farms and exhibiting artists will be stationed at different restaurants and venues in Henley on Klip.
Festival-goers will receive a branded wine glass with an instruction booklet upon presentation of wine tasting ticket which can be purchased online at Quicket or at the various venues.