SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 & 2 MAY 2021

The Weekend Passport ensures access to all the participating venues (Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, Olive Boutique and Riebeek Valley Wine Co. Tasting Emporium), a branded wine glass memento and 2 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.

WINE MASTERCLASSES

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.

Allesverloren Tinta Barocca Masterclass with winemaker Wilhelm de Vries

SATURDAY 9 MAY
11h00-12h00 | Allesverloren Cellar

A tasting for any wine lover who wants to learn about Tinta Barocca and taste its special unique flavours.

No under 18’s. Weekend Passport essential.
R175 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.

Allesverloren Shiraz Masterclass with winemaker Wilhelm de Vries

SATURDAY 9 MAY
12h30-13h30 | Allesverloren Cellar

A Shiraz tasting not to be missed. Learn about Allesverloren’s take on this popular Swartland wine.

No under 18’s. Weekend Passport essential.
R175 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.

Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage Masterclass with winemaker Wilhelm de Vries

SUNDAY 10 MAY
10h30-11h30 | Allesverloren Cellar

For the wine lover who wants to learn and taste how wine has developed over time. Taste vintages as old as 1986.

No under 18’s. Weekend Passport essential.
R175 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.

Masterclass 'Wine with a view' by Jaco Brand

SATURDAY 9 MAY
10h00-11h00 | Meerhof Wines
SATURDAY 9 MAY
12h00-13h00 | Meerhof Wines
SUNDAY 10 MAY
10h00-11h00 | Meerhof Wines

A premium Wine and Truffle Pairing at Meerhof Wines by winemaker Jaco Brand on one of the most picturesque farms in the Riebeek Valley. Weather permitting – alternatively it will be held in the historical cellar.

No under 18’s. Weekend Passport essential.
R150 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.

Swartland se Kaap Klassiek / MCC Masterclass

SATURDAY 9 MAY
15h30-17h00 | The Barn

Masterclass by Christa von la Chevallerie. Join us in celebrating the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival in style with a Méthode Cap Classique masterclass.

No under 18's. Weekend Passport required.
R250 per person.
Booking is essential as only 30 spaces available.

Kaap Klassiek Ontbyt / MCC Masterclass Canapé Pairing

SUNDAY 10 MAY
10h30-11h30 | The Barn

The perfect Mother's Day treat. A Méthode Cap Classique masterclass by Christa von la Chevallerie, paired with delicious canapés produced by The Barn.

No under 18's. Weekend Passport required.
R350 per person.
Booking is essential as only 30 spaces available.

Masterclass: Chenin Blanc - From Stalwart to Star by Alecia Boshoff & Chris and Andrea Mullineux

SATURDAY 9 MAY
10h00 | The Swartland Wine Theatre @ The Royal Hotel

Masterclass by Alecia Boshoff (Riebeek Valley Wine Co.) and Chris and Andrea Mullineux (Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines).

Chenin Blanc is an iconic variety in the Swartland known for its versatility
Steen, as some refer to it, suits the terroir of the Swartland and is just as free-spirited as the locals.  Join our winemakers in celebrating the shining star that Chenin Blanc has become and to sample the different styles of Chenin Blanc in the Swartland.

No under 18's. Weekend Passport required.
R200 per person.
Booking is essential as only 30 spaces available.

Swartland Wine and Olive Route at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Brought to you by the Swartland Wine and Olive Route and Santam.

Hidden Gems of the Swartland Masterclass by Brandon Wightman & Wim Smit

SATURDAY 9 MAY
12h30 | The Swartland Wine Theatre @ The Royal Hotel

Masterclass by Brandon Wightman (Môrelig Vineyards) and Wim Smit (Hofstraat Wynkelder).
Be prepared for an unexpected taste experience. This special tasting will introduce you to the hidden gems of the Swartland. From lesser-known cultivars to orange wines and more, produced by some of the smaller boutique wineries in the region.

No under 18's. Weekend Passport required.
R200 per person.
Booking is essential as only 30 spaces available.

Swartland Wine and Olive Route at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Brought to you by the Swartland Wine and Olive Route and Santam.

Shiraz / Syrah of the Swartland – The Power of the Soil by Callie Louw

SATURDAY 9 MAY
15h00 | The Swartland Wine Theatre @ The Royal Hotel

Masterclass by Callie Louw (Porseleinberg). Bold and big, Shiraz comes in different styles, much like the personas of the local Swartlanders. The soils of the Swartland make our region incredibly special and it shows in the different styles of Shiraz/ Syrah that will be poured during this tasting.

No under 18's. Weekend Passport required.
R200 per person.
Booking is essential as only 30 spaces available.

Swartland Wine and Olive Route at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Brought to you by the Swartland Wine and Olive Route and Santam.

Old Vines of the Swartland Masterclass by Eben Sadie

SUNDAY 10 MAY
11h00 | The Swartland Wine Theatre @ The Royal Hotel

Masterclass by Eben Sadie (The Sadie Family Wines). Old vines tell the story of the land, our culture, and our history. The wines produced gives you a true sense of place and reflects the terroir of the Swartland in its true sense. These special wines are not available in retail. This is a tasting experience not to be missed.

No under 18's. Weekend Passport required.
R200 per person.
Booking is essential as only 30 spaces available.

Swartland Wine and Olive Route at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Brought to you by the Swartland Wine and Olive Route and Santam.

The Riebeek Valley Wine Co. Tasting Emporium Wine Blending Masterclass

SATURDAY 9 MAY
11h00 | Riebeek Valley Wine Co. Tasting Emporium, Short Street
SATURDAY 9 MAY
14h00 | Riebeek Valley Wine Co. Tasting Emporium, Short Street
SUNDAY 10 MAY
11h00 | Riebeek Valley Wine Co. Tasting Emporium, Short Street

Wine Blending Masterclass with winemaker. Blend, bottle and label your own wine.

No under 18's. Weekend Passport required.
R150 per person.
Booking is essential, limited spaces available.