Cape Wine Festivals 2018

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. Especially during grape harvest time in the Western Cape which takes place every year between end of January and March, lots of events take place in the Cape winelands, so have make sure to check out our wine events listing to book your tickets early and then have fun with grape stomping, wine tastings and enjoy many more wonderful attractions during the events - which by the way also cater for families!

Explore the Western Cape and enjoy these Cape Wine Festivals in 2018

Franschhoek Summer Wine Festival 2018

Taste the wines of the Franschhoek Valley at the festival held at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards from 12 - 5pm.

  • When? 3 February 2018 
  • Tickets: R220 at webtickets.co.za. More info.

Robertson Hands-On Harvest Festival 2018

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 23 - 25 February 2018
  • Costs: vary depending on event. More info.

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2018

The country's oldest wine festival will move to a new venue at the Coetzenburg Sports Grounds in Stellenbosch. Enjoy gourmet food, excellent wines from 75 wine farms and 10 boutique wineries and listen to some awesome South African live music.

  • When? 23 - 25 February 2017
  • Costs: From R100. More info.

Constantia Fresh Wine Festival 2018

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? 24 February 2018
  • Costs: R550 Book tickets via quicket.co.za. The event is on between 3pm and 7pm. More info.

Paarl Omniberg 'Round the Rock' Festival 2018

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? 3 March 2018 - tbc
  • Costs: R150. Children enter for free. More info.

Franschhoek Oesfees 2017 Harvest Festival

Head out to Franschhoek and take part and celebrate harvest time at Solms-Delta Wine Estate in the spectacular Franschhoek Valley this autumn. The AKTV Oesfees, a wine and music festival, will introduce you to some of the great local music and great local Cape food. From 9am until 9pm.

  • When? 24 March 2018
  • Costs: R130 tickets at computicket. More info.

More great Cape Wine Festivals later in 2018

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.

Tulbagh Vintage and Vine Faire

Join in the celebration of award-winning wines, top class olives and other products of the Valley. Experience the rich cultural heritage through locally made traditional dishes and tasty treats on a day of family entertainment, music and fun events.

Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend 2018

The ever popular 'wacky wine weekend' in Robertson promises to be another crowd pleaser with lots of fun events are taking place at the 40 wineries taking part this year. Book your accommodation early and enjoy the activities from food and wine tasting to boat cruises on the Breede River taking in the scenic setting of the Robertson Wine Valley.

  • When? 31 May 2018 - 3 June 2018
  • Costs: R160 (early-bird) at web tickets. More info.

Hermanus Food and Wine Festival 2018

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 2018 (tbc)
  • Costs: tbc

Robertson Wine on the River Festival

Open-air spring festival in the Robertson Wine Valley around Robertson, McGregor, Ashton and Bonnievale. With wine tasting events and fun family events. Browse through the farmer's market, visit the arts and crafts stalls or take a leisurely boat cruise.

  • When? 26 - 28 October 2018
  • Cost: From R110. More info.


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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