Things are hotting up in every sense of the word. With harvest in full swing in many regions, the weather in some areas is sizzling, in others just offering enjoyable late summer warmth. Wine-lovers, travellers and adventurous spirits have a wealth of harvest fests and, of course, Valentine events to contemplate as February gives way to March.
G&T’s and more at Woodstock’s Old Biscuit Mill
Sunday February 24 see the fourth Gin & Tonic Fest take place at this vibey venue, where popular and new gin brands are showcased to fans. The gin makers will be there to tell their stories, the Neighbourgoods Market will operate alongside, local performers will adda musical background and tempting artisanal food will be displayed.
Early Bird tickets have sold out and General Admission Tickets are live and going fast. There are three different group ticket options. Buy your whole crews' tickets to attend in one go and get a discount on each ticket purchased… the larger your group, the more you save. Please note that tickets for the day are limited, so we advise purchasing your tickets as soon as possible.
DURBANVILLE HILLS INVITES YOU TO A WEDNESDAY AFFAIR
Every Wednesday at 18h00, from the, 20th of February until the 27th of March wine lovers are invited to enjoy an exceptional harvest experience at just R275 per person.
A glass of Durbanville Hills’ renowned Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc starts proceedings, followed by a cellar tour with one of the expert wine ambassadors. Then a delicious two-course dinner in the restaurant is matched to the cellar’s fine wines.
As space is limited, prepaid bookings are required. For bookings or enquiries, please contact Stephanie Timm (0) 21 558 1300 or send an email to SLTimm@distell.co.za
MURATIE'S ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL
tthere are several options for visitors to this popular celebrations, taking place on Saturday March 02. Good food, fine wine, great company are all on the menu at this celebration hosted by the Melck family at their beautiful and historic farm.
Grape stomping and tractor rides through the vineyards is one activitiy while tastings and a long alfresco lunch with the cellar’s wine is another. Music will be provided by the Kitchen Jammin Blues band. Entrance tickets cost from R120 pp depending on what is booked.
For further information and bookings contact Nina Martin at Muratie on 021 865 2330/2336 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERDEBERG CELEBRATE THE PAARL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Perdeberg Wine Cellar will celebrate their annual Harvest Festival on 02 March, 2019 from 10am. The cellar is off the R44, on the Voor-Paardeberg road in the Windmeul district. Entrance costs R60 a head, which includes wine glass and 10 tasting tickets while youngsters younger than 18 go in free of charge. Buy at the gate or online at
Tastings of wine, craft beer and a bubbly bar will be offered, while food trucks, cheese platters, a biltong stall and an oyster bar should keep guests well fed. Live entertainment adds to the vibe, and there is a children’s area with recreational activities charged at R20 per child.
FAMILY FUN AT NEDERBURG DURING PAARL HARVEST FESTIVAL
The Paarl Harvest Celebration takes place on Saturday, 2 March 2019.
Nederburg’s programme starts with an hour-long yoga session presented by The Om Revolution, from 9:00 -10:00, on the lawn in front of the manor house. Follow this with brunch from their picnic basket costing R225 per head.
From 10:00 until 18:00, visitors can sample some of Nederburg’s young wines join the adult lawn games and stomp newly harvested grapes. A variety of fun activities will be lined up for children.
Live music by popular South African artists will keep visitors entertained and various food, ice cream and drink stalls will offer country-style fare to enjoy with Nederburg wines.
Free guided tours of Nederburg’s state-of-the-art cellar and Old Cellar Museum will take place every hour from 11:00 until 17:00
The Red Table restaurant in the manor house, will be serving its à la carte menu between 11:00 and 16:00. Restaurant reservations are advised, and picnics need to be booked and paid for in advance.
Book through www.webtickets.co.za at R50 per adult (free for those under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult).
MONTH LONG VALENTINES AT ANTHONIJ RUPERT WYNE
Sweet treats and Rosés are being paired during February at this Franschhoek estate, with free tastings of rosé wines, both still and sparkling. Partner them with a gourmet salad if liked, and finish dinner with a rose bubbly and strawberry tart.
Buy a case of rose wines and get the 6th bottle free.
Book for a MCC and Sweet Treat tasting with three bubblies paired with four treats, including citrus and dulce fudge, a raspberry blondie and a cherry and white chocolate truffe. This costs R95 a head and is available Mon – Saturday, booking essential. To book email email@example.com or call 021 874 9041.