Are you looking for the best Cape Wine Festivals for celebrating harvest times in the Cape?
For a quick overview of the wine regions, have a look at our Cape Town Wineries Guide. Let us show you some great wine festivals and wine events that happen throughout the year. The grape harvest in the Western Cape takes place every year between end of January and March.
Lots of events can be attended in the Western Cape winelands, so make sure to check out our wine events listing to book your tickets early! Have fun with grape picking and grape stomping, enjoy wine tastings and local food delicatessen and there are many more wonderful activities during these wine harvest events – which by the way also cater for families with children!
Explore the Western Cape and enjoy these Cape Wine Festivals in 2020
Annual wine harvest festival at Delheim Wine Estate in Stellenbosch with picking and stomping experience, live music and tasty treats.
- When? 25 January 2020
- Tickets: R480/R280 for under 18 year-olds. More info.
Taste the wines of the Franschhoek Valley at the festival held at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards from 12 – 5pm.
- When? 1 February 2020
- Tickets: R280 at webtickets.co.za. More info.
Family-friendly spectacle in the centre of Stellenbosch where the annual harvest parade will move through the town. Starting at the Dutch Reformed Church Somerset West through Alexander Street and Bird Street to the town hall in Stellenbosch where there will be a harvest blessing ceremony. With craft expo at the town hall.
Nederburg Grape Wine Harvest Celebration
Learn about grapes, participate in the picking and stomping and then relax with a glass of wine – or two…
Plenty of fun entertainment and action for the whole family including picking and stomping of grapes followed by treats from a generously laden harvest table. Live entertainment, tractor rides, jumping castles, cellar tours and wine tasting.
Come and enjoy the happy vibe at the Buitenverwachting Wine Estate. Taste more than 200 wines and top-notch gourmet bites prepared by some of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs.
- When? 23 February 2020
- Costs: R600 Book tickets via quicket.co.za. The event is on between 2pm and 6pm. More info.
Explore a full range of fun experiences, from tasting fine wine and delicious deli products at the various wine estates in the Robertson Valley as well as harvest and blending experiences with some of the countries best cellar masters to open-air concerts, picnics, nature walks, kids entertainment and even a fun ‘amazing race’.
- When? From 28 February 2020 – 1 March 2020
- Costs: vary depending on chosen event. More info.
Paarl Ommiberg Harvest Celebrations 2020
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere at this music festival for the whole family in Paarl. Join a wine tasting or gourmet pairing session with some of the best chefs and winemakers of the region. Lots of activities for the kids too.
- When? 1 March 2020 tbc
- Costs: R150 tbc. Children enter for free.
More great Cape Wine Festivals later in 2020
Still want to know more about great South African wine or more about special Cape wine festivals? Or are you travelling to Cape Town only later this year? Then make a note in your calendar for these great wine event later this year.
Hermanus Food and Wine Festival 2020
Get ready for a wine tasting of some of the best wines the Hermanus and Overberg that have to offer. A great opportunity to spend a lovely weekend in the Overberg area.
- When? August 2020 (tbc)
- Costs: tbc
Annual winter food & wine festival … slowly made… slowly enjoyed! Taste the best the region has to offer with lots of entertainment for the whole family. Underground cellar tours, game drives, horse rides and boat cruises. Taste award-winning wines and join in cooking classes and intimate winemaker’s dinners.
In 2020, Robertson Wine Valley celebrates its 15th open-air spring festival when over 25 wine farms from Robertson, McGregor, Ashton and Bonnievale will come together at Goudmyn Farm off the R317. With wine tasting events and fun family events. Browse through the farmer’s market, visit arts & crafts stalls or take a boat cruise.
Cape Wine Festivals Info on ExpatCapeTown.com: Please be advised that wine tastings and entry to the Cape wine estates usually is free, but you will usually have to pay and book for taking part in the wine-stomping events. Make sure to double check event dates and pricing. We do not take responsibility for cancelled events or inaccurate information.
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