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10 Exciting Event Experiences in the Winelands
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It’s that time again. Another year has passed and you have to organise a special event to celebrate your company’s achievements or incentivise team members. Perhaps you have to organise someone’s birthday, your anniversary, a team building or actually any fun occasion for that matter. We’ve got good news: there are more options available than a buffet dinner with organza table cloths.

The South African winelands offers incredible experiences that will ensure that you host an occasion that is unique, memorable and in a postcard-pretty setting, ensuring that perfect #selfie. 

1. Blending Your Own Wine

Get up, close and personal with your wine, by blending and bottling your own. Many wine farms offer this unique experience to small groups where you get to see what it takes to create your own style of wine, first-hand. It’s informative, fun and you get to take home your very own blend. 

Three wine farms that offer blending:

  • Middelvlei – the experience includes a cellar tour, tasting and blending before the winner is announced. Be sure to add their famous traditional Boerebraai to complete your experience.
  • Vergenoegd – after blending your own unique wine, your bottle will get personalised before they package it and send you home to boast.
  • Durbanville Hills – not only do you get to taste and blend but you get treated with a charcuterie and cheese platter, something sweet afterwards, a coffee and your own appron.

Click here for a list of 8 farms that offer wine blending.

2. Picnic on a Wine Farm

To keep everyone in the group happy, an informal but stylish picnic is a safe bet. You’ll get a beautiful setting with delicious gourmet eats, great wine and most importantly: no stiff atmosphere. There is space on the grass for groups to gather and because each farm has its own vibe, you can pick and choose the one that will suit your needs (and pocket) best.

Three wine farms that offer picnics:

  • Rhebokskloof – they can hook you up with concert picnics, outdoor picnics and even moonlight picnics.
  • Boschendal -  choose between their elegant Rhone picnic with gourmet eats or the relaxed Werf picnic option, all done in farm to table style.
  • Herold Wines – go off the beaten track for a country-life affair in the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains in the Garden Route.

Click here for 15 Top Wine Farm Picnics in South Africa.

3. Food and Wine Pairing

Long gone are the days where wine tastings were only enjoyed with cheese platters (although, I’ll admit, they’re fabulous). You can now go on a taste adventure by sampling a variety of wines and Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) paired with an extended menu of complimenting eats. We’re talking cupcakes, biltong, nougat, chocolate and macaroons.

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