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SPRING BECKONS IN PAARL!

Posted by Lorenzo Samuels on 30 August 2018 2:30 PM CAT
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Spring has sprung in Paarl! With a variety of events taking place in Paarl this spring, you will not want to miss out on all the fun whilst welcoming the change of season!

From discovering Paarl’s art, cultural and heritage scene to experiencing fabulous tasting options, food and wine pairings and warm hospitality we invite visitors for the perfect breakaway!

Take part in some educational workshops and informative courses to broaden your horizons. Paarl’s outdoor attractions and – activities and the scenic nature of our region makes it the ideal spot for nature lovers to visit.

Spring has sprung in Paarl! With a variety of events taking place in Paarl this spring, you will not want to miss out on all the fun whilst welcoming the change of season!

From discovering Paarl’s art, cultural and heritage scene to experiencing fabulous tasting options, food and wine pairings and warm hospitality we invite visitors for the perfect breakaway!

Take part in some educational workshops and informative courses to broaden your horizons. Paarl’s outdoor attractions and – activities and the scenic nature of our region makes it the ideal spot for nature lovers to visit.

10 ART, CULTURAL & HERITAGE THINGS TO DO DURING SEPTEMBER

Museum Conservation – The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum

06 September 2018

09:00am – 16:00pm

Conference Room of the Taalmonument, Gabbema Doordriftstraat on Paarl Mountain.

Cost R300 per person.

Like art, antique furniture also needs to be restored and conserved for the sake of its value (and functionality). The Taalmonument offers a bilingual workshop with esteemed antiques restorer.

For more information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/2075632939317503/

Cheese Making Workshop – Babylonstoren

05 September 2018

10:00am-16:00pm

New to cheese making? Learn about ingredients, equipment and the process from the main mouse on the farm, Alta Eybers. We welcome you through the glass doors of our fully equipped cheese room. In this highly controlled environment we will master the making of Babylonstoren specialities such as ricotta, haloumi, fior di latte, yoghurt and feta. Put on your hairnets and start measuring!

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 3852 and visit https://web.facebook.com/events/762357110637211/

Tickets available on www.babylonstoren.com

Mallies en die Sakemanne – Berg River Brewery

15 September 2018

08:00pm – 11:00pm

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 83 243 3405

Cost R100 per person

For more information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/315944929226018/

Market @ Simonsvlei – Eat at Simonsvlei

Every Saturday starting 1 September 2018

09:00am – 15:00pm

Weekly Market-Vleimark

Live music – Good food – Wine – Craft beer – Kiddies play area – Flowers etc.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 3845

No need to book just pitch up!

150 Celebration Auction – HJS Museum at Nederburg Wines

15 September 2018

19:00pm

Paarl Boys’ High School, Paarl Boys’ Primary & The Old Boys’ Union cordially invite you to attend their fundraising event: 150 Celebration Auction.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 74 181 8390 or visit https://paarlboys.alumnet.co.za/#/Event/150-AUCTION-2018

HJS Museum 150 Commemorative Book

September 2018

HJS Museum open from Monday – Friday: 09:00am-15:30pm

Paarl Boys High celebrates 150 years of excellence.  Heritage month is the ideal opportunity to become the proud owner of the 150-commemorative book.

Contact the PBH museum on +27 (0) 74 181 8390 or museum@paarlboyshighobu.co.za to buy your copy.

Cost R750 (excluding postage)

Landskroon Wines

September 2018

Monday – Friday: 08H30 – 17H00

Saturday: 09H30 – 13H00 (Saturdays: October – April)

The Heritage Food & Wine Pairing:

5 Landskroon

wines paired with cheese, olives, “droë wors” & Turkish delight.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 1039

No bookings are required for a group of less than eight people

Cost R90 per person

YourStory Presented by H + S Group – Nederburg Wines

15 September 2018

17:00pm –22:00pm

Celebrating Heritage Month and extraordinary stories by ordinary South Africans together with Maps Maponyane, Anders, Tarryn Lamb and more.

A seasonal FOUR course menu by Chef Renshaw with wine pairing by Nederburg Wines.

A journey of fragrances by Bacher & Co and a showcase by local designers.

We are proudly supporting the Cornal Hendricks Foundation.

For bookings: bookings@hsgroup.co.za

Picnic Dance – Paarl Museum

07 September 2018

18:00pm – 23:00pm

In celebration of Paarl Museum’s 78th Birthday, they are hosting yet another Picnic Dance at the Paarl Town Hall this coming 7th September 2018.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 872 2651

Cost: R 120 per person

Karen Zoid – Val de Vie Estate

01 September 2018

19:00pm

An acoustic evening with Karen Zoid in the Val de Vie Pavilion Ballroom

For more information and bookings, please contact on events@valdevie.co.za

Cost R500 per person

Friday Night Music at Wiesenhof at Boschenmeer

You DESERVE great food and good LIVE entertainment! Reserve your table to secure a GREAT evening.

Entrance Security Gate 1, Boschenmeer, Paarl. Terms & Conditions apply.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 2767

7 September – Juan Casey Live (18:00pm – 21:00pm)

14 September – TH Banned Unplugged Live (18:30–21:30)

21 September – Jaco Losgelaat Live (18:00pm –21:00pm)

28 September – Libby Anne Live (18:00pm –21:00pm)

FROM MEAT & BEAR FESTS TO “SPRING” POP-UP RESTAURANTS. YOU ARE SPOILT FOR CHOICE WITH FOOD AND WINE OPTIONS IN SEPTEMBER!

Meat & Beer Feast – Barley & Biltong Emporium

21 September 2018

18:30pm

Join us at Barley & Biltong Emporium for their Meat & Beer Feast evenings, hosted by Chef Philip & Cape Brewing Co. Brewmaster Wolfgang.

For more information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/2166466860265495/

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 5200

Cost R299 per person

Bean in Love Food Truck Dinner Series

12 September 2018

18:30pm – 22:00pm

Join us on the 12th of September for a VIBE FILLED evening! Absolutely Fabulous will be performing and the FOOD is going to be finger licking good! Bookings

Essential!

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 83 555 5583 or liesl@beaninlove.co.za or visit https://web.facebook.com/events/324748525012820/

Cost R350 per person

Bloemcool Food & Wine Pairing –  Back’s Restaurant & Deli

01 September 2018

18:30pm – 21:30pm

Bloemcool is a small-batch range inspired by the original name of Fairview, Bloemcoolfontein. The wines are an esoteric collection, once off bottlings of exceptional grapes that give our winemakers a new avenue for self-expression.

Charles Back and the Fairview team invites you to an immersive evening of meticulously curated wine, food and story pairings, available only to our most passionate wine aficionados. This will be an evening like no other, with a special focus on our most limited range, Bloemcool.

All new Bloemcool releases to be on sale on the evening.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 872 0697 or visit https://web.facebook.com/events/2054638201517069/

Goatshed Brut MCC Old World Evening – Goatshed at Fairview

07 September 2018

19:00pm – 22:00pm

For our penultimate Goatshed Dinner for 2018, we will be sharing the delights of our Fairview Brut MCC and pairing it with Old World style food – meaning food from regions like France.

For more information please contact on +27(0)21 863 3609 or visit https://web.facebook.com/events/2064119833628032/

For tickets please do click on the link: Tickets

Cost R325 per person, Wine Pairings included.

Goatshed Extraño Spanish Evening – Goatshed at Fairview

28 September 2018

19:00pm – 22:00pm

For our final Goatshed Dinner for 2018, we decided to pair a winning wine with a winning cuisine combination. Chef SJ Nel and the Goatshed team carefully curated a menu that will please all palates, while harking back to Catalan-inspired flavours. The event also marks the end of winter, and welcomes in a change of season for warmer weather and later sunsets. Come celebrate – and don’t forget your castanets!

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 3609 or visit https://web.facebook.com/events/159265134758816/

For tickets please do click on the link: Tickets

Cost: R325 per person, Wine Pairings included

National Braai Day – La Grapperia

24 September 2018

11:30am – 16:30pm

Let’s celebrate our countries heritage with award-winning gin, beer, a selection of German speciality meat, and live music at La Grapperia this National Braai Day!

Sit amongst friends and family and immerse yourself in the picturesque views surrounding Spice Route Paarl, while enjoying cultural festivities.

Guests can expect a specialised Braai Day Menu, CBC Beer Stand, Wilderer Gin Station and Live Music.

Bookings are essential, kindly reserve a table by contacting us at spiceroute@wilderer.co.za or call us on 021 863 4367.

Alternatively, you can book online: Book-A-Table

For more information visit https://web.facebook.com/events/2149639638608681/

Cost:  Please note that a cover charge of R50 will be added to your bill.

Wilderer Oktoberfest – La Grapperia

15 September 2018 – 16 September 2018

11:30am

It’s almost that time of the year again and we are feeling rather festive. Join us at La Grapperia, Spice Route Paarl and experience Wilderer’s version of Oktoberfest.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 4367 or visit https://web.facebook.com/events/309792349772119/

To Book: Book-A-Table

Cost:  Please note that your R50 entrance fee will be added to your bill slip.

La Paris Bistro

Monday – Friday

(We are closed on Tuesdays)

08:30 – 12:00

We’re helping you feed those caffeine cravings! Receive a complimentary Nespresso Cappuccino with each breakfast you order at La Paris Bistro.

*While stocks last

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 867 0171

Mellasat Vineyards

Gourmet Burgers & Wine Weekend

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September 2018

15th September: 11:00am-16:00pm

16th September: 11:00am-15:00pm

Two Gourmet burgers including a bottle of our Dekker’s Valley Range for only R219.

Booking essential on +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or email tastingroom@mellasat.com

Cost R219 – Includes a selection of two Gourmet Burgers and a bottle of wine from our Dekker’s Valley Range

“Spring” Pop-Up Restaurant

Saturday 29th September & Sunday 30th September 2018

29th September dinner session: 18:00pm-21:30pm

30th September lunch session: 12:00pm-15:00pm

Mellasat “Spring” Pop-Up Restaurant

After completing thirteen very successful seasonal restaurants we promise to make this another fine dining experience to remember.

Freshly prepared by international chef Janet Richardson, the “Spring” season will use local and seasonal ingredients specifically sourced for our innovative menu.

Opening times for the Restaurant will be Saturday 29th September dinner from 18:00 till 21:30, and Sunday 30th September lunch from 12:00 till 15:00.

Priced at R495 for five courses, including a complimentary “amuse bouche” and “palate cleanser” at the appropriate stage. Our excellent range of wines will be available at normal cellar door prices!

For reservations and enquiries contact Mellasat Vineyards on +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or send an email to tastingroom@mellasat.com

Cheese & charcuterie Platter

September 2018

Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 16:00pm

Sun & Public Holidays: 10:30am – 15:00pm

Mellasat Vineyards just below the Du Toitskloof pass is the perfect off-the-beaten-track spot to enjoy a cheese & charcuterie platter and wine tasting.

Cheese & charcuterie platter for two at R145, excludes glass or bottle of wine and wine tasting.

For reservations and enquiries contact Mellasat Vineyards on 021 862 4525 or send an email to tastingroom@mellasat.com

The Cellarmaster’s Reserve Tasting

September 2018

Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 16:00pm

Sun & Public Holidays: 10:30am – 15:00pm

The Cellarmaster’s Reserve Tasting

Taste five of our Premium and Exclusive Wines, each paired with a snack in the Underground Cellar, also the home of our “Cemetery of Forgotten Wines” – an interesting and bizarre collection of museum wines.

The tasting is R100 per person. Booking is essential and to keep it intimate, we only take a maximum of 8 people per session.

To book please contact us on +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or email tastingroom@mellasat.com

French Buffet Sunday’s – Mojo Mediterranean Eatery

Every Sunday till end of September

11:30am – 16:00pm

Our French buffet is a part of our Tour the Mediterranean buffet Sunday’s whereby we host different countries. France will be hosted for both months of August and September as we get ready to launch our summer menu 4th of September. Join us from 11:30 to 4pm every Sunday for the best in French cuisine while listening to French music.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 3500

Cost:  Adults R190 l Kids under 12years R80

44th Annual Nederburg Wine Auction

07 September 2018 and 08 September 2018

17:00pm – 20:00pm

Once a year, during the month of September, Nederburg Wines in Paarl becomes the focal point of the South African fine wine business. It is here, at the annual Nederburg Auction, that the country’s best wines and wine personalities come together to present a prestigious showcase of carefully curated vintages for local and international fine wine buyers.

For more information regarding the program on 7 September and 8 September please contact on +27 (0) 21 809 7740 or visit https://www.nederburgauction.co.za/

Farmer’s Market – Windmeul Kelder

01 September 2018

(ONCE A MONTH)

08:00am-12:00pm

The market offers visitors a feast of produce and delicious deli treats, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a kid-friendly outing while soaking up country living at its tastiest.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 869 8100

LET PAARL INSPIRE YOUR NEXT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

The Rock Trail Fest and Stage Race

The Paarl Valley provides a majestic backdrop for the inaugural edition of The Rock Stage Race and Trail Fest, which takes place from 28-30 September 2018.

The festival caters for the entire spectrum of trail runners and mountain-bikers with a brand-new signature 3-stage route for the mountain-bike race as well as nine other daily offerings at the beautiful Spice Route and Rhebokskloof Estates.

For more information visit http://therockrace.co.za/

Winter Wonder Ladies Sessions – Hero Adventure @ Spice Route

4 September 2018 – 27 September 2018 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

14:00pm

Cost R99 per person

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 83 384 2976

Le Bonheur Reptiles & Adventures

Every Friday

8.30 am – 5 pm

On Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures, our love is pizza shaped, and our winter specials smoking hot! Order any pizza, and partake in any of our reptile encounters, and enjoy a 20% discount on both – on Fridays throughout the year (except school and public holidays)

Le Bonheur specialises on wood-fires pizzas – try our new smoked crocodile tail pizza!

Our reptile encounters aim to provide engaging encounters that nurtures respect for the African Nile crocodile and snakes. Choose to view 200 plus crocodiles on a guided croc pond tour, or peruse our fun and informative snake exhibit

Croc pond tour: R36 per child / R50 per adult

Snake exhibit: R20 per child / R 36 per adult

Combo reptile encounter: R68 adult / 40 child

Wags & Wine – Perdeberg Winery

15 September 2018

11:00am –15:00pm

Fun with your dog in a safe environment with like-minded people. Wags & Wine is an exclusive event with limited numbers to ensure a relaxing experience for pup & parent.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 869 8244/ 8112

HEAD OUTDOORS AND EXPERIENCE NATURE

“All about Asparagus” Workshop – Babylonstoren

12 September 2018

10:00am-16:00pm

Celebrate spring with fresh young shoots of asparagus – from the garden to the table. We start with the essential basics of growing asparagus in the vegetable garden – from preparing the soil to planting and nurturing the crowns through the seasons. Young plants take up to three years before they are ready for harvest, but once established, they can be cut again and again for many years.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 863 3852

Cost R700 per person

Where: We meet at the Farm Shop. GPS CO-ORDINATES: 33 49′ 21.00″ S 18 55′ 48.00″ E

Shearing Course 2018 – The Alpaca Loom

08 September 2018

09:00am – 17:00pm

Cost R700

Shearing course for all alpaca owners, old and new, who would like to start shearing their animals themselves.

We will show you how to prepare your alpaca for shearing, handling during shearing, and how to shear and class your fibre.

Should there be interest in bringing some of your own animals along, please arrange this with us beforehand.

We have now been shearing alpacas countrywide for nearly 15 years.

This includes cool drinks throughout the day as well as a light lunch.

This is a hands-on course, so limited attendance only.

To participate in this course, please contact us by email at info@alpacas.co.za or give us a call Dietmar at +27 (0) 84 793 3666

OTHER

La Paris Estate – Year End packages

All year round

We’ve put together a stunning year-end function package for you! Contact us to find out more about the different options available.

For more information please contact on +27 (0) 21 867 0171

Bump & Beyond Expo – Nelson Wine Estate

30 September 2018

09:00am –16:00pm

Shop everything Baby and children. Pregnant Mommy clothing and accessories. Entertainment for the whole family.

For more information please do contact on +27(0)21 869 8453 or Bump & Beyond +27(0)82 335 8887. For tickets: Tickets

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