There is no denying it. Winter has hit the Cape Winelands and for many of us, that means entering some type of abridged hibernation. And well it may be a time for hot beverages, gas fires and moms- homemade soup, Stellenbosch continues to sprout with events sure to warm up your winter chills.
The perfect occasion for brides and grooms to get ideas for their big day. On display will be a host of exhibitions from designers, flower artists, event co- coordinators, photographers, cake specialists and jewellers to name a few. The setting for this spectacular event is the stunning Spier Wine Estate just outside of Stellenbosch.
The Capes finest specialist wedding and event companies will be showcasing some of their new designs during the daily fashion shows. The event will also see live music throughout the course of the day as well as a massive bridal competition with a chance to win a wedding valued at over R150 000. So make a day of it and make sure you get to Spier Wine Estate for 2 great days.
The Blaauwklippen Family Market- open every Sunday from 10am to 3pm
Blaauwklippen Vineyards, cnr. Libertas & Adam Tas Streets, Route 44, Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market- open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm
Oude Libertas Estate, Oude Libertas Road, Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Organic Farmers Market- open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm
Stellenbosch Waldorf School, R44 near Technopark, Stellenbosch
If it isn’t pouring with rain and you’re in the mood for some fantastic food and fresh produce, head to one of these markets in July to discover what gems they may be hiding.
What better way to spend you Sunday afternoon than indulging in a cheesy fondue while enjoying the sweet sounds of local jazz. You will be treated to a warm and comfortable environment in the downstairs cellar of Delheim wine farm.
Indulge in an authentic Swiss recipe, tasty crudités, the freshest baked- bread and a tall glass of traditional Glühwein. You will feel right at home as a local jazz band swings into action around 12-30 and continues until 15-30. Guests are welcome to stay and enjoy the tasting room until closing at 17-00. For more information visit: http://www.delheim.com/
In early August, Stellenbosch hosts a fashion and wine event sure to leave those taste bugs tingling. The stylish event encourages guests to dress up accordingly as there is a ‘Best Dressed’ competition at the inaugural event.
There will be some of Stellenbosch’s finest wines up for tasting as well as great food and live music. Make a day of it with your friends in the heart of Stellenbosch! For more visit: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=405156816
Now in its eighth year, the mountain bike challenge will also host a trail run set to take place on the Sunday (the mountain bike challenge is on Saturday). This year’s event will see 5 routes available to cater for all levels of riding:
Riders will have the opportunity to pass through more than 60 farms in the area and some of the most beautiful terrain in the country. There will also be entertainment at the finish line including food and drinks, medals to all finishers, a prize giving and lucky draw. For more visit: http://www.dirtopia.co.za/