The Swartland Wine & Olive Route Presents:  Skink Swartland – A Weekend by the Sea

The Swartland, renowned for its exceptional wines and quirky winemakers, is set to embark on a coastal adventure.   Winemakers from the Swartland region are gearing up to showcase their finest wines in Velddrif, along the banks of the Berg River on the West Coast

Scheduled for the weekend of 12-13 April 2024, this event promises an unforgettable fusion of mouth-watering cuisine and exquisite wines, all set against the stunning backdrop of the West Coast.

The festivities kick off on Friday, 12 April 2024, with an exclusive food and wine paring event at the Riviera Hotel.   Renowned local chef and Swartland resident, Rory Lamb, will curate the culinary experience, where each dish will be expertly matched with specially selected wines from the Swartland region.   Guests will also be treated to the musical talents of local legend, Steyn Fourie, ensuring a night of sensory delight.  Bookings for the evening can be made by contacting the Hotel directly on Tel: 022 783 1137 or sending an e-mail to

For those seeking to indulge further, the celebration continues on Saturday, 13 April 2024 at the Laaiplek Hotel.  From 11 am to 5 pm, Swartland producers will pour their finest wines, accompanied by the soulful tunes of the High End Blues band.  The renowned Bester family will tantalize taste buds with tapas-style seafood, providing the perfect complement to the wines on offer.

Participating producers include AA Badenhorst Family Wines, Allesverloren, Hofstraat Kelder, Kloovenburg, Leeuwenkuil Family Wines, Riebeek Valley Wine Co, Marras, Mullineux, Org de Rac, Porseleinberg, Schenfontein, Swartland Wynkelder, Wightman & Sons and Yellowwood Winery.

Tickets for Saturday’s event include access to the terrain, a wine glass, three tapas-style food portions and wine tasting opportunities.  To secure your place, book your tickets online via Quicket by searching for “Skink Swartland” or click on the following link:

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the essence of the Swartland and West Coast.

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