What's On In The Winelands

May 2015

Feast Of Shiraz & Charcuterie

Saturday 30 May, Paarl

Shiraz specialist Hartenberg Estate and a hand-picked group of wineries showcase their wines with some of the country’s top charcuterie, cheese and olive producers. Staged at new venue Joostenberg Deli, the festival also features a winemaker-tutored tasting of 2005-vintage shirazes. More »

Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunt

Saturday 30 May, Stellenbosch

The Sperling family of Delheim share their secret spots for finding edible wild mushrooms at their Simonsberg mountainside wine farm. Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel and Gary Goldman (aka The Mushroom Hunter) are your guides on the private pine forest walk, followed by a mushroom-themed meal with Delheim wine in the old vat cellar. More »

Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunt

Sunday 31 May, Stellenbosch

The Sperling family of Delheim share their secret spots for finding edible wild mushrooms at their Simonsberg mountainside wine farm. Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel and Gary Goldman (aka The Mushroom Hunter) are your guides on the private pine forest walk, followed by a mushroom-themed meal with Delheim wine in the old vat cellar. More »

June 2015

Fine Brandy Fusion - Gauteng

Thursday 4 - Friday 5 June, Sandton

South Africa’s premier brandy event, Fine Brandy Fusion is where you can taste some of the world’s best brandies, party with the who’s who, and learn from the brandy and cocktail masters themselves. More »

Robertson Valley’s Wacky Wine Weekend

Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 June, Robertson

Robertson Wine Valley’s Wacky Wine Weekend 2015 embraces the popular line-up of fun-filled activities, including meet-the-winemaker tastings and dinners, brandy tours and tastings, river cruises, barrel tastings, bubbly-and-oyster celebrations, mountain bike challenges, top performing artists and much more. More »

Taste The Helderberg Gourmet Food & Wine Evening

Thursday 11 June, Somerset West

The 7th annual Taste the Helderberg celebration will delight locavores and lovers of the finer things in life with a fusion of signature dishes, a good measure of fun and premium wines from the Helderberg region. More »

Food-and-wine evening at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant

Friday 19 June, Paarl

Back by popular demand, each of the seven food-and-wine evenings at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl winelands will feature a lavish four-course dinner and an interesting theme, including Viva Italia, Ola España, Shiraz & Shanks, Hunters Evening and Chef’s Journey. More »

Cabernet Franc Carnival

Saturday 20 June, Stellenbosch

Taste and buy some of the best South African cabernet francs at Avontuur Estate near Stellenbosch, and find out why this aromatic red-wine variety has such a passionate and fast-growing fan base. More »

July 2015

Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunt

Friday 3 July, Stellenbosch

The Sperling family of Delheim share their secret spots for finding edible wild mushrooms at their Simonsberg mountainside wine farm. Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel and Gary Goldman (aka The Mushroom Hunter) are your guides on the private pine forest walk, followed by a mushroom-themed meal with Delheim wine in the old vat cellar. More »

Food-and-wine evening at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant

Friday 3 July, Paarl

Back by popular demand, each of the seven food-and-wine evenings at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl winelands will feature a lavish four-course dinner and an interesting theme, including Viva Italia, Ola España, Shiraz & Shanks, Hunters Evening and Chef’s Journey. More »

Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunt

Saturday 4 July, Stellenbosch

The Sperling family of Delheim share their secret spots for finding edible wild mushrooms at their Simonsberg mountainside wine farm. Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel and Gary Goldman (aka The Mushroom Hunter) are your guides on the private pine forest walk, followed by a mushroom-themed meal with Delheim wine in the old vat cellar. More »

Knysna Wine Festival

Monday 6 - Tuesday 7 July, Knysna

Coinciding as always with the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, the 10th two-day Knysna Wine Festival will indulge you with up to 50 top producers' wines for tasting along with a diverse programme of gourmet offerings, family activities and sport. More »

Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 July, Franschhoek

Dust off your beret and dress up in your finest red, white and blue for the 2015 Franschhoek Bastille Festival, featuring a food-and-wine marquee, boules tournament, Solms-Delta parade, barrel-rolling competition, farmers markets, music, carnival performances and much more. More »

Food-and-wine evening at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant

Friday 17 July, Paarl

Back by popular demand, each of the seven food-and-wine evenings at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl winelands will feature a lavish four-course dinner and an interesting theme, including Viva Italia, Ola España, Shiraz & Shanks, Hunters Evening and Chef’s Journey. More »

FNB Free State Wine Show

Thursday 30 - Friday 31 July, Bloemfontein

The third FNB Free State Wine Show at Emoya Hotel & Conference Centre promises a line-up of high-calibre wine and brandy producers, including Rustenberg, Kanonkop, Boekenhoutskloof and Oude Molen, to name a few. Not just for swirling and sipping, all bottlings are available for purchase through Shop@Show. More »

Food-and-wine evening at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant

Friday 31 July, Paarl

Back by popular demand, each of the seven food-and-wine evenings at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl winelands will feature a lavish four-course dinner and an interesting theme, including Viva Italia, Ola España, Shiraz & Shanks, Hunters Evening and Chef’s Journey. More »

August 2015

Food-and-wine evening at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant

Friday 14 August, Paarl

Back by popular demand, each of the seven food-and-wine evenings at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl winelands will feature a lavish four-course dinner and an interesting theme, including Viva Italia, Ola España, Shiraz & Shanks, Hunters Evening and Chef’s Journey. More »

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 15 August, Franschhoek

The Winemaker’s Table dinner at the scenic and elegant Plaisir de Merle wine estate is a culinary feast prepared by Abigail Donnelly, renowned chef, food editor and judge, paired with wines selected by cellarmaster Niel Bester. More »

Food-and-wine evening at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant

Friday 28 August, Paarl

Back by popular demand, each of the seven food-and-wine evenings at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl winelands will feature a lavish four-course dinner and an interesting theme, including Viva Italia, Ola España, Shiraz & Shanks, Hunters Evening and Chef’s Journey. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 30 August, Darling

Expect a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and decor and, of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines, available for tasting and purchase, including the delicious Groote Post Rosé which is made exclusively for the monthly markets. More »

September 2015

Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival

Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 September, Gauteng

The 11th Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is set to chart new territory, with a Freedom of Wine celebration kicking off at a new venue, multiple tiers catering for novices as well as more sophisticatred palates, and a new lifestyle element set to further transform South Africa’s pioneering wine festival. More »

Cape Wine 2015

Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17 September, Cape Town

With growing evidence that South Africa is increasingly the source of some of the world's most exciting and original wines across the pricing continuum, there is significant interest in Cape Wine 2015, a three-day showcase for the wine trade held in the heart of Cape Town. More »

Food-and-wine evening at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant

Friday 25 September, Paarl

Back by popular demand, each of the seven food-and-wine evenings at Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl winelands will feature a lavish four-course dinner and an interesting theme, including Viva Italia, Ola España, Shiraz & Shanks, Hunters Evening and Chef’s Journey. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 27 September, Darling

Expect a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and decor and, of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines, available for tasting and purchase, including the delicious Groote Post Rosé which is made exclusively for the monthly markets. More »

October 2015

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 17 October, Franschhoek

The Winemaker’s Table dinner at the scenic and elegant Plaisir de Merle wine estate is a culinary feast prepared by Abigail Donnelly, renowned chef, food editor and judge, paired with wines selected by cellarmaster Niel Bester. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 25 October, Darling

Expect a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and decor and, of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines, available for tasting and purchase, including the delicious Groote Post Rosé which is made exclusively for the monthly markets. More »

November 2015

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 29 November, Darling

Expect a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and decor and, of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines, available for tasting and purchase, including the delicious Groote Post Rosé which is made exclusively for the monthly markets. More »

December 2015

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 27 December, Darling

Expect a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and decor and, of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines, available for tasting and purchase, including the delicious Groote Post Rosé which is made exclusively for the monthly markets. More »

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