Romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas in the Cape Winelands

With picturesque views, fine wines, and delicious cuisine, the Cape’s wine farms are the perfect romantic destinations for a Valentine’s date to remember and cherish. This year, plenty of wine farms are offering sunset picnics, romantic dinners, live music, special pairings, and more to celebrate the Month of Love. 

Take your pick from our list of romantic Valentine’s Day events happening in the Cape Winelands. 

Somerset West

Vergelegen open-air movie night

Join Vergelegen for an unforgettable night of romance at their first ever open-air movie night. Enjoy snacks and wine as you cosy up with your special someone and watch a classic movie underneath the stars! The movie that will be screened is PS I Love You.

  • Where: Vergelegen, Somerset West
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 18h00
  • Cost: From R695 per couple

Click HERE to book your tickets.

Tapas and rosé at Pink Valley

Treat your love to a special evening at Pink Valley this Valentine’s Day. Their chef is cooking up three special Valentine’s dishes, available along with their signature tapas menu. And perfectly accompanied by their Pink Valley Rosé and Cap Classique, of course!    

  • Where: Pink Valley Wines, Somerset West
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 18h30 – 22h00

To book, phone or WhatsApp Pink Valley on 064 956 6808. 

Stellenbosch

Tartlet and wine pairing at Stellenzicht

Stellenzicht Wines is celebrating the Month of Love with a tartlet and wine pairing on Sunday, 12 February. The pairing consists of four tartlets paired with four wines: Thunderstone Rosé, Thunderstone Chardonnay, Thunderstone Red, and Arenite Syrah.

  • Where: The Wine Pod, Stellenzicht, Stellenbosch
  • When: 12 February 2023
  • Time: 09h00 – 17h00
  • Cost: R130 pp

Click HERE to book.

  • Pre Valentine’s Day picnic at Jordan Wine Estate

    Unwind and relax with your loved one on the lawns of Jordan Wine Estate. Spoil your date with a picnic filled to the brim with delicious treats, freshly made by Chef Thys Esterhuysen and his team at The Cellar Door while listening to local artist Ethan Florus live.

    • Where: Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
    • When: 12 February 2023
    • Time: 18h00
    • Cost: R150 per couple

    Click HERE to find out more.

Valentine’s picnic at Eikendal Vineyards

Pack your own picnic, grab your loved one(s) and celebrate love at Eikendal Vineyards. There will be live music and Eikendal wines will be served. I mean, what sounds better than sipping delicious Eikendal wines on a luscious green lawn with mesmerizing views of the sun setting over the farm dam while listening to music with your loved ones?

  • Where: Eikendal Vineyards, Stellenbosch
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 18h00
  • Cost: R150 per couple

Click HERE to book.

Valentine’s horseback ride at Annandale

Surprise your date with something extra special: a romantic couple’s horseback ride through the vineyards! Afterwards, enjoy a special Valentine’s platter and wine tasting at the tasting room at Annandale Wines.

  • Where: Annandale Wines, Stellenbosch
  • When: 14 February & every Friday in February
  • Cost: R130 pp

To find out more, click HERE.

Valentine’s dinner at Ernie Els Wines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ernie Els Wines with a very special and carefully curated 5-course dinner by Chef Wesley Aucamp. The restaurant’s charming open-plan space that extends onto the terrace gives the most beautiful picturesque views of Stellenbosch and the Helderberg mountains – setting the mood for a romantic experience.

  • Where: Ernie Els Wines, Stellenbosch
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 18h00 – 20h30
  • Cost: R665 pp

To make a booking, click HERE.

Riverside sunset picnic at Spier

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Spier with a romantic picnic next to the Eerste River. Collect your basket filled with delicious farm-fresh food and settle down for a feast while you enjoy the sounds of romantic live music played from across the bank. Local singer/songwriter Luh’ra, with the help of her golden guitar, will provide tranquil melodies during the evening.

  • Where: Riverside Picnic Area, Spier, Stellenbosch
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 18h30
  • Cost: R950 per couple

Click HERE to book.

Valentine’s Day picnic at Koelenhof

Join Koelenhof Wine Cellar for a picnic in celebration of Valentine’s Day on 14 or 18 February. Each picnic basket includes a Pinotage Rosé and strawberry slushy, roosterkoek, Dalewood Fromage cheese platter, savoury box, dessert box, and water.

  • Where: Koelenhof Wine Cellar, Stellenbosch
  • When: 14 & 18 February 2023
  • Time: From 10h00
  • Cost: R600 per couple

Click HERE for further details.

Valentine’s picnic at Zorgvliet

Looking for one of the most iconic picnic sites in Stellenbosch? Enjoy a romantic picnic experience at Zorgvliet. Valentine’s picnic baskets are filled to the brim with delicious treats and includes a bottle of sparkling Rosé. The picnic experience will be available till sundown.

  • Where: Zorgvliet Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 12h00 – 20h00
  • Cost: R700 per basket

To book your picnic, contact the team at info@zorgvliet.com.

Le Pommier’s Valentine’s dinner

This Valentine’s Day spoil your special half with a romantic evening at Le Pommier in the breathtakingly beautiful Banhoek Valley. Enjoy a romantic, candlelit three-course dinner at their cosy restaurant with live music playing in the background.

  • Where: Le Pommier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Cost: R550 pp

Click HERE to book a table.

 

Paarl

Friday Date Nights at Perdeberg

You’re in for a treat as Eat @ Perdeberg Restaurant will be making Friday nights extra special during February. Friday Date Night is ideally suited to couples and includes a glass of Cap Classique on arrival, a two-course menu (mains and dessert) as well as live entertainment.

  • Where: Eat @ Perdeberg, Perdeberg Cellar, Paarl
  • When: Every Friday in February
  • Time: 18h00 – 21h00
  • Cost: R495 per couple

Click HERE to book.

 

Valentine’s celebration with Painted Wolf Wines

Spend a memorable few hours at Painted Wolf Wines’ romantic den at Simondium Guild. Enjoy a welcoming glass of celebratory bubbles, followed by a tasting of three wines and a cheese platter to share. As always, children and fur kids are welcome.

  • Where: Simondium Guild, Simondium
  • When: 12 February 2023
  • Time: 10h00
  • Cost: R300 per couple

Click HERE to book.

Jak de Priester concert at Vendôme

If you or your partner is a fan of Jak de Priester, this concert is the ideal Valentine’s Day date for the two of you! Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon with Jak de Priester at the beautiful Vendôme Wine Estate. Expect old favourites like Sally Williams Nougat and many more. There will be handcrafted pizzas, gourmet burgers, and Vendôme wine available for sale.

  • Where: Vendôme Wine Estate, Paarl
  • When: 12 February 2023
  • Time: 15h00
  • Cost: R250 pp

Click HERE to find out more.

Picnic or platters at The Manor at Nederburg

The Manor at Nederburg in Paarl is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day. Couples can choose between two superb lunch and dinner options at Nederburg: A romantic picnic in the beautiful garden or delicious platters of food served to your table on the terrace of the manor house. There’ll be live musical entertainment on the terrace by local artist John Niel, who’ll be setting the mood with an array of old and new love songs all day.

  • Where: The Manor at Nederburg, Paarl
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 12h00 (lunch) or 17h00 (dinner)
  • Cost: From R600 per couple

Interested? Find all the details HERE.

La Paris Valentine’s Day dinner

La Paris Bistro is hosting a Valentine’s dinner which promises an evening of romance. To start the evening, guests will receive a glass of bubbly on arrival. The set menu includes an amuse-bouche, bread service, your choice of starter, a sorbet refresher, your choice of main course, and a decadent dessert to end the evening on a sweet note. While you dine, enjoy the ambiance of romantic table settings and live music.

  • Where: La Paris Bistro, R301 between Paarl & Franschhoek
  • When: 14 February 2022
  • Time: 18h00
  • Cost: R650 pp

Click HERE to book.

Wellington

Dinner at Val du Charron’s Pizza Vista

Join Val du Charron for pizza and live music this Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a complimentary glass of Val du Charron rosé on arrival, and enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Pizza Vista, which will be offering an à la carte menu for Valentine’s Day.

  • Where: Val du Charron, Wellington
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 18h00
  • Cost: R50 pp (cover charge)

Click HERE to find out more.

Valentine’s dinner at The Stone Kitchen on Dunstone

The Stone Kitchen on Dunstone Country Estate is hosting a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Expect a cocktail on arrival, a three-course meal, and fantastic live music.

  • Where: The Stone Kitchen on Dunstone, Wellington
  • When: 14 February 2023
  • Time: 18h30
  • Cost: R250 pp 

For more details, click HERE.

Doolhof’s picnic under the stars

Fall in love under the stars this Valentine’s Day. Doolhof brings you an evening picnic filled with sweet melodies and cherished moments. After a glass of Doolhof sparkling wine which you’ll receive upon arrival, head to the lawns and tuck into delicious picnic food and wine provided by Doolhof. It’ll be a night to remember!

  • Where: Doolhof Estate, Wellington
  • When: 14 February 2022
  • Time: 18h00 – 22h00
  • Cost: R600 per couple

Click HERE to get your tickets.

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