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Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2020

06 March 2020

The much-loved Riebeek Valley Olive Festival kicks off on 9 and 10 May.  Enjoy award-winning olive oils, olives and olive preserves while you sip on delicious local wines – a touch of Swartland in a glass!

The Swartland and particularly the Riebeek Valley is well known for its olive oil and wines. Enjoy the best the Swartland has to offer in the form of a selection of masterclasses. The EVOO introductory and advanced tasting classes moderated by Linda Costa are informative and definitely worth a try. You’ll get to know and appreciate the flavour nuances of Swartland Olive Oil and ultimately how best to choose the ideal combination of oils suited to your ingredients and dishes.

Meet an array of award-winning winemakers from around the Swartland who will passionately take you through their varietals and their stories. This year you get to blend, bottle and label your very own wine at The Riebeek Valley Wine Co. Tasting Emporium Wine Blending masterclass.

The Swartland Wine and Olive Route and Santam, new to the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival have created four masterclasses under the banner ‘Swartland Wine Theater’ at The Royal Hotel.  Andrea and Chris Mullineux, Alecia Boshoff, Callie Louw, Brandon Wightman and Eben Sadie are a few of the moderators to look out for.

Enjoy an intimate long table experience with one of your favourite winemakers where Riebeek Valley ‘farm to table’ deliciousness will be paired with exceptional local wines. This is a great way to sample local chefs’ harvest tables, taste local wines and to make new friends.

The R150 Passport ensures 2 days access to all the participating venues, a branded wine glass memento and 3 wine tastings. Masterclasses and long tables are not included in the passport. Booking is essential. Passports, masterclasses and long tables can be booked on

The participating venues are: Meerhof Winery, Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, Olive Boutique, Riebeek Valley Wine Co. and Allesverloren.

There is no transport available between venues this year and visitors are invited to drive to the various allocated parking areas signposted at the venues.

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