What's On In The Winelands

February 2015

Hands-on Harvest

Saturday 7 February - Sunday 29 March, Robertson

By popular demand Robertson Wine Valley's annual harvest festival has been extended from one weekend to two months, affording wine afficionados much more opportunity to experience grape picking, bunch sorting, grape stomping, grape vs wine tasting, must tasting, wine blending and much more. 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

Taste of Cape Town

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 April, Cape Town

Cape Town's latest, greatest and hottest restaurants plus a wide range of boutique exhibitors, artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries will provide a bounty of the country’s finest food and drink in the spacious al fresco setting of Green Point Cricket Club. More »

Vineyard Hotel & Spa Pinot Noir Festival

Sunday 12 April, Cape Town

Staged in the gardens of Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel & Spa, the Pinot Noir Festival organisers invite you to enjoy light music and canapés while you go on a viticultural journey, tasting some of South Africa’s finest pinot noirs. More »

Bot River Barrels & Beards

Friday 17 - Saturday 18 April, Bot River

A weekend filled with wines, beards and country hospitality, when the wine community of Bot River celebrates the harvest. Kicking off with a laid-back, sunset session on the veranda of the Bot River Hotel on Friday evening, and culminating with the signature Barrels & Beards showdown on Saturday. More »

Inaugural Biltong & Pinotage Festival

Saturday 18 April, Stellenbosch

Two of South Africa’s best-loved delicacies will be on offer at L’Avenir Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch during the family-friendly Biltong & Pinotage Festival presented by Joubert & Monty Famous Biltong. More »

La Motte Classical Music Concert Series: Juliet String Quartet

Saturday 18 April, Franschhoek

The newly formed Juliet String Quartet comprises four of the Cape Town Philharmonic’s finest musicians: Patrick Goodwin and Annien Shaw on violin, Emile de Roubaix on viola and Babette Roosenschoon on cello. Their fresh approach ensures an evening both modern and beautiful. More »

Inaugural Gravel & Grape 2015 MTB Challenge

Saturday 25 - Tuesday 28 April, Slanghoek

Slanghoek Wine Cellar and the Slanghoek Valley offer mountain bike enthusiasts a terrific new three-day MTB challenge over 3 stages and a total of 227 km. The inaugural event will be a family-oriented weekend, as the race village is based at ATKV Goudini Spa and the Spa will present special programmes to keep everyone entertained. More »

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 »

May 2015

Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 May, Elgin Valley

Explore the cool-climate wine ward of Elgin, where eighteen estates welcome visitors to a weekend of fun and entertainment. Award winning wines, a delectable culinary experience, a plethora of outdoor activities, live entertainment and natural scenic wonders will ensure that visitors, young and old, enjoy a memorable time. More »

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 »

August 2015

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 »

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 »

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 »

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