Everything happening on Pinotage Day


In 1925, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University Abraham Izak Perold attempted to combine the best qualities of the robust Hermitage with Pinot noir, a grape that produces great wine but can be rather challenging to grow. And so it was that in the garden of his official residence at Welgevallen Experimental farm, history was made as Pinotage was introduced to the world!

In what has fast become one of South Africa’s favourite annual celebrations, Pinotage Day is one of the highlights on the Winelnand’s social calendar. With Stellenbosch being credited with the creation of this beautiful varietal, saying that locals are spoiled for choice on this day would be a grand understatement.



There’s a lot happening this weekend, which can be overwhelming to keep track of. So we’ve taken the liberty of putting all the best outdoor events and happenings in one easy place for you. So, join us and the rest of Stellenbosch as we raise our collective glasses to the wondrous wine that is Pinotage!


Celebrate International Pinotage Day with Lanzerac Wine Estate

What better way to pay homage to South Africa’s unique grape varietal than at the home of the world’s first Pinotage – Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.






Top Of The Hill Walk with De Waal Wines

Join De Waal Wines on the Top of the Hill Walk, and take a walk up to the oldest existing Pinotage vineyard in the world!






Neethlingshof annual Pinotage Fun Run

Celebrate with Neethlingshof by participating in the annual Pinotage Fun Run on the beautiful Neethlingshof grounds.






Van Loveren Java MTB Challenge

Pinotage Day brings double the celebration for a triumphant Van Loveren Family Vineyards this year.