We are right in the swing of summer - and in the Cape Winelands that means it's almost harvest season!
What better way to celebrate the new batch of South Africa's best wines of the decade than a visit to some of the top wine farms and towns.
If you are ready to stomp away, spit the cork, take part in the barrel-rolling competitions or learn more about the process of wine-making – then these festivals are just for you.
But remember to be quick - some festivals have already sold out!
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Celebrate a year of hard work and herald the start of the harvest season with festive floats and music with the winemaking community.
Venue: It will start in Stellenbosch's Alexander Street at 09:00, then Bird Street and Plein Street until it ends at the Town Hall for the customary harvest blessing.
Date: 1 February
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From grape to wine, follow this iconic wine farm's whole process at this harvest celebration with KFM presenter Carl Wastie as MC.
Venue: Nederburg Wines, Paarl
Date: 8 February
Tickets: R650 per adult and R200 per child under 18 - free for anyone under 11 years of age.
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Immerse yourself in a personal harvest experience with a private cellar tour where you'll be the first to taste their wine straight out of the barrel.
Venue: Durbanville Hills, Durbanville
Date: Every Wednesday from 12 February - 18 March
Tickets: R315 per person includes a glass of wine and two-course dinner. Contact Aidan Samuels on 021 558 1300 or email@example.com to make your booking.
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Get involved and stomp the grapes away in the barrels with the whole family.
Venue: Grande Provence, Franschhoek
Date: 22 February
Cost: R1000 per couple which includes a bottle of wine and water and R400 for children under 10. Pre-paid booking is essential.
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Taste the best of Constantia Valley in a jamboree of flavour.
Venue: Buitenverwachting Wine Farm, Cape Town
Date: 23 February
Cost: R600 per person and it includes wine, food and fun.
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Tate the flavours of the Muratie Farm stall at the served Harvest table lunch - a well-deserved meal after getting your feet sticky at the stomping.
Venue: Muratie, Stellenbosch
Date: 29 February
Cost: R150 per person and includes a welcome drink. Contact Muratie on 021 865 2330 or firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
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Go through the process of winemaking step by step, from grape picking to vineyard safaris.
Venue: Robertson Wine valley, Route 62
Date: 28 February - 1 March
Cost: Varies - click here for the programme and individual pricing for the various events.
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This is a harvest celebration with a little extra fun - it's also the celebration of yellowtail season. Perfect for fishermen who also like their wine.
Venue: Springfield Estate, Robertson
Date: 1 March
Cost: R200 per adult and R100 per child under 12.
This will be the wine estate's first time hosting a harvest festival which will include exploring their organic approach to winemaking, a brunch, sushi bar and savouring their Pinotage and Chenin Blanc.
Venue: Springfontein Wine Estate, Stanford
Date: 7 March
Cost: R80 per person
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The town's most iconic wine - Cabernet - gets a special festival with 29 wineries taking part.
Venue: Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch
Date: 21 March
Cost: R950 per person and includes live music, a 3-course family-style lunch and a wide variety of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons all afternoon.
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