What's On In The Winelands

December 2014

Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc & Oyster Festival

Friday 26 - Saturday 27 December, Elim

Spend the two days after Christmas chilling out at hospitable Black Oystercatcher winery feasting on sea-fresh oysters and cool, crisp sauvignon blanc. The restaurant will offer other dishes as well as a cash bar, and “Irish Boereblues” music will be provided by Beukes & Delaney. Tickets are limited. 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 »

Jesse Clegg Live At Muratie Estate

Sunday 28 December, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at Old-World Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. Jesse Clegg is a highly acclaimed alternative rock artist, and son of the iconic Johnny Clegg. More »

Black Oystercatcher Vineyard to Wetland Cycle Challenge

Sunday 28 December, Elim

This annual mountain biking event, comprising a 39km and 14km route, takes cyclists along private paths across farmland devoted to vineyards and conserved indigenous vegetation within the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area in Elim. Black Oystercatcher winery hosts the post-race festivities which includes live music by veteran alternative rocker Valiant Swart. More »

Black Oystercatcher Traditional Food & Music Day

Monday 29 December, Elgin

Enjoy traditional South African farm fare on Black Oystercatcher wine farm in Elim. Tuck into waterblommetjie bredie, afval, seafood and potbrood to the “sounds of the Strandveld”: boeremusiek by the legendary Baardskeerdersbos Orkes. Booking essential. More »

January 2015

Barry Hilton Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 3 January, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight comedy legend Barry Hilton will have you rolling in the aisles with his delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and humorous in daily situations. More »

The Parlotones Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 10 January, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight, get up close and personal to The Parlotones at this intimate and unique venue for an unforgettable evening with SA’s No 1 rock band. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 14 January, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Lucy Kruger & Andre Leo Live At Muratie Estate

Saturday 17 January, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at Old-World Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. Lucy Kruger & Andre Leo focus on their latest offering and songs from their respective musical adventures over the years. More »

Watershed Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 17 January, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight’s concert showcases Watershed, one of South Africa’s best-loved piano-based rock bands. An evening not to be missed! More »

Kitchen Jammin Blues Band Live At Muratie Estate

Saturday 24 January, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at Old-World Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. The Kitchen Jammin Blues Band features Rick Stander, Simon Orange, Schalk Joubert, Simon van der Linden and Tim Rankin. More »

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 »

Jason’s Hill Hosts Popular Afrikaans Singers

Saturday 31 January, Rawsonville

Spend a summer’s Saturday evening at Jason’s Hill winery in the Slanghoek Valley, relaxing on the lawn, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, listening to popular Afrikaans music by Flooze, Snotkop and Robbie Wessels. Wines and food for sale; gates open at 17h30pm for a 19h00 start. Tickets through Computicket. 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

Elvis Blue Live At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 7 February, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight Elvis Blue returns to the amphitheatre for a show demonstrating why he is a household favourite. More »

Franschhoek Summer Wines

Saturday 7 February, Franschhoek

Celebrate summer in style and head off to Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards for a relaxing afternoon of rotisserie-style food, live entertainment and beautiful scenery, all matched with a wide selection of Franschhoek Valley ’s finest summer wines. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 11 February, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Movie Under The Skies At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 14 February, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of events. This Valentine's Day, bring your wingman for a romantic al fresco screening of the movie classic Top Gun. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Bed on Bricks

Sunday 15 February, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on Karoo lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the sounds of Cape Town funk rockers Bed on Bricks. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Mean Black Mamba

Sunday 22 February, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the gritty and hard-hitting sounds of Mean Black Mamba, exponents "afro swamp gospel". More »

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 »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 25 February, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Muratie Wine Estate Harvest Festival

Saturday 28 February, Stellenbosch

The Melck clan host their annual harvest festival, welcoming visitors to their historic Stellenbosch estate for some family fun: foot-crushing freshly harvested grapes, cellar and vineyard tours, old-vintage tasting, Farm Kitchen lunch with Muratie wines, and live music. More »

March 2015

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Piet Botha & Akkedis Band

Sunday 1 March, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the sounds of local music legends Piet Botha and the Akkedis Band. More »

Hidden Years Festival At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 7 March, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of live events, featuring the cream of SA’s musical talent performing in a woodland amphitheatre. Tonight’s festival celebrates the life and music of some of SA’s foremost protest singers, folk musicians and singer/songwriters and the two men, David Marks and the late Ben Segal, who had the foresight to record their music. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring The Blues Broers

Sunday 8 March, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the legendary bluesrock sounds of The Blues Broers. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 11 March, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Backsberg Picnic Concert Featuring Mr Cat & The Jackal

Sunday 15 March, Paarl

Staged among vineyards and gardens, Backsberg's popular Sunday picnic concerts let you, family and friends enjoy a glass of wine, feast on lamb wraps or beef burgers, and unwind to the sounds of multi-instrumental experimental acoustic folk band Mr Cat & The Jackal. More »

Kaleidoskoop Live At Muratie Estate

Sunday 15 March, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at Old-World Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. Tonight's act is Kaleidoskoop, the popular Afrikaans music group led by Jouba and Anique Jordaan, which has been awarded Best Contemporary Album at both the Huisgenoot Tempo and Ghoema awards. More »

FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show

Friday 20 - Saturday 21 March, Nelspruit

The sixth FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show, staged at the newly refurbished Southern Sun Emnotweni Arena in Nelspruit, promises an array of award-winning wines, wine accessories and artisanal products, and the means to stock up on your favourite wine discoveries through the Shop@Show facility. More »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 25 March, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

Kids Theatre Festival At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 28 March, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of events. For the Kids Theatre Festival, Roald Dahl’s popular children’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox returns, along two other plays, Get Kraken and Memory, interspersed with Whose Line Is It Anyway style interactive improvisation fun. More »

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

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 »

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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