Things to do this weekend: 26 to 28 July 2019

From wining and dining to running and riding (and everything in between) our list of things to do this weekend has something for every type of Stellenboscher.

WINING AND DINING

Under the Stars @ Waterford Estate – 26 July 2019

Waterford Estate is owned by the Ord Family and developed under the watchful eye of Kevin Arnold, Cellar Master and Managing Partner, since 1998. The Waterford Estate winery offers a relaxing setting where guests can sit and enjoy various tasting options.

Reserve your spot for Waterford Under the Stars, featuring Chef Tjaart Walraven. He will be conducting a 3-course food demonstration to pair with selected Waterford wines.

There are limited tickets available, go to the event page to secure your spot.

Waterkloof free flow Fridays @ Restaurant Seven-26 July 2019

 

 

Enjoy a three course sharing menu with bottomless Waterkloof Revenant White or Red wine. An assortment of dishes from the kitchen together with fabulous Waterkloof wine. Excludes other beverages and gratuity.

Tel 021 851 3146 or info@restaurantseven.co.za

THEATRE

Fiddler on the Roof @ Playhouse – 26 July to 28 July 2019

Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West presents this time-honoured musical with live music and performances by its learners. Enjoy memorable songs such as `Tradition`, `If I were a Rich Man`, `Sunrise, Sunset` and more as the moving story of a milkman and his humble family comes to life. The production captures powerful life lessons in true Blue Thread spirit, as Parel Vallei continues to be a powerhouse of the performing arts.

Dates & Times:

26 July: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | 27 July: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | 28 July: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

FESTIVAL

Flavours of Winter Festival @ Muratie – 27 July 2019

Port lovers are invited to cosy up in one of the Cape’s oldest wineries, appreciating the rich flavours of Cape Port-Style Wines and noshing and tucking into delicious winter warmer treats prepared by the Muratie Farm Kitchen. All the wines on show will be available for purchase at cellar door prices.

Bookings essential: 021 865 2330 or mail info@muratie.co.za

RUNNING AND RIDING

Stellenbosch MTB Challenge & Farm Run

The 14th edition of the Stellenbosch MTB Challenge on the 28th of July 2019, for the second year they are taking a break from the annual 6 route format and are focusing on fun and family with 2 route options launching from Spier Wine Estate.

As there are fewer distance options, entries will be limited to 2000 riders, to give outdoor enthusiasts the ultimate experience. The picturesque routes will cater for beginner to intermediate riders in keeping with the theme of having fun outside with friends & family.

Well-known route designer, Meurant Botha of Dirtopia, has been involved in mountain bike routes & events at Spier since the late nineties and knows the area well.

“The 2018 event was such a success for riders that we want to keep the focus on the fun family aspect for mountain bikers.  Even beginners and the younger crowd can enjoy this stunning area of Stellenbosch. There are lots to improve on since the event was held for the first time at Spier in 2018, therefor it makes sense to keep the event at this popular & beautiful estate” says Botha.

MUSIC

Jesse Jordan @ Im Eimer – 28 July 2019

After discovering that he loved writing songs in high school and taking some guitar lessons, Jesse could sense that he was embarking on a journey to follow his dreams. From winning a national talent competition & getting a major record deal to starting the JJB (Jesse Jordan Band) and recording 4 albums, hundreds of live shows in countless live music venues, festival stages & Parties, Jesse honed his ability to entertain & give 150% in every performance.

Now Jesse Jordan embarks on a new chapter after spending over 2 years writing songs where he explores the lessons he’s learnt from personal life experiences & explores his inner voice, bringing his story from a new perspective with what could be a hint of Michael Buble meets Maroon5 meets John Mayer but at the end of the day is remains undoubtedly the Jesse Jordan Sound.