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.

Steenberg Winter Tapas Special at Bistro Sixteen82

Warm up this winter at Bistro Sixteen82...

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.

Winter Dinner Special at Catharina's Restaurant

Chef Archie Maclean has added a wonderful dinner special to his already popular lunch special.

Saronsberg Midweek Breakaway not to be missed!

Midweek Breakaway for two night stay at the Saronsberg.

Soetes & Soup 2017 at Jakkalsvlei

Our warm winter special offers soup and sweet wine at Jakkalsvlei from the 1st of June until 31st of August.

Haute Cabrière Restaurant winter offer

Enjoy a 300g steak and glass of Pinot Noir Reserve at only R175 per person...

The Restaurant at Grande Provence Winter Special

Join us for our annual winter special to celebrate our new winter menu at The Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, with a complimentary bottle of Grande Provence wine per couple, for only R395 per person.

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.

Durbanville Hills Winter Warmers

Famed for their quality selection of wines and magnificent view of Cape Town and Table Mountain, Durbanville Hills is a popular destination for wine and food lovers alike

Boschendal Pizza & Wine Tasting

This winter our wine team has a special offer for all students. Enjoy a shared pizza and wine tasting with friends every Friday or Saturday at our Cellar Door.

BLINK - A Group Student Exhibition

Cavalli Gallery in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch’s Visual Art Department is proud to present BLINK.

Steenberg August 2017 Spa Special

Couples Candle Journey: unwind, uplift and restore your body this August with a unique couples experience. This is a personalised, side-by-side couples massage which concludes with a tea ritual.

The South African Wine Course

Introduction to the wonders of South African wine – for everyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating subject! Wine knowledge is an asset whether you are pursuing a hobby or enhancing your knowledge for a career. Students attending classes receive a course manual and a set of 4 wine tasting glasses in a carry pack.

Gourmet Burgers & Wine

Don't stay at home this winter! Break out and come to Mellasat Vineyards for a gourmet burger and a glass of smooth easy drinking red wine.

Blaauwklippen Markets this August

The days are slowly but surely growing longer and already the sun is warmer. Come visit Blaauwklippen Family Market where you can bask in the gentle sunshine, with plenty of space for the kids to run around.

Mares and Foals Walk

Our annual Mares and Foals Walks will take place again this August...

Winter Dining at Avontuur

Join us for an Early Bird Special every Wednesday and Friday evening.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

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

#tastesunshine with Klawer Wine Cellars

Klawer Cellars is celebrating Heritage / Braai day with big fires and lots of fun.

Ken Forrester - The Evolution of Chenin

THE EVOLUTION OF CHENIN- a personal journey with Ken through almost twenty years of Chenin Blanc.

CBC Brrrrew Event

It’s nearly time to welcome warmer weather in the Cape Winelands and wave those winter blues away. On Friday 25 August, Barley and Biltong Emporium and CBC will be doing just that at its last Brrrrew Event, giving you all the more reason to say cheers to the last of the chillier season with delicious craft beer, food and great entertainment.

Evening of Vintage Wine and Venison at La Motte

Experience La Motte’s hospitality during an Evening of Vintage Wine and Venison. Enjoying international acclaim for the quality of its food and wine offering.

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.

Grande Provence Sensory Experience explores Burgundy

A sensory food and wine journey tailor made for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir enthusiasts exploring Expressions of Burgundy, is the focus of this month’s Grande Provence Sensory Experience in Franschhoek on Friday, 25 August.

The Restaurant at Grande Provence Winter Special

Join us for our annual winter special to celebrate our new winter menu at The Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, with a complimentary bottle of Grande Provence wine per couple, for only R395 per person.

We Love Wine @ Capegate 2017

If you’re a wine lover, then you should definitely diarise Friday 25 August from 17h00-21h00 and Saturday 26 August 13h00-18h00 when the 6th We Love Wine at Capegate festival kicks off with 25 wineries showing off their finest!

Wines of the Valley Dinner at The Devon Valley Hotel

Join us at Flavours at The Devon Valley Hotel for a Wines of the Valley Dinner a celebration of the Vintners of the picturesque Devon Valley in Stellenbosch.

Winter Dining at Avontuur

Join us for an Early Bird Special every Wednesday and Friday evening.

Taste the Farm - Food made good at Eight

Spier invites you to a first-hand experience of our farm-to-table philosophy at Eight Restaurant.

The pragmatic and honourable act of animal husbandary/wifery workshop

Enjoy an insightful day with Wendy Crawford, regenerative mixed farming practitioner, in partnership with Megan McCarthy, agroecologist and food producer.

The Saturday Family Run @ Vergenoegd

The Family Run is hosted by Vergenoegd every Saturday morning! This is a fun event and the route is suitable for young and old, slow and fast, routed through the Estate vineyards.

The Saturday Market @ Vergenoegd

Come rain or sunshine, we will be hosting what is set to be one of the most popular markets in Stellenbosch.

Bester Family Wines joins forces with chef Mynhardt Joubert & Peter Veldsman

Bester Family Wines will be joining forces with chef Mynhardt Joubert to bring you a 5-course meal to celebrate food legend Peter Veldsman's newest recipe book, Wat die hart van vol is..., on Sunday 27 August.

Blaauwklippen Markets this August

The days are slowly but surely growing longer and already the sun is warmer. Come visit Blaauwklippen Family Market where you can bask in the gentle sunshine, with plenty of space for the kids to run around.

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.

Bottelary Hills Pop Up Winemaker Lunch with George Jardine

Chef George Jardine fans the flames for celebrated food and wine feast

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.

Five course wine pairing dinner hosted by winemaker Louis Strydom

As a leading South African ambassador and one of the most recognisable faces in the world of sport, Ernie Els has long demonstrated a passion for excellence.

Mares and Foals Walk

Our annual Mares and Foals Walks will take place again this August...

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.

Winter Dining at Avontuur

Join us for an Early Bird Special every Wednesday and Friday evening.

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.

Movement of Extreme Overberg Winemakers (MEOW)

Wine Cellar is gearing up to host 2 fun and daring wine tastings by the Movement of Extreme Overberg Winemakers (MEOW), South Africa’s finest new-wave winemakers, on 31 August in Cape Town and on 1 September in Johannesburg at 18h30.

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.

Best of Bot River Wine Dinner

Overberg wine community salutes Spring Weekend with nature’s delicacies.

Oyster, Wine & Food Festival

Foodies, Newbies and Wannabe’s will enjoy a variety of luscious oysters from the West coast and the Eastern Cape supplied by the Knysna Oyster Company, the oldest oyster farm in South Africa established way back in 1949.

Steenberg Spa September 2017 Special

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul this spring with the revolutionary QMS Pure Oxygen Facial and Reflexology.

De Krans Spring Blossom Festival

Make your way to De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for the annual Spring Blossom Festival which takes place over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September.

Pinotage On Tap

Pinotage On Tap – or “Pot” as it’s become known, is an annual wine festival not only unique in its style, but unrivalled in the industry! This event won the title of “Best Wine Event in the World” awarded by none other than Drinks International, Tourism Awards in London (2014).

The Saturday Family Run @ Vergenoegd

The Family Run is hosted by Vergenoegd every Saturday morning! This is a fun event and the route is suitable for young and old, slow and fast, routed through the Estate vineyards.

The Saturday Market @ Vergenoegd

Come rain or sunshine, we will be hosting what is set to be one of the most popular markets in Stellenbosch.

HQ Fine Wining Dinner with Ken Forrester Wines

HQ’s Fine Wining dinners give guests a chance to enjoy wines from popular Western Cape farms, which have been artfully paired with HQ’s iconic salad, steak and chips accompanied by an aperitif and dessert.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

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

Unusuals Wine Festival

The popular Unusuals Wine Festival is back ...

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.

La Capra Goat Run & Festival 2017

It’s that time of the year again! The amazing La Capra Goat Run is a much-loved charity event that celebrates the sounds, sights and tastes of Paarl and the spirit of La Capra!

The Saturday Family Run @ Vergenoegd

The Family Run is hosted by Vergenoegd every Saturday morning! This is a fun event and the route is suitable for young and old, slow and fast, routed through the Estate vineyards.

The Saturday Market @ Vergenoegd

Come rain or sunshine, we will be hosting what is set to be one of the most popular markets in Stellenbosch.

Lady Garden at Cavalli

What better time than Spring to celebrate, with tongue firmly in cheek, the bounty of mother nature, in all its guises. Participating artists of the Lady Garden exhibition at Cavalli explore the myth of the ‘eternal feminine’, an expressive display opening on the 10th of September and running until the 3rd of December 2017.

Pebbles Pulse Party

Please join us to raise funds for the Pebbles Health Clinic. There will be fun and games, an auction and the opportunity to sponsor a child's health.

Winter Wednesday Live Music at Neethlingshof

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

Garagiste Wine Making Short Course

The Garagiste Winemaking Course of Stellenbosch University has established itself over the past ten years as the premium winemaking short course for people interested in producing quality small-scale wines in the comfort of their homes.

The Nederburg Auction 2017

Pursuit of Perfection is the theme for the 43rd Nederburg Auction and this is clearly evident in the wines on offer.

Boschendal: Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Boschendal has come on board as the new venue for the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge in September.

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 16 and 17 September, is the perfect excuse to bid Winter farewell and embrace the splendor of Spring, as your taste buds are treated to a plethora of superb wines from one of SA’s premier wine destinations.

The Saturday Family Run @ Vergenoegd

The Family Run is hosted by Vergenoegd every Saturday morning! This is a fun event and the route is suitable for young and old, slow and fast, routed through the Estate vineyards.

The Saturday Market @ Vergenoegd

Come rain or sunshine, we will be hosting what is set to be one of the most popular markets in Stellenbosch.

Flower Season Hikes @ Mooiplaas Wine Estate

Join Tielman Roos for a hike through the Mooiplaas Private Nature reserve. Mooiplaas has 70 hectares of Beautiful and Diverse Fynbos.

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.

Boschendal Heritate Trail Quest

Starting with an exciting 8 - 10km Prologue late on Friday afternoon 22 September, the prologue will determine your starting position for the second day’s race. Be warned the distances might be shorter than other races but the total ascend will be more…

The Saturday Family Run @ Vergenoegd

The Family Run is hosted by Vergenoegd every Saturday morning! This is a fun event and the route is suitable for young and old, slow and fast, routed through the Estate vineyards.

The Saturday Market @ Vergenoegd

Come rain or sunshine, we will be hosting what is set to be one of the most popular markets in Stellenbosch.

#tastesunshine with wine.co.za @ THE SHED, Stellenbosch

Join wine.co.za on Braai Day (Heritage Day) to participate in (possibly) the largest tasting of South African Wine.

#tastesunshine Worldwide Tasting of South African Wines

Join us in celebrating wine.co.za's 21st birthday by joining our world-wide tasting on Braai Day - Sunday 24th September. #tastesunshine #winecoza21

Boschendal’s Heritage Day Farm Feast

It’s National Heritage day! Here we like to call it Braai Day, because, any excuse for a delicious Braai (a South African BBQ). We are hosting the most amazing and sumptuous open-air Ox roast feast in front of Boschendal’s historic Manor House, on the Rhone lawns which boast the largest Heritage Rose garden in South Africa.

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.

Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival

Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival – learn about wine that goes well with food

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.

R540 Highlands Wine Route

Our second annual Wine Event to take place in Dullstroom from 29 September - 1 October 2017.

The Restaurant at Grande Provence Winter Special

Join us for our annual winter special to celebrate our new winter menu at The Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, with a complimentary bottle of Grande Provence wine per couple, for only R395 per person.

The Saturday Family Run @ Vergenoegd

The Family Run is hosted by Vergenoegd every Saturday morning! This is a fun event and the route is suitable for young and old, slow and fast, routed through the Estate vineyards.

The Saturday Market @ Vergenoegd

Come rain or sunshine, we will be hosting what is set to be one of the most popular markets in Stellenbosch.

Front of House Course

This Front of House Course is designed to set a standard in the wine industry regarding service and attitude towards tourists and potential customers.

Boschendal Ice Cream Making Workshop

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Delicious, creamy, fresh homemade ice cream is a universal favourite. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not that hard to make at home, once you know the secrets…

R59 On Klip River Wine Route

The Annual Henley on Klip River Event will take place on 7 October 2017 in the farm-style village of Henley on Klip.

The Big Farm Taste

Cheese, wine, craft beer, boergoat meat, “skaapstertjies”, tripe and ice cream . . . all these delicacies awaits you at the Big Farm Taste On Saturday 14 October 2017 on the farm Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. Agri-Expo promises a brand new tasting experience of all things farm, both for Farmies as well as Townies.

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.

Wine On The River

During the weekend of 20 - 22 October 2017, the banks of the Breede River on Goudmyn Farm will come alive with the valley’s esteemed winemakers, local chefs and producers.

Classical Music Concert Programme at La Motte

Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, monthly classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances.

Realtors International Durbanville Hills Trail Fun

The Seventh run in the 2017 TrailFun series is proudly sponsored by Realtors International. The race will be held at Durbanville Hills Wine Estate.

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.

Fairview's Annual Goatshed Charity Dinner

Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl will host its fourth annual Charity Dinner on 27 October 2017 at its restaurant, The Goatshed.

Steenberg Garden Party

Make the most of summer and indulge in fine wines and a harvest table laden with delicious treats at the Steenberg Garden Party in Sandton’s beautifully landscaped Beechwood Gardens...

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.

Rocking the Lake

Let us take you on a tour of the 80’s with Rocking the Lake 80’s Revival Tour!

Splash of Pink Paul René Bubbly Festival

Family and friends will experience the heart and soul of authentic handcrafted Paul Rene brut and brut rose’.

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.

Classical Music Concert Programme at La Motte

Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, monthly classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances.

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.

Classical Music Concert Programme at La Motte

Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, monthly classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances.

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.

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show UK

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) London is an annual trade show and conference, open to trade professionals, which takes place in London, UK on Jan 24-25, 2018. IBWSS will give buyers a premier international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers.

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.

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.

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.

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.