What's On In The Winelands

September 2014

Gourmet Braai & Wine Festival

Monday 22 September, Stellenbosch

Be part of a singular wine-and-food festival as acclaimed South African chef and braai master Bertus Basson gives the beloved South African tradition of braaivleis a gourmet twist at Overture Restaurant on Hidden Valley Wine Estate. More »

Gourmet Braai & Wine Festival

Wednesday 24 September, Stellenbosch

Be part of a singular wine-and-food festival as acclaimed South African chef and braai master Bertus Basson gives the beloved South African tradition of braaivleis a gourmet twist at Overture Restaurant on Hidden Valley Wine Estate. More »

Reuben’s Wine & Dine Evening

Wednesday 24 September, Cape Town

Dalla Cia Wines join 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 »

Swartland Shiraz Matazz Weekend

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 September, Riebeek Valley

The focus is on Swartland shiraz on this spring weekend in the Riebeek Valley. Eateries in and around Riebeek West and Riebeek-Kasteel will produce menus to match the variety; local wine farms will host tastings, live music and art exhibitions; and more is still being planned. More »

Franschhoek Uncorked

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 September, Franschhoek

Wineries in and around Valley Franschhoek will be pulling out the stops, showcasing limited-release wines (and possibly a new release or two) and offering wine specials, valid for the weekend only. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 28 September, 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 »

October 2014

Nobu Méthode Cap Classiques Wine & Dine Evenings

Wednesday 1 October, Cape Town

Hosted by charismatic MC and One&Only Cape Town’s ambassador Aubrey Ngcungama, Nobu’s wine steward, Tinashe Nyamudoka, head sushi chef Keisuke “Keke” Itoh and head chef Dil Tamang, the Nobu Méthode Cap Classiques Wine & Dine programme offers evenings of exceptional quality, flavours and flair. More »

Steenberg Movie Nights

Wednesday 1 October, 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 »

Gourmet Braai & Wine Festival

Monday 6 October, Stellenbosch

Be part of a singular wine-and-food festival as acclaimed South African chef and braai master Bertus Basson gives the beloved South African tradition of braaivleis a gourmet twist at Overture Restaurant on Hidden Valley Wine Estate. More »

Swartland Country Market Day

Saturday 11 October, Cape Town

The award-winning winemakers of the Swartland, together with this creative community’s producers of gourmet foods, are bringing their wares to Capetonians’ doorstep on a spring Saturday when the Kirstenbosch Cottages host the Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route Country Market. More »

Stellenbosch At Summer Place

Wednesday 15 October, Johannesburg

Jozi socialites are in for a connoisseur’s feast of stalwarts, fresh talent and innovative tastes from Stellenbosch, also known as the City of Oaks and one of the country’s food and wine capitals. More »

Steenberg Movie Nights

Wednesday 15 October, 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 »

Gourmet Braai & Wine Festival

Saturday 18 October, Stellenbosch

Be part of a singular wine-and-food festival as acclaimed South African chef and braai master Bertus Basson gives the beloved South African tradition of braaivleis a gourmet twist at Overture Restaurant on Hidden Valley Wine Estate. More »

Reuben’s Wine & Dine Evening

Wednesday 22 October, Cape Town

Thelema Mountain Vineyards join 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 »

Good Food & Wine Show Durban

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 October, Durban

See the best local and international celebrity chefs in action, and get the inside track on the latest tips, trends and treats. This year’s stellar line-up includes Cake/Kitchen Boss’s Buddy Valastro and Matt Preston of MasterChef Australia. Local luminaries include Deena Naidoo and Siba Mtongana. More »

Slanghoek Triathlon at Breëland Winery

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 October, Rawsonville, S 33° 39' 2.87" E 019° 13' 40.08"

The Slanghoek Triathlon in scenic Slanghoek Valley, organised by Pieter du Plessis (pieter@4x4teambuilding.co.za), is the biggest event of its kind in the Western Cape. Breëland, the host farm, offers winetasting, game viewing by appointment, weekend accommodation and camping, walking routes and team-building facilities. More »

Season Of Sauvignon

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 October, Durbanville

Spring signals the start of white wine season, and the estates of the picturesque Durbanville Wine Valley invite you to a weekend celebration of the area’s signature style - sauvignon blanc. More »

Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 26 October, 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 »

RMB WineX

Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 October, Sandton

Billed as the wine happening of the year, RMB WineX is about winemakers talking about their passion, fashionistas seeking out maverick garagistes, and Gauteng winelovers meeting to socialise en masse over a glass of good wine. More »

Tuning The Vine

Friday 31 October - Sunday 2 November, Cape Town

Forget “wine tasting” and try a little “wine tuning” – perhaps it’s a lot more interesting and tons more fun. With 5 easy steps - Try it, Pair it, Learn About it, Mix it and Have Fun With it - your Tuning the Vine experience could easily transform you into the next wine buff on the block. More »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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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