Get ready for Wine Town Stellenbosch

The popular Wine Town Stellenbosch returns in the first week of August with a jam-packed lineup. We share some of the upcoming highlights of the 2023 oenophile fest.

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2022
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival features over 200 wines from more than 30 of the finest wineries.

Stellenbosch already enjoys a reputation as a sought-after destination with top wine estates and all-round relaxed atmosphere. Passionate wine and food lovers are set to visit Stellenbosch for this year’s epic festival of wine featuring celebrated winemakers, award-winning chefs, local culinary delights, live music, farm walks, inspired meals and tutored tastings – from formal to informal occasions – all featuring top wines as the main attraction.

At the heart of the celebration is the Stellenbosch Wine Festival on Friday 4 August and Saturday 5 August.


This two-day showcase in the Stellenbosch Town Hall is ideal for wine-lovers wanting a first-hand snapshot of the region’s excellence and heritage. Over 200 wines will be represented by more than 30 participating wineries with curated tastings focussed on special varieties and vintages. Stalls run by the region’s top wineries will offer tastings from 16h00 to 20h00 on Friday, and 14:00 to 18:00 on Saturday. Food prepared by renowned Stellenbosch chef Bertus Basson will be available too.

The festival’s fine wines will be complemented by food from luminaries like Bertus Basson.

Tickets are on sale now at R400 per person via Plankton. Of course, any ultimate experience of Stellenbosch must include getting out and about to the establishments in this historic town dedicated to wine, and the wineries themselves. Organisers of Wine Town Stellenbosch have made sure to include this too.


Wine Town highlights

  • Those who know their wine will know that Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is something special. The region’s top producers is hosting ‘Cabernet Through the Ages’ on Thursday, 3rd August.
  • Chenin Blanc is another variety on everyone’s lips. The Wine Glass is hosting a Chenin Blanc take-over featuring wines from all four corners of the Stellenbosch Wine Route’s Terroir map on 2 August.
  • Blaauwklippen Tasting House is hosting a Winemaker’s Luncheon with Narina Cloete on Friday, 4 Aug at 13h00 at R450 per person which includes 7 Wine & Food pairings.
  • Go Big, Go Magnum at Spier is a celebration of generous magnums. Join Cellarmaster Johan Jordaan as he unveils the virtues of magnums while you feast on bountiful platters, including a succulent whole spit-roast suckling pig and roasted garden vegetables. Cost R850 per on 4 August.
  • The Lanzerac Oppie Plaas festival on 5 – 6 August 2023 from 09h00 to 18h00 hosts live music, free entry, no pre-booked seating, all food and beverages for own account.
  • The Neethlingshof Estate First Sunday Live Music serves up delicious food and wine, friends and family, and of course, feel-good live music starting on Sunday, 6th August 2023.

Click here for a full list of events during Wine Town 2023.

Bang for your buck when you stay over

Special offers on accommodation are available for Wine Town visitors. Click here for more on what Stellenbosch have on offer.