Lifestyle

Take a look at our wine lifestyle events and never miss out on industry related, as well as Winejoy exclusive events, in one convenient place.

Gauteng Events

Pinotage on Tap – Jo’burg

13 September 2014
 

Saturday, 13th September, 12h30 to 19h00 is Pinotage on Tap - Jo’burg, 2014 at Val Bonne Country Estate, Modderfontein Reserve, 1 Arden Road, Conservation Park (GPS: -26.089202, 28.147573). Bands: December Streets, Monarch and Daniel Baron. Festival Pass includes: Entry, free-flowing wine on tap & meals. Ticket prices: R 370 (Festival pass only), R 840 (Festival pass + case of Pinotage), R 1290 VIP Ticket (Fest Pass + VIP Seating + after party) No under 18's. Tickets at Computicket - No tickets at gate.

 

RMB WineX

29 – 31 October 2014
 

Wednesday, 29th to Friday 31st October 5pm – 9pm daily is the RMB WineX at The Pavilion, SandtonConvention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton. RMB WineX, the undisputed festival of choice for the discerning wine consumer, is a celebration of all that is good to savour and experience in the world of wine. Now in its 15th year in Sandton, the show boasts the greatest selection of South Africa's top cellars under one roof together with an exciting array of newcomers, boutique producers and garagistes – all passionate about what they make and why it is different. Tickets will be available via Computicket.com. There is ample parking at Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. Game also offers space for parking.

 

Western Cape Events

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

27 – 28 September 2014
 

Saturday, 27th & Sunday, 28th September Franschhoek Uncorked. Get into the swing of spring and sample superb wines at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, over the weekend of 27th and 28th September. Wineries in and around the Valley will be putting out the stops showcasing limited releases wines and possibly a new release (or two). Don’t miss out on the wine specials either, valid for the weekend only. The perfect excuse to stock up on your wine collection as you travel from farm to farm. Choose to stop and sample wines or take in the entertainment and activities on offer at some of the farms. Look forward to cellar and vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, art exhibitions and live entertainment. Get your Uncorked Weekend Pass, at a cost of R120 per person, and available directly from www.webtickets.co.za. Your pass includes a tasting glass and free wine tastings at the participating wineries for the duration of the weekend. For more info contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861 or visit www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za for further details and a list of participating farms.

 

Cape Winemakers Guild Final Pre-Auction Tasting

3 October 2014
 

Friday, 3rd October from 18h00 to 21h00 Cape Winemakers Guild Final Pre-Auction Tasting at Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch. Price: R350 per person. The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Final Pre-Auction Tasting offers wine lovers a final preview of the wines crafted exclusively for the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. Sit down for a formal tasting and sample exceptional wines with a creative edge and great diversity of styles, presented formally by the winemakers. Since its inception in 1985, the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction has become a quality benchmark of what can be achieved by South African wine producers. The Auction is open to the public and takes place on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Book Online.

 

Pinotage on Tap – Cape Town

11 October 2014
 

Saturday, 11th October 12h30 to 19h00 Pinotage on Tap - Cape Town, 2014 at Diemersfontein Wine Estate, R301 Jan Van Riebeeck Drive, Wellington, Western Cape (GPS: -31.428663, 18.808594). Bands: Lucy Kruger, FarrylPurkiss and Daniel Baron. Ticket price: Festival Pass includes: Entry, free-flowing wine on tap & meals. R 370 (Festival pass only). R 840 (Festival pass + case of Pinotage). No under 18's. Tickets at Computicket - No tickets at gate.

 

Robertson Wine on the River Festival

17 - 19 October 2014
 

Friday, 17th to Sunday, 19th October Join us in spring 2014 for the Robertson Wine on the River Festival. The Robertson Wine Valley brings a spring Experience on the banks of the Breede River! This idyllic open-air wine festival takes place on the banks of the Breede River at the Goudmyn Farm between Robertson and Bonnievale. Just imagine a setting with the river flowing by, vineyards all around, beautiful hills and shading poplar trees. Add to that live music, plenty of wines to taste, BIG SCREEN RUGBY, picnics and other local produce – and you’ve got yourself a spring festival not to be missed! Cost and Bookings here

 

Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review

21 October 2014
 

Tuesday, 21st October Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review is one of the most important events on the South African wine calendar. It is a showcase of a maximum of 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms. Each of the selected wineries is invited to show just one wine for tasting by the public. This must be their flagship wine, and it will be shown by the winemaker personally. One can engage with them and learn, in an organised yet informal atmosphere in the ballroom. The annual event is to be held on at The Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, and Cape Town. Time: 17h00 until 21h00. Arrive anytime, and get your programme and crystal tasting glass at the entrance. Tickets @ R200 are available exclusively at Computicket online, or at their outlets in major centres. See more here.

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal Events

Pinotage on Tap – Durban

4 October 2014
 

Saturday, 4th October 12h30 to 19h00 Pinotage on Tap - Durban, 2014 at The Litchi Orchard, Seaforth Drive, Salt Rock, Durban (GPS: -29.285968, 31.134348). Bands: Redlight Stereo and Daniel Baron. Festival Pass includes: Entry, free-flowing wine on tap & meals. Ticket price: R 310 (Festival pass only), R 780 (Festival pass + case of Pinotage), R 80 (Under 18's) Tickets at Computicket - No tickets at gate

 
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