Things to do this weekend – 22 to 24 February 2019

It’s the last weekend of the shortest month of the year but there is certainly no shortage of things to do! From cheesy delights at Vadas Friday Pizza nights to celebrating the Harvest Festival with a themed wine tasting, town is brimming with activity this weekend. Take a leisurely stroll through our curated list events and happenings and then go out there and make the most of the fine February weather.


Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery Friday Pizza Nights

Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery situated on the beautiful Spier Wine Farm is now serving pizza every Friday night! These sourdough pizza bases are made with stoneground flour and are fermented for 48hrs. Buffalo mozzarella from Buffalo Ridge is used – the only water buffalo dairy in South Africa and the country’s only producer of buffalo mozzarella. All meat products used are from Farmer Angus, raised on Spier Wine Farm. You can choose from 5 different pizzas such as The Fat Butcher: bianco base with creamed leaks, salsa verde, bone marrow, thyme and smoked cheddar or The Porky: tomato base with buffalo mozzarella, Farmer Angus bacon, avo and feta. Pair your pizza with a selection of Spier Wines including Spier’s Farm House organic Chenin Blanc, Rosé or Straw Wine. With a shared passion for ethically sourced, quality ingredients Spier and Vadas are a perfectly suited collaboration.

Kitchen hours
Every Friday, from 18:00 – 23:00 (kitchen closes at 21:00)

Book online at www.vadas.co.za or contact 021 8091137 or info@vadas.co.za directly.


Being Bertus Basson @ EB Somerset Mall – 23 February 2019

A judge of ‘Ultimate Braai Master’ and owner of ‘Overture’, Bertus Basson will be joining us in store for a book signing.

Be sure to bring your copy of ‘Being Bertus Basson’ or his first book ‘Overgrown’ to get your recipe book signed by Bertus himself!

Remember to RSVP at events@exclusivebooks.co.za or visit in store for more details.


Harvest Trail Run @ Simonsig Wine Estate – 23 February 2019

Presented by Sportsmans Warehouse. For three months in the year, the Cape Winelands come to life. The farms are filled with pickers, the cellars are buzzing with activity and the winemakers are hard at work crafting world-class wines.

This year launches a new venue, Simonsvlei Wine Estate with three trail runs taking place with two route options. All the trail runs will take place on a Saturday in conjunction with their weekly Vlei Market. Title sponsor Sportsmans Warehouse vouchers to be won and amazing Simonsvlei Wine.

For further information please contact Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 or entries@dirtpass.co.za


Twilight run #3 @ Spier Wine Farm – 22 February 2019

The 3rd Twilight run in “Series 2″. Summer vibes, great people and a healthy lifestyle! Creating good habits.

The Spier Farm Kitchen and Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery will be open for these runs. The routes are different for each run.

Distance options:

5km or 10km. Both are timed. Various categories.
3km fun run/walk/jog. Not timed
The 10km is a “trail run”, although we do understand that not everyone run up hills:-)

Please note that it will get dark around 19h15 – if you are a slower runner on the 10km, please bring a head torch for the last 2km or so. We recommend the Ledlenser range – available at Sportmans Warehouse.

Rather enter for the 3km or 5km if you would intend to walk only. No dogs/pets allowed at the venue or on the trails please.


Harvest Festival @ Grande Provence Estate – 23 February 2019

February is harvest time in the Winelands and the perfect time for Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate to roll out the barrel for their annual Harvest Festival in Franschhoek on Saturday, 23 February 2019.

Get ready to pick and stomp grapes with the whole family to the jovial beat of the Kaapse Klopse in the vineyards followed by a harvest table heavily laden with delicious fare and the chilled sounds of live contemporary music.  With plenty of action for the children including a jumping castle, face painting, a variety of lawn games and tractor rides, adults can look forward to a laid back day of country food, fine wines, and a cellar tour and tasting.

Festivities kick off at 10h00. Tickets for the festival are priced at R650 for adults and R325 for children under 12. Booking is essential. For more information call: (021) 876 8600 or email reservations@grandeprovence.co.za


Love is blind @ Nom Nom Eateries – 23 February 2019

Following her art exhibition, My Love Affair With Wine, Samarie Smith continues this affair and will present 3 themed wine tastings on the 23rd of February 2019 to celebrate the month of love.

Seats are limited to 10 persons per tasting in the private tasting room upstairs at Nom Nom Eateries after which our love bites (tapas) can be enjoyed inside the wine bar area or outside on the balcony.

Participating couples receive -10% discount on all wines.

Blind tasting & 2 tapas: R200 per person