1-4 June – Wacky Wine Weekend - Robertson Wine Valley
The Robertson Wine Valley’s fourteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend showcases more than 40 wine and tourism vendors in this popular family-friendly event. Warm up with your loved ones and enjoy award-winning wines, live music, outdoor sports, arts & craft stalls, with delectable food options and other exciting activities. Whether you’re a fun-seeker, novice or wine connoisseur, there is something for everyone at Wacky Wine Weekend! Tickets are available through WebTickets and cost R150 per person.
1 – 11 June - SA International Documentary Festival
Get your fill of local and international documentary films at the 19th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival this June. Opening night features Aliki Sargas’ Strike a Rock, with no fewer than 32 South African films and many other topical and interesting documentaries to follow. This year’s festival presents an exciting focus on contemporary Swiss documentary films you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available for R55. Find more information on their website.
2 - 4 June – Good Food and Wine Show
This year’s Good Food and Wine Show features two celebrity chefs who are sure to dazzle; the world’s first celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen. In addition to secret recipes and foodie trend updates from several fabulous chefs, this toothsome event also boasts showstoppers like the biggest elephant cake in the world. Take in the delectable smells, tastes and experiences of a wide selection of vendors and interactive installations showcasing food and fare from around the globe. Ticket prices vary. Learn more and get your tickets here.
3 & 4 June – Mushroom Foraging Weekend at Boschendal
Boschendal wine estate hosts an educational and entertaining weekend of forest exploration this June. Get lost in the magic of the hunt as avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams leads an exciting and educational mushroom forage. Make a weekend of it and take advantage of a special package deal, which includes a mushroom workshop, guided forage, overnight accommodation, dinner, breakfast and lunch. The cost for this fun-filled weekend getaway is R2105 per person sharing / R2235 per person single. Contact us to book!
8 June - Food and Wine Experiences at La Petite Ferme
La Petite Ferme’s Wine & Food Experience is an exclusive event where one can indulge in sublime culinary creations paired with local and international wines in the stunning Franschhoek wine valley. This June, La Petite Ferme’s talented winemaker Wikus Pretorius showcases Chardonnay in this rare opportunity to compare different expressions and the effect of terroirs and techniques. Following the tasting is a three-course food-and-wine spectacular to further intrigue the taste buds. Booking is essential and reservations are limited. To book your seats at R750pp, contact La Petite Ferme.
9 – 18 June – FynArts Hermanus
Hermanus FynArts Festival is a rousing blend of South African visual and performing arts. This ten-day fusion of ArtsFest and Winter School is packed with options for those who value the arts, intellectual stimulation, and of course great wine and fine dining. You can view the program here and get your tickets here.
11 June - Field to Feast Luncheon @ FABER Restaurant
Head to Avondale wine estate’s FABER restaurant for a tour of their biodynamic vegetable gardens, followed by a mouth-watering luncheon made from sustainably sourced, garden-fresh ingredients and informed by the season. This is an exciting opportunity to take a walk around the breathtaking estate, and to learn about how the farm at Avondale grows and sources their ingredients. Lunch includes a three-course meal and three glasses of wine and costs R550pp. Find out more information and reserve your place here.
15 June – Taste the Helderberg
Tate the Helderberg is a sophisticated occasion to sip-and-snack with warm company, levity and gastronomic delight. Wine farms and restaurants in the Helderberg wine region bring their best to this colourful and convivial event. In addition to delectable food and wine, enjoy music and an evening of socializing with friends new and old. This year’s featured colour is red, so be sure to don your brightest rouge to keep out the winter blues! Book your ticket online. Tickets are R100pp.
15, 16, 30 June and 1 July – Delheim’s Mushroom Forages
Join one of Delheim Estate’s popular Mushroom Forages for the chance to find your very own natural magic and discover a mouth-watering addition to your next meal. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced forager – the experts at these fun(gi) excursions will teach you how to identify, forage and clean your very own, hand-picked mushrooms. After your trip through the estate’s lush pine forest, enjoy a three-course meal with wine pairings prepared by Chef Bruce von Pressentin showcasing these flavoursome marvels. Participation is limited. Tickets cost R695 per person and are available on Computicket.
23 & 24 June – Franschhoek Mystery Weekend
If you like surprises, adventure, and delicious food and wine, hurry to book your Franschhoek Mystery Weekend experience! A unique and unforgettable experience, this indulgent weekend includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, an exclusive Friday night get-together, dinner on Saturday night, lunch on Sunday, and a surprise selection of thrilling bespoke Franschhoek experiences. Prices range from R3500 to R5600 per couple. For bookings or queries contact Carmen Arendse.
25 June – 27 August (Sundays) – Jazz and Cheese Fondues
Escape the cold this winter by indulging in Delheim Wine Estate’s Jazz and Cheese Fondues. This fun and cosy event takes place in the estate’s snug and intimate underground wine cellar. Enjoy the enticing sounds of jazz performed by talented local musicians as you tuck into scrumptious pots of Gruyère and Emmentaler, paired with exceptional Delheim wines. Tickets for this event cost R230pp, and include a shared cheese fondue, live music and a glass of glühwein. To reserve your tickets, contact Delheim Wines on firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 June – Lanzerac’s Winter Tasting
Lanzerac Wine Estate’s winter-inspired tastings are the perfect way to keep warm this winter. From the comfort of their Tasting Room, one can enjoy new releases and old favourites from Lanzerac’s famed estate. These delicious wines are best paired with a hearty bowl of soup and fresh home baked breads on offer. Space for these evening tastings is limited, so be sure to book your ticket in advance. The cost of R95pp includes a welcome drink, wine tasting and a light dinner of soup and bread. For bookings or enquiries contact Zelda Furstenburg at Lanzerac Wine Estate.
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