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Love Wine Sundays at Benguela Cove

We love wine as much as you do

Kleine Zalze: Winter at Terroir Restaurant

We invite you to come and enjoy our 'Winter Plates' offer, which includes a choice of two main courses paired with a glass of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wine..

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.

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".

Hearty & Homely Lunch Special at Bistro Sixteen82

Join us for a delicious lunch this winter at Bistro 1682. Select a 2 course, 3 course or 4 course meal for R175, R205 or R235 respectively.

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.

Special offers at Spier

Various specials on offer at Spier

Winter Picnic at Spier

Tuck into wholesome farm vegetable soup, wood-fired baguette, rotisserie chicken and a sumptuous chocolate dessert in our hearty winter picnic.

Jazz and Cheese Fondues

Warm up your Sundays this winter at Delheim at our Jazz and Cheese Fondues. Your ticket includes a warming glass of Glühwein on arrival, a shared cheese fondue and soulful, live music that will keep the feet tapping from 12h30 until 15h30.

#OHMYSPICE I discovered this…

#OHMYSPICE I discovered this… DrankensBurger @ Barley & Biltong

Beat the winter blues with Lanzerac’s wine and cheese pairings

What better way to beat the winter blues than spending the day at the picturesque Lanzerac Wine Estate whilst indulging in a decadent wine and cheese pairing. Winner of the KLINK Award for the Best Deli on a Wine Farm, visitors to the historic estate during the month of July can sample a selection of the finest cheeses which have been carefully pai

Catharina's Winter Special

This winter, warm up with Catharina's Winter Special. Enjoy 2 or 3 courses from the following menu served with a glass of wine:

Winter Special @ Dornier Bodega

Two months of winter remain ahead of us, the coldest yet to come. From Wednesdays to Fridays Bodega Restaurant will be serving tender, flavourful, rich and succulent Lamb Shoulder optionally paired with Dornier Pinotage for R115.00 per person.

Delheim Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays

Dip-licious delights to ward off the winter blues

Mellasat Vineyards Winter Warmer Soup and Wine Pairing

Join us for a Winter Warmer Soup & Wine Pairing23rd & 24th July and 30th & 31st July 2016

Sediment SA Wyntoer 2016

The Sediment SA Wyntoer 2016 kicks off on the 23rd of July in Potchefstroom, at the Snowflake and then takes a turn towards Pretoria at Weylandts in the Brooklyn Mall on the 24th of July. This is one for your social diary and NOT a event that you would want to miss out on!

Sediment SA Wyntoer 2016

The Sediment SA Wyntoer 2016 kicks off on the 23rd of July in Potchefstroom, at the Snowflake and then takes a turn towards Pretoria at Weylandts in the Brooklyn Mall on the 24th of July. This is one for your social diary and NOT a event that you would want to miss out on!

Vetsol Doggie Walk at Lourensford

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

Elsenburg Wine Auction

The nine final year students of the Elsenburg Cellar Technology course will go on an educational overseas visit to Portugal and France from 11 November – 6 December 2016. The students will be accompanied by winemaker and lecturer Lorraine Geldenhuys and assistant winemaker, Solomon Monyamane.

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.

Five course wine pairing dinner with Perdeberg Wines

An evening at the Chef's table at Mondiall featuring Perdeberg 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.

Flavours of Winter at Muratie Estate

Make the most of the Cape winter and head out to the historic Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch for a mellow fireside celebration of Cape Port-Style Wines at the Flavours of Winter Festival on Saturday 30th July, hosted by the Melck family, South Africa’s top Cape Port-Style Wine Producers, and African Cork Suppliers.

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.

Nederburg Concert Series

From June to October, music lovers will be able to choose from a top-drawer selection of music for solo piano, voice, piano duo, harp and flute duo, as well as guitar duo – all to be enjoyed in the beautiful surrounds of the historical Nederburg Manor House in Paarl.

Be Creative For CANSA - Women's Month at Benguela Cove

In honour of Women's Day, the month of August is dedicated to your glitz, glam and elegance.

Lanzerac Winemaker Food & Wine Pairing Dinner

Make the most of the public holiday on the 3rd of August and indulge in the latest offering to emerge from Lanzerac. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample fine wines and delectable food creations when the popular Lanzerac Winemaker Food & Wine Pairing Dinners commence on Tuesday, 2 August.

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.

Winter, Wine and Music at Neethlingshof

Keep warm and entertained this winter season at Neethlingshof.

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.

Food and Wine Pairing Evening with Smak and Babylonstoren

Smak together with Babylonstoren will be a Food and Wine Pairing Evening on First Thursday, 4th August 2016, 6pm for 6.30pm Cost: R560 p/p 5 course incl. wine

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.

Pebbles Project AGM 2016

The trustees of the Pebbles Project Trust would like invite you to the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

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.

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.

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!

Steenberg Trail Run

You asked and we are so excited to bring you another fabulous trail run/walk through the beautiful Steenberg Vineyards on Saturday the 6th of August 2016. Come explore the farm by foot, grab a glass of wine on route or gun for the finish to win one of our fabulous prizes.

Test your tastebuds for SAWTC in Cape Town

Test your taste buds, and fly to the World Wine Tasting Championship in France ...

The South African Wine Course - Day

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell.

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.

50 Shades of Pink at Benguela on Main

Join us as we celebrate Women's Day and salute the strong ladies in our lives with a High Tea in their honour.

The Boschendal Werf Garden Tour

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

Sijnn & De Hoop Fine Wine Weekend

Whale watchers haven, De Hoop is based near Malgas, a 30 minute drive from the Sijnn winery. This makes it the perfect venue for a decent break while getting to enjoy some incredible wines.

Chocolate & Wine: Myth or Magic?

Join us in exploring Chocolate and Wine pairing.

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.

Get ‘piggy with it’ at the Bottelary Hills Wine Route ‘Pop Up’ Lunch

Celebrity Chef Bertus Basson sizzles with pork pleasures

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.

Watershed Live at Neethlingshof

Book now for an intimate winter warmer weeknight with Watershed at Neethlingshof.

La Motte presents: An Evening of Vintage Wine & Venison

An Evening of Vintage Wine & Venison with Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche and Chef Michelle TheronEnjoying international acclaim for the quality of its food and wine offering, La Motte wine estate’s passionate wine and culinary team invites guests to an evening of Vintage Wine and Venison in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.

Disney Magic: Music from the Movies at Lourensford

The SCO - Stellenbosch City Orchestra presents its brand new musical spectacular "Disney Magic: Music from the Movies" with vocal guest stars Jolene McCleland and Niel Rademan at the Lourensford Wine Cellar on the 19th and 20th of August.

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.

Disney Magic: Music from the Movies at Lourensford

The SCO - Stellenbosch City Orchestra presents its brand new musical spectacular "Disney Magic: Music from the Movies" with vocal guest stars Jolene McCleland and Niel Rademan at the Lourensford Wine Cellar on the 19th and 20th of August.

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.

Uitkyk Women's Month Tour and Tasting

To celebrate women’s month and women in the wine industry, Uitkyk winemaker Estelle Lourens, will host a unique tasting experience.

Wine Ambassador Golf Day

Come and experience the second Wine Ambassador Golf Day @ R3000 per 4-ball

Mercury Wine Week

This August the Mercury Wine Week graces Greyville Racecourse with hundreds of the world’s best Reds, Whites, Rose's and Sparkling Wines. The fine wine feast was born at Greyville 38 years ago.

Gourmet Winter Feast at Capegate

Capegate Shopping Centre will be hosting its Gourmet Winter Feast in our prestigious shopping centre and everyone is welcome.

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.

We Love Wine @ Capegate 2016

If you’re a wine lover and living in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, the fourth “We Love Wine” Festival at Capegate Shopping Centre on Friday, 26 August from 17h00-21h00 and Saturday, 27 August from 12h00-18h00, is right up your alley.

The South African Wine Course

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell.

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.

Nederburg Concert Series

From June to October, music lovers will be able to choose from a top-drawer selection of music for solo piano, voice, piano duo, harp and flute duo, as well as guitar duo – all to be enjoyed in the beautiful surrounds of the historical Nederburg Manor House in Paarl.

Winter, Wine and Music at Neethlingshof

Keep warm and entertained this winter season at Neethlingshof.

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.

Bot River Spring Weekend 2016

Pantry of homegrown pleasures to be savoured – 2 to 4 September

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.

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!

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.

Wozani with Three Wine Men - Wines of South Africa Tasting

The Three Wine Men, Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke and Olly Smith, are creating a purely South African consumer tasting as part of their 2016 events programme. It will be held on 6th September 2016, to tie in with the trade tasting, Intrepid South Africa which is on 8th September 2016.

The South African Wine Course

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell.

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.

The Nederburg Auction 2016

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

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.

The South African Wine Course

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell.

Wine And Food Workshop

Take your taste buds on a journey and discover the delights of combining different food tastes with various wine styles to enhance different flavours.

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.

Sijnn Renosterveld Weekend

Together with the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust Rita & David Trafford will be hosting a weekend of renosterveld exploration and wine-tasting in the beautiful Overberg.

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.

Nederburg Concert Series

From June to October, music lovers will be able to choose from a top-drawer selection of music for solo piano, voice, piano duo, harp and flute duo, as well as guitar duo – all to be enjoyed in the beautiful surrounds of the historical Nederburg Manor House in Paarl.

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.

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.

The South African Wine Course

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell.

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.

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.

Nederburg Concert Series

From June to October, music lovers will be able to choose from a top-drawer selection of music for solo piano, voice, piano duo, harp and flute duo, as well as guitar duo – all to be enjoyed in the beautiful surrounds of the historical Nederburg Manor House in Paarl.

The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference

The first ever Business of Food and Wine tourism conference will take place at Spier in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November 2016.

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.

The South African Wine Course

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell.

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.

Faulty Wine Tasting Evening

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

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Nelspruit 2016

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

Wine and Food Workshop

Take your taste buds on a journey and discover the delights of combining different food tastes with various wine styles to enhance different flavours.

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.

The South African Wine Course

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell.

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.

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.

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.