upcoming events 

Love Wine Sundays at Benguela Cove

We love wine as much as you do

Tapas for Two: Winter Special at Bistro 1682

The perfect way to prevent food envy is to share your food. Tapas is the perfect way to do just that!

Beat the Winter Blues with exclusive Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Boschendal

Recent groundbreaking studies which garnered international attention have revealed that chocolate and wine offer great health benefits. Good news for those wishing to indulge this winter!

Benguela on Main Winter Promotions

Visit Benguela on Main between May and July to take advantage of our winter lunch and dinner promotions.

Steenberg Spa Special for May

During the month of May, spoil your Mother with a treatment at Steenberg Spa and spend quality time afterwards enjoying a glass of bubbly and a dessert of your choice from the Lunch Menu at Catharina's Restaurant.

Winter Sunday Lunch at Benguela Brasserie

Join us every Sunday this winter for our famous Sunday Roast. If you haven't sampled the delights of our stylish restaurant yet, then let us tempt you with our Sunday lunches! We fondly refer to Sundays as good old "together time".

Latest Exhibition at the Gallery, Grande Provence

Featuring works by: Greg Streak, Marieke Kruger, Shaney van Den Berg, Colbert Mashile, Gary Stephens, Alex Krenz, Adrian Owen, Heike Allerton, Sam Allerton, Barbara Wildenboer, Emily Jane Long and others.

The South African Wine Course - Evening Lectures

Topics encompass wine styles and the effect of wine on the taste of food; vineyard and winemaking practices and how they contribute to making a quality wine. There is a tutored tasting at each of the presentations.

Lust Bistro & Bakery’s Winter Menu

Indulge your senses with Lust Bistro & Bakery’s hearty winter menu that is bursting with country flavour. Keep your winter blues at bay with their delicious selection, from their heavenly char siu pork belly to the delectable spiced duck breast.

Cosying up for winter at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards

Embracing all that is wonderful about winter in the Winelands, Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards will be offering a cosier version of its Rotisserie lunch and Harvest table during weekdays in winter.

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.

Groves and Vineyards

The increasingly famous Groves and Vineyards Festival is returning to Casalinga Ristorante Italiano for its 7th consecutive year on the 28th and 29th of May 2016.

Mellasat Vineyards Autumn Pop-up Restaurant

Our popular pop-up restaurant is back - on the 28th and 29th May 2016!

Senecio 2016 Fun Run at Lourensford

Get your gear on and run! Runners, walkers and wheelchair users are invited to come and join this fun event in aid of children with disabilities.

Wine & Dine by Jean-Vincent Ridon & Chef Kerry Kiplin

A Sommelier and a Chef know that pairing food and wine is an art form.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Durban 2016

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is heading to Durban for the fourth time in 2016, and participating farms are excited. Our 2015 event boasted a show to show increase of 30% with the majority of producers selling out of stock by the close of business.

Wacky Wine Weekend

Expect to be WOWED with the Robertson Wine Valley’s thirteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend showcasing more than 40 wine estates, boutique wineries and tourism establishments from the Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson region.

Young Guns Reloaded - Young Guns & Old Bullets

To celebrate the past and present phases of South Africa’s wine revolution, Young Guns has ‘Reloaded’ in 2016. SA’s most daring tasting event will once again showcase the next generation of young winemaking stars, but this time it’s a family affair.

Simonsig launches winter concert series

Guests can sip award-winning Simonsig wines, enjoy gourmet cuisine and relax to the sound of blues, soft rock and every genre in between as local musicians take to the stage on Friday nights.

Soup, Sip & Bread

The Soup, Sip and Bread festival is back in the Durbanville Wine Valley from 3 to 5 June 2016.

Young Guns Reloaded - Young Guns & Old Bullets

To celebrate the past and present phases of South Africa’s wine revolution, Young Guns has ‘Reloaded’ in 2016. SA’s most daring tasting event will once again showcase the next generation of young winemaking stars, but this time it’s a family affair.

Lourensford 2016 Cellar-bration

We would like to invite you to our 2016 Cellar-bration where we will taste the 2016 white wines and 2015 reds as barrel samples.

Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners Tasting Experience

Join the three Stellenbosch wine farms KLEINOOD, KEERMONT, DE TRAFFORD in the magical UPPER-BLAAUWKLIPPEN VALLEY STELLENBOSCH on Saturday, the 4th June for a special tasting experience.

Drakenstein Animal Rescue - Dog Walk & Fun Day

The Rhebokskloof Dog Walk and Fun Day for the whole family is organised in association with Drakenstein Animal Rescue organisation and will take place at the renowned and very beautiful Rhebokskloof Wine Estate.

Sail Away with Webersburg at their first Model Yacht Regatta

Webersburg Wine Estate, situated in the picturesque Stellenbosch winelands, is hosting their first Model Yacht Regatta on Sunday, 5th June 2016.

Sail Away With Webersburg At Their First Model Yacht Regatta

Webersburg Wine Estate, situated in the picturesque Stellenbosch winelands, is hosting their first Model Yacht Regatta on Sunday, 5th June 2016. Guests can enjoy watching the majestic model yachts as they sail across the Webersburg dam, enjoy gourmet boerewors rolls and potjiekos on the fire, and even try their hand at sailing.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Lust Bistro's Winter Baking Course 2016

Lust Bistro, the ever popular bistro and bakery on Vrede en Lust Estate that has long captivated foodies with its innovative and delicious offerings, now presents an exciting opportunity for aspiring master bakers to learn the skills of the art over a three-day baking course in the idyllic rustic surrounds of the Franschhoek countryside.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

FynArts Art on the Lagoon

Breaking Imagination: Deconstructing Countenance

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Johannesburg Public Tasting

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

Champagne Master Class with Head Sommelier Denis Garret

Join our eccentric French Head Sommelier, Denis Garret BNIC Cognac Educator (2011) and spirits expert for an informative tutored tasting and exclusive learning experience.

Winter Pancake Pairings at Uitkyk

Last chance to enjoy the fantastically popular Uitkyk pancake-and-wine pairing this winter season. A delicious way to spend your Saturday.

FynArts Cooking Demo with Chef Jean Delport

See cooking genius Chef Jean Delport in action in the Pop-Up Kitchen at Hermanus FineArts Festical...

FynArts Taste of France Celebrity Gala Dinner

Featuring Michelin star-rated French Celebrity Chef Thierry Finet

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

Taste the Helderberg 2016

Local food and wine affair to banish the winter blues ...

Forage for fungi at Delheim Estate

Stellenbosch wine farm unearths Wild Mushroom Hunts in its forest ...

Taste & Take-away Wines

This tasting will be conducted by renowned winemaker Georgio Dalla Cia or his son George.

FynArts Audience with the French Sommelier

French wines and cheeses tutored tasting... Experience this French cheese and wine tutored tasting as part of this year's Hermanus FynArts Festival.

A special day for Fathers at Lakeside Lodge & Spa

Every year we get the opportunity to honour our fathers and this year is no exception at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a short drive out from Sedgefield on the Garden Route. A hearty winter set menu is planned at the lodge’s on-site restaurant, Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant.

Escape to Grande Provence this Father’s Day

Surprise your dad with a culinary escape to Grande Provence for a Father’s Day luncheon in the heart of the Franschhoek winelands on Sunday, 19 June 2016 or make a weekend of it if you really want to spoil him.

FynArts Art on the Lagoon

Breaking Imagination: Deconstructing Countenance

Spoil Dad this Father's Day at Benguela on Main

Father’s Day is a day to simply be thankful for the special man in your life and Benguela on Main is offering a four course set menu to celebrate, fine dining style...

KAW Conference with JP Landman

The Cape Agri Employer’s Organisation (CAEO) is pleased to announce the hosting of its ninth CONFERENCE on TOPICAL AGRICULTURE LABOUR MATTERS. As in the past it again promises to be a must for producers and all role players in agriculture. Timeous registration is necessary to avoid disappointment.

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April

The popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April with a monthly dose of extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands.

Winter Pancake Pairings at Uitkyk

Last chance to enjoy the fantastically popular Uitkyk pancake-and-wine pairing this winter season. A delicious way to spend your Saturday.

Delheim Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays

Dip-licious delights to ward off the winter blues

Steam train day trip to Spier

Travel in a wooden vintage coach dating from 1922 and visit one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, Spier.

Top of the Hill Fun Walk

Experience our beautiful farm and walk with owner Pieter de Waal through the many rows of vineyards to the oldest existing Pinotage vineyard block in the world! The Top of the Hill is a single vineyard, planted in April 1950 and therefore an amazing 66 years old.

Winter Pancake Pairings at Uitkyk

Last chance to enjoy the fantastically popular Uitkyk pancake-and-wine pairing this winter season. A delicious way to spend your Saturday.

2016 Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival

Small and select, the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival is known for presenting vintages of distinction and quality in an elegant setting. Juliet Cullinan has once again handpicked 50 celebrated producers to showcase their best vintages at the most exclusive, longest running wine event throughout South Africa.

Test your tastebuds for SAWTC in Joburg

If you think your taste buds have a great memory - then it is time to put them to the test in Joburg

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Classical Music Concert: Triplex at La Motte

Triplex is a woodwind ensemble comprised of an interesting instrumentation of flute, clarinet and saxophone.

Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Berets in hand. Check. Red; white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Check. French flare. Check. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 16th and 17th July, in style!

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

Simonsig launches winter concert series

Guests can sip award-winning Simonsig wines, enjoy gourmet cuisine and relax to the sound of blues, soft rock and every genre in between as local musicians take to the stage on Friday nights.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show - Port Elizabeth

The 2nd FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show takes place at the Boardwalk Convention Centre on Thursday and Friday 28th and 29th July 2016.

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April

The popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April with a monthly dose of extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands.

Winter Pancake Pairings at Uitkyk

Last chance to enjoy the fantastically popular Uitkyk pancake-and-wine pairing this winter season. A delicious way to spend your Saturday.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

FNB Free State Wine Show

The 4th FNB Free State Wine Show takes place at Emoya Hotel & Spa on Thursday and Friday 4th and 5th August 2016. Bloem wine lovers should make it a date night for an evening of great wine tastings.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Port Elizabeth 2016

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show PE is an extension of our flagship Jo’burg show. Through this concept we are literally taking the winelands “on the road” to new, untapped markets so that the industry can extend its reach and convert more consumers into wine drinkers in order to grow domestic sales.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Robertson Slow 2016

A festival that promotes the benefits of taking time to enjoy your senses and surroundings. Various food and wine events are involved throughout the valley.

Hermanus Wine and Food Festival

Become inspired this year by taking your inner wine guru on a journey to one of South Africa’s most prestigious wine and food festivals. We dare you not to salivate.The 19th Hermanus Wine and Food Festival will showcase one of the strongest line-ups of premium wines from the Elgin to Elim region.

Winelands Bridal Fair at Spier Wine Farm

Winelands Bridal Fair, the Cape’s most renowned bridal show, is happening at the beautiful Spier Wine Farm on 6-7 August and will once again offer those who are planning their wedding (or even a special event or birthday party) access to everything they need for their special day, all under one roof.

Winter Pancake Pairings at Uitkyk

Last chance to enjoy the fantastically popular Uitkyk pancake-and-wine pairing this winter season. A delicious way to spend your Saturday.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap 2016

Old and new Pinotage lovers will once again be treated to an abundance of Diemersfontein’s Original Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage, flowing straight from the barrel, coupled with delectable food and live local entertainment, at three picturesque locations across South Africa in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

The Winelands Chocolate Festival at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

The second Winelands Chocolate Festival takes place at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 20th and 21st of August 2016. This year’s festival is beautifully laid out in the spacious Blaauwklippen grounds and building. There is a bigger and better line-up with more features, more chocolate and more wine.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Nelspruit 2016

2016 will be the second time that The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show visits Nelspruit!

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Pretoria 2016

Back in 2015, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show made a promise to all upcountry wine lovers: that we would bring more wines to more places not traditionally visited by quality wine exhibitions!

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April

The popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April with a monthly dose of extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands.

Winter Pancake Pairings at Uitkyk

Last chance to enjoy the fantastically popular Uitkyk pancake-and-wine pairing this winter season. A delicious way to spend your Saturday.

Groote Post Country Market

The terrace in front of Hilda’s Kitchen and adjacent to the Cellar will be a hive of activity, brimming with delicious and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home ware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

First Triathlon for Lakeside Lodge & Spa

Boutique five-star hotel, Lakeside Lodge & Spa close to Sedgefield and the Wilderness National Park, is hosting its first cross triathlon on Saturday, 17 September 2016 in partnership with TriSport. Set in the beautiful Garden Route, and entrenched in mountain and wilderness views, this estate will play host to the three-legged sporting event.

The Michael Fridjhon Wine Experience

Brought to you by Investec Specialist Bank. The 20th Anniversary of the Michael Fridjhon Wine Experience, a taste discovery of some of the world's most sought-after wines paired with extraordinary meals, takes place on the 17th and 18th September at the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg.

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April

The popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April with a monthly dose of extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands.

Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap 2016

Old and new Pinotage lovers will once again be treated to an abundance of Diemersfontein’s Original Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage, flowing straight from the barrel, coupled with delectable food and live local entertainment, at three picturesque locations across South Africa in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Groote Post Country Market

The terrace in front of Hilda’s Kitchen and adjacent to the Cellar will be a hive of activity, brimming with delicious and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home ware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines.

Whale Festival Sporting Events: TriSport Night Trail Run

Boasting an awe-inspiring natural background, participants can look forward to running between the vineyards on single tracks around the estate. You will have the most amazing scenery with the lagoon and the mountains in the background. It is a fast, non-technical trail event with very little elevation.

Whale Festival Sporting Event: Surfski Competition

Boasting an awe-inspiring natural background, participants can look forward to swimming in the salty water of the Bot River lagoon and participating in a Surfski Event from the lagoon to Hermanus.

Whale Festival Sporting Events: Trail Run

Boasting an awe-inspiring natural background, participants can look forward to running between the vineyards on single tracks around the estate. You will have the most amazing scenery with the lagoon and the mountains in the background.

Whale Festival Sporting Event: Benguela Freedom Swim

Boasting an awe-inspiring natural background, participants can look forward to swimming in the salty water of the Bot River lagoon.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Leopard's Leap Cooking Classes

From balancing the intense flavours of North Africa to adding versatility to Vegan cooking, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces a new programme of Cooking Classes that will challenge foodies with interesting flavour combinations while encouraging home cooks to experiment.

Certificate Wine Course - 3 Days

Take an in-depth journey into South African wine with the Certificate Wine Course. Broaden your viticulture and winemaking knowledge, whilst learning about the industry, sparkling, sweet and dessert style wines, along with fortified wines and brandies.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

Robertson Wine on the River 2016

Our annual spring wine festival on the banks of the Breede River. More than 30 wineries in one beautiful river setting

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

RMB WineX

The 17th RMB WineX takes place on 26, 27 and 28 October. Discover the Art of Wine - a wine for every palate, a palette for every wine.

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April

The popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April with a monthly dose of extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands.

Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap 2016

Old and new Pinotage lovers will once again be treated to an abundance of Diemersfontein’s Original Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage, flowing straight from the barrel, coupled with delectable food and live local entertainment, at three picturesque locations across South Africa in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Groote Post Country Market

The terrace in front of Hilda’s Kitchen and adjacent to the Cellar will be a hive of activity, brimming with delicious and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home ware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.

Faulty Wine Tasting Evening

The Cape Wine Academy offers a Faulty wine tasting in conjunction with Prof Wessel Du Toit.

Groote Post Country Market

The terrace in front of Hilda’s Kitchen and adjacent to the Cellar will be a hive of activity, brimming with delicious and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home ware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines.

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April

The popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April with a monthly dose of extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands.

Babylonstoren Workshops 2016

We hold regular workshops at Babylonstoren as we see it as an ideal opportunity to share what we’ve learned – not only about our garden but about gardening in general, with you. We also regularly invite guests who are experts in their fields to host these workshops in collaboration with our gardening team.