upcoming events 

Love Wine Sundays at Benguela Cove

We love wine as much as you do

Die Oesfees/The Harvest Festival

Come and join us for a day of full family fun at Die Oefees / Harvest Festival at Leriba Hotel and Spa.

Teddy Bear Fair - Food and Wine Festival

Yearly Food and Wine Festival at The Range in Tokai.

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".

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.

Allesverloren at The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Allesverloren - for the love of wine

The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

In case you missed it last year you certainly have no excuse to miss out this year. The annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival takes place over the weekend of 7 and 8 May (9:30am to 5pm Saturday; 9:30am to 4pm Sunday), and you’re sure to find anything olive related – perfect for the olive enthusiast!

A Luxurious Mother’s Day at Lakeside Lodge & Spa

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a five-star picturesque estate near Sedgefield has an elegant Mother’s Day lunch planned on Sunday, 8 May 2016.

Mother's Day at Longridge

Treat the woman in your life with a delectable feast this Mother’s Day at Longridge Wine Estate.

Mother's Day at Uitkyk

Enjoy a Glass Memoire Moment at Uitkyk this Mother's Day

Mother's Day Hike at Le Bonheur

Le Bonheur invites you to treat your mother to a unique experience this Mother’s Day, Sunday 8 May 2016.

Mother's Day Lunch @ The Bakery at Jordan

Spoil your mom this Mother's Day and take her for lunch at The Bakery at Jordan.

Mother's Day Treat at Alto Wine Estate

Alto treats all mother's on Sunday, 8 May 2016

Mothers Day Special at Bodega Restaurant Dornier

Spoil your Mother at Dornier Bodega Restaurant this year and indulge in a delectable 5 course menu specially created for Mother’s day.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Spier Hotel

Treat mom to a farm-style afternoon tea at Spier Hotel.

Mother’s Day at Lanzerac

Treat Mom to something extra special this Mother’s Day with a visit to the picture perfect Lanzerac Hotel and Wine Estate, promising the finest hospitality the Cape Winelands has to offer.

Mother’s Day at Spier

Mother's Day at Eight. Spoil mom with a farm-to-table feast at Eight.

Treat mom to a special day at Boschendal this Mother's Day

Boschendal Farm offers every family a Mother’s Day to remember with outings ranging from a casual and relaxed picnic on the spacious estate lawns, to brunch under the oaks at The Deli and farm-to-table dining at The Werf Restaurant.

The Wilderness Cheese Festival

The 13th Annual Cheese and Wine Festival which will be hosted by the Wilderness Hotel from the 13th till the 15th May 2016.

Bash of Beer and Music in the Breedekloof

Country charm intertwined with a buzzing atmosphere: add an eviable selection of coldhand-crafted boutique beers from the finest rural beer brewers. Lively rock and blues music.

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.

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.

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.

Grape Stomping presented by Middelvlei Wine Estate & Lariba Hotel & Spa

Grape stomping presented by Middelvlei Wine Estate and Leriba Hotel Group, in association with AgriSA.

Wellness Weekend breat at Spier

Yoga In The Vines with Sharni Quinn. A wellness weekend break for anyone who appreciates balance, healthy lifestyle and conscious living – with some yoga, really good food and great wine.

Autumn Food & Wine Pairing at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar

Join us as we amble into autumn with sophisticated food accompanied by Jakkalsvlei's award winning wines.

Cab Franc Carnival at Avontuur Estate

On Saturday, 21 May 2016 from 11h00-17h00, the second Cabernet Franc Carnival takes place at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, with 16 wineries, from all over the Winelands, participating to show off their wines.

Nuy Valley Feast

A fun atmosphere and country feel at Nuy Valley, an award-winning wine and olive route.Kick off them shoes and uncork some fun!

Nuy Valley Feast

The Nuy Valley, an award-winning wine and olive route, located between Worcester and Robertson, celebrates their 8th annual festival on 21 May 2016.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert

Shiraz and Charcuterie; a culinary match made in heaven! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience these taste sensations at this year’s Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

FynArts Art on the Lagoon

Breaking Imagination: Deconstructing Countenance

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.

Classical Music Concert: Triplex at La Motte

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.