What’s On in the Winelands West: 12 - 14 October


Explore our wonderful Winelands West events calendar to see what events are taking place this week in the Winelands West region.


Friday 12th

  • The Friday Night Market at Boschendal will take place every Friday from 6pm till 9pm in the historic Werf area. You can enjoy live music, fresh farm produce, food stalls and other artisanal stands filled with local products to peruse and purchase. To apply to operate at the Friday Night Market contact: Blanche@boschendal.co.za.


Friday 12th

  • Head on down to the Alpaca Loom from Friday until Sunday from 3pm for their Alpaca Barn Tours. Watch their weavers at work, interact with the alpacas in the petting zoo and have your kids use up all that pent-up energy on the jungle gym. For more information visit www.alpacas.co.za.


Friday 12th

  • Spier is celebrating the season with a fresh new pairing, the Spring Tasting, available from 1 September – 30 November. The Spring Tasting is available for R95 per person at the Spier Tasting Room, which is open from 9am till 5pm from Monday to Saturday and from 11am till 5pm on Sunday. For more information contact the Spier Tasting Room on +27 218091147 or visit www.spier.co.za.

Saturday 13th

  • Join Hudsons Stellenbosch on Saturdays for live local talent at the Start Me Up Saturdays, presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Hudsons will be serving delicious Jack Daniels inspired cocktails, shooters and one incredible Jack Daniels inspired burger. Bring your mates and come enjoy the best in local music while you fire up your weekend. To book a table email stellenbosch@theburgerjoint.co.za or call 021 887 2052.
  • Lanzerac Wine Estate invites Pinotage lovers to spend the day exploring this proudly South African varietal through the Estate’s three Pinotage wines, whilst enjoying the relaxing atmosphere in the Estate’s Tasting Room and Deli Courtyard. Bookings for these tastings can be made by contacting Eske Cilliers on winesales@lanzerac.co.za. For more information about the festivities visit https://www.lanzerac.co.za.
  • Jan van Rooyen will end his tutored tastings series with a “Pinotage Vertical Experience” which will give fans the chance to enjoy some of Avontuur’s Pinotages from years ago right up to the 2018 vintage. With Pinotage Day 2018 on Saturday 13 October around the corner, Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is planning to join in the celebrations for the whole weekend. For more information visit www.avontuurestate.co.za.

Sunday 14th

  • Come rain or sunshine, we will be hosting what is set to be one of the most popular markets in Stellenbosch. What makes the Market @ Vergenoegd unique is their close proximity to the N2 and being the 1st (or last) stop on the Stellenbosch Wine Route, making them a very favourable venue due to ease of access. The open stretch of land allows for ample parking and the market site ideal for the whole family to relax and enjoy a whole day there! Pet friendly (kindly keep your pets leashed at all times).
  • The Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival is a bi-annual event which comprises of the best local microbreweries, food trucks and local talent, and brings a true Oktoberfest to the Cape Winelands. An all-day, outdoor event, located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, in Stellenbosch’s legendary Jan Marais Nature Reserve. This event is child friendly and has a kiddies area, face painting, orbs, jumping castle and more! Tickets are available via Quicket and sales open one month before the event.


Saturday 13th

  • With October being Mental Health Awareness Month, Andre Strijdom has very kindly made his brilliant composition, Suiderkruismis, available to raise awareness and raise funds for community mental health care in the Helderberg basin. This vibrant concert will take place on Saturday evening 13 October at Lourensford Estate, Somerset West. One night only. Bookings on Quicket or at R120 before the day or R150 at the door.

If you have some awesome events that you think deserve to on our What’s On calendar please feel free to email me at [email protected] and we will publish them in this article as well as on our ‘What’s On’ section on Home, Food & Travel.

Contact Franchisee Anne Udemans
Winelands West contact number 078 612 4612
Winelands West email address anne@homefoodandtravel.co.za