5 Things you need to know about Wine Town Stellenbosch

5 Things you need to know about Wine Town Stellenbosch

South Africa’s heartland of wine goes on full display from Thursday, 4 August to Tuesday, 9 August, when it welcomes families and friends to its annual celebration of the grape, suitably called Wine Town Stellenbosch 2022.

The format of the festival remains de-centralized. With events hosted around town and on wine farms, Wine Town Stellenbosch gives wine lovers the best opportunity to explore the region known for its heritage and world champion wines.

1. Stellenbosch Wine Festival

One of the main attractions of Wine Town Stellenbosch 2022 will be Stellenbosch Wine Festival, a two-day showcase of local wines to be held in the Stellenbosch Town Hall. Held on the Friday and Saturday (5 and 6 August), the festival is ideal for visitors wanting a snapshot of the wine scene.

Tickets for this event start at R300pp; are available online at; and, go on sale on 5 July.

2. Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon tasting

Explore and discover the wonders of Cabernet Sauvignon in a sunset walk around tasting at the beautiful home of Ernie Els Wines. Guests will get to taste a current vintage and a specially selected older vintage from 20 of the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective member producers. Book your ticket now.

3. OppiePlaas

OppiePlaas (on the farm) refers to a series of events out and about along the wine routes. Choose from feasting with winemakers, blending experiences, and barrel tastings to name a few. Click here for more information

4. InnieDorp

Out and about in the streets of Stellenbosch, look out for a series of exciting events hosted at the Simon Wine Emporium, go on a Historical Wine Walk – a perfect blend of the town’s history and stops at selected wine bars. Click here for more information on events.

5. Stay Stellenbucks

Its never been easier to make a weekend and a multiple night stayover in Stellenbosch. Book two nights or more accommodation at participating establishments, and get up to 20% back in Stellenbucks to spend on meals, experiences or wine purchases. Read more about Stellenbucks


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