What's On In The Winelands

November 2014

Steenberg Movie Nights

Thursday 6 November, Constantia, S 34° 4' 17.0" E 018° 25' 31.1"

For a fun midweek night out, book for an exclusive, limited-seating, fireside meal and movie at Steenberg wine farm’s Bistro Sixteen82. Enjoy a gourmet meal, bottle of wine, entertaining movie (from Schindler’s List to Love Actually) and chef Brad Ball’s homemade cinema snacks. More »

The Swartland Revolution

Friday 7 - Saturday 8 November, Riebeek-Kasteel

Quick-off-the-mark booking is essential as soon as tickets become available for this two-day, serious(ly) fun, Swartland-themed tasting of local and international benchmarks, led by maverick winemakers and an overseas wine guru. Dinner, breakfast and breaks provide gourmet homemade delights and surprises. More »

Swartland Independent Street Party

Saturday 8 November, Riebeek-Kasteel

Quaint Riebeek Kasteel’s main street closes on the Saturday of the Swartland Revolution pre-booked weekend wine event for a wine-and-food walkabout. Some 20 local Swartland Independent member-growers and -vintners offer their latest bottlings to try and buy, while food stalls provide al fresco eating and seating. More »

Blend & Bottle At Slanghoek Cellar

Saturday 8 November, Breedekloof

Impress friends and colleagues by creating your own unique style of wine using a combination of three red varieties in a variety of proportions, and having it bottled under a personalised label. Meet the Slanghoek winemakers and discover more about the intricacies of making and blending fine wines. More »

Bouchard Finlayson Tutored Tastings

Wednesday 12 November, Cape Town/Johannesburg

Informal public tastings of Bouchard Finlayson wines are back by demand. Following sold-out events in 2013, Bouchard Finlayson this year again is hosting a series of informal public wine tastings in Cape Town and Johannesburg hosted by cellarmaster and pinot noir pioneer Peter Finlayson. More »

Swartland Chenin Blanc Day

Saturday 15 November, Cape Town

To celebrate SA’s most widely planted grape, the Swartland Wine Region is hosting a gastronomic picnic buffet lunch with wine stalls and roaming musicians on the lawns of the old Cape manor house, Welgemeend, in the heart of Cape Town. More »

Bosman Release Celebration

Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 November, Wellington

A tasting journey of refined wines, wine theatre sessions and a festive market with various food options, the Bosman Release Celebration features live music, kiddie entertainment and the opportunity to buy De Bos and Bosman wines at special prices. More »

A Food & Wine Affair At Lourensford

Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 November, Somerset West

While the kids are being kept busy, you can sip, sample and savour superb local wines, micro-brews, cocktails or bubblies. Food on offer includes charcuterie, artisan chocolate, sushi, nachos, schwarmas, gourmet sandwiches and hamburgers. More »

Family Open Day at Joostenberg Wines

Sunday 16 November, Paarl

This is a chance to experience Joostenberg farm in the company of friends and family, while enjoying good food, good wines (including some interesting older vintages) and the excellent music of James Stewart. 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 »

Steenberg Movie Nights

Wednesday 19 November, Constantia, S 34° 4' 17.0" E 018° 25' 31.1"

For a fun midweek night out, book for an exclusive, limited-seating, fireside meal and movie at Steenberg wine farm’s Bistro Sixteen82. Enjoy a gourmet meal, bottle of wine, entertaining movie (from Schindler’s List to Love Actually) and chef Brad Ball’s homemade cinema snacks. More »

Reuben’s Wine & Dine Evening

Wednesday 26 November - Sunday 26 October, Cape Town

Boekenhoutskloof Winery joins famed chef Reuben Riffel, sommelier Luvo Ntezo and charismatic MC and One&Only brand ambassador Aubrey Ngcungama to present a deluxe 5-course dinner, superb wine and top-notch entertainment. More »

BC Wines Family Day

Saturday 29 November, Worcester

Brandvlei Cellar's Family Day has something for everyone, from wine tasting and blending to angling competitions to go-cart racing. Food is a major focus, with cooking demonstrations, sushi and other food stalls, and cheese-and-wine pairing on the menu (to name but a few), along with non-stop fun and entertainment for children. 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 »

Haskell Vineyards Open Day

Saturday 29 November, Stellenbosch

The 6th annual Haskell Vineyards Open Day includes tastings of the new Haskell and Dombeya releases, Master Class by Haskell cellarmaster and Cape Winemakers Guild member Rianie Strydom, fine-food purveyors offering gourmet treats, live music and pre-booked breakfast and lunch at The Long Table Restaurant. 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 »

December 2014

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »

March 2015

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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