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

Paarl Ommiberg/Round The Rock Festival

Saturday 7 March, Paarl

With harvest in full swing, the annual Paarl Ommiberg/Round the Rock festival offers visitors the opportunity to not only taste the first unfiltered wines of the 2015 vintage but enjoy a relaxed day out in the winelands with offerings and activities to suit the whole family. 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 »

Inaugural FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show

Thursday 12 March, East London/Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape winelovers can sample top South African wines at the inaugural dual-city FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show in East London and Port Elizabeth. The events promise a selection of about 200 of the best wines from about 40 producers, plus the opportunity to stock up via the Shop@Show retail facility. More »

Inaugural FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show

Saturday 14 March, East London/Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape winelovers can sample top South African wines at the inaugural dual-city FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show in East London and Port Elizabeth. The events promise a selection of about 200 of the best wines from about 40 producers, plus the opportunity to stock up via the Shop@Show retail facility. 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 »

Beaumont Wines Annual Port Stomp

Friday 20 March, Bot River, S 34° 13' 27.2" E 019° 12' 24.9"

Beaumont, a charming family-run farm and winery, invites you to join them for a unique evening dancing on the grapes in their candlelit cellar with plenty of delicious wine and food to keep the spirits and energy levels high. 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 »

ATKV Oesfees At Solms-Delta Wine Estate

Saturday 21 March, Franschhoek, S 33° 51' 51.0" E 018° 59' 23.8"

Elvis Blue, Radio Kalahari Orkes and Emo Adams are some of the headliners taking centre stage at the 8th annual ATKV Oesfees, which this year takes place on Human Rights Day weekend. A feast of real Boland music and culture, the Oesfees features over 100 uniquely South African performers. 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 »

La Motte Classical Music Concert Series: Easter Celebration

Saturday 28 March, Franschhoek

One of the La Motte Classical Music Concert Series’ great traditions is the Easter Concert, featuring readings by Johann Nel. This year he will be joined by organist Erik Dippenaar, who will complement the readings with Easter-inspired improvisations. 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

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

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

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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