What's On In The Winelands

May 2016

Gravel & Grape MTB Challenge

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 May, Slanghoek

Based at the Breedekloof Wine Valley hot water resort of Goudini Spa, this family weekend is more than a mountain bike race, with a programme of events and activities for everyone, plus quality wines, hearty country food, majestic mountains and sparkling rivers. The new 2-day Lite Challenge opens the race up to school children. More »

Blend & Bottle At Slanghoek Cellar

Saturday 7 May, 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 »

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 May, Riebeek-Kasteel

The perfect excuse to stock up! A wide range of olives from top SA producers, superb wines, artisan beers, an abundance of hearty local food and live entertainment are the perfect ingredients to what promises to be an unforgettable weekend. More »

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 14 May, Franschhoek

A culinary feast 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 »

Shiraz & Charcuterie

Saturday 28 May, Franschhoek

A selection of SA’s finest syrahs and shirazes will be paired with mouthwatering charcuterie and other delicious artisanal fare. Participating producers include Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Rust en Vrede, Waterford, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Hartenberg Estate, Simonsig and Thelema. More »

June 2016

Taste The Helderberg

Wednesday 15 June, Somerset West

Now in its 8th year, the Taste the Helderberg festival at the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West serves up more than 100 premium Helderberg wines to sip on and dishes from eminent local chefs and artisanal producers. More »

Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunt

Thursday 16 - Friday 17 June, Stellenbosch

The Sperling family 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 Fundi) are your guides on the private forest walk, followed by a mushroom-themed meal in the old vat cellar with Delheim wine. More »

Bouchard Finlayson Tutored Tasting

Tuesday 28 June, Cape Town

Bouchard Finlayson‘s popular Tutored Wine Tastings are informal events for small groups, presented at venues in Cape Town and the winelands by cellarmaster (and pinot noir pioneer) Peter Finlayson. Absolutely everyone is welcome. Bouchard Finlayson’s wines, as well as a few international vintages, are paired with a selection of canapés. More »

July 2016

Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunt

Friday 1 - Saturday 2 July, Stellenbosch

The Sperling family 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 Fundi) are your guides on the private forest walk, followed by a mushroom-themed meal in the old vat cellar with Delheim wine. More »

Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival

Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 July, Johannesburg

This annual intimate evening event, showcasing a selection of South Africa’s finest wine producers, is in its 26th year. Besides meeting ‘the face behind the label”, you can taste, discuss and buy the winemaker’s pick of wines (at discounted prices) and snack on a plat du jour. More »

August 2016

Hermanus Wine & Food Festival

Saturday 6 - Monday 8 August, Hermanus

Take your inner wine guru on a journey to one of South Africa’s most prestigious wine and food festivals, featuring more than 250 wines from over 50 premium cool-climate producers, gourmet food, live music and an onsite shop offering cellardoor prices. More »

Blend & Bottle At Slanghoek Cellar

Saturday 13 August, 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 Tasting

Tuesday 16 August, Cape Town

Bouchard Finlayson‘s popular Tutored Wine Tastings are informal events for small groups, presented at venues in Cape Town and the winelands by cellarmaster (and pinot noir pioneer) Peter Finlayson. Absolutely everyone is welcome. Bouchard Finlayson’s wines, as well as a few international vintages, are paired with a selection of canapés. More »

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 20 August, Franschhoek

A culinary feast 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 »

October 2016

Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 15 October, Franschhoek

A culinary feast 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 »

November 2016

Blend & Bottle At Slanghoek Cellar

Saturday 5 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 Tasting

Tuesday 15 November, Cape Town

Bouchard Finlayson‘s popular Tutored Wine Tastings are informal events for small groups, presented at venues in Cape Town and the winelands by cellarmaster (and pinot noir pioneer) Peter Finlayson. Absolutely everyone is welcome. Bouchard Finlayson’s wines, as well as a few international vintages, are paired with a selection of canapés. More »

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