All the winning Winter food and wine festivals across SA

The weather may be chilly, but that’s not stopping South Africans up and down the country from celebrating the best in food, wine and beer this Winter.

by: Katy Rose | 10 Jul 2018
 

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JULY

12 - Whisky and Cigars tasting event (Polokwane)

Sample fine whiskies from South Africa and abroad at this lifestyle event in Polokwane. No U18's. Tickets available at Webtickets and at the door. 

12,13 & 14 - The tops! at Spar Wine Show (Cape Town)

South Africa's largest national wine show is not in its 13th year. Featuring wine producers both large and small, there are plenty of opportunities to taste and learn about wine. Look out for excellent festival wine prices! 

14 & 15 - The Franschhoek Bastille Festival (Winelands)

This premium French cultural event in South Africa is hosted every year in the Huguenot town of Franschhoek. Expect wine, french food stalls, outdoor activities, live music and film screenings. Tickets available through Webtickets

15,22,29: Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondue (Winelands)

Every Sunday in July, Delheim is hosting live Jazz and Cheese Fondue afternoons. Check their website for the lineup, tickets only available online at Webtickets. No U18's. 

26 - Caroline's Annual Red Wine Review 2018 (Cape Town)

Once a year, Caroline's Fine Wine Merchants present the Red Wine Review. Meet the top sixty South African red winemakers and taste their best red wines. Be sure to keep an eye out for event special prices on some of the top wine labels. Tickets available at Computicket, regret no Under 18's. 

26, 27 & 28 - The tops! at Spar Wine Show (PE)

South Africa's largest national wine show is not in its 13th year. Featuring wine producers both large and small, there are plenty of opportunities to taste and learn about wine. Look out for excellent festival wine prices! 

27 & 28 - Wine + Champagne Festival (Bloemfontein)

A weekend of wine in Bloemfontein featuring 50 wine farms, 250 wines and fine music. Hosted by Monte Bello Estate, you can get your tickets here

27 & 28 - Khayelitsha Wine Show (Cape Town) 

The second annual Khayelitsha Wine Show is taking place over the last weekend of July.  Chat with winemakers, sample over 80 wines and grab some food while enjoying the best that the Cape has to offer. Book tickets at Computicket online or at Shoprite. 

28 - Ultra Mussels Wine Celebration (Cape Town) 

Cape Town restaurant Den Anker and Ultra Liquor present the Ultra Mussel festival at the V&A Waterfront. Each ticket gets you 1kg of fresh mussels, a souvenir wine glass, wine tastings and live entertainment.  No U18's. Tickets available at Webtickets. 

28 - Pinotage on Tap (KwaZulu-Natal) 

South Africa's number 1 wine festival kicks off in KZN this year. FreshlyGround is performing live, while you and your friends enjoy endless Diemersfontein Pinotage. Grab your tickets early at Computicket


AUGUST

3-5 Slow Food and Wine Festival (Winelands) 

The 12th annual Slow Food & Wine Festival is a way for the producers of the much-loved Robertson Wine Valley to share their belief in a slow way of life with food and wine enthusiasts. Events planned include fireside dinners in the homes of the valley’s winemakers, dining in underground cellars, single vineyard tastings, food and wine pairings as well as game drives, horse outings and boat rides. Grab your tickets soon at robertsonslow.com.

4 - Woodstock Winter Beer Festival (Cape Town)

Hosted at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, the Woodstock Winter Beer Festival promises to be the ultimate gathering of craft microbrewers. Food stalls, music and entertainment will round out the day celebrating the brews of the Mother City. Get your tickets quickly! 

5,12,19,26 - Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondue (Winelands)

Every Sunday in August, Delheim is hosting live Jazz and Cheese Fondue afternoons. Check their website for the lineup, tickets only available online at Webtickets. No U18's.

11 - On Tap At The Tip beer festival (Winelands) 

Featuring over 40 local craft beers and ciders on tap, live music and food stalls, this festival is a great opportunity to taste the brews of the Overberg. Tickets available online.

18 - Pinotage on Tap (Joburg) 

Pinotage on Tap by Diemersfontein comes to Jozi. FreshlyGround is performing live, while you and your friends enjoy endless Diemersfontein Pinotage. Grab your tickets early at Computicket.

18 & 19 - The Chocolate Festival at Anura (Winelands)

The Willy Wonka-themed event will be held at the Anura Vineyards in Stellenbosch featuring an array of events and activities including a chocolate fountain, artisanal chocolatiers, confectionery makers, ice cream vendors, chocolate-themed movie screenings, live bands, gin, bubbly and wine tents, craft breweries and food stalls. Book your tickets now! Kids free entry when accompanied by an adult. 


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