upcoming events 

Neethlingshof Wine Garden Live Music Wednesdays

Neethlingshof Wine Garden Live Music Wednesdays run throughout the summer season from October to March every Wednesday.

Stellenbosch Street Soirees

City of oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties are back

Harvest Your Photography Skills at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Get your cameras, smartphones and tablets ready! We encourage all amateur photography enthusiasts to get involved during our harvest to capture the best picture of the ‘2016 Benguela Cove Harvest’.

Grande Provence celebrates month of love with luxurious wine and chocolate pairings

Indulge in the ultimate month of love at Grande Provence with a luxurious tasting of wine-infused chocolates, custom-made by Franschhoek chocolatier Huguenot Fine Chocolates, and three perfect wine partners.

Hands-on Harvest 2016

A great family outing!

Big Easy Wine Dinner

Join Chef Janine Fourie and winemaker Louis Strydom for a 5-course food and wine experience

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

Summer Sundowners at Hidden Valley Wines

Sit back and relax with a glass of Hidden Valley Brut or a glass of chilled Hidden Valley Sauvignon Blanc and watch the sun set over Table Mountain, while enjoying one of our delicious cheese & charcuterie platters.

Valentine Twilight Market at Lourensford

The newest addition to the Lourensford Market is our Friday night Twilight Markets! End off the week and start the weekend straight after work on Friday* at the Lourensford Twilight Markets!

Backsberg Centenary Picnic Concerts

The popular Picnic Concerts annually held on Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl will have an especially celebratory vibe this year as this pioneering wine estate celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1916 by CL Back, an immigrant from Lithuania, Backsberg Estate Cellars has been presided over by four generations of the Back family.

Doggie Walk at Lourensford

Bring your four-legged family members and join us for a doggie walk on the beautiful Lourensford Estate!

Loved up at Lanzerac this Valentine’s Day

February is the month of love, and what better way than to spoil that special person in your life with a visit to Lanzerac, a romantic destination in its own right.

Muratie Valentine's Bash

Head out to Muratie on Saturday 13th February for Muratie Estate’s Valentine’s bash and enjoy a wonderful day of wine and food, and jazz, funk, blues, and rock ‘n roll with the Swingsetters, Cape Town’s popular swing band.

Revving up Rosé Festival

Few things say summer and romance like a glass of chilled rosé so join the Rosé Renaissance and head out to Franschhoek on Valentine’s weekend to stop and smell, and taste, the Rosés, Brosés (Rosés for the ‘bros’) Cocktails and Bubblies.

Simonsig Trail Run

Kick off our 2016 series with your friends & family (or date) and join us for the Valentine’s run on 13 February at the beautiful Simonsig Wine Estate.

Spier Valentine’s Day movie on the Werf

Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable at Spier Wine Farm. Join us for an evening under the stars and settle in to your own little pod on the werf and cosy up to a showing of Sleepless in Seattle.

The Constantia Crush

The Constantia Crush is bringing 25 wineries from all over the Western Cape to your doorstop with a fun family focused festival. Be Mine In Wine this Valentines

Valentine's Day Dinner at Benguela on Main

Satisfy your every culinary food fantasies with our Valentine's day Menu at Benguela on Main. Executive Chef, Jean Delport has used love, lust and total indulgence to inspire his four-course gourmet menu for this special weekend in February.

Valentine's Day Movie Night

Come and join us for an outdoor Valentine's movie night for the whole family.

Valentine's Dinner at the Pop-Up restaurant at the Manor

Be swept away to a night of luxury and sophistication as you take part in a night of romance and glamour. Spoil your partner with a romantic dinner at the Manor house at Benguela Cove. Chef Annelie Badenhorst has used the beauty on the estate and season on love to inspire her Valentine menu.

Valentines Evening with The Swingsetters at Muratie

Why not join us for a wonderful day of music, food and delicious wine with the Swingsetters.

Valentine’s Day at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

For the ultimate romantic experience, Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek will be hosting two intimate Valentine’s Day events over the weekend of 13 and 14 February 2016.

Backsberg Centenary Picnic Concerts

The popular Picnic Concerts annually held on Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl will have an especially celebratory vibe this year as this pioneering wine estate celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1916 by CL Back, an immigrant from Lithuania, Backsberg Estate Cellars has been presided over by four generations of the Back family.

Blaauwklippen Markets this February

Love is in the air! And we would love to spend our time with you.

Boschendal Valentine's food garden tour

Enjoy a Valentine’s celebration with a difference by joining Food Garden Manager, Megan McCarthy for a Valentine’s themed Food Garden Tour and stock up on our veggies and herbs for a romantic dining occasion.

Grande Provence is the ultimate romantic getaway

Woo your beloved this Valentine’s Day with a romantic lunch or dinner at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Framed by a backdrop of lush vines and majestic mountains, this tranquil setting is the ultimate getaway for a day of romance.

Limestone Rocks in the Springfontein Bar(n)

EAT & DRINK: German Harvest Fare and „Federweißer Bowle “MUSIC: Special musical act STRAIGHT OUTTA CAPE TOWN...

Valentine's Day Lunch at Benguela on Main

Satisfy your every culinary food fantasies with our Valentine's day Menu at Benguela on Main. Executive Chef, Jean Delport has used love, lust and total indulgence to inspire his four-course gourmet menu for this special weekend in February.

Valentine's Day Lunch at Dornier's Bodega Restaurant

Head Chef Lee-Anne du Plessis has created a beautiful four course menu for Valentine's Day lunch this February.

Valentine's Day Outdoor Classic Movie Evening at Uitkyk

Treat your loved one this Valentine's Day to a romantic outdoor classic movie evening under the stars.

Valentine's Lunch at the Pop-Up restaurant at the Manor

Valentine’s day is one of the most magical days of the year. Drive through the winelands on your way to the Pop-Up Restaurant at the Manor House on our estate. Take in breath-taking views and be treated to a 360 degree fine-dinning experience. Chef Annelie Badenhorst has used the beauty on the estate and season on love to inspire her Valentine's me

Valentine's Movie Night at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate: Vir Altyd

Grootskerm Piekniek....

Valentine’s Day Picnic with Luna Paige and Simonsig

Afrikaans songstress Luna Paige will be performing a selection of her acclaimed songs at a picnic concert on the Simonsig Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, on Valentine’s Day, 14 February.

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.

Villiera Sunset Game Drive

The evening begins at 17h30 and includes a guided drive through part of our vineyard into the Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will see numerous antelope and bird species.

"Geskiedenis" by Muratie

Muratie Wynlandgoed nooi u hartlik uit vir 'n Geskienis praatjie aangebied deur Dr Dan Sleigh.

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

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.

Prestigious Ruinart Champagne Dinner

Four-course gourmet menu paired with a selection of premium Ruinart Cuvee Champagnes.

Summer Sundowners at Hidden Valley Wines

Sit back and relax with a glass of Hidden Valley Brut or a glass of chilled Hidden Valley Sauvignon Blanc and watch the sun set over Table Mountain, while enjoying one of our delicious cheese & charcuterie platters.

Hanepoot Harvest at Lourensford Wine Estate

It’s time once again for Lourensford’s annual #HanepootHarvest, a fun-filled day in which members of the public are invited to pick their own hanepoot grapes in our vineyard.. Join us for a day of family fun and take your own harvest of juicy, sun-sweetened table grapes home with you!

Backsberg Centenary Picnic Concerts

The popular Picnic Concerts annually held on Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl will have an especially celebratory vibe this year as this pioneering wine estate celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1916 by CL Back, an immigrant from Lithuania, Backsberg Estate Cellars has been presided over by four generations of the Back family.

Blaauwklippen Markets this February

Love is in the air! And we would love to spend our time with you.

Villiera Sunset Game Drive

The evening begins at 17h30 and includes a guided drive through part of our vineyard into the Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will see numerous antelope and bird species.

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

Darling Cellars Music Picnic

Join us for music in the moonlight at Darling Cellars.

Friday night Twilight Market at Lourensford

The newest addition to the Lourensford Market is our Friday night Twilight Markets! End off the week and start the weekend straight after work on Friday* at the Lourensford Twilight Market! *Only open on selected Fridays. Watch this space to see when the next one will be!

Summer Sundowners at Hidden Valley Wines

Sit back and relax with a glass of Hidden Valley Brut or a glass of chilled Hidden Valley Sauvignon Blanc and watch the sun set over Table Mountain, while enjoying one of our delicious cheese & charcuterie platters.

Darling Cellars Crush Day

On the 27th February 2016 is it is the ideal opportunity to hit the road and venture out to the scenic Darling winelands for the annual Darling Cellars Crush Day. This lively, family friendly soiree features atractor ride to the vineyard, picking your own grapes, stomping contests, food markets and live music.

Darling Cellars Crush Day

On 27 February 2016 is it is the ideal opportunity to hit the road and venture out to the scenic Darling winelands for the annual Darling Cellars Crush Day. This lively, family friendly soiree features a tractor ride to the vineyard, picking your own grapes, stomping contests, food markets and live music.

Drive in at Spier: Dirty Dancing

Watch classic movies underneath the starry Cape Town night sky at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

Feast of the Grape

Itching for grape amusement? Kick off your shoes for some squishing and splatting at this year’s Durbanville Wine Valley’s Feast of the Grape, a weekend of harvest fun hosted by 12 wine farms in the Valley.

Robin Auld at Muratie

Why not join us for a wonderful day of music, food and delicious wine with Robin Auld.

Sip, stomp, savour and celebrate the 2016 Spier Harvest

On Saturday 27 February, Spier will celebrate its annual grape harvest with a harvest-themed edition of the monthly Spier Werf Market.

Backsberg Centenary Picnic Concerts

The popular Picnic Concerts annually held on Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl will have an especially celebratory vibe this year as this pioneering wine estate celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1916 by CL Back, an immigrant from Lithuania, Backsberg Estate Cellars has been presided over by four generations of the Back family.

Blaauwklippen Markets this February

Love is in the air! And we would love to spend our time with you.

FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show - East London

The 2nd FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show takes place at Hemingways Casino, East London, on Thursday and Friday 3rd and 4th March 2016.

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

Summer Sundowners at Hidden Valley Wines

Sit back and relax with a glass of Hidden Valley Brut or a glass of chilled Hidden Valley Sauvignon Blanc and watch the sun set over Table Mountain, while enjoying one of our delicious cheese & charcuterie platters.

Classical Music Concert: Odeion String Quartet at La Motte

The popular Odeion quartet returns to La Motte to perform Mozart’s String Quartet in E-flat major, K428 and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” string quartet in D minor.

Lourensford Hikes

We invite you to join us for a guided hike within the farming areas of our majestic Lourensford Estate. We would love to show you the landscape and views that not many people are privileged to see!

The Werf Food Garden Tours

Boschendal is calling everyone with green-fingers, or striving to have, to put our Food Garden Tours to the test. The tours will be led by horticulturist, Megan McCarthy, who will teach you all about gardening.

Top of the Hill Fun Walk

After a brilliant and successful Pinotage Day at the farm, we are happy to announce that we will host the Walk to the Top of the Hill vineyard on a monthly basis!

Top of the Hill Fun Walk

After a brilliant and successful Pinotage Day at the farm, we are happy to announce that we will host the Walk to the Top of the Hill vineyard on a monthly basis!

Eikendal Weintaufe 2016

A Sunday wind down on the lawn for young and old

Hartseerkind - an Ingrid Jonker play at Lourensford

Singer-songwriter Divan of Hermitage, brings beautiful ballades of his own repertoire and composes songs on poems by Ingrid . A unique look at one of the most popular poets of South Africa.

MCC ‘Festival of Bubbles’

The Vineyard Hotel has confirmed that their annual MCC Festival will take place on Sunday, 6 March 2016 and will, as always, showcase some of the Cape’s best Methode Cap Classique (MCC).

Phillemon Hlungwani presents twin exhibitions at Grande Provence & Circa gallery

The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek - Sunday, 6 March to Monday, 28 March 2016 Circa Gallery, 2 Jellico Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, from 3 March 2016

Sunday Music Picnics at Boschendal

Relax with live entertainment at Boschendal Sunday PicnicsThe Werf Garden Picnics at Boschendal is centred around the ornamental gazeboand close to the estate’s farm-to-table food area, with the Drakenstein Mountains as a backdrop.

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.

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

Drive in at Spier: Finding Nemo

Watch classic movies underneath the starry Cape Town night sky at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

Muratie Harvest Festival

The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 12th March 2016.

Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival

Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine - the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will be in evidence at this year’s inaugural Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival where you will be able to enjoy a selection of superb wines paired with mouth-watering pizzas and live music.

The South African Wine Course

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.

Food & Wine Pairing at Elephant's Eye in Zimbabwe

Learn to pair food and wine with Darryl Burger, a top chef and sommelier from Cape Town, at the eco-lodge Elephant's Eye, Hwange in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Join us for a week of food and wine pairing from 13 to 18 March 2016.

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

Summer Sundowners at Hidden Valley Wines

Sit back and relax with a glass of Hidden Valley Brut or a glass of chilled Hidden Valley Sauvignon Blanc and watch the sun set over Table Mountain, while enjoying one of our delicious cheese & charcuterie platters.

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

Drive in at Spier: Grand Budapest Hotel

Watch classic movies underneath the starry Cape Town night sky at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

Summer Sounds at Haute Cabriere

Characterised by its iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir, its fine Pinot Noirs, its celebrated Pierre Jourdan MCCs, and its lively Tranquille blend, Haute Cabrière has become firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of wine lovers in this country and beyond.

Lourensford Hikes

We invite you to join us for a guided hike within the farming areas of our majestic Lourensford Estate. We would love to show you the landscape and views that not many people are privileged to see!

Sunday Music Picnics at Boschendal

Relax with live entertainment at Boschendal Sunday PicnicsThe Werf Garden Picnics at Boschendal is centred around the ornamental gazeboand close to the estate’s farm-to-table food area, with the Drakenstein Mountains as a backdrop.

Nobu Wine&Dine with Meerlust Estate

Enjoy an evening at Nobu Cape Town for an excelent wine pairing dinner

FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show

The 7th FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show takes place at the Emnotweni Arena on Thursday and Friday 7th and 8th April 2016.

Wines of the World Course

A magnificent way to experience the world through a glass of wine! Explore the world’s wine regions and taste the interesting wines that they produce. From France to Australia and the Americas, you will be able to compare their wines against ours. This course consists of 3 lectures which are conducted as a 1 day course.

Drive in at Spier: Grease

Watch classic movies underneath the starry Cape Town night sky at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

J & M Pinotage & Biltong Festival

Indulge in two of SA’s favourite delicacies on Saturday, 16 April and Sunday, 17 April 2016 at the Biltong and Pinotage Festival, presented by Joubert & Monty Famous Biltong which takes place at L’Avenir Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch from 11h00-18h00.

Faulty Wine Tasting Evening

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

Boschendal Farm Feast Festival

Save the date - Boschendal will be hosting a Farm Feast Festival on the weekend 23 & 24 April 2016.

Drive in at Spier: Life of Pi

Watch classic movies underneath the starry Cape Town night sky at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

The South African Wine Course

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.

Introduction to South African Brandy

A two hour evening, which covers the theory of Brandy and includes a brandy tasting. Everyone is welcome!

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Judges' Feedback Session

A feedback session with the judges of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016 judging – open to the wine industry and media.

Jakkalsvlei at The Wilderness Cheese Festival

Jakkalsvlei is proud to form part of the 13th Annual Cheese and Wine Festival which will be hosted by the Wilderness Hotel from the 13th till the 15th May 2016.

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.

Wines of the World Course

A magnificent way to experience the world through a glass of wine! Explore the world’s wine regions and taste the interesting wines that they produce. From France to Australia and the Americas, you will be able to compare their wines against ours. This course consists of 3 lectures which are conducted as a 1 day course.

Introduction to South African Brandy

A two hour evening, which covers the theory of Brandy and includes a brandy tasting. Everyone is welcome!

Cabernet Franc Carnival

The first Cabernet Franc Carnival in June 2015 gave wine makers and fans the opportunity to experience the varietal from 13 of the best-known producers in South Africa. On Saturday, 21 May 2016 from 11h00-17h00, the event will take place again at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

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.

Front of House Course - 2 Days

The Front of House Course is ideal for tasting room staff and students in the wine and service industry as well as those wishing to pursue a career as a Cape Sommelier™.

kykNet & Robertson Wine Valley's Wacky Wine Weekend 2016

This is SA's biggest regional wine festival with more than 18 000 visitors. Fun wine activities at individual wineries.

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Cape Town Public Tasting

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Faulty Wine Tasting Evening

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