The French celebrate the Fetes des Vendanges; the Italians their Festa dell’Uva, while in the lush Durbanville valley the winemakers celebrate the fruits of their labour with the annual Feast of the Grape.
Join in the fun as local wineries from the Durbanville Wine Valley celebrate the harvest season at its annual Feast of the Grape.
Harvesting the bounty of the vineyards is regarded as one of the most important moments in the making of good wine. This event marks the end of the grape harvest and the arrival of autumn with a weekend feast filled with an array of activities and an abundance of seasonal wines to taste.
The bumper festival offers visitors the complete package from superb wine, live entertainment, to nonstop kiddies’ entertainment. Old school games will keep young and old entertained throughout the day, and kids can look forward to a jumping castle, face painting and so much more. While the kids are having fun the adults can sip and sample superb wines from the 11 wineries on show from the Durbanville region. Try your hand at grape stomping, milking a dairy cow, be amazed at the latest and greatest on offer at the tractor exhibition or simply browse the stalls for delectable local produce on offer. Local restaurants will ensure you’re kept well fed throughout the day.
What better way to celebrate and feast on the bounties of the Durbanville Wine region.
Woordfees, the literary and art festival of the University of Stellenbosch has made quite a name for itself since its inception in 2000, and attracts students as well as art and literature enthusiasts from all over the country. Not only is the Woordfees a celebration of South African written, visual and performing arts – a celebration of the word in all its expressions – it is also a celebration of Stellenbosch: the streets of central Stellenbosch get flooded with visitors and public spaces as well as restaurants and pubs are temporarily converted into improvised art theatres, galleries and concert venues. With a focus on Afrikaans, the Woordfees also features works in other African languages, Dutch and Flemish.
Flock to the Paarl rock – the biggest in the Winelands, for the OmmiBerg “Round the Rock” festival: a daylong indulgence in sweetly seductive part-fermented wine, sumptuous savoury treats, live music and ambient tranquillity at participating wine farms in Paarl.
Harvest season is a special time in this award-winning wine region and participating farms will host fun harvest activities for young and old to give visitors a glimpse into the magic of winemaking. Wine lovers can revel in the opportunity to be amongst the first to taste the young, unfiltered wines from the 2017 harvest. These wines can only be tasted in Paarl, and if the region’s past performances at the South African Young Wine Show are anything to go by, visitors will be in for a rare treat.
OmmiBerg offers a variety of activities to ensure a fun-filled day for all around Paarl Rock – so book your ticket at www.webtickets.co.za @ R120.00 for over 18’s today. Tickets will be available on the day at the gates of participating wineries @ R150.00 per person for a Festival Pass, which includes entry to the event, stylish tasting glass, free participation of events as indicated. Kids under 18 accompanied by an adult enter for free.
Visit www.ommiberg.co.za for a complete programme and follow us on @paarlwineroute.
Diemersfontein Wine Estate is famous for their annual Pinotage On Tap festival, and every year our very loyal patrons beg us to host a similar event with white wines. Well, we’ve paid attention and we’re proud to announce that the second “White Wines on Tap” event will take place on 4 March 2017 at Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate.
This is a one day festival, whereby ticket holders get spoilt from start to finish with an abundance of white wine – literally served from the barrels and ON TAP – and splendid live music whilst lounging about in the most beautiful Manor House gardens. Food (not included in the ticket) will be sold by selected vendors.
Tickets can be booked at email@example.com
The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe Carnival that promises a pleasure-seeking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 5 March 2017.
The Eikendal Weintaufe has become a summertime family tradition in the winelands over the years, and this year enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a day of pure bucolic bliss fused with exceptional wine, scrumptious street-style fare, games, lucky draws and live music by the talented Newton & Co.
The estate is known for its focused and structured wine pedigree that showcases the best in varietal recognition and at this laidback fête its multi-crowned Chardonnay will steal the show as the estate’s first wine of the new vintage.
“This year we want to celebrate our Chardonnay in a big way, so come to our winemaking playground and share in the fruits of our labour. We’re having a Harvest Carnival so you better wear your party hat!” shares Eikendal Cellarmaster Nico Grobler.
Nico will baptise the latest arrival on the day, after which visitors will be able to sample it straight from the barrel and the food offerings will be prepared by the resident restaurant, Cucina di Giovanni, famous for its delicious Italian fare.
Complimentary tractor rides to soak up all the features of a well-oiled wine farm, grape stomping and golfing action at the dam will add to a merry day out with the family.
There will be a strong focus on kiddies entertainment so that Mom and Dad can truly kickback at the water’s edge and savour the latest vintages on offer. Amidst all the popcorn, ice cream and cotton candy treats the little ones can also enjoy a creative wonderland of arts and crafts.
Entertainment ranges from face painting and popular cookie decorations to clowning around in the jungle gym or on the lawn and jumping castle, so prepare to receive a few parent-of-the-year hugs.
Since the establishment of the cellar in 1981 and subsequent modernising of the vineyards, Eikendal has become well-known for producing a range of consistently excellent wines. These include reds, such as the Classique flagship blend; whites, like the award-winning Chardonnay; a radiant rosé and an MCC. Their entire wine collection will be on sale on the day.
Tickets for the Eikendal Weintaufe Harvest Carnival 2017 will be available at the gates on the day and cost R80 per person, which include a free glass and tasting from the barrel plus all the entertainment on the day. Under 18’s get in for FREE. Remember the sunscreen and bring a picnic blanket.
The gates open at 10h00 and make sure to claim your spot before the official christening and tasting of the new Eikendal Chardonnay 2017 which will take place at 12h00.
For more information on the Eikendal Weintaufe Harvest Carnival 2017 contact the estate at Tel: 021 855 1422 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eikendal Vineyards is conveniently situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
It seems appropriate that we celebrate Khayamandi 75th Anniversary in a series of concerts, Umbiyozo (The celebration). We’d like to invite you to join us in celebrating this important milestone of our community in the way The MustardSeed knows best, through music, there will be food and wine! The word “umbiyozo” means “celebration” in the African language of isiXhosa. This show supposed to be happy and cheerful. The motivation to the celebration is the Khayamandi 75th Anniversary. We are celebrating the MustardSeed way, through songs and dance. The concerts are made up of 3 components; Music (variety), Food (Xhosa food) and wine (welcoming drinks).
Dates: 15 December 2016, 16 February 2017 and 09 March 2017, Time: 19:00 – 22:00 Venue: The Shed (Santa Road, off Annandale Road – Stellenbosch Waldorf School), GPS: -33.986772, 18.793608 Ticket: R200.00 available at Quicket (for all ten events R1800.00) Vocalists: Sibongiseni Wani, Wendy Matimba, Aviwe Mabesi, Bonga Boyce, Lwando Ngxola, Asange Yanta, Bongani Boyce, Siyamthanda Mcelu, Sivuyile Ntsunguzi, Thandi Mrali, Zizipho Gamede, & Mfundo Gxagxisa Band: Keys: Stephan Bezuidenhout, Drums: Daniel Botha, Bass: Melvin Williams, Guitar: Philip Vermeulen
These concerts aim to raise funds for Lokxion Foundation and The Living Arts Foundation (LAF). Lokxion foundation will receive 80% and LAF will receive 20% of the funds raised after deduction costs of the concerts.
Lokxion Foundation showcases and celebrates life in the townships surrounding Stellenbosch through Sport and Performing Arts. Our vision is to create opportunities to discover talent amongst township youth and to give them a platform to grow. We believe that through sport and the performing arts vulnerable young people are given essential life skills – self – confidence, leadership opportunities, respect for themselves and their peers, positive and healthy life choices and, ultimately, a sense of purpose.
The Living Arts Foundation (LAF) a NPC that’s vision is to uplift and connect the Stellenbosch community. Sisonke Social Circus is a project run under the umbrella of LAF and embodies what change we would like to see in our community. Integration, respect, growth and play!
A boutique event stretching over 2 months, offering wine aficionados and budding vintners a chance to experience the magic of harvest for a day – without having to quit their day jobs! Guests can look forward to grape picking, bunch sorting, stomping your own grapes, grape vs wine Tasting, harvest market, vineyard tractor trips, must tasting * Brandy blending experience, wine tasting by horse cart … and much more. Groups are small and intimate to ensure that you have the very best hands-on experience and all activities need to be pre-booked.
Guests can look forward to: * Grape Picking * Bunch Sorting * Stomping your own grapes * Grape vs Wine Tasting * Harvest Market * Vineyard Tractor Trips * Must tasting * Wine blending experience * Wine tasting by Horse Cart … and much more
Vrede en Lust Estate, one of the oldest working wine farms of the Cape, would like to invite you to bless the harvest and celebrate what the earth has given us in abundance! This 328 year old, family-owned and managed, wine farm with its rich history and romantic atmosphere are known to leave guests with a sense of tranquility and connected to the wheel of life. This festive family day will take place in Vrede en Lust’s beautiful gardens under the farm’s ancient oak trees in front of the historic Manor House.
09:00 – 10:00 Grape picking from our luscious vineyard
(Please pre-book for this event via email at email@example.com.)
10:00 Gates open with registration at Historic Cellar
(Receive a wine glass, tasting coupon and a welcome drink)
10:00 – 11:00 Grape stomping
(Experience the harvest at its most basic, we guarantee this event to be loads of fun!)
11:30 Fruit & Wine Pairing SLOT 1
13:30 Fruit & Wine Pairing SLOT 2
• Presented by winemakers Susan Erasmus and Karlin Nel, this experience will leave you pleasantly surprised. Enjoy our delicate pairings and discover new flavours in our award-winning wines.
• Please pre-book your slot at registration as we work on a first-come first- served basis.
• We only have 40 seats available per session.
• This event is not open for persons under the age of 18.
Traditional to our harvest, Federweisser and Mosbolletjies will be served at 12:00 to all our guests free of charge. Be sure not to miss this!
Bubbly Bar | Adult games like Giant Jenga, Noughts & Crosses, Boules, & Crouquet | Kids entertainment area. (Please bring swimwear and towels).
Picnic baskets can be pre-booked at R275 per basket (serves 2) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets available at Webtickets @ R150 per person*
*Includes a wine glass, tasting coupons and a welcome drink.
Additional coupons and glasses will for sale at registration.
Please visit www.vredeenlust.co.za to view our disclaimer and rules of our kiddies entertainment area.
Calendar Girls is a hugely popular play about friendship, love and loss. It is an endearing comedy which celebrates women who have not ‘gone to seed’ but are at their most glorious – as real, quirky, funny, heartfelt, wholesome women: the svelte and the lumpy; the stars and the wallflowers. You may have women just like this in your own life – if you do, you are very lucky. Join the women of the WI in northern England on their journey from tai chi to chips via a whirlwind of tears, trepidation, triumph and above all, laughter.
Calendar Girls has been a massive hit on stages throughout the world. It is based on the true story of members of a Women’s Institute in England who created an “alternative” WI calendar to raise funds for the Leukaemia Research Foundation following the death of one of their husbands. They took traditional WI activities, jam-making, crafts, gardening, baking and so on and added a little twist by being photographed doing these in the nude. The Alternative WI Calendar was such an unexpected success that in just nine months back in 1998 it raised over R11 million (at today’s value). John Baker (his real name) worked in the Yorkshire Dales and did indeed enjoy growing sunflowers, the enduring symbol of this play.
Calendar Girls shows at the Playhouse, Lourensford Rd/Swalle St, Somerset West from 11th – 19th March. Tickets R100 via Computicket or Box Office. Early booking is recommended!
Afternoons at 3pm: Sat March 11, Sat 18, Sun 19.
Evenings at 7.30pm: Sat March 11, Tue 14, Wed 15, Thu 16, Fri 17, Sat 18
This amateur production is presented by special arrangement by Samuel French.
Fabulous farm festival!
Celebrate the flavours, sounds and wholesome fun of farm life at the 10th Durbanville Farm Festival held at the Diemersdal wine estate on 11 March 2016-a fundraiser for community development in the broader Durbanville area. Raptor and snake demos, honest-to-goodness farm food, tractors and farm animals-it`s all there! Well-known artists Elvis Blue (winner of 5 Ghoema awards) will see to the musical atmosphere, while master of ceremonies Steyn Fourie will keep the programme on the go. Let Tjiff & Tjaff entertain the little ones while you browse among the variety of stalls.
Tickets are available from Computicket at R50 for adults and R20 for kids (include one free ride).
For more information visit www.durbanvilleplaasfees.co.za or call 082 376 3236.
The annual Cape Epic is at the top of the agenda of Cape Winelands and international mountain bike events. Amateur and professional, local as well as mountain bikers from all over the world tackle a very demanding and annually changing 800km eight-day adventure through the Cape Winelands. Most Cape Winelands towns go out of their way to welcome the riders as they speed through.
Immerse yourself in the inimitable food and wine culture of Stellenbosch when the City of Oaks gets painted red with its ever popular, bi-monthly Street Soirees to entice a hip crowd with its local tastes and tunes.
The Stellenbosch Street Soirees take place every second and last week of the month for hip crowds to immerse themselves in the inimitable food and wine culture of this forever young town, with live music adding to a cool and casual vibe.
The first pop-up street party will spill onto the bustling Drostdy Street on 16 November, when cars will make way for locals and visitors to sip, savour and share in the enviable lifestyle of the country’s second oldest town. It is a vibrant, after-work street party where strangers become friends over a glass of wine with gourmet snacks by resident eateries and upbeat vibes by talented local musicians.
“Stellenbosch has a recipe for living that is hard to resist or come by. With these street parties we offer visitors a taste of our way of life through quality wines, delicious bites and live music. I cannot imagine a better way to spend a balmy summer’s evening, let alone better company to share it with,” shares Elmarie Rabe, Manager of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
The communal Stellenbosch Street Soirees are for young and old to let their hair down and hang out with interesting characters and friendly folk in the heart of this quaint town. It goes down from 18h00 to 20h00 and each event features a different selection of cellars and food vendors. R70 gets you a glass to taste as many wines as you wish. Sumptuous street food will be on sale.
Make a note of the Stellenbosch Street Soiree dates for this summer and don’t miss a single one:
16 & 30 November 2016
14 December 2016
11 & 25 January 2017
8 & 22 February 2017
8 & 22 March 2017
For more information contact Tel: 021 886 4310, visit www.wineroute.co.za, follow the Stellenbosch Wine Routes on Twitter @StellWineRoute or like them on Facebook at STBStreetSoirees. #VisitStellenbosch
The ATKV Oesfees at Solms-Delta, Franschhoek, will be celebrating another year’s successful wine harvest on Saturday, 25 March 2017. Join the workers of the valley, along with thousands of other music, food and wine lovers to share in the joy of a diverse cultural event, featuring some of the finest homegrown musicians, as well as some of South Africa’s most popular artists and bands.
The Franschhoek valley has a rich and lively music culture. The local Music van de Caab project, sponsored by Solms-Delta and Boschendal, under the leadership of the brilliant Adriaan Brand of Springbok Nude Girls, seeks to preserve and develop the diverse musical heritage of the rural Cape, including the fostering of local musical talent. The Music van de Caab acts that will be performing at the ATKV Oesfees include the Klein-Handjies Pre-school Choir and the “Kaapse Klopse”-style walking band, Langbroeke; a female choir ensemble Die Soetstemme; the Delta Valley Entertainers and the Lekker Lekker Delta group. Top South African talents who will be sharing the stage include Radio Kalahari Orkes, Manouche, Nick Turner, Riku Lätti, Bacchus Nel, Jackie Lätti, Hannes Coetzee, Die Papier Familie Orkes, Akkedis, Les Javan, Hemelbesem and Yoma, Brain Cloete, Churchil Naudé, Die Wasgoedlyn and Tribal Echo. A special treat this year will be a performance by the African Jazz Pioneers.
An annual ATKV Oesfees highlight is a performance by winners of the ATKV Riel Dance Final. The Betjies from Betjiesfontein were the winners of the ATKV 2016 Riel Dance competition in the Junior category and will take to the stage to entertain with their impressive footwork.
This year marks a very special occasion as the ATKV Oesfees reaches its 10th year milestone. Mark Solms from Solms-Delta says: “When we launched the ATKV Oesfees in 2008, we were not sure how it would turn out. But the celebration turned out better than we could have dreamt and the festival just keeps on growing. We proudly share our love for everything that unites us in this beautiful land, with our music and food and wine, and our deepest and best hopes for the years to come.”
“The ATKV’s objectives are to further Afrikaans and provide a cultural home for Afrikaans people. Afrikaans is one of the strongest indigenous languages in Africa, and creates exceptional opportunities for nation building, development and letting the South African landscape thrive. To do this with partners, further enhances the potential for success. Therefore, the cooperation with Solms-Delta is an excellent opportunity for the ATKV to celebrate Afrikaans and turn objectives into achievements, “says Japie Gouws, Managing director of the ATKV group.
Traditional food and excellent wines from the Solms-Delta farm will be on sale. There will be a special area for kids, managed by a professional events company, Cre8tive Kids. Children are registered and are looked after inside a specially fenced, safe area. They can look forward to playful activities all day.
Buy your tickets here:
Solms-Delta Tasting Room and Deli.
Hope @ Paul Cluver Season 4 where, with family and friends, you can still pack a picnic and GATHER TOGETHER for an evening of entertaining concerts at the one of its kind magical, woodlands theatre on Paul Cluver Wine Estate in Elgin.
Not to be missed, Hope @ Paul Cluver offers the golden circle Sensational Summer Concerts, by legendary artists.
Your ticket ensures an intimate experience with your favorite artists Elvis Blue 28 January and Watershed 25 February. Die Koningin van die Woude – Karen Zoid, McCully workshop have already graced the stage and wowed their audiences and this Saturday, The Parlotones with their packed out audience will be bursting through the tree tops into the heavens above with the anticipated, enigmatic entertainment.
The artists are ensuring that the profit from this season will top all other seasons by investing their own time in promoting their concert and keeping costs to a minimum. The profit from each ticket sold is going directly to Thembalitsha Foundation’s Village of Hope – a safe haven for children at risk, Educare Grabouw – empowering the community to nurture youngsters through their early years and ThembaCare – the only In Patient Hospice in Grabouw. Thembacare, celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, ensures the community receives home based care and provides HIV, TB and non-communicable disease testing (Diabetes) and Counselling through their mobile testing unit.
Opportunities are being created for up-and-coming South African talent to be showcased alongside established artists in the opening acts including Lee-Ron Malgas and Emma Van Heyn.
Visit Hope.org.za for full venue and programme details / Follow @HopePaulCluver on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
email@example.com and call 021 852 3425 or 082 682 4209.
Fairview Wine and Cheese is proud to present its first-ever Harvest Table Luncheon on Saturday, 25 March 2017. This wonderful paddock-to-plate experience is all about bringing the farm’s bountiful produce and fruits of the harvest directly to the table for guests to experience and enjoy in a relaxed al fresco setting.
Guests will be seated at a long table set under a vine canopy where they can mingle with those around them over trendy sharing platters prepared and conceptualised by the Goatshed restaurant head chef, SJ Nel. The menu will feature some of Fairview’s finest artisanal produce, including generous servings of its renowned cheeses, breads, olives, charcuterie and homemade preserves. In the spirit of the bounty of the harvest, guests will be able to help themselves to a bottomless supply of Fairview’s new young wines, which they can tap straight from the vat in true farm style.
“Harvest is an incredibly important time of the year for us and it is certainly a time to acknowledge the efforts that go into carefully crafting our wines with elegance and complexity. This year we celebrate the 20th harvest of our Viognier variety for which we have the mother block in South Africa. We ask those who have shared in Fairview’s journey and successes to join us at our new Harvest Table Lunches,” says Charles Back, owner of Fairview Wine and Cheese.
Fairview Wine and Cheese presents this exclusive feast as a chance to explore the Goatshed’s newest offering. Tickets cost R325 per person and can be purchased via https://www.quicket.co.za/events/26428-fairview-harvest-table-luncheon/#/ . Tickets will include the lunch and Fairview’s newest harvest wine.
For more information on the Harvest Table Lunch, please contact the Goatshed restaurant on 021 863 3609 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on Fairview and its wine and cheese products, visit www.fairview.co.za
AVONDALE proprietor Johnathan Grieve and FABER chef-patron Eric Bulpitt are teaming up to introduce a new concept to the world of winelands dining, with the launch of a range of innovative ‘Field to Feast’ luncheons starting on Sunday, 26th March 2017, for the Autumn Feast.
Paarl estate Avondale has long been known for its pioneering biodynamic approach to viticulture and winemaking and, since opening on the estate in October 2016, FABER has fast become one of the most sought-after culinary destinations in the winelands.
Feast days will begin with a tour of the property by farm-chic tractor-trailer as Grieve, an entertaining raconteur, unpacks the biodynamic principles underpinning the growth of Avondale since the family became custodians of the land in 1996.
Whether it’s touring the farm’s biodynamic vegetable gardens or admiring the quirky Egg-mobile that supplies the kitchen with pasture-reared eggs, Bulpitt will look to spark a conversation with guests around how hyper-local sustainably-sourced produce informs and defines the menu at FABER.
Seats for each ‘Field to Feast’ are limited, and advance reservations highly recommended. Luncheons are held between 11am and 3pm and cost R550 per person, including the guided farm tour, three-course lunch, and three glasses of wine, spring water from the farm and restaurant gratuity.
UPCOMING ‘FIELD TO FEAST’ LUNCHEONS:
26th of March 2017 for the Autumn Feast
11th June 2017 for the Winter Feast
17th September 2017 for the Spring Feast
26th November 2017 for the Summer Feast
Booking to be made through FABER’s online booking system http://avondalewine.co.za/faber/, email email@example.com
or phone 021 202 1219.
Payment in full is required to secure your spot for the day.
In case you missed out on the popular Lanzerac Winemaker Dinners last year, you’ll be thrilled to hear that they are back. The series of dinners planned for 2017 kicks off at Lanzerac Wine Estate, home of the world’s first Pinotage, on Tuesday, 28 March at 18:30.
Join Cellar Master Wynand Lategan and Executive Chef Stephen Fraser for an exclusive dining experience of sophisticated wines and gourmet cuisine, executed to perfection. Your experience includes canapés, an artistically curated three-course summer-inspired meal, and a selection of distinct wines from the Lanzerac portfolio. The line-up of wines includes two new releases from the estate’s Premium range as well as firm favourites such as the Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage which they have become known for. Furthermore, guests will have the opportunity to visit the underground cellar with Wynand and taste young wines from the 2017 harvest straight from the barrels.
The evening will start with a welcome drink and a selection of canapés, which will be served on the Picnic Terrace on the Cellar’s rooftop, with the expansive views of the vineyards and a picture-perfect Jonkershoek Valley sunset as a backdrop. Chef Stephen’s superb gourmet cuisine boasts the very best of local and seasonal ingredients, taking diners on an exciting culinary journey. Guests can expect decadent flavours such as Prawn Panna Cotta and Parma Ham Mousse, tender Noisette of Lamb, Bone Marrow Ice Cream, Coconut and Grapefruit dessert served with Beetroot Sponge, acclaimed wines to pair it all with and the Estate’s fine Blanc de Blancs MCC Brut to round off the perfect evening.
The cost of R550 per person includes welcome drinks and canapés, the three-course dinner, 10 wines from the Lanzerac portfolio, coffee and gratuity. Space is limited to 30 guests to ensure an exclusive and personal experience with the Winemaker and Chef. Bookings are essential and can be made with Zelda Furstenburg on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 886 5641.
In case you can’t make this one be sure to book for one of the other dinners they have planned for this year. The dates are as follows:
Tuesday, 25 July
Tuesday, 26 September
Tuesday, 5 December
Watch the press for further details.
The Getaway Show is Africa’s leading travel and outdoor expo. This world-class event will be held at Lourensford Estate in Somerset West – the perfect family day out filled with interactive exhibits, delicious food, exciting activities and adventure and of course LOADS of exclusive show specials and incredible prizes!
The Show is an informative and interactive experience of everything the Getaway brand epitomises – beautiful and unusual destinations, affordable accommodation, the latest outdoor gear and gadgets, 4×4 vehicles and accessories, an array of camping equipment and amazing adventures.
The Vineyard Terrace introduces Summer Serenades! Drop on by the Devon Valley Hotel every Friday for a joyous celebration of food, music and great company! Every Friday is themed and includes anything from Mexican to Caribbean, pasta & saffron to Boules & Braai. Local upcoming artists also provide background music from 18:00 until 21:00 and paired with the gorgeous views, the Vineyard Terrace is the place to be on a Friday.
A special menu is offered from 12:00 until 21:00 matching the theme and includes anything from a Mexican inspired pizza to a refreshing frozen margarita or a Sangria jug. The standard Terrace menu is also available with options to please any palate – wood-fired pizzas, summer salads, gourmet salads, burgers and many more.
Add an extra highlight to your Summer Serenades with a delicious tasting experience! Choose between a SylvanVale wine tasting, Single Malt Scotch tasting, Craft Beer tasting or Indigenous Gin tasting, paired with gourmet canapes to tantalise the taste buds.
The terrace is a place to unwind after a long day’s work or leisure. If you can find the time for quiet contemplation, some much-needed relaxation, or a joyous celebration the Vineyard Terrace proves to be the perfect restaurant in Stellenbosch. So kick back, relax, and enjoy soul satisfying freshly prepared good food!
Bookings essential. For more information or bookings please contact +27 21 865 2012 or send an email to email@example.com
* 2017 dates to be confirmed * The West Coast Classical Festival” – In a nutshell : our idea is to freshen the image of classical music and increase its accessibility to all sectors of the West Coast, Cape Town and beyond and to celebrate the good things in life. Life is beautiful!
Lovers of excellent music, food and wine are once again in for a treat. The music on offer varies between classical and contemporary chamber music, popular choir works and Jazz, bringing together community ensembles and soloists with well known national and international musicians.
The Darling Music Experience, a brainchild of conductor David Tidboald, composer Hendrik Hofmeyr and music enthusiast Alfred Legner, was launched in 2006 with the aim to organise small concerts in a rural setting for both lovers of classical and more popular music.
A top local composer is commissioned every year to write a piece especially for the festival and in doing so the Darling Music Experience nurtures and showcases the exceptional talent we have in our country.
The venues for the concerts vary between pretty wine estates, Darling’s lovely old Presbyterian Church, village barns, and even a Vlei. Delicious local food and the well known Darling wines play an integral role in the DME and enhances the whole experience for you, the concertgoer.
For our kids we have introduced the DME Musical Rally, a fun event to encouraging them “to use their ears as eyes”.