The 15th annual Pinotage on Tap takes place on 27-29 Spetember 2019, celebrating all thigs pinotage. This uniquely South African cultivar is considered a symbol of South Africa’s winemaking history.

What is pinotage?

Pinotage is a vintage own to South Africa and the Cape region. The grape was created in 1925 when a Stellenbosch University professor crossed a pinot noir and cinsault. Cinsault was known locally as hermitage: pinot noir plus hermitage gave us the new grape’s name. The wine it produces is deep red, smoky, and fruity. It is also required to make the famous Cape red blend: at least 30% has to be pinotage.

About Pinotage on Tap

Pinotage on Tap (POT, to those in the know) began as a small gathering of wine fans, celebrating the creation of the famous original Coffee Chocolate Pinotage produced by Diemersfontei. The group drank a single barrel between them with some background music… and the rest is history. Today, the event is in it’s 15th year, and it is a big time event with competitions, live music, food, and plenty more. Join the celebrations this year and indulge in the new vintage of Coffee Chocolate Pinotage.

Diemersfontein Coffee Chocolate Pinotage. Image from Diemersdal’s Facebook page

What to expect

  • Endless original Coffee Chocolate Pinotage flowing from the barrel taps
  • Leading live local bands
  • Delectable food offerings
  • Interesting wine pairings
  • Wine-tasting workshops
  • Games
  • Competitions

Check out the video below to see what the vibe is like :


The venue

Diemersfontein is located in Paarl, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s City Bowl. The estate has been producing wine since 1942, and is famous for its Coffee Chocolate Pinotage. It is home to a great restaurant, and also hosts regular events.


General admission tickets are going for R295, and special weekend passes aree available for R3250 per person sharing. The weekend package includes:

  • Festival tickets
  • Two nights bed & breakfast (check in 27 September, check out 29 September)
  • Friday night private in-house Gala Dinner
  • A four-course dinner paired with Diemersfontein Award winning wines
  • Live entertainment by a local band
  • Access to the private event at the restaurant
  • Early venue entry to secure top spots
  • Saturday night chill-down potjiekos

Buy tickets now from Quicket


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