Things to do this weekend: 19 to 21 July 2019

Firmly in the heart of winter, now is the time to try some gourmet soups, grab your friends for some icy brews at the Winterfest Beer Festival, and run off the week’s worries at Stellies Shakeout. This weekend in the Winelands offers an exciting mix of events, activities and happenings to enjoy.

RUNNING

Stellies Shakeout @ Coetzenberg Centre – 18 July 2019

Stellies Shakeout is a social trail running mini-event that takes place every Thursday. The aim is for like-minded people to run together in the mountains around Stellenbosch, safely and at their own speed. Slow, medium and fast groups depart from the Coetzenberg Centre staircase at 17h30 and meet back at 18h30 for a beer, cold drink or some water. The focus is social so runners often stay behind to chat and meet new people.

There are no subscriptions or fees attached to Stellies Shakeout, and anyone who is interested is welcome and try it out.

HIKING

Wine Walk @ De Zalze Lodge – 20 July 2019

Starting and finish at Dirtopia Cafe, Delvera Farm, this is a social walk through the estate vineyards to Warwick Wine Estate followed by wine-tasting afterwards. Coffee, breakfast and snacks are provided at registration and then the group heads back for lunch at Dirtopia Café. It is recommended to take good walking shoes, a backpack with water, a hat, jacket and water bottle. This is a relaxed event with lots of socializing so that you can enjoy the vineyards, Wineland scenery and Stellenbosch outdoors.

Cost: R250 per person | Kids under 18: R150

BEER

Winterfest Beer Festival @ Triggerfish – 20 July 2019

This festival is all about the next level in beer – Triggerfish invites all beer lovers to head to Winterfest Beerfest and taste high alcohol naturally brewed beers from a variety of brewers. You can expect beers with 9% or higher ABV on show. Be sure to bring a designated driver or use public transport.

MUSIC

Enjoy a cold intimate winter evening with Jan Blohm, Johnny Camel, some cold craft beers and great pizza. To book your seat call 064 620 4604 or mail info@sirthomasbrew.com. Children under 10 get in for free.

Price: R390 (includes 4-course Sunday lunch & Entertainment)

After a few weeks in Europe performing in Germany, Austria and London this sensational duo is doing a special Cape Town Winter Tour and have prepared something special for their Sunday show at Lanzerac’s Manor Kitchen.

Time: 12 – 3pm | Price: R390, includes 4-course Sunday lunch & Entertainment.

When the mercury drops and the rain clouds gather, the soup ladle and the wine glass are the best of friends. From 1 June until 31 August 2019, visitors to Spier can enjoy three hearty vegetarian soups paired with wine and served with an assortment of focaccia bread. Take a seat by the blazing fire and tuck into a selection of wine and winter soups – starting with cauliflower and smoked cheese soup. Next, there’s a carrot soup topped with goats cheese and cashew dukkah. This is followed by a spicy roast tomato and basil soup. Lastly, enjoy a vegan brownie to top off a tasty meat-free meal.

Cost: R120 per person | Contact +27 (21) 8091984 for more information or visit www.spier.co.za