Food & Wine Festivals and Events

Stellenbosch at Summer Place

15 October 2014

Stellenbosch at Summer Place, the annual sensory showcase presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, promises a magnificent taste down memory lane when it toasts the then and now of South Africa’s pioneering wine route through fine food, wine, music and art on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.
This year’s theme is a celebration of yesterday, today and tomorrow’s masters and Jozi socialites are in for a connoisseur’s feast of stalwarts, fresh talent and innovative tastes from the City of Oaks, also known as the country’s Food and Wine Capital.
Bringing the wonders of the Winelands to Hyde Park for one night only, is a stellar line-up of prominent winemakers and the most promising newcomers who will share their latest and yesteryear vintages with a glitzy crowd.
More than 70 top quality wines will be paired with cutting-edge culinary prowess when five of the finest Stellenbosch chefs will create unique gourmet sensations to match the varietals. This all for guests to revel in, while they mingle through the various luxury rooms of Summer Place.
In tune with the back to the future vibe, will be the super talented Amazink All Stars, who will lend a soulful atmosphere with live music from the past and present to the evening. This group of vibrant musicians, straight from SA’s first township theatre in Kayamandi, delivers culturally authentic musical entertainment.
An evolution of the maestros will also be depicted through rare pieces from the
Sanlam Art Collection – one of South Africa’s finest and most extensive corporate art collections. Those looking to understand the investment value of their wine or art collection will find benefit in networking with experts from Sanlam Private Wealth at the event.
Tickets for Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2014 cost R500 per person and include all the wine, food and entertainment on the evening which starts at 18H30. Make sure you get yours today as space is limited and the event will sell out early.
For more information or to buy your tickets contact Elmarie Rabe at Tel: 021 886 8275, send an email to or visit Also follow @StellWineRoute on Twitter.

Wine on the River Festival

17 – 19 October 2014

This idyllic open-air wine festival takes place on the banks of the Breede River at the Goudmyn Farm between Robertson and Bonnievale.
Just imagine a setting with the river flowing by, vineyards all around, beautiful hills and shading poplar trees.  Add to that live music, plenty of wines to taste, BIG SCREEN RUGBY picnics and other local produce – and you’ve got yourself a spring festival not to be missed!
An Experience you will never forget!


Ricmond Northern Cape, Heritage Symposium
18 October 2014

Versatality of Venison Demo and Wine Pairing by Melck’s of Muratie Wine farm, Stellenbosch.
Years ago, it was believed that venison was good  only for biltong and sausage. In fact, venison has aken a long time to come to its own.   Vetmuis  fulfils a serious need for the South African cook, housewife and the hunter.   Research shows that venison is becoming an increasingly popular choice for the  consumer but few of these people  know how to prepare good venison dishes.
We live on farms , we all love the Karoo and were taught by our mothers and grandmothers.    It is time to share our knowledge and lifestyle,  to enlighten home cooks and inform visitors .
Look forward to :
Discussion of the carcass, different cuts,etc.  see fb page Kom Kook en Kuier in die Karoo
Venison patee
Venison pies
Venison Samoosas
Venison Sausage
Vetkoek with Venison mince
Venison sosaties
Sprinbuck fillet with Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Herbed Striploin of Kudu
Venison Carpaccio, Cold smoked
Rack of Springbuck
Flambeed Carpetbagger of Venison


Good Food and Wine Show Durban
24 – 26 October 2014

Durban Get Ready for the Ultimate Foodie Celebrations!
South Africa’s premier consumer food, wine and lifestyle event presents a colourful fusion of celebrity chefs, artisan food, home-grown produce an array of South African Wines and Spirits.
Good Food & Wine Show Durban is the pinnacle culinary event of KwaZulu-Natal.  Come join us in Celebrations from 24 – 26 October 2014 at Durban Exhibition Centre.