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26 - 27 May 2018
Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift
10 200 Tickets


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 provided by our friends from Valdo Prosecco – 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!

Valdo Prosecco puts the "p" on "VIP"once again.

valdo bottles with a pink wrapping in ice bucket

Our VIP area – with Valdo Prosecco on tap – proved to be a huge hit last year. No wonder when you consider that as a Groves & Vineyards VIP you get to enjoy not just the Prosecco, but delicious Casalinga catering, covered seating close to the stage, and VIP parking and facilities.

With a glass of Valdo Prosecco – the world’s best-selling Prosecco – in your hand, your Groves & Vineyards bubble will never burst. Rise to the top 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






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.

Great food choices and outstanding live voices

There’s nothing like the tastes – and sounds – of home. SA has a great live music scene, and we’ll be welcoming some of its leading lights onto the Groves & Vineyards stage during the course of the weekend.

Last year we asked you to put your hands together for The Parlotones, Jesse Clegg and Locnville, to name but a few. To see who’ll be performing the encore at the 10th anniversary Groves & Vineyards, keep your ears open – or check this page regularly for updates.


Thanks to our patrolled parking area, you can enjoy your day at Groves & Vineyards secure in the knowledge that your car will be waiting for you when it’s time to go home. If you don’t have a designated driver in your group, then you’ll be relieved to know that we’ll also have a dedicated Uber pick-up and drop off zone, so you can have a great day out and still get home safely.

Check out the map for more details. Groves & Vineyards – the Festival that gives you a (parking) lot!

map of groves and vineyards parking

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.