vineyards at Tokara

The Stellenbosch Wine Festival is a series of events that runs from the 25th of January to the 3rd of February in and around various venues and participating wineries in Stellenbosch.

One of the main events is the 3 day wine Expo from 1 – 3 Feb at the Pick n Pay Festival Square at Die Braak in Stellenbosch.

Over 70 wine estates will be showcasing 6 wines each, and there is an impressive line up of entertainment:

Friday, 01st February 2013

Supporting Act : Newton & Co

16h00 / 18h00

Vocals and acoustic band; popular covers

Main Act : Ard Matthews


Solo Acoustic: Pop, rock

Saturday, 02nd February 2013

Supporting Act : C2C

15h00 / 18h00

Vocal & Instrument

Main Act : Paige Mac


Progressive acoustic soul with a folk rock edge

Sunday, 03rd February 2013

Supporting Act : Albert Frost Trio

14h00 / 16h00

Blues & rock

Main Act : Jeremy Olivier


Performing with his band: Pop and Jazz

Cost of Entry : R150

Buy your tickets now at

I’m giving away a set of double tickets to either the Friday or the Saturday Expo. The winner will also receive a magnum of Blaauwklippen 2008 Barouche. The runner up will receive a Magnum of Blaauwklippen Barouche 2007.

If you live in Cape Town, or within proximity to get yourself to this event and would like to win either of these fabulous prizes, leave a comment below with the name of your favourite Stellenbosch wine farm or wine from the region.

Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 30 Jan and the winners will be contacted directly.



  1. Lee Nelson

    I’m actually a huge fan of Blaauwklippen… Quite convenient! 🙂

  2. Neil Basson

    There is so many to choose from 🙂 Just had a glass of Creative Block 2 from Spier Wine Estate.

  3. Annelize Daniels

    Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc from Warwick Wine Estate is my favorite at the moment 🙂

  4. Jessica Saieva

    Jess from Vrede & Lust – not only is the name great, but its also the best rosé!

  5. Cecile Steenkamp

    Sjoe! Favourite wine farm has to be Delheim and favourite wine is definitely Uitkyk Carlonet. So hard rto narrow it down though 🙂

  6. Helene Schoeman

    Ernie Els Wines sound like a good idea.

  7. Oohh, this can get hard 🙂 Love love love Bartinney and Dalla Cia Chardonnay. Vriesenhof Pinot Noir. Warwick Professor Black. I should stop now! 😉

  8. I remember where my wine journey started, drinking pinotage as a student on the Beyerskloof stoep when it was still only a stoep. Just drinking wine for what it was and not for what we wanted it to be. That is when it started…

  9. Emma Webber

    WATERFORD!!!!! The Rosemary is one of my all-time favourites! There are so many great estates in Stellenbosch, Delheim, Blaauwklippen, Kleine Zalze, Thelema and the list of favourites goes on!

  10. Janine de Freitas

    Blaauwklippen for the awesome Sunday markets as well as The Bergkelder!

  11. Madelein

    Blaawklippen, so convenantly close, beautiful place

  12. Phumlani Malinga

    Love the views from Tokara wine estate and have recently enjoyed a great morning trail run at Middelvlei.

  13. Spier Wine Estate – great memories made at this beautiful place! 🙂

  14. Lauren Groenewald

    Huge fan of Blaauwklippen and Vrede en Lust

  15. Conrad Stoltz

    It would be near impossible to pick a favourite as there are so many fantastic winemakers out there but if I really must pick one I’ll go with Blaauwklippen.

  16. Stellenbosch have all of my favourite wine estates. Would be an amazing experience to attend the wine fest.
    My favourite wine farm would have to be Fairview. Great wine and food.

  17. Big fan of delheim! What more could ask for!!

  18. Would have to be Blaawklippen and Tokara.
    Can’t compete!!!! So much of deliciousness and pretty 🙂

  19. Danielle

    Delaire Graaf, Muldersbosch and Waterford are my absolute faves (:

  20. Ah, so many great ones. Close to my heart, though, is Delheim and the Spatzendreck. Many fun hours have been spent wine tasting in their cellar, and we even won a fathers day blending competition once! Fun times 😉

  21. Anneen van Wyk

    Has to be Oldenburg. The setting is absolutely magical and the wines are a symphony in your mouth!

  22. Hidden Valley has awesome wines, and (if that’s possible) even better views!

  23. Ah, the Beyerskloof Pinotage is ‘our wine’ – my group of varsity girl friends fell in love with that wine over many all nighters & big nights out, & have been sharing it at our now grown up weddings & dinner parties 🙂

    But also, Waterford is the wine farm we got engaged on… and they serve chocolate.

    How to choose?

  24. Leslie Turner

    Does anyone remember the name of the wine farm that had the purple chillies?

  25. karel dampies

    Blaawklippen the place to be and have lots of fun. i would not miss it.

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