Over the past five years since the first International Pinotage Day, interest in and excitement around the occasion has grown immensely. Every year, the second Saturday in October is always a highlight on the calendar as wine lovers around the globe celebrate South Africa’s national variety.

This year, 13 October 2018 is International Pinotage Day. Events and promotions are planned all over the world. Here’s a few South African events and promotions planned for #PinotageDay


Here is a list of some of the events and promotions planned in The Winelands (and Gauteng)



Pinotage & Biltong Festival

Pinotage and Biltong Festival will be celebrated in Centurion over the Pinotage Day weekend (13-14 October) at The Leriba Hotel. This event will give wine lovers in Gauteng the opportunity to celebrate Pinotage Day in truly South African style with Biltong and a glass or two of Pinotage.
Link- https://goo.gl/n5in9W

Pinotage Day at Die Groot Plaasproe

Pinotage Day will be celebrated at Die Groot Plaasproe at Sandringham with fantastic wine tastings. A Pinotage and Biltong tasting as well as  a showcase tasting of wines from the Wellington Wine Valley will be presented on 13 Oct .

Link  https://goo.gl/xRkH35

Avontuur Estate – Stellenbosch

Avontuur is presenting a “Pinotage Vertical Tasting Experience” as well as a weekend long  cellar door “Buy- 5-get-1-Free” deal .


Buy 5 bottles of Pinotage and get 1 bottle of Pinotage 2017 for free.


Pinotage Day Festival at Beyerskloof:. Trip down Memory Lane – The Pinotage Road – from France to South Africa  –Event Sold Out

Clos Malverne

Clos Malverne offer an unique  “Ice-cream & Wine pairing” . 4 Pinotage winesare  paired with 4 ice different creams (R86)

De Waal – Stellenbosch

Top of the Hill Fun Walk . It involves a hike through the vineyards, to the amazing Top of the Hill Pinotage vineyard, hosted by owner Pieter de Waal.  After tasting this beautiful wine at this very old vineyard, the 2 km Walk is ended with a delicious cheese luncheon on our private outside Terrace

Link – http://www.dewaal.co.za


Deetlefs Wine Estate – Rawsonville

Deetlefs offer an informal tasting on Saturday 13 October (R80). Buy 5 and get 1 bottle of Pinotage for free.

Deetlefs Wine Estate  is the only Wine Estate in the WORLD where you will taste 3 different colours of Pinotage!

Du Toitskloof Wines

Cellar Door Promotion and competition. Buy a special Pinotage & Pinotage Rosé two pack for R95 and stand a chance to win a case of both.

Grand Provence – Franschhoek

A special menu dedicated to Pinotage is created by acclaimed chef Guy Bennett.

Link – https://goo.gl/BA3xWj


For Pinotage Day, Kanonkop is offering a vertical tasting of the Kanonkop Estate Pinotage. The tasting will be in their art gallery, and no pre-booking required. Tasting fee is R50 per person, and that includes a tasting of their range of current wines. The Black Label Pinotage is also available for tasting at an additional fee of R100.

L’Avenir – Stellenbosch

Vertical Masterclass Tastings. Experience the extraordinary ageing potential of Pinotage with a masterclass tasting of the best L’Avenir Pinotage vintages of the past decade.

Landskroon – Paarl

Landskroon offer a 15% discount on their Pinotage and Blanc de Noir wines. Valid from cellar door and online (offer valid 8-13 Oct).

Lanzerac – #PinotageDay at Lanzerac

On 13 October 2018 Lanzerac celebrates Pinotage with unique Pinotage tastings, special food offerings and Pinotage promotions. Guests can look forward to enjoying an array of delicious food offerings beneath the leafy oak trees. Two private Pinotage tastings ( and a mystery tasting)  will be hosted by Lanzerac Cellar Master, Wynand Lategan .

Link – https://goo.gl/VK4qv6


Leipzig Winery

On all the Saturdays of October Leipzig offer a Pinotage and Waffle paring at their cellar door (R70)


Pinotage and Biltong pairing of three Meerendal Pinotages, including the Heritage Block Pinotage and an older vintage from 11:00 till 13:00 Price R80 pp. Special discount on Pinotage wines for the day.

Mellasat – Paarl

Vertical tasting of their White Pinotage, past, present and future paired with delicious traditional delicacies. R99 per person . Lunch option available on the day.


10% discount on all Pinotage cellar door purchases.


Celebrate International Pinotage day by participating in this 8km Jeep track off-road fun run. Wine tastings every +-2km on route. All shapes and ages welcome, but no wine for under 18’s. Bottle of wine to each finisher (older than 18). Food, music, entertainment and more fun waiting at the ‘finish line’.

Link – https://goo.gl/SBuVpc

Overhex Winery

Overhex cellar door promotion – 10 % discount on the Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage and Balance Classic Pinotage Shiraz for Pinotage Day on the 13th of October

Painted Wolf Wines – Paarl

Free tastings 11,12 & 13 October  of their  FIVE Pinotage wines, showing off Pinotage versatility. On Pinotage Day the tasting room will be open till 5 pm.


Enjoy a complimentary traditional “paptert” canape & Pinotage pairing at the Tasting Room.  The “pap & sous” boerewors, homemade chakalaka with corn on the cob, perfectly paired with Rhebokskloof Pinotage, can be ordered at the Rhebok restaurant.

Riebeeck Cellars

Riebeek Cellars will host a Pinotage and Boerewors special at the  Riebeek Wine Shop in Plein Street, Riebeek Kasteel on 13 October 2018 Special offers on Riebeek Pinotage and Kasteelberg Pinotage.

Rooiberg – Robertson

In October Rooberg will offer special free Pinotage cellar door tasting and Pinotage orientated restaurant specials


Opening older Pinotage Vintages for public tastings.  Buy 5 get 1 free cellar door promotions on certain Simonsig Pinotage brands.

Stellenbosch Hills

On Pinotage day – Buy 5 bottles of Stellenbosch Hills Bushvine Pinotage 2016 and get 1 bottle for free

Stellenbosch Vineyards

Stellenbosch Vineyards offer a 15% discount on their Pinotage ranges on cellar door and online purchases – Offer valid on 13 Oct for Welmoed, Stellenbosch Vineyards and Credo ranges.

Swartland Winery

Swartland Winery offer a 10% cellar door discount on some of their Pinotage wines

Van Loveren – Robertson

The Java MTB & Trail Run – 13 Oct.

The MTB trails at Van Loveren Family Vineyards offer amazing views of the Breede River and the Robertson valley. Starting and ending at Van Loveren, the four trails vary in technicality and offer riders of all fitness levels a good workout.

Link- https://goo.gl/tUULLB


Vriesenhof offer a 15% discount on all cellar door Pinotage purchases (Valid from 8-13 Oct 2018).

Wellington Wines

The annual Wellington Pinotage Dinner & Dance Event .

Join Wellington Wines for a five-course long table dinner with Pinotage from the Vinoteque on Pinotage Day 6 October 2018.

Link – https://goo.gl/nQKw3t