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27-28 MAY 2016
Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift
8000 Tickets

Groves & Vineyards

Olive trees and grape vines take time to grow, but you’ll need to hurry if you don’t want to miss out on the annual Groves and Vineyards Festival at Casalinga. We’re delighted to once again be hosting the annual Groves and Vineyards Festival, now in its ninth edition. This year we’re expecting a bumper harvest and a classic vintage!
Whether you’re a flavour-mad foodie or you’re simply looking for a great day out for all the family, you’ll want to get your hands on some of the limited number of tickets available, and get yourself to Casalinga Ristorante Italiano on the weekend of May 27th and 28th.

Normally by the end of May we’re in denial about the onset of winter, and the Groves and Vineyards Festival is the perfect excuse to squeeze one last weekend out of our glorious South African summer.

The Casalinga gardens are the perfect setting for a Festival devoted to some of Nature’s most magical gifts – and the many wonderful products that human ingenuity and passion have fashioned from them. At Casalinga we pride ourselves on using the finest fresh ingredients to recreate the tastes of Italy, and with Groves and Vineyards we’ve really cranked that up a notch.

Some twenty-five wine estates will be represented, giving you the opportunity to taste (and buy) some of the finest wines that our country produces, plus compare them to their international counterparts.

Take a stroll around the artisanal food markets and discover just how versatile both olives and grapes really are. You’ll find everything you need to take your home-cooked Italian meals to the next level – once you’ve used cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, there’s no going back.

The organic produce market will delight and inspire all your senses… and you needn’t worry if you work up a thirst, as we’ll have craft beer on tap. If hunger suddenly rears its head, there’ll be a pop-up restaurants to match just a few steps away.

All this plus sunshine and an idyllic, almost-rural setting – what more could you want? How about live music from top SA bands to ensure that this will be a day out of note.

Children can enjoy the supervised play area while parents can spend some quality time together reliving Mediterranean memories – or making plans to visit!

Book your Groves & Vineyards tickets today!

Going once, going twice – last few tickets to all that’s nice…

Normally we’re all about doing things slowly and taking time to enjoy the aromas and flavours of great food and drink. Sometimes though you need to speed things up, and this is one of those times.

The Groves and Vineyards Festival is almost upon us, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on Jo’burg’s top foodie experience. So don’t delay – get your tickets today.

They’re selling like, well, hot cakes and our awesome VIP tickets in particular are going down like a glass of red on a winter afternoon. We have just 75 VIP tickets left for the Sunday – so it’s Very Important that you Purchase yours now.

Click here to enjoy the very best flavours, and then sit back, relax, and savour looking forward to the Groves and Vineyards Festival.

Music and the food we love

Groves & Vineyards isn’t just a treat for the taste buds. Thanks to our awesome line-up of great performers, your ears can get in on the act too. You might want to make a note that this year we’ll have Shortstraw, Gangs Of Ballet and Arno Carstens – and that’s just for starters!

Sing a song of sixpence, treat yourself to a slice of pie, and pick a spot on the lawn to lie back and listen to South Africa’s hottest sounds. We can guarantee it won’t be long before you’re on your feet, dancing! Click on the image of each band to hear their latest single, then book your Groves & Vineyards tickets to hear the extended remixes – live!

A great musical line-up while you wine-sup!

We’re delighted to be able to announce the confirmed acts for this year’s Groves and Vineyards Festivals… Try reading this awesome list out loud – it will be music to your ears. With top local talent on stage each day, you’ve got no excuse not to get into the ‘grove’…

This American rock trio will be making their way from the Big Apple to our orchards, so be ready to give a big Groves & Vineyards welcome to Nick, Marc and Jacob.


Durban’s finest, a proudly South Africa musician who’s inspired by his faith and his mother. This singer-songwriter is on ‘Fire’ right now so make sure you catch him while he’s hot.

Desmond & The Tutus

Don’t be a ‘Lazy Bones’, ‘Enjoy Yourself’ getting down to the sounds of this Pretoria band’s infectiously awesome blend of Rock ‘n Roll, Indie Kwela Pop and Genius.


This Jo’burg indie rock band’s first EP was titled We Slept Through it All – which is one thing you won’t be able to say after their Groves and Vineyards set

Rubber Duc

An independent, fresh, four-piece band, Rubber Duc deliver catchy melodies and nostalgic, evocative and clever lyrics. Definitely worth getting out of the bath for!

Vin Deysel

SA’s very own master-mixer, Vin Deysel is an all-action DJ who was practically born wearing headphones. Listen as he turns the dial up to awesome and remixes our Festival.


Back for a second bite of the organic cherry, Manhattan’s latest musical export are first on stage again to get today’s gig off to a rocking start.

Moonga K

This singer-songwriter is currently Zambia’s finest musical export, and is using his tunes for the noble aim of ‘Keeping The Dream Alive’. Pinch yourself…

Josh Kempen

Josh has been making pretty much everyone’s ‘must-listen’ lists for a while now, so we’re delighted to also include this dreamboat singer on our Festival set list.

Arno Carstens

The main man of South African rock music, Arno has enjoyed huge success with Springbok Nude Girls and as a solo artist. It’s an honour to have him on our stage at last!

Gangs of Ballet

Embrace the uniqueness of this award-winning Durban-based band who are on a mission to show us that everyone has their own talents. Well, they certainly do!

Freshly Ground

This multi-national Afro-fusion band needs no introduction, so make the most of this chance to enjoy the emotion, the passion and the energy of one of their live performances.





Dress up and get down...

Wear your smartest shirt or prettiest dress, and get ready to squeeze and press… If you’re wavering about attending the food and wine event of the year, maybe this list of awesome exhibitors will help persuade you to do the right thing, and book tickets!
Beverage Exhibitors

Whether your chosen tipple is a crafty gin or a crisp white, beer on tap or a full-bodied red, thirst will not be an issue at the Groves and Vineyards Festival. For now, we’ve bottled up the news of which estates and craft brewers and distillers will be in attendance, but we can’t keep the cork in forever…

Olive Product Exhibitors

However pressed for time you may be, you’ll definitely want to squeeze in a visit to each of our olive growers and exhibitors to sample Mediterranean-style treats from the tree of life! Be sure not to leave without a bottle or two of this golden nectar.

Sweet Exhibitors

Get your just desserts and satisfy those sweet tooth cravings at our dedicated cake, sweet, chocolate and patisserie stalls. If your New Year’s Resolution has lasted this long, you deserve to take a break from it for the day. And believe us, you’ll be tempted to!

Organic Exhibitors

Set aside the pesticides and put the bug spray away, it’s time to reconnect with the soil and enjoy some organic treats. Who cares about spots on your apples, when they’re this sweet and crunchy? And that’s just the start of this amazing harvest…

Artizan Food Exhibitors

We live in a mass-produced world which – let’s face it – is a tragedy when it comes to food and drink. So, strike a blow for the individual, for small batches and hand-crafting, and visit our artisanal food stalls. Remember when food tasted this good? It still can…

Other Exhibitors

Is there more to life than grapes and olives? Well, yes, there is! Be sure to check out some of our other exhibitors, too – we’ve invited along a few friends to share in the Festival fun. Like all the best ingredients, they’ll blend in perfectly, and add to the overall flavour. Enjoy!

A Festival of Notes

Somehow we managed to squeeze all the fun from last year’s Groves and Vineyards Festival into this short highlights video.

A note of caution – watching it may give you an irresistible urge to head out into the sunshine, drink champagne, eat great food, listen to live music – and get your face painted.

If this should happen, the only cure is to click here to get your tickets for the 2017 edition of the Groves and Vineyards Festival, which promises to be bigger, better and tastier than ever before!

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