What's On In The Winelands

July 2015

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

Amazing Wine Race

Saturday 1 August, Paarl/Stellenbosch

The annual Amazing Wine Race takes place at 20 wineries around Stellenbosch and Paarl, pitting the skills of teams of four against a range of wacky tasks dreamed up by the participating cellars. A percentage of profits raised will be donated to local charity Pets as Therapy. More »

Delheim Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays

Sunday 2 August, Stellenbosch

Melt winter blues away in Delheim’s atmospheric ‘downstairs’ tasting cellar with a warming glass of Glühwein on arrival, lashings of piping hot cheese fondue, estate wines and live jazz every Sunday afternoon from 28 June until 30 August. More »

Delheim Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays

Sunday 9 August, Stellenbosch

Melt winter blues away in Delheim’s atmospheric ‘downstairs’ tasting cellar with a warming glass of Glühwein on arrival, lashings of piping hot cheese fondue, estate wines and live jazz every Sunday afternoon from 28 June until 30 August. More »

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

A culinary feast, prepared by chef and author Karen Dudley of The Kitchen and The Dining Room, paired with wines selected by cellarmaster Niel Bester will be served in the Plaisir de Merle manor house, a treasure of the Cape winelands dating from 1764. More »

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 15 August, Franschhoek

A culinary feast, prepared by chef and author Karen Dudley of The Kitchen and The Dining Room, paired with wines selected by cellarmaster Niel Bester will be served in the Plaisir de Merle manor house, a treasure of the Cape winelands dating from 1764. More »

Delheim Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays

Sunday 16 August, Stellenbosch

Melt winter blues away in Delheim’s atmospheric ‘downstairs’ tasting cellar with a warming glass of Glühwein on arrival, lashings of piping hot cheese fondue, estate wines and live jazz every Sunday afternoon from 28 June until 30 August. More »

Big Bottle Festival

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 August, Cape Town

Now in its fourth year, this sophisticated event at The Cape Town Club brings together South Africa’s foremost winemakers and chefs de cuisine, and celebrates the country’s finest “big bottle” masterpieces during a weekend-long extravaganza. More »

Delheim Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays

Sunday 23 August, Stellenbosch

Melt winter blues away in Delheim’s atmospheric ‘downstairs’ tasting cellar with a warming glass of Glühwein on arrival, lashings of piping hot cheese fondue, estate wines and live jazz every Sunday afternoon from 28 June until 30 August. More »

Franschhoek Food & Wine Festival

Friday 28 - Sunday 30 August, Johannesburg

Franschhoek Valley comes to Johannesburg with four top restaurants, 15 leading wine estates, chocolatiers, pâtissiers and cheese producers providing an authentic gastronomic and sensory experience set to the music of the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra. 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 »

Diemersfontein Pinotage-On-Tap Festival Johannesburg

Saturday 29 August, Johannesburg

The 11th annual Pinotage-On-Tap Festival kicks off in Johannesburg at Val Bonne, Modderfontein, followed by Durban at The Litchi Orchard, Salt Rock. The grand finale is at Diemersfontein Estate, Wellington. International band CrashCarBurn will headline all three events, with support by top acts like Howie Combrink. 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 »

Delheim Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays

Sunday 30 August, Stellenbosch

Melt winter blues away in Delheim’s atmospheric ‘downstairs’ tasting cellar with a warming glass of Glühwein on arrival, lashings of piping hot cheese fondue, estate wines and live jazz every Sunday afternoon from 28 June until 30 August. 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 »

Diemersfontein Pinotage-On-Tap Festival Durban

Saturday 19 September, Durban

The 11th annual Pinotage-On-Tap Festival kicks off in Johannesburg at Val Bonne, Modderfontein, followed by Durban at The Litchi Orchard, Salt Rock. The grand finale is at Diemersfontein Estate, Wellington. International band CrashCarBurn will headline all three events, with support by top acts like Majozi. 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 »

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 September, Franschhoek

What better way to celebrate Heritage Weekend than over a glass of newly released Franschhoek wine with delicious food cooked over an open flame. Your Uncorked Pass allows access to participating farms, complimentary tasting glass and free wine tastings. 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

Elim Wine Festival

Saturday 10 October, Elim

Enjoy fine cool-climate wines from nine producers in Elim and surrounds (or a craft beer from Africa's southernmost brewery, Fraser's Folly), MTB trails, a trail run, vineyard walk, live music and tasty local treats from the market stalls. More »

Unplugged62 Alfresco Lunch & Music Concert

Saturday 10 October, Barrydale

Presented by Joubert-Tradauw and Star Hill Wines, the day will kick off with an al fresco lunch of Klein Karoo tapas and complimentary glass of Unplugged62 wine, seguing into a knockout concert featuring Hezron Chetty, Gerald Clarke and his Blues Band, and Just Jinjer with Schalk Van Der Merwe and Tim Rankin. More »

Diemersfontein Pinotage-On-Tap Festival Cape Town

Saturday 10 October, Wellington

The 11th annual Pinotage-On-Tap Festival kicks off in Johannesburg at Val Bonne, Modderfontein, followed by Durban at The Litchi Orchard, Salt Rock. The grand finale is at Diemersfontein Estate, Wellington. International band CrashCarBurn will headline all three events, with support by top acts like Grassy Spark. More »

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 17 October, Franschhoek

A culinary feast, prepared by chef and author Karen Dudley of The Kitchen and The Dining Room, paired with wines selected by cellarmaster Niel Bester will be served in the Plaisir de Merle manor house, a treasure of the Cape winelands dating from 1764. 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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