November to March

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In French bonsoir means good evening and bonne soiree means have a nice evening. The first is a greeting and the second is a good wish—very subtle those French! In Stellenbosch the people of the town have grasped the meaning of the word soiree which they interpret as a party and throw themselves with gusto into a series of evenings held all through the beautiful Cape summer.

Historic Stellenbosch

This is a perfect way to settle into the balmy evenings of the season by joining celebrated wineries at the Stellenbosch Street Soirees. A favourite for friends to catch up over fine food and wine beneath famous oaks and wine-lovers seeking to experience the heartland of South African wine in all its glory, the Street Soirees are the place to be.

A perfect place to let down your hair

Unsurprisingly, the Stellenbosch Street Soirees have become an annual highlight of the region. They offer enthusiasts the opportunity to taste wine and socialise in an elegant setting amongst towering oaks at the Cape’s finest time of the year. As is the tradition, sumptuous street food from local purveyors including renowned chef Bertus Basson’s De Vrije Burger, will be on offer, along with smooth and contemporary music.

I can smell it

The dates for this year’s Street Soirees are 23 November, 7 December, 18 January, 1 and 15 February and, 1 and 15 March. Each evening’s activities run from 18:00 to 20:00. Between 15 and 25 wineries will participate per event.

Get the pals together


Stick around afterwards for dinner at one of the great restaurants within walking distance, or even continue the party at one of Stellenbosch’s many wine bars.

Great fun


Tickets:                       R170pp (includes a glass and 10 tasting tokens)

Buy online:                  Tickets available via Plankton at


For more information, email or call 021 886 4310. Learn more about Stellenbosch’s reputation for food, wine, history and culture at or