Local wine bequests offer an enticing choice of sustenance and-wine celebrations that are the ideal motivation to escape to the vineyards this November
1. Bosman Release Celebration
The release of the year’s first wines is always a happy occasion for a winery, and few make a better show of it than Bosman Family Vineyards on the outskirts of Wellington.
The annual Bosman Release Celebration (12 to 13 November, 11am to 4pm) is held on the historic Lelienfontein family farm, with winemaker Corlea Fourie leading informative tasting sessions in the 260-year-old cellar.
Kids will be entertained by dedicated childminders in a separate play area, with a lively food market under the oaks taking care of any hunger pangs.
2. Groote Post Country Market
There’s no shortage of good food at the Groote Post Country Market (27 November and 18 December – Christmas market – 10am to 3pm) with a superb range of Swartland produce on offer at this historic West Coast estate. Expect the likes of Weskus Worswa, Udderly Delicious Cheese, and Darling Brew to tempt your taste buds. And, of course, there’s the chance to sample the top-notch Groote Post wines from winemaker Lukas Wentzel.
It’s not only about food and wine, though; there’ll be stalls selling artisan knives, handcrafted jewellery and vintage clothing too, with live music from Cape Town muso Francois Haasbroek to entertain guests throughout the day.