February is the month of wine festivals, so to make sure you don’t miss any of them we have all the information you may need. Just in case you prefer a pint over a glass of cold dry white wine, we have included a great craft beer festival happening in the charming town of Clarens this February.
Stellenbosch Wine Festival
75 wine farms and 10 boutique wineries participating in the festival. The Festival represents a unique opportunity for wine lovers to experience the diversity of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes by sampling wines from each of the five sub-routes of the region. You can’t have wine without food and The Gourmet Lane will once again offer signature treats from wineries and restaurants responsible for the region’s culinary reputation.
Date: 5 – 7 February 2016
Venue: Coetzenburg Sports grounds, Stellenbosch
Franschhoek Summer Wines
The winemakers have carefully selected their favourites and invite you to join them in sampling these superb wines. Enjoy delicious food from the rotisserie kitchen, as you relax on the veranda or the sprawling lawn with views of the valley, while listening to the sounds of local performers.
Date: 6 February 2016
Venue: Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards.
Grande Provence Harvest Festival
Booking is essential for this bespoke wine event. Cellar tour, grape stomping, live entertainment and wine tasting accompanied by a buffet lunch are all on offer at this special event.
Date: 20 February 2016
Venue: Grande Provence, Franschhoek
Local produce, gourmet canapés and over 200 wines are ripe for the picking at this popular annual event. The fresh green lawns of Buitenverwachting Wine Estate is where you’ll find foodies and wine enthusiasts on for the seventh annual Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival
Date: 27 February 2016
Venue: Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
Clarens Craft Beer Festival
SA’s finest distinguished microbreweries can be tasted at the beautiful foothills of the great Maluti Mountains. The village of Clarens welcomes you to join in the celebration with top performing South African bands, excellent food and of course your family and friends to enjoy the over 70 hand crafted brews on offer.
Date: 26 – 27 February 2016
Venue: Clarens, Free State