February is harvest season in Cape Town and, combined with the fact that it’s also the hottest time of the year, makes it prime time for wine festivals. Hanging out in the sun and drinking wine is a favourite Capetonian past-time and there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of both the weather and the wine.

Here are some of the wine festivals you should be going to in Feb.

Franschhoek Wine Festival – 1st February

Franschhoek is a must-visit location for tourists—but doubly so during harvest season. Dress up your stylish white attire and join the hottest garden party of the season. The date is set for Saturday, 1 February at the magnificent Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards (12pm to 5pm), and you don’t want to miss out on this exclusive event.

eKasi Wine Tasting and Music Festival – 2nd February

Langa is home to the hippest new wine and music festival in Cape Town. It’s at Guga S’thebe in Langa and offers luxury wine brands, DJs, live acts and lots of fun. It’s a great way to check out a local community that is taking wine culture to a new level in Cape Town.

Nederburg’s Harvest at Dusk Festival – 8th February

Watching the sun set over the vineyards is pretty high up on bucket list experiences and Nederburg Wines in Paarl is offering just that. Picking, stomping, tasting and dancing to tunes from local band Kaleidoscope are all on the agenda.

Muratie Harvest Festival – 18th February

Luxuriate under the oaks at Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch while you eat good food, drink good wine and listen to good music. It’s the perfect combination of elements for a laid-back summer Saturday. There is also the stomping of the harvested grapes, and the entry includes a glass of wine –this is an event you shouldn’t miss!

Grande Provence Harvest Festival 2020 – 22nd February

Harvest festivals are all about celebrating the earth’s bounty by drinking and revelling. The Grande Provence Harvest Festival is all about wine and fun. Expect grape picking, stomping and plenty of wine tasting. Bring the kids as they’ll have plenty to do, and it’s all topped off with hearty harvest food.