Stellenbosch Wine Town: A Weekend of Wine

Stellenbosch Wine Town: A Weekend of Wine

Winemaker lunches, blending tutorials, live music and more.

In winter, you might expect a wine town to be quiet, at rest between harvest and the new growth of spring… Not so Stellenbosch! The historic town goes into full festival mode from 4 to 9 August, with a grape-tastic celebration of not-to-be-missed one-off events around town and the surrounding wine farms. From winemaker lunches to blending tutorials, farm walks, a fun run, live music performances and in-depth tastings, the programme is brimming with special wine-focused experiences that aren’t available at any other time of year.

Wine Town Stellenbosch 2022

Here’s all you need to know for a memorable long weekend.

A showcase of 300 wines under one roof

Taste Wine at Wine Town 2022

The two-day Stellenbosch Wine Festival at the Town Hall is an essential stop. It’s essentially a tasting snapshot of the entire Stellenbosch wine scene under one roof! Taste over 200 wines from the region’s top wineries, among them: Alto, Neethlingshof, Middelvlei, Hidden Valley Wines, Morgenster, Lanzerac, Villiera, Remhoogte, Groenland, Boschkloof, Peter Falke wines, Hartenberg, Cavalli, Kaapzicht and Zevenwacht, Weltevreden Estate/Bertha Wines, Spier and Compagniesdrift.
Cost Early bird: R300 (before 25 July); R350 (from 26 July)
When Friday, 5 August, 4pm – 8pm
Saturday, 6 August, 2pm – 6pm

Wine-farm experiences

Wine Farm Experiences Wine Town 2022

Pick one, two or even more experiences from the itinerary of exciting events. There’s something to suit every level of interest, whether you’re a dedicated connoisseur, a novice enthusiast eager to learn more about wine, or just looking for enjoyable tastings, good food and relaxed fun. Here are a few highlights:

Wine Tasting at Ernie Els Wine Town 2022

  • Glenelly Lady May Dinner at The Vine Bistro on 5 August A sumptuous wine-pairing dinner celebrating the release of the latest vintage of Glenelly’s flagship Bordeaux blend.
  • A Cabernet Sauvignon sunset walk and tasting at Ernie Els Wines on 4 August Vintages from 20 producers.
  • Wine-blending tutorial at Spier on 5, 6 + 7 August  Learn the basics and progress to blending your own red wine.
  • Barrel-tasting at Glenelly on 6 August Learn the ins and outs of barrel-ageing with Luke O’Cuinneagain.
  • Rust en Vrede winemaker’s dinner on 8 August with chef Fabio Daniel, owner Jean Englebrecht and winemaker Danielle le Roux.
  • Lady Alice Luncheon at Muratie on 9 August A two-course lunch with free-flowing bubbles.
  • Walk-about tasting at Simon Wine Emporium on 9 August A showcase of women winemakers on Women’s Day.
  • Grandes dames of the Stellenbosch Wine Route at Simon Wine Emporium on 10 August

View the full programme here
When 4 – 9 August 2022
Contact 021 886 4310, info@wineroute.co.za, winetown.wineroute.co.za
Where to find it Stellenbosch
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Stay Stellenbucks

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Bonne Esperance
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With Women’s Day on Tuesday, 9 August, why not make a long weekend of it with the Stay Four and Get More special offer? Book and stay for four consecutive nights between 4 and 11 August and earn double Stellenbucks to the maximum value of R2 400 to spend at participating Stay Stellenbucks restaurants, wine farms and activities. Read more about Visit Stellenbosch’s winter promotion here and book early as there’s bound to be high demand for this weekend.
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Event Information

When 4 – 9 August 2022

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