Food and Wine Events in and around Cape Town for 2014

24 February 2014

2014 Food
A full year of food design events for World Design Capital 2014.
Date: All year round
Venue: Various
Tel: +27 (0) 86 000 7410
Email: info@wdccapetown2014.com
Website: www.wdccapetown2014.com

January
Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2014
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival is a casual wine expo in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
Date: 24 January – 2 February
Venue: Stellenbosch
Tel: +27(0)21 886 4310
Website: www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za

February
Hands-on Harvest 2014
Hands-on Harvest is an annual boutique event that offers the chance of a ‘hands on’ experience of the harvest, stretching over two months.
Date: 1 February – 31 March
Venue: Robertson Wine Valley
Tel: +27(0)23 626 3167
Email: manager@robertsonwinevalley.com
Website: www.handsonharvest.com

Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch
A long, shared, winter-theme lunch table with wine and food pairing aside winemakers and owners of the Bottelary Hills sub route.
Date: 23 February 2014
Venue: Goede Hoop
Tel: + 27(0)21 886 8275
Website: www.wineroute.co.za

March
Feast of the Grape

A festival to mark the end of the grape harvest and the arrival of autumn with an array of activities and an abundance of seasonal wines to taste.
Date: 1 – 2 March
Venue: Durbanville
Tel: +27(0)83 310 1228
Website: www.durbanvillewine.co.za

Wine of Wellington
Wine of Wellington is a weekend celebrating Wellington’s wineries where you can leisurely visit the wine farms and make use of their special wine deals and discounts.
Date: 15 March
Venue: Wellington
Tel: +27(0)21 864 2479
E-mail: wine@wellington.co.za or info@wellington.co.za
Website: www.harvestfestival.co.za

Cellarbake @ Nitida
Cassia Restaurant will be hosting 25 artisanal bakers paired perfectly with Nitida and Môreson wines on a full-day event that includes live music, a kid’s kitchen and activities for the whole family.
Date: 23 March
Venue: Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville
Tel: +27(0)21 976 0640
Website: www.facebook.com/NitidaWine

April
Taste of Cape Town Festival 2014

A feast for the senses; Taste of Cape Town is in its seventh year,  with top chefs demonstrating their special menus and pairing knowledge, alongside a wide range of exhibitors, artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries.
Date: 3 -6 April
Venue: Green Point Cricket Club, Cape Town
Tel: +27(0)11 463 0355
Email: alex@brandeventssa.co.za
Website: www.tasteofcapetown.com

Constantia Food and Wine Festival
A celebration of the good things in life on this established, historic wine route that is also nearest to the city centre.
Date: 11-13 April
Venue: Various in Constantia
Tel: +27 (0)83 679 4495
Email: info@constantiafoodandwine.co.za
Website: www.constantiafoodandwine.co.za

May
Table of Peace and Unity 2014

The Table of Peace and Unity brings together celebrities, religious leaders and citizens from all walks of life for a dinner on Table Mountain, in aid of a good cause.
Date: 25 May 2014
Venue: Table Mountain
Tel: +27(0)21 702 2280
Email: reception@gourmetsa.co.za
Website: www.gourmetsa.com

Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch
A long, shared, winter-theme lunch table with wine and food pairing aside winemakers and owners of the Bottelary Hills sub route.
Date: 25 May 2014
Venue: TBC
Tel: + 27(0)21 886 8275
Website: www.wineroute.co.za

Good Food & Wine Show 2014
The Good Food & Wine Show has been going for over a decade. It is a premier food, wine and lifestyle experience.
Date:  29 May – 1 June
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Tel: +27(0)21 797 4500
Email: info@gourmetsa.com
Website: www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za

Gugulethu Wine Festival 2014
Held in the bustling hub that is informally known as ‘Gugs’ - The Gugulethu Wine Festival has become a regular on Cape Town’s annual event calendar.
Date: 30 – 31 May
Venue: Gugulethu Shopping Centre, Cape Town
Website: www.gugulethuwinefestival.co.za

June
Wacky Wine Weekend 2014

The Wacky Wine Weekend is a fun-filled weekend of wine and family fun in Robertson.
Date: 5 - 8 June
Venue: Robertson Wine Valley
Tel: +27(0)23 626 3167
Email: manager@robertsonwinevalley.com
Website: www.wackywineweekend.com

Cook Franschhoek 2014
Cook Franschhoek offers wine farm tours, wine pairings and cooking demonstrations by top chefs from the area.
Date: 13 -15 June
Venue: Franschhoek
Tel: +27 (0)21 876 2861
Email: info@franschhoek.org.za
Website: www.cookfranschhoek.co.za

Taste the Helderberg
Taste wines from the many award-winning Helderberg producers, with food for sale by winery restaurants and eateries.
Date: 5 June 2014
Venue: Various
Tel: +27 (0)21 886 8275
Website: www.wineroute.co.za

July
Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2014

True to its name, the main attraction of this event is oysters and Champagne, plus a host of family-friendly activities and entertainment.
Date: 4 - 13 July
Venue: Knysna
Email: nicci@knysnapr.co.za
Website: www.oysterfestival.co.za

Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2014
Bastille is an opportunity to sample Franschhoek’s award-winning wines and dishes created by some of the Franschhoek Valley’s highly acclaimed chefs.
Date: 12 -13 July
Venue: Franschhoek Town Centre
Tel: +27 (0)21 876 2861
E-mail: events@franschhoek.org.za
Website: www.franschhoekbastille.co.za

August
Robertson Slow 2014

Guests of Robertson Slow look forward to dinners at the homes of winemaking families, cooking traditional Robertson Country Fare and pairing it all with the area’s finest wines.
Date: 8 – 10 August
Venue: Robertson Wine Valley
Tel: +27(0)23 626 3167
Email: manager@robertsonwinevalley.com
Website: www.robertsonslow.com

Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch
A long, shared, winter-theme lunch table with wine and food pairing aside winemakers and owners of the Bottelary Hills sub route.
Date: 31 August 2014
Venue: TBC
Tel: + 27(0)21 886 8275
Website: www.wineroute.co.za

September
Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

Spring ushers in the year’s exciting new vintages. Be the first to know at this cheerful celebration.
Date: 27-28 September
Venue: Various
Tel: +27(0)21 876 2861
Website: www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za

October
Robertson Wine on the River 2014

A popular wine experience on the banks of the Breede River in Robertson.
Date: 17 – 19 October
Venue: Goudmyn Farm, R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale
Tel: +27(0)23 626 3167
E-mail: manager@robertsonvalley.com
Website: www.wineonriver.com

Spier Secret Festival
The quintessential, cutting edge food festival for uber-foodies, this festival combines a conference of presentations by food innovators and a beautifully appointed outdoor market.
Date: 16-18 October
Venue: Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
Website: www.spiersecret.co.za

November
Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch

A long, shared, winter-theme lunch table with wine and food pairing aside winemakers and owners of the Bottelary Hills sub route.
Date: 30 November 2014
Venue: TBC
Tel: + 27(0)21 886 8275
Website: www.wineroute.co.za

Wine on the Water Festival 2014
Wine on the Water is a celebration of the activities of offer in Gordon’s Bay; from wine tasting to yachting and other lifestyle aspects.
Date: 2014 TBC
Venue: Gordon’s Bay
Tel: +27(0)21 856 5050
E-mail: info@peterventer.com
Website: www.facebook.com/gordonsbaybusinessforum

Cape Town Festival of Beer 2014
The Cape Town Festival of Beer is the largest festival of beer in the Southern Hemisphere, showcasing beers from mass producers to craft brewers.
Date: 2014 TBC (22 – 24 November 2013)
Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
Email: info@capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za
Website: www.capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za

Franschhoek "Magic of Bubbles" Cap Classique & Champagne Festival
A culinary showcase with local winemakers offering the finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) of South Africa.
Date: TBC
Venue: Franschhoek Monument
Tel: +27(0) 21 876 2861
Email: events@franschhoek.org.za
Website: www.franschhoekmcc.co.za

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