2015 programme

The 2015 Programme: 

Friday 6 November 2015 

16:00 - 17:30 REGISTRATION 
at the Royal Hotel.

18:00 - 19:00 QUALITY FIRST 

A tasting with wines by well established and still rising Californian winemaker Pax Mahle
Moderated by Chris and Andrea Mullineux. 

19:30 - 23:00 DINNER 
on the square.
A steak and chip combination like never before, paired with wines produced especially for the occasion. 

The annual auction will take place during the evening's festivities and there will be live entertainment by Basson Laubscher & Friends.

Saturday 7 November 2015  

07:00 - 08:30 BREAKFAST

at Beans About Coffee, Fontein Street.  
Coffee and good old babalas burgers.

Ever wondered what Adi, Callie, Eben, Chris and Andrea are working on behind the scenes? This year the Swartland all stars will share a few of their secret sidelines and private projects. 
Moderated by Tim James.

10:30 - 11:30 BEER BREAK 
Local beers by Riebeek River Breweries, Garagista and a Mullinuex/Devils Peak hybrid, snacks by The Revolutionary Moms

11:30 - 13:00 EXPERT OPINIONS 
John Platter and his wife Erica started compiling the most comprehensive guide to South African wineries in 1980. This year John is coming out of retirement with the launch of a new book 'My kind of wine', sharing his insights on the past, present and future of SA wines. We have invited him to share some of these insights alongside a few of his favourite local wines from the last four decades. 
Moderated by Eben Sadie. 

13:00 LUNCH 
on the lawns at the Royal Hotel.
A perfect picnic prepared by Mama Cucina to ease you into the afternoon. 
Wines served by the members of the Swartland Independent and music by Die Baardskeerdersbos Orkes.