The R150 Passport ensures weekend access to all the participating venues (Meerhof Wines, Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, Olive Boutique, Riebeek Valley Wine Co and Allesverloren), a branded wine glass memento and 3 wine tastings.

New this year, are our not-to-be-missed olive and wine masterclasses and long tables. These do not form part of the passport, booking is essential.

OLIVE MASTERCLASSES & DEMONSTRATIONS

The Swartland and particularly the Riebeek Valley is well known for its olive oil and wines. We have showcased the best the Swartland has to offer in the form of masterclasses. Create your own Riebeek Valley Olive Festival experience by booking one or more of our informative and intimate masterclasses in olive oil, wine, MCC tastings and wine blending. There is something for everyone.

EVOO Introductory Class for Beginners

SATURDAY 9 MAY
09h30-11h00  | The Barn
SATURDAY 9 MAY
14h00-15h30 | The Barn
SUNDAY 10 MAY
10h00-11h30  | The Barn

Learn about the basics of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting with Linda Costa, Benedetta and Jackie. Tantalise your tastebuds with gorgeous oils from the Riebeek Valley, Learn how to choose the ideal combination of oils and food for your family and home entertaining.

To many consumers, olive oil is olive oil - this is not so! Find out what the difference is between olive oils that will make your food taste delicious, and those that may ’taint’ your favourite dish. We will be tasting 5 different extra virgin olive oils to enable us to better pair the oil with different foodstuffs. Find out why it is sensible to cook with the best extra virgin olive oil you can afford.

Weekend Passport essential.
R200 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.

EVOO Advanced Masterclass

SATURDAY 9 MAY
11h30-13h00 | The Barn
SUNDAY 10 MAY
12h30-14h00  | The Barn

Linda, Benedetta and Jackie will lead the tasting of extra virgin olive oils in more depth to appreciate the exciting flavour nuances, together with identifying of the undesirable characteristics in olive oil. Delve into ways the producer ensures the quality of extra virgin olive oil and learn how to use EVOO in more interesting ways.

Weekend Passport essential.
R200 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.

Olive Tree Pruning Demonstration at Kloovenburg

SATURDAY 9 MAY
09h00 | Kloovenburg Olive & Wine Estate
SUNDAY 9 MAY
09h00 | Kloovenburg Olive & Wine Estate

Join us for an informative pruning demonstration in our glorious sloping olive groves.
Comfortable shoes a must.

Weekend Passport essential.
R50 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.

Guided Walk & Olive Press Demonstration

SATURDAY 9 MAY
11h00  | Kloovenburg Olive & Wine Estate
SUNDAY 10 MAY
11h00  | Kloovenburg Olive & Wine Estate

Our very popular complimentary, guided walk ( ± 3km), to the farm’s olive groves with the du Toit’s will take place at 11h00 on both Saturday and Sunday. The walk takes approximately one hour and comfortable shoes are advisable. This will be followed by a very interesting olive press demonstration.

Weekend Passport required
FREE
The walk is free but as there is limited space, first come, first served.

BOOK NOW

Get your weekend passport at Webtickets and select and book the masterclasses or long table feast you would like to attend.