News and Events at Delheim

  • Delheim Harvest Festival

    Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival celebrates the rosé side of life


    It's time to get your PINK on! This happy colour is the theme for Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival hosted by this renowned Stellenbosch wine stalwart on Saturday, 26 January to celebrate the bounty of the vineyard.



    At the beginning of every year, the Cape Winelands become a hive of activity as harvest gets underway and Delheim is traditionally one of the very first Stellenbosch wine estates to ring in the new vintage in high spirits. This year’s pink-theme celebrates the harvest of Delheim’s world-renowned Pinotage Rosé – a wine that has built a loyal following since its launch in 1976 as the first in South Africa.

    Tickets for the 2019 Delheim Harvest Festival is limited to only 120 adults and 30 children who make timeous reservations and the event again promises a fun-filled day in the country, at a winery known for its generous hospitality. Weather permitting, the hub of activities will happen at Delheim’s tranquil picnic area along the shady banks of the Klip River that flows through the farm.

    The day starts fresh amidst the vineyards with grape picking and exhilarating stomping action and then eases into a laidback, family-friendly harvest feast brimming with delights. Think farm fresh salads, dolmades, baked breads, cheese & preserves, pickles, a variety of meats and fruit. Cheese straws, olives, grapes and bread on tables will provide nibbles throughout.

    Dessert will be a highlight, with fynbos cupcakes and Pinotage ice-cream. Wines will be on offer through Delheim's complimentary wine bar, of course, and there will be juice for the kiddies.

    There will also be vineyard tours and tractor rides, while live music entertainment will set just the right mood for a memorable day out with family and friends. Rewards await the best-dressed enthusiast; the fastest grape pickers in the eponymous vineyard competition; and, the most juice stomped. 


    Saturday, 26 January 2019 ;  10:30 - 17:00

    • Saturday 26 January 2019,
    • 10:30 - 17:00
    • Cost: R650 per person and R150 for children (5-17 years old)
    • Bookings - Quicket :

    Tickets include mos and a mosbolletjie welcome treat on arrival; all the wine, juice, the harvest spread which caters for young and old, dessert, fun activities and live music entertainment. Pre-bookings are essential.

    For more information, visit or contact Delheim on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021 888 4600. Also find Delheim on Facebook, Twitter @Delheim and Instagram @delheimwines.


  • Jazz and Cheese Fondues

    Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues all jazzed up with fresh new line-up

    Get cosy at this popular feast of live jazz, wine and dip-licious cheese

    Every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August

    The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series plays an exciting new tune in the Stellenbosch Winelands this year thanks to the announcement of a collaboration with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) and Jazz in the Native Yards. All jazzed up, this renowned winter indulgence of cheesy delight, wine and live jazz performances will take place, each Sunday from 24 June to 26 August.

    “We are super stoked to be offering an inspiring showcase of fresh new talent this year. Our Downstairs Cellar provides the perfect platform for young musicians who just don’t play standards but give interpretations and produce their very own compositions with international appeal,” says Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel. “The Jazz & Cheese Fondue series is one of our most well supported events which now goes to the next level with three live jazz sessions/concerts per event, with superb estate wine and lingering cheese aromas thrown in for good measure.”

    "Jazz is the language of the Cape" says CTMA director Nico McLachlan, "And this year the Cape Town Music Academy and Jazz in the Native Yards are excited to join forces with Delheim to create a series of cozy winter jazz concerts where we can share the experience of the listening to the sounds of the Cape."

    The CTMA is a not-for-profit company (NPO) that seeks to create opportunities for local, established and emerging musicians and related artists in the Western Cape. The objective of the CTMA is to conduct a public benefit activity which creates programmes and projects for the promotion of the work of local musicians, and the development of career opportunities in the South African music industry.

    Jazz in the Native Yards, founded by Koko Nkalashe and Luvuyo Kakaza, is an initiative of Native Yards Arts, a township based creative art enterprise, and seeks to promote existing live music performance spaces and create new venues for artists to showcase their talent in different areas of the Western Cape.Since JINY's inception in 2013 they have had many musicians, well known and less established play at their regular venue in Gugulethu. Some as far as Taiwan, Belgium, Norway and the UK.

    The Jazz & Cheese Fondues are hosted in Delheim’s cosy ‘downstairs’ wine tasting cellar, snug with low ceilings and intimate tables. It’s here that the cheese-pot lids come off, melting all resistance with piping hot Swiss-style cheese and mellow jazz.

    Delheim is situated just outside the City of Oaks – in the Simonsberg sub-region of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes – and has been a home for generations since 1699. Here, the Sperling family has made award-wining wine since the 1960s.


    It’s the Sperling heritage and hospitality from which the idea for a farm-style fondue arose. Cape wine industry legend and patriarch, the late “Spatz” Sperling was born in Tettnang, a German town on the border of cheese-loving Switzerland. To date, many Delheim fans have come to appreciate the event in the context of what has become famous as the Delheim way and captured in its evocative motto: “Worth the journey.”

    The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues embrace this philosophy in slowing it all down to a peaceful and enjoyable pace. Picture pots of Gruyère and Emmentaler for ladling, dipping and smearing with a selection of delicious bites and outstanding Delheim wines. This is meal-sharing and social cohesion at its best and an occasion best enjoyed with a group of close friends and family.

    Tickets are R450, which covers the cost of the live jazz performances, Glühwein and soup on arrival and the hearty fondue meal which will be served with complimentary Delheim wines between the first and second act. There will also be a coffee bar. 

    Please note that bookings must be made in 2, 4, 6 pax etc as pots served 2 or 4 people who can share. Also take note that this social, cozy event might require 2, 4 & 6 pax bookings to share with smaller parties at larger tables - you will still have your own pots but tables will be shared as we move everyone in and try and accommodate everyone in terms of seating in our downstairs cellar. 

    These events generally book up quickly so you might consider signing up as a member of the Delheim Wine Club, which offers a range of worthwhile benefits including preferential booking for Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues.

    Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues booking details:

    Price: R450 per person – all inclusive

    Dates & Artist Line-Up


    24-Jun TRC (Tune Recreation Committee)
    01-Jul John Hassan
    08-Jul Bongani Sotshononda
    15-Jul Steve Newman
    22-Jul Schalk Joubert
    29-Jul Luis Gimenez
    05-Aug Reza Khota
    12-Aug Ramon Alexander
    19-Aug Ithonga ( Hilton Schilder ) featuring Madonsini
    26-Aug Babalwa Meintjies and Blackie Tempi 

    Time: 12h00 with the first Jazz gig happening at 12h30. The fondue will be served at 13h15.

    Tickets MUST be booked ahead of time at No walk-ins will be allowed.

    This event is for guests & wine lovers 18 years and older 


    Find Delheim on Facebook,; Twitter @Delheim and Instagram @delheimwines or contact them at Tel: 021 888 4600.


  • Mushroom Forage

    Take a trip on the wild side with a Delheim Mushroom Forage Pop Up

    Dates Confirmed! : 15 & 16 June 2018 - Wine Club Members ONLY - Bookings on Webtickets as of 10 May 2018

    Sign up now for this year’s must-do forest and food excursion

    The Cape’s wild mushrooms are about to pop-up again so make sure you’re first in line for Delheim’s exclusive Mushroom Forage Pop Up series this year! Learn first-hand how to forage and cook wild edible mushrooms at this fungi-fab experience that’s exclusively available to new and existing members of Delheim’s getup-and-go Wine Club. 

    Membership is as easy as 1-2-3. Pick out 12 of your favourite Delheim wines; complete your order; and, you’re in! Membership gives you access not only to the mushroom forage, but Delheim’s full gamut of events, competitions and special releases. To join, go to -

    The Stellenbosch stalwart that pioneered South Africa’s mushroom and wine experience lies against the Simonsberg Mountain where the delectable treats slumber in a natural forest bed of mulchy soils. Then, when the weather is just right, a silent spectacle that only comes once or twice a year, plays out across the forest floor: pop, pop, pop - the mushrooms appear.

    Most people are hesitant about foraging for mushrooms because they don’t know which are safe to eat. The Delheim Mushroom Forage Pop Up is the place to change all that.

    “The arrival of the wild mushrooms is truly a special time because it’s something Mother Nature does by herself,” says Delheim matriarch and experienced mushroom forager Nora Sperling-Thiel. “That’s why we’re especially sensitive about preserving our wild ecosystems on the estate. We are careful about how we farm and also limit the number of participants on mushroom excursions.”

    The format for Delheim’s Mushroom Forage Pop Up series this year highlights the exceptional occasion by limiting avid foragers to only two excursions. Foragers will receive a short presentation about mushrooms to look out for and which to avoid; the opportunity to accompany an expert guide on a first-of-the-season forage; a mushroom cooking demonstration and a hearty, fungi-focused lunch with award-winning Delheim wine.

    The first pop up excursion, to take place in *March, April or May (depending on the arrival of the first rains), will comprise a group of only four lucky foragers - winners of a lucky draw of Delheim Wine Club members – who will get to take along their significant others. An intimate gathering, the time spent among the towering pines is guaranteed to be an awakening like few others.

    For the second excursion, in around June/July, the doors will open for bookings from all Delheim Wine Club members. The group will be slightly larger, but still includes the full programme at a rate of R650pp.

    “Confirmation of exact dates will take place with two days advance notice – a requirement that is made dependent solely on the occurrence of mushrooms,” says Nora.

    This is no time to dilly dally. Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Forage experience was awarded Highly Commended of the Best Wine Event category in the Drinks International Wine Tourism Challenge 2017, and bookings for this year will be completely taken up in no time.

    All enquiries and bookings – including signing up as a Wine Club Member, with all the associated benefits, including Delheim’s Mushroom Forage Pop Up events - should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also visit for more about the farm and its fascinating story.

    *IMPORTANT: The appearance of wild mushrooms depends completely on natural phenomena that are impossible to forecast with absolute accuracy, particularly after long periods of drought. Although the Delheim events take place during the high season for wild mushrooms, the estate cannot guarantee the appearance of mushrooms on the day.

  • Conferences

    Conferences are held in the Vat Cellar, situated within the production Cellar, which seats up to 30 people and is accessible by wheelchair and private. Standard conferencing equipment is available; (audio/visual projector and screen) please state your equipment needs when making your booking. Although we have standard conference packages we are more than willing to tailor-make our offering to suit business requirements.



    Arrival: Coffee/tea and home-made rusks
    Mid-morning: Filter coffee, tea and snack
    Lunch: Pre-agreed set menu at the Garden Restaurant
    Afternoon: Filter coffee, tea and snack
    R510 pp/day for 1 – 30 guests


    Arrival: Coffee/tea and home-made rusks
    Mid-morning: Filter coffee, tea 
    Lunch: Pre-agreed set menu at the Garden Restaurant
    R360 pp/day for 1 – 30 guests

    For enquiries and bookings, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021 888 4607

Delheim is a proud member of the following organisations:

Wieta IPW Simonsberg Conservancy  CVC 



Tel: +27 (0) 21 888 4600
Fax: +27 (0) 21 888 4601

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