1 May - Woodstock Beer Fest
Monday the 2nd is a public holiday, so no excuses not to attend because it's on a Sunday ;) Tickets cost R40 online and R60 at the door. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
4 May - Guided Mushroom Forage
Participants will need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes.
Cost: R350. Included: Notes, recipes, post-forage refreshments of nourinshing mushroom soup, bread, mushroom pate and a warming buchu brandy and rooibos hot toddie prepared by wild food forager Roushanna Gray.
To sign up please email Roushanna by clicking here. Be sure to visit Justin's website here for some great articles, info, recipes and insight into mushrooms and foraging.
7 May - Applewood Harvest Festival - Elgin Wine Valley
Expect fine fare from local restaurants and the best of craft cider and Elgin wines. Master an apple tasting, buy apple pies and apples by the bag and let the kids roam free. Lots of entertainment; from live music and tractor rides, to hay-diving, scarecrow building and apple hunting as well as beautiful goodies from local makers. Fresh air fitness enthusiasts can also look forward to a trail run.
Visit their website for more info.
7 & 8 May - Riebeek Valley Olive Festival
From olives to olive oils and olive inspired produce this promises to be a feast for the senses. Sample a wide range of olives from local South African Olive producers. Not forgetting the superb local wines. The perfect excuse to stock up! Artisanal beers, an abundance of hearty local food and live entertainment are the perfect ingredients to what promises to be an unforgettable weekend.
An Olive Passport, valid for the entire weekend, will give you access to the participating wine farms. Cost: R125 per person and includes a complimentary tasting glass. Book online or buy your ticket 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. Visit their website for more details.
8 May - Mother's Day lunch at Eight - Spier
Time: 12h00, Cost: R350 per person. Email for bookings.
15 May - FNB Cape Town 12 OneRun
Entree fees cost R120, visit their website here to enter.
20 May - The Tasting Workshop
The event will be lead by none other than Pierre Meintjes ('Mr Whisky' SA). The event will be a sit down banquette setting, with music and a cash bar.
Limited tickets available, and cost R280 per person, which includes a welcome drink/cocktail and free parking (within the V&A). Dress code: Smart Casual. Time: 18h00.
Tickets: Visit their Facebook page to purchase tickets and for more details.
21 May - High Tea Festival - Kirstenbosch
Everyone loves a little indulgence and South Africa`s first Annual High Tea Festival Series is the perfect way to enjoy a grand tradition with a modern twist. Allow the Tea Princess to add a touch and taste of royalty to your afternoon. Sip on champagne while tasting teas of the world, enjoying caviar and tantalising food all in a beautiful, stunning environment.
There are fabulous prizes to be won on the day, including teasets, beautiful diamond and pearl jewellery and much more. The grand prize is two tickets to Thailand in the lucky draw competition that will be held.
Tickets cost R300 per person and can be purchased here.
27 - 29 May - Good Food and Wine Show - CTICC
Tickets will be available on Computicket soon.
Time: 10h00 - 21h00
28 May - Shiraz and Charcuterie - Anthonij Rupert Estate
The perfect excuse to sample some of Anthony Rupert's award winning Shiraz wines, paired with mouth-watering charcuterie and other delicious artisanal fare. Participating producers, amongst others, include Rust en Vrede, Waterford, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Hartenberg Estate, Simonsig and Thelema.
Tickets cost R180 per person, but are limited. Your ticket includes entry as well as tastings of the wines on show. Click here to purchase your ticket.