Farm to Table festival weekend
Celebrate natural produce and artisanal fare at Boschendal farm during the weekend April 23 -24. This huge farm, in a setting of outstanding beauty, is ready to inform and inspire guests with a programme of talks, tours, demos and workshops, that will please eco-conscious visitors and should convince many others that sustainable farming that is gentle to the earth, cuts food miles, and ensures humane treatment of animals is the route we should be taking.
While all ages will be catered for with children’s activities on the Sunday, Saturday's programme includes compost creation, sausage-making, wine tasting, craft beer, organic food garden tours, and free-range poultry and beef tours..
There's a farm feast on Saturday, starting at 4pm and including a spitroast Angus ox and a barbecue picnic on Sunday to contemplate The farm feast dinner costs R450, children ‘R200 at separate table. The Sunday picnic and live music costs R295 for adults, children 12 and under R100. Picnic prices includes entertainment and childrens activities.
please visit https://plankton.mobi/Home/Index to book. Tickets are limited for all events.
SOUTH AFRICAN CHEESE FESTIVAL IN THE SPOTLIGHT - 30 APRIL -2 MAY
This annual success story is marking its 15th birthday this year with another great weekend of cheese and other goodies at Sandringham near Stellenbosch., exit 39 off the N1. As always, cheese tastings can be partnered with wines, and delicious snacks of all kinds, and celebrity chefs will be doing demos of their speciality dishes. See you there!
Tickets are available from Computicket , Shoprite or Checkers store at R150 per day. Senior citizens pay R100 and children 13 years and younger enter free. No tickets will be sold at the gates. The festival opens from 10:00 - 18:00 daily. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheese-Festival/103882408706
The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival
The annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival takes place over the weekend of 7 - 8 May (10am to 5pm daily), where you are guaranteed to find everything olive related
From olives to olive oils and olive -inspired produce, this promises to be a feast for the senses. Not forgetting the great wines in the area too.! Artisanal beers, an abundance of hearty local food and live entertainment add up to the promise of a great weekend.
An Olive Passport, valid for the weekend, gives visitors access to participating wine farms. It costs R125 and includes a tasting glass. Book online via www.webtickets.co.za or on the day at any of the participating venues. Children under 18 enter for free. A complimentary shuttle service will be available for the duration of the weekend.
Those choosing to make a weekend of this excursion have a wide selection of accommodation from which to choose. For more information contact Riebeek Valley Tourism on 022 448 1545 or mail email@example.com.
PLAISIR DE MERLE WINEMAKERS’ DINNERS 2016
The first of these elegant evenings take place on May 14, from 6,30pm with others to follow in
August and October.Tickets are available at R595 per person, for the five course dinner with wine included. Limited seats are available so call 021 874 1071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of this exclusive event.
SHIRAZ AND CHARCUTERIE AT FRANSCHHOEK
Shiraz and charcuterie events are becoming trendy affairs, with Anthonij Rupert holding theirs on Saturday, 28 May (12pm to 5pm). Their own range of syrah, which includes the Anthonij Rupert Syrah, the Cape of Good Hope Riebeek’s Rivier Shiraz and Protea Shiraz will be there for sampling, as will fine shiraz from Rust en Vrede, Waterford, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Hartenberg Estate, Simonsig and Thelema. These can all be paired with a range of charcuterie and artisanal fare such as French onion soup, and braised lamb arancini with tomato chutney, Toulouse sausages with braised lentils are among the rustic Rhone specialities, perfect to pair with shiraz. Tickets cost R180 per person and are limited, so pre-booking is recommended. Your ticket includes entry and tastings of the wines.. Book directly via www.webtickets.co.za.