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DATE
26 - 27 May 2018
LOCATION
Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift
TICKETS
10 200 Tickets
WINE ESTATES
27

IT’S OUR PARTY – AND YOU’RE INVITED!

2018 is a very special year for Casalinga. We’ll be marking 30 years since we opened our restaurant, and the 10th anniversary of the Groves & Vineyards festival. Like all anniversaries, this one deserves a celebration so come and join us on the weekend of May 26 & 27 to raise a glass or two. Everything you love about Groves & Vineyards, plus a few special anniversary surprises…
It’s amazing to think how far Casalinga has come since 1988, and that the first ever Groves & Vineyards Festival took place back in 2008. Looking back at all the memories gets us excited to make new ones. The best experiences are always the ones you share with special people, so we’re inviting you all to join us for the 10th anniversary Groves & Vineyards Festival.

Be sure to clear your diary for the weekend of May 26 & 27 – we have so much for you to look forward to, you’re going to need at least two blank pages.

Down the years, we’ve hit upon the perfect festival formula: great food, amazing wines, top local musical talent and a relaxed vibe all add up to an unmissable celebration of flavour and rhythm.

Tickets – including exclusive VIP packages, with extra sparkle and Bubbly ON TAP provided by our friends from PROSECCO SA – are on sale now, and just like last time around, they’re already selling quickly. If you’re a Groves & Vineyards regular, you know what to expect: the very best of everything that can be made from grapes and olives, artisanal food stalls, blue skies, brilliant company and SA’s best live acts.

If you’ve never been to one of our Festivals, then you really haven’t lived. But you can make amends – and find out what everyone else is talking about – by getting your tickets today.

May in Gauteng just wouldn’t be the same without the annual institution that is the Groves & Vineyards Festival. Whether you’re a foodie, a wine lover or a muso – or all three – you’ll find plenty to delight you as you stroll among the pop-up boutiques, craft gin bars and beautiful gardens of Casalinga.

Scroll down the page for more details of what to look forward to – we’ll be updating this page regularly as the Festival approaches and we confirm more bands and stalls, so be sure to check back regularly for all the latest on what promises to be the greatest…

With each new Festival, the list of food and wine producers who attend gets longer and more delicious. There’s one secret ingredient that we haven’t included yet – and that’s you. So, stir yourself, buy a ticket, and add yourself to the mix for the anniversary edition of Groves & Vineyards!

Book your Groves & Vineyards tickets today!

It might be farewell to summe,rbut it’s hello Groves & Vineyards!

Even more reasons to put the 10th anniversary edition of Groves & Vineyards in your diary.

By now, you may have heard us mention the imminent Groves & Vineyards Festival once or twice. You’ll have to forgive us if we get a little carried away – it is our favourite weekend of the year! With great food, brilliant wines, and lots of late, late summer sunshine, it’s the ultimate Gauteng foodie extravaganza. If you’re still not convinced, turn your dial to smile and listen to Lloyd from Casalinga and Bunny from HOT 91.9FM discussing what makes Groves & Vineyards a must-attend event for people with great taste who enjoy discovering the best new flavours.If you like your food artisanal and organic, and your wines local and lekker, there really is only one place to be on the weekend of May 26th and 27th.

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Tune in to all that’s wonderful about Groves & Vineyards and get on our wavelength.

By now, you may have heard us mention the imminent Groves & Vineyards Festival once or twice. You’ll have to forgive us if we get a little carried away – it is our favourite weekend of the year! With great food, brilliant wines, and lots of late, late summer sunshine, it’s the ultimate Gauteng foodie extravaganza. If you’re still not convinced, turn your dial to smile and listen to Lloyd from Casalinga and Bunny from HOT 91.9FM discussing what makes Groves & Vineyards a must-attend event for people with great taste who enjoy discovering the best new flavours.If you like your food artisanal and organic, and your wines local and lekker, there really is only one place to be on the weekend of May 26th and 27th.

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Let the good times flow...

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Our VIP area – which this year will feature Bubbly ON TAP by PROSECCO SA – proved to be a huge hit in 2017. No wonder when you consider that as a Groves & Vineyards VIP you get to enjoy not just free-flowing Prosecco, but delicious Casalinga catering, covered seating close to the stage, and VIP parking and facilities.

With a glass of Serena Prosecco in your hand, your Groves & Vineyards bubble will never burst. Float away with our VIP marquee experience, featuring ample seating, free still and sparkling water to keep you hydrated, and a full bar for purchase. You’ll get great acoustics from the live performances, a full waitron service, and a buffet featuring Casalinga’s famous antipasti. A VIP ticket takes your Groves & Vineyards experience to the next level and is the perfect way to show someone special that you’re a gentleman or lady of impeccable taste.

Book yours today for just R650 and indulge in the very best flavours, sounds and company as you enjoy Groves & Vineyards in true VIP style.

Enjoy a very profitable weekend

Great corporate ticket offers for the Groves & Vineyards Festival.

You’ll get a great return on your investment when you purchase Groves & Vineyards Festival tickets for your team or your clients. If, like us, you have something special to be grateful for, this is the perfect way to say thank you. It’s also an ideal networking opportunity and a chance to show potential clients that you’re not just the best at what you do, but you know how to enjoy life too. For group bookings of 25 people or more, we’re offering a special discounted ticket price of R200 p/p (a saving of R30 on the standard ticket price). Plus, we’ll organise a shaded seating area for your group. Contact Laura at Casalinga today to make your booking.

Get richly rewarded
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More 4x4, Moar Roar

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Groves & Vineyards Festival is being brought to you in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover West Rand and Midrand.

Check out their awesome display of incredible vehicles and enjoy the ultimate Land Rover 4x4 experience – plus a new perspective on the Festival and Casalinga – when you ride the Land Rover Terrapod.

Two vehicle brands each with a proud history of setting the standards that others can only aspire to – we couldn’t have asked for better partners as we get things into gear for Groves & Vineyards.

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DAYS

YEARS OF FESTIVAL FUN

BOTTLES OF PROSECCO

FESTIVAL GOERS

POP-UP, GET DOWN… BOUTIQUES TO MAKE YOU FREAK!

Groves & Vineyards is the place to be if you enjoy sampling and buying local and international wines, cheeses, olives, beers and gins. And that’s just for starters. Shop until you need another drop and stock up on all your Mediterranean lifestyle essentials, take time out to get down on the dance floor and have a drink, and then do it all again…

Watch this space for details of all the wine, olive, and artisanal food and drinks exhibitors who’ll be at Groves & Vineyards on May 26 & 27. Be ready to welcome back old friends – and see a few new faces.
Wine Exhibitors

We can’t contain our excitement at having Valdo Prosecco on tap for VIP ticket holders, and a stellar range of star winemakers who’ll be uncorking their best for you. Take a tour of wine estates from Anura to Zevenwacht, all without leaving the Casalinga gardens. Get to know Carol Boyes, Ernie Els and Anthonij Rupert – or at least their great wines.

Olive Product Exhibitors

You’d expect Groves & Vineyards to be strong on olives and olive oil, and you won’t be disappointed. Are you ready to test your olive knowledge and pit your wits against these outstanding olive growers: Oil and Vinegar, Romanos, Lettas Kraal, Christna and The Black Olive?

Sweet Exhibitors

Enjoy sweet sensations thanks to our irresistible line-up of artisanal chocolate, sweet and dessert makers, including such indulgences as The Chocolate Tier, New Beginnings, Gourmet Fudge, Aux Petit Four and the N2 Ice Lab. Indulge in the sweet truth.

Organic Exhibitors

We’re delighted to welcome our neighbours from Leafy Greens Café who’ll have a sumptuous range of organic, plant-based dishes for you to try. If you’re new to this kind of food, think of it as good health in a bowl. Isn’t it time you added some goodness to your diet?

Artisan Food Exhibitors

Groves & Vineyards is the natural home of real food made real good – with all the goodness retained and not a microwave in sight! We’re delighted to welcome – among many others – Balkan Burgers, La Bonne Cuisine, Hola Paella, Contessa La Cucina, Kong and – competing for best name for a food stall - The Filthy Moustache and Snorting Boar.

Other Exhibitors

While you’re present at the Groves & Vineyards Festival, why not take a moment to pick out a gift for yourself or someone special – although surely if they were that important to you, you would have invited them along with you? Just saying! We’re talking exhibitors like Handfree wine holders, The Cigar Club and Soy Lights.

Hot-off-the-press tickets, cool sounds.

In our tenth year of Groves & Vineyards, the beat goes on – and this time we’ve brought together our best-ever collection of live SA musical acts. Whatever music you’re into, you’ll love this local line-up.

Click on the link below to see who’ll be performing at the 10th anniversary edition of Groves & Vineyards. To mark the occasion, we’ve gone all out to get SA’s best performers to Casalinga – you’ll see (and hear) them on the Groves & Vineyards stage all weekend!

Uber Offer

If you’re planning to indulge a little during Groves & Vineyards (and why ever not?) then we’d recommend that you ride rather than drive. Which is where Uber comes in – get a reliable ride in minutes using the app and arrive safely at the Festival, and back home again.

If Groves & Vineyards will be your first time using Uber, be sure to enter promo code GV2018 to get your first Uber ride free (up to R50). Download the free app from Google Play or the App Store, or visit m.uber.com

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Parking

If you’re the designated driver, then you’ll enjoy Groves & Vineyards peace of mind thanks to our safe, patrolled parking area. Relax and make the most of the day while we keep an eye on your motor, ensuring that it will be there when you need it.

Check out the map for more details and you’ll see that we have a lot of room. When you arrive, our friendly car guards will assist you to find a space and point you in the right direction for all the Festival action (or just follow your ears towards the sound stage).

Remember that if you’re planning to drink, smart Festival-goers use Uber (we’ll even have a dedicated pick-up and drop-off zone).

Get them while they’re hot!

We can’t guarantee that there’ll be any tickets on sale on the day, so book now to avoid being left out in the cold.

SNAP UP YOUR TICKETS TODAY