What's On In The Winelands

November 2014

Spier Secret Courtyard Pop-up In Johannesburg

Wednesday 5 - Sunday 30 November, Johannesburg

Stellenbosch wine farm Spier’s creative pop-up food, wine and entertainment concept, Spier Secret Courtyard, introduced in one of Cape Town CBD’s historic courtyards for three month in early 2014, comes to Johannesburg in November. The pop-up wine bar offers all Spier’s wines, special dinners, food demonstrations, live music and more. More »

Apricot Picking At De Krans Wine Cellar

Wednesday 19 November - Wednesday 3 December, Calitzdorp

Families, celebrate summer by joining De Krans Wine Farm in Calitzdorp for their annual picking of juicy-ripe Bulida apricots, every day (except Sunday) from 08h00 till 16h00. Optionally enjoy a pre-booked traditional barbecue on Wednesdays and Saturdays. More »

"Magic of Bubbles" Cap Classique & Champagne Festival

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 November, Franschhoek

This ever-popular event features méthode cap classique sparklings by many of South Africa's top producers, as well as selected champagnes and gastronomic delights by local restaurants. The theme is again 'Black & White', with an emphasis on panamas and parasols. More »

Summer Open Weekend At Hout Bay Vineyards

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 November, Hout Bay, S 34° 1' 31.0" E 018° 22' 31.0"

Cathy and Peter Roeloffze look forward to welcoming you for their annual Summer Open Weekend, featuring tastings of all five wines in the Hout Bay Vineyards portfolio. Bring your family and friends, and picnic if the weather permits. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 30 November, Darling

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post wines. More »

Kitchen Jammin Blues Band Live At Muratie Estate

Sunday 30 November, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at old-world Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. The Kitchen Jammin Blues Band features Rick Stander, Simon Orange, Schalk Joubert, Simon van der Linden and Tim Rankin. More »

Beyerskloof Serves Up Summer At Pop Up Bottelary Hills Lunch

Sunday 30 November, Stellenbosch

The last Bottelary Hills Pop Up Winemakers Lunch for 2014 promises to be a not-to-be-missed summer affair, when Beyerskloof plays host with an array of taste sensations in its popular Red Leaf restauran. Joining Beyerskloof at the table will be some of its winemaking "neighbours", including Hartenberg, Kaapzicht and Mooiplaas. More »

December 2014

La Motte Classical Music Concert Series: Christmas with Hanneli Rupert & Friends

Friday 5 December, Franschhoek

Celebrate the joy of Christmas with La Motte's owner and celebrated mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert, and some of her special friends in music: Zanne Stapelberg (soprano), Zorada Temming (organ) and Johann Nel (narrator). More »

Beaumont Field To Loaf Day

Saturday 6 December, Bot River

The Beaumont family of Compagnes Drift farm, home of Beaumont Wines, invite you to gain a unique insight into not only what it takes to make bread, but also appreciate the process from the wheat fields via the mill and oven all the way to the plate. More »

McCully Workshop Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 6 December, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight sees the return of SA's original rockers, McCully Workshop, affording an opportunity to trip through the decades. Don’t miss! More »

Le Kap Lifestyle Fair

Saturday 6 December, Stellenbosch, S 33° 58' 23.3" E 018° 50' 51.0"

Staged at historic Blaauwklippen Vineyards, the 2nd annual Le Kap Lifestyle Fair brings together all the key high-end lifestyle elements – wine, food, fashion, whisky, champagne, cars and horses – for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Men, women, couples and families – it’s the perfect day out for one and all. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 10 December, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market

Friday 12 - Saturday 13 December, Bot River

The 2014 Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market is your ticket to meet more than 30 passionate producers who will make, bake, curate, craft, sew and share their wares. Swap the crowded mall for a carefree day out in the countryside, whilst ticking off those Christmas shopping lists with glee. More »

Kloovenburg Christmas Market

Saturday 13 December, Riebeek Valley

Do some country Christmas shopping in the convivial surroundings of the Du Toit family’s historic wine and olive farm in Riebeek-Kasteel. Besides Kloovenburg’s wines and array of olive products (including a range of special Christmas gift packs), seasonal goodies from the Riebeek Valley will be for sale. More »

Brut In Your Boot

Saturday 13 December, Breedekloof

Planning on stocking up on your favourite bubbly and rosé wines for the festive season? The Breedekloof Wine Valley’s cellars aim to make your choice a little easier by offering a variety of activities, tastings and discounts on méthode cap classique sparkling and rosé wines for the week of 13 to 20 December 2014. More »

Luna Paige Live At Muratie Estate

Saturday 13 December, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at old-world Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. Luna Paige will be performing songs from her most recent album, Borders & Beyond, and some old favourites. More »

La Motte Classical Music Concert Series: Du Toit & Du Toit

Saturday 13 December, Franschhoek

Two of Cape Town’s favourite musicians – clarinettist Maria du Toit and pianist Francois du Toit - join forces for the final concert of the year. They will perform a programme of French works with a Christmas twist. More »

Jesse Clegg live at Joostenberg Wines

Wednesday 17 December, Paarl

Platinum-selling alt rocker Jesse Clegg returns to Joostenberg Wines for another high-energy show, also starring delicious pre-booked country-style food and, of course, Joostenberg wines. More »

Jesse Clegg Live At Muratie Estate

Sunday 28 December, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at old-world Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. Jesse Clegg is a highly acclaimed alternative rock artist, and son of the iconic Johnny Clegg. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 28 December, Darling

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post wines. More »

January 2015

Barry Hilton Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 3 January, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight comedy legend Barry Hilton will have you rolling in the aisles with his delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and humorous in daily situations. More »

The Parlotones Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 10 January, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight, get up close and personal to The Parlotones at this intimate and unique venue for an unforgettable evening with SA’s No 1 rock band. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 14 January, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Lucy Kruger & Andre Leo Live At Muratie Estate

Saturday 17 January, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at old-world Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. Lucy Kruger & Andre Leo focus on their latest offering and songs from their respective musical adventures over the years. More »

Watershed Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 17 January, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight’s concert showcases Watershed, one of South Africa’s best-loved piano-based rock bands. An evening not to be missed! More »

Kitchen Jammin Blues Band Live At Muratie Estate

Saturday 24 January, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at old-world Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. The Kitchen Jammin Blues Band features Rick Stander, Simon Orange, Schalk Joubert, Simon van der Linden and Tim Rankin. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 25 January, Darling

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post wines. More »

The Blues Broers Live At Joostenberg

Saturday 31 January, Paarl

The Blues Broers take to the Joostenberg stage for the very first time. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience the legendary bluesrockers while optionally tucking into a home-style meal and, of course, Joostenberg’s handcrafted wines. More »

February 2015

Elvis Blue Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 7 February, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight Elvis Blue returns to the amphitheatre for a show demonstrating why he is a household favourite. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 11 February, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Movie Under The Skies At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 14 February, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of events. This Valentine's Day, bring your wingman for a romantic al fresco screening of the movie classic Top Gun. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Bed on Bricks

Sunday 15 February, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on Karoo lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the sounds of Cape Town funk rockers Bed on Bricks. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Mean Black Mamba

Sunday 22 February, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the gritty and hard-hitting sounds of Mean Black Mamba, exponents "afro swamp gospel". More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 22 February, Darling

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post wines. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 25 February, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Muratie Wine Estate Harvest Festival

Saturday 28 February, Stellenbosch

The Melck clan host their annual harvest festival, welcoming visitors to their historic Stellenbosch estate for some family fun: foot-crushing freshly harvested grapes, cellar and vineyard tours, old-vintage tasting, Farm Kitchen lunch with Muratie wines, and live music. More »

March 2015

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Piet Botha & Akkedis Band

Sunday 1 March, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the sounds of local music legends Piet Botha and the Akkedis Band. More »

Hidden Years Festival At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 7 March, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight’s festival celebrates the life and music of some of SA’s foremost protest singers, folk musicians and singer/songwriters and the two men, David Marks and the late Ben Segal, who had the foresight to record their music. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring The Blues Broers

Sunday 8 March, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the legendary bluesrock sounds of The Blues Broers. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 11 March, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Mr Cat & The Jackal

Sunday 15 March, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the sounds of multi-instrumental experimental acoustic folk band Mr Cat & The Jackal. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 25 March, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Kids Theatre Festival At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 28 March, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of events. For the Kids Theatre Festival, Roald Dahl’s popular children’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox returns, along two other plays, Get Kraken and Memory, interspersed with Whose Line Is It Anyway style interactive improvisation fun. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 29 March, Darling

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post wines. More »

April 2015

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 26 April, Darling

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post wines. More »

September 2015

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 »

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