What's On In The Winelands

May 2015

Nuy Valley Feast

Saturday 9 May, Nuy

The Nuy Valley Feast, hosted by Nuy Wine Cellar, Willow Creek Olive Estate, Conradie Family Vineyards and Leipzig Country House, offers an unique opportunity to experience a scenic tucked-away wine valley. Enjoy live music, top-quality produce, farm and craft market - not to mention bottomless wine! More »

Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival

Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 May, Johannesburg

This annual intimate evening event, showcasing a selection of South Africa’s finest wine producers, is in its 25th year. Besides meeting ‘the face behind the label”, you can taste, discuss and buy the winemaker’s pick of wines (including older vintages and barrel samples) and snack on a plat du jour. More »

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 16 May, 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 »

La Motte Classical Music Concert Series: Lecolion Washington and Luis Magalhães

Saturday 16 May, Franschhoek

Known as one of the most charismatic bassoonists around, Lecolion Washington teams up with pianist Luis Magalhães for a programme highlighting contemporary American composers alongside more familiar Bach and Saint-Saëns. More »

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

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 »

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 »

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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