Simon’s Town Wine Festival

Simon's Town Wine Festival

The Simons Town Wine Festival running on Friday, 3 May is the ultimate opportunity to taste and learn more about Cape wines in one of the city’s oldest villages.

This cultural experience ties together storytelling, heritage and much more. And if you’re planning on staying over, contact Steph Mellor at for special rates on accommodation to explore our beautiful village. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Simon's Town Wine Festival

Top Cape wines will be exhibiting

Taste the latest offering and award-winning vintages at the Simon’s Town Wine Festival. Confirmed wine farms joining for the event are Bon Courage Wine Estate, Piekenierskloof Wines, The Hills Winery, Ayama Wines, Stellenbosch Hills, Klein Goederust and many more. Proudly Cape Town craft brewery Shackleton as well as South Beer will also be there to serve cold brews on tap.

Dine on canape platters to pair, plus live saxophone music by Matthew Reid

The culinary team will be serving a selection of canapes and snacks throughout the evening. Saxophonist Matthew Reid promises a programme of bluesy tunes to set the mood. Read more about Matthew here.

Simon's Town Wine Festival

Learn more about Simon’s Town’s rich heritage

Did you know Simon’s Town dates back to around 1650, as a strategic naval base and harbour? You’ll find out about all the historical trivia and the stories behind the beautifully preserved buildings, a colourful military past, and a rich and culturally diverse heritage at the event.

The wine festival is hosted at The Residency, Simon’s Town Museum, which was built in 1777 as the winter residence for the Dutch East India Company Governor at the Cape. Your host for the evening, The Simon’s Town Museum collects and exhibits the cultural history of the people of Simon’s Town.

Special offer for early arrivals

Planning on going in a group? The first group of 4 guests or more will receive a complimentary bottle of red or white wine to enjoy at the festival.

How to book tickets

Cost: R150pp, including wine tastings and canapes. Book via email í or call 071 878 9450

When: Friday, 3 May from 6pm
Where: The Residency at Simon’s Town Museum, Court Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town

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