upcoming events 

A Tribute to the life and work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

The exhibition - A Tribute to the life and work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) The year 2017 has special significance for the La Motte Museum as it marks 60 years since the death of celebrated South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957).

Lunch Special at Catharina's Restaurant

Catharina's has launched a value-for-money 2 or 3 course lunch special with 2 choices per course. As a starter, choose between Chicken Caesar Salad or Mushroom Risotto.

Diverse & opulent winter menu sizzles at Grande Provence

Experience the opulence of diverse cuisine styles and savour perfection on a plate with the sizzling hot winter menu at The Restaurant at Grande Provence in Franschhoek.

A Winter Lunch Menu at FABER Restaurant

Bulpitt and his team have masterminded a 3-course winter set menu that will run from a Wednesday through to a Sunday for lunch only. Focusing on a passion of a ‘zero wastage’ philosophy together with Avondale’s proprietor Johnathan Grieve, Bulpitt accesses the estate’s gardens and farm to harvest fine produce.

Dornier Bodega Winter Menu

Head Chef Carolize has come up with a delectable range of culinary creations specifically designed to beat the winter cold.

Sunday Feast at Haute Cabrière

Between May and September a Sunday Lunch Feast will showcase a bountiful menu, paired with Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan wines.

Jordan Wine Estate Annual Winter Charity Drive

Come and support Jordan Wine Estate's 2017 Winter Charity Drive by swapping your old clothes for selected Jordan Wines.

Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2017

A taste tour of over 100 wines and over 75 whiskies from around the world. An opportunity to engage with passionate winemakers and whisky aficionados.

Lanzerac Food & Wine Dinner with Trumps Grillhouse

On Thursday 25 May, Lanzerac will present a three course food and wine dinner at the acclaimed Trumps Grillhouse & Butchery in Sandton, Gauteng.

Red Wine Rendezvous at Bistro 1682

Take part in the first Red Wine Rendezvous of the year...

Lanzerac Food & Wine Dinner with Annelien Pienaar & van Gaalen Cheese Farm

On Friday 26 May Lanzerac Wine Estate is collaborating with Annelien Pienaar and Van Gaalen Cheese Farm to bring you an unforgettable experience and a feast for the senses.

Spice Route's Brrrrew Event

Beautiful Paarl Winelands Destination, the Spice Route will warm up winter appetites with its debut Brrrrew Event offering a 'delicious' line-up of gourmet burgers, craft beer and live entertainment on Friday 26 May.

Brunch with Bistro 1682 - SOLD OUT

Brunch with Bistro 1682 Due to the roaring success of our last brunch at Bistro 1682, we are hosting a second event.

Die Oesfees/The Harvest Festival 2017

Enjoy a culinary journey of carefully selected wines accompanied by handpicked cheese, olive and herb farms.

Earthbound Wines at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket

Join Earthbound Wines every Saturday at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket and enjoy a glass of organic wine under a canopy of trees, delicious homemade food and loads to browse.

Experience Diemersfontein at Kievits Kroon

Kievits Kroon is bringing some of the Cape’s top wine estates to the Winelands in Gauteng!

Mellasat Vineyards Chardonnay Un-Wrapped!!

We are celebrating Chardonnay Day by making a weekend of it!

Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert

Don’t miss out on sampling some of SA’s finest Shiraz wines at this year’s Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek on Saturday, 27 May (12pm to 5pm). A selection of delicious charcuterie accompanying the Shiraz means the event is guaranteed to be a culinary match made in heaven.

The Test Kitchen 'X The Langa Project' pop-up Charity Lunch

On 27th and 28th May this year, the township of Langa, in Cape Town, will play host to the top restaurant in South Africa, The Test Kitchen.

The Wine and Cheese Workshop

Cape Wine Academy is now presenting a Wine & Cheese course which will focus on cheese and wine and its effect on taste.

Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches

Discover what makes fine country food and slow-crafted wine so special when you book a seat at this year’s trio of Pop Up Lunches featuring the Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills and celebrated, Scotland-born chef George Jardine.

Org de Rac - Carvery lunch

Join us for a delicious carvery lunch at Org de Rac

Winter Soup & Wine Evenings at Lanzerac Wine Estate

Winter is on its way and it’s the perfect time of the year to enjoy a glass of wine in front of a cosy fireplace whilst tucking into a hearty bowl of soup and home baked bread.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Faulty Wine Tasting

The Cape Wine Academy offers a Faulty wine tasting in conjunction with Prof Wessel Du Toit. This tasting teaches you to identify faults you can see, smell and taste.

Wacky Wine Weekend 2017

Warm up this winter with award-winning wines at the 14th Wacky Wine Weekend, proudly hosted by Robertson Wine Valley. Experience country charm at 40 wineries & tourism establishments each hosting their own unique offerings. There's something for everyone. Adventure Lovers, Family Folk, Foodies, Romantics and Wine Enthusiasts. Satisfy your wanderlust and road trip R62 to come TASTE THE LIFESTYLE!

A Dinner with a Difference

To make the most of the Wacky Wine Weekend, Robertson Winery will be hosting mystery dinners on both Friday and Saturday evening.

Backsberg Hots-up Winter with Brandy and Blues Music - Valiant Swart

The warm-blooded blues-riffs from some of South Africa’s foremost blues artists will heat things up at Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl this winter with this famous wine estate’s inaugural series of Brandy and Blues Evenings.

Cabernet Franc Carnival Johannesburg

After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of unusual varietals in Gauteng will also get the chance to experience this grape and discover the magic of Cabernet Franc.

Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival

Come and taste some of South Africa's best wines, bubblies, ports, pot-still brandies, craft gins, craft beers and more, in a tranquil artisanal indoor setting. More than 70 producers will present in excess of 400 products for the tasters’ enjoyment. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the venue.

Earthbound Wines at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket

Join Earthbound Wines every Saturday at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket and enjoy a glass of organic wine under a canopy of trees, delicious homemade food and loads to browse.

Mushroom Foraging Weekend At Boschendal

Join us at our educational and entertaining weekend forage led by avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams as we delve into the forests on Boschendal to learn all about the magical world of mushrooms! Learn how to identify edible mushrooms and how to find them.

Robertson Winery MTB Event

This year Robertson Winery will host the 11th edition of our exclusive MTB event.

Mushroom Foraging Weekend At Boschendal

Join us at our educational and entertaining weekend forage led by avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams as we delve into the forests on Boschendal to learn all about the magical world of mushrooms! Learn how to identify edible mushrooms and how to find them.

The incredible Ken Forrester comes to Vines for a 1 night extravaganza

A very special evening with Ken Forrester - One of South Africa’s winemaking stars.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

La Petite Ferme to dazzle with Wine & Food Experiences

Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting - Cape Town

Taste South Africa’s top wines as judged at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, in an informal showcase environment.

Dave Hughes Tribute Dinner and Auction

The Dave Hughes Tribute dinner being held at Neethlingshof in June 2017 provides an opportunity for the wine and spirit fraternity to show their affection and regard for this remarkable man.

Fairview Hearty Food-and-Wine Dinners

After last year’s sold-out events, the hearty food-and-wine dinners are back by demand. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2017, the Goatshed – which is usually a day venue - will be open on seven selected evenings and will serve a three-course paired menu.

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting - Johannesburg

Taste South Africa’s top wines as judged at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the country’s most prestigious wine competition, now in its 16th year.

Watershed Live at the Koelenhof Wine Launch

Join us for an evening with Watershed at the official Koelenhof Wine Launch on Friday the 9th of June! Tickets include show entry and a full wine and canapé experience on arrival.

Earthbound Wines at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket

Join Earthbound Wines every Saturday at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket and enjoy a glass of organic wine under a canopy of trees, delicious homemade food and loads to browse.

Nicole Palmer Photographic Course @ The Bakery at Jordan

Learn to take photos like a pro!

Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners Annual Stellenbosch Tasting

Meet the Winemakers and gain rare behind-the-scenes access to this mysterious Stellenbosch Valley. Set in the lush folds of one of South Africa’s best-kept-secret valleys, the vintners of three Stellenbosch wine farms - Kleinood, Keermont and De Trafford - are collaborating to host their second annual wine tasting experience with an array of gourmet delights.

Field to Feast Luncheon @ FABER Restaurant

Feast days will begin with a tour of the property by farm-chic tractor-trailer as Grieve, an entertaining raconteur, unpacks the biodynamic principles underpinning the growth of Avondale since the family became custodians of the land in 1996. Includes a three-course lunch at FABER restaurant, three glasses of wine, spring water from the farm and restaurant gratuity.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Fungi-Fever at Delheim’s Mushroom Forages

Gourmet food and wine experience unearths Mother Nature’s own wild pantry

Taste the Helderberg 2017

Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines ...

Rooi Fijwyn Wine and Food Festival

Rooi Fijnwyn will take place at Shokran 16 & 17 June 2017. This event has a wide selection of South Africa’s finest Red & Port Wines with a few white wines of offer for the festival goer.

Earthbound Wines at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket

Join Earthbound Wines every Saturday at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket and enjoy a glass of organic wine under a canopy of trees, delicious homemade food and loads to browse.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Stellenbosch Cabernet | The Collection

Stellenbosch Cabernet – The Collection – promises Gauteng wine lovers an extraordinary once-off experience. On 22nd June – for one night only – twenty four of the country's premier Cabernet producers will be bringing the best of their current and pre-release young wines (together with a select array of older and mature vintages) to the nation's fine wine capital.

Fairview Hearty Food-and-Wine Dinners

After last year’s sold-out events, the hearty food-and-wine dinners are back by demand. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2017, the Goatshed – which is usually a day venue - will be open on seven selected evenings and will serve a three-course paired menu.

Earthbound Wines at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket

Join Earthbound Wines every Saturday at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket and enjoy a glass of organic wine under a canopy of trees, delicious homemade food and loads to browse.

Vaal River Wine Festival 2017

The Vaal River Wine Festival allows guest to enjoy wine tasting of 200+ South African wines on the banks of the Vaal River with an opportunity to hop on and off various complimentary river cruises throughout the day. With a complimentary children’s play area and lots of various food stalls available – it is a great day out for the whole family.

Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues

Now’s the time to beat the rush and book your seat at the fabulous Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondues. Held every year for over a decade, the lingering lunchtime event’s cosy delights offer the perfect remedy to cold and rainy winter blues.

Vaal River Meander Wine Route 2017

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route, starts on the 25th June 2017 and is on for the next six weekends till the 30th July. All are welcome to indulge in this well-priced wine treat, which is a perfect way to beat the winter blues.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Red Wine Rendezvous at Bistro 1682

Take part in the first Red Wine Rendezvous of the year...

Haute Cabriere: Exclusive Pop-up Dinners

Haute Cabrière brings Franschhoek’s hub of vineyards and cuisine to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban for winter 2017.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

La Petite Ferme to dazzle with Wine & Food Experiences

Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.

Backsberg Hots-up Winter with Brandy and Blues Music - Gerald Clark

The warm-blooded blues-riffs from some of South Africa’s foremost blues artists will heat things up at Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl this winter with this famous wine estate’s inaugural series of Brandy and Blues Evenings.

Haute Cabriere: Exclusive Pop-up Dinners

Haute Cabrière brings Franschhoek’s hub of vineyards and cuisine to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban for winter 2017.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Fairview Hearty Food-and-Wine Dinners

After last year’s sold-out events, the hearty food-and-wine dinners are back by demand. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2017, the Goatshed – which is usually a day venue - will be open on seven selected evenings and will serve a three-course paired menu.

Haute Cabriere: Exclusive Pop-up Dinners

Haute Cabrière brings Franschhoek’s hub of vineyards and cuisine to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban for winter 2017.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

Beverage Trade Network is pleased to announce the launch of the International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) in San Francisco on July 26-27, 2017.IBWSS will give supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, wineries, distilleries and other buyers a premiere international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Port Elizabeth 2017

One of the favourite legs of the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, the Port Elizabeth event is one of the most popular events on the local social calendar with the who’s-who of the city turning out to sample and buy wines on offer.

Fairview Hearty Food-and-Wine Dinners

After last year’s sold-out events, the hearty food-and-wine dinners are back by demand. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2017, the Goatshed – which is usually a day venue - will be open on seven selected evenings and will serve a three-course paired menu.

Flavours Of Winter Festival At Muratie Estate

A Celebration of Cape Port-Style Wines. Make the most of the Cape winter and head out to the historic Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch for a mellow fireside celebration of Cape Port-Style Wines at the Flavours of Winter Festival on Saturday 29th July, hosted by the Melck family, South Africa’s top Cape Port-Style Wine Producers, and African Cork Suppliers.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

FNB Free State Wine Show

The 5th FNB Free State Wine Show takes place at Emoya Hotel & Spa on Thursday and Friday 3 and 4 August 2017.

La Petite Ferme to dazzle with Wine & Food Experiences

Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Pretoria 2017

Following the first ever TOPS at SPAR Wine Show to be hosted in Pretoria to a brand new market, we will be returning in 2017 to cement our presence in this wine-loving city.

Fairview Hearty Food-and-Wine Dinners

After last year’s sold-out events, the hearty food-and-wine dinners are back by demand. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2017, the Goatshed – which is usually a day venue - will be open on seven selected evenings and will serve a three-course paired menu.

Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches

Discover what makes fine country food and slow-crafted wine so special when you book a seat at this year’s trio of Pop Up Lunches featuring the Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills and celebrated, Scotland-born chef George Jardine.

Groote Post 2017 Country Market

An Idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling, a perfect little trip away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, only 45 minutes away.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Red Wine Rendezvous at Bistro 1682

Take part in the first Red Wine Rendezvous of the year...

Backsberg Hots-up Winter with Brandy and Blues Music - Albert Frost

The warm-blooded blues-riffs from some of South Africa’s foremost blues artists will heat things up at Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl this winter with this famous wine estate’s inaugural series of Brandy and Blues Evenings.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Fairview Hearty Food-and-Wine Dinners

After last year’s sold-out events, the hearty food-and-wine dinners are back by demand. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2017, the Goatshed – which is usually a day venue - will be open on seven selected evenings and will serve a three-course paired menu.

SIMEI@drinktec 2017

SIMEI, organized by the Unione Italiana Vini Società Cooperative (UIV) has a long tradition. It has taken place in Milan since 1963 and is considered the world's leading trade fair for wine technology.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

The Nederburg Auction 2017

The Nederburg Auction takes place in the heart of Paarl’s wine valley, amid vineyard views and beautiful historic buildings that date back to 1800. This is where wine connoisseurs and South Africa’s icon wine producers meet to partake in and celebrate wines marked for their quality, rarity and authenticity.

The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference 2017

The 2nd Business of Food and Wine Tourism Conference will take place at Spier in Stellenbosch on 20 September 2017. The theme this year is “Aiming for Excellence”.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Groote Post 2017 Country Market

An Idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling, a perfect little trip away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, only 45 minutes away.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

Neethlingshof is a place of rare beauty where man and nature come together to produce the finest wines.

Fairview Hearty Food-and-Wine Dinners

After last year’s sold-out events, the hearty food-and-wine dinners are back by demand. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2017, the Goatshed – which is usually a day venue - will be open on seven selected evenings and will serve a three-course paired menu.

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2017

Make sure that you have submitted your entry before closing date 1 June – 31 July 2017.

Veritas Tasting Cape Town 2017

The esteemed Veritas wine competition for market ready wines annually grants wine aficionados across the country a chance to taste the top winning wines and brandies.

Veritas Tasting Johannesburg 2017

The esteemed Veritas wine competition for market ready wines annually grants wine aficionados across the country a chance to taste the top winning wines and brandies.

RMB WineX

RMB WineX holds a 17 year tradition of bringing the greatest range of prestigious wines to the Jozi hub. Join in the celebration of what’s hot in the wine world with award-winning winemakers and celebrities; expand wine horizons with launches and Table Talk Pop-Up tastings.

Groote Post 2017 Country Market

An Idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling, a perfect little trip away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, only 45 minutes away.

Jakkalsvlei MTB and Jackal Trail Run

We are very excited for this years Jakkalsvlei MTB and Jackal Trail Run event taking place on the 4th of November. Enjoy our brand new routes! An event for the whole family with kids entertainment available. Celebrate the day with family and friends as you taste wine from the cellar and cheer fellow riders & athletes.

Veritas Tasting Durban 2017

The esteemed Veritas wine competition for market ready wines annually grants wine aficionados across the country a chance to taste the top winning wines and brandies.

Veritas Tasting Port Elizabeth 2017

The esteemed Veritas wine competition for market ready wines annually grants wine aficionados across the country a chance to taste the top winning wines and brandies.

Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches

Discover what makes fine country food and slow-crafted wine so special when you book a seat at this year’s trio of Pop Up Lunches featuring the Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills and celebrated, Scotland-born chef George Jardine.

FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show - Port Elizabeth

The third FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show takes place at the Boardwalk Convention Centre on Thursday and Friday 23 and 24 November 2017.

Groote Post 2017 Country Market

An Idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling, a perfect little trip away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, only 45 minutes away.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Nelspruit 2017

2017 will see the third TOPS at SPAR Wine Show hosted in Nelspruit. This city is considered to be the gateway up the African coast and provides the perfect platform for traders and agents from local game lodges as well as those travelling along the coast of nearby Mozambique.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Cape Town 2017

For the first time, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show will be taking place in the home of wine with a festival-style event to be hosted in Cape Town. This outdoor lifestyle event is taking on a different format to our other shows and will focus on targeting both locals and holiday-makers at the busiest time of year, allowing them the opportunity to sample the wines from top local producers.

Groote Post 2017 Country Market

An Idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling, a perfect little trip away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, only 45 minutes away.