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Musical Events



Shakespeare said, if music be the food of love, play on.  We have plenty of food in Franschhoek and we have plenty of music to accompany it.

Regular Classical Music concerts are held throughout the year at La Motte and during the Chamber Music Weekend as well as other activities.

Our local social venues have live cover bands on many nights of the week and we regularly host well-known South African artists who perform at Franschhoek Cellars. 


Combine your love of music and wine and book a Music and Wine Pairing at one of our newest vineyards.  A unique activity for your next birthday or other group event.

Spring is around the corner and soon our valley will be hosting quite a few musical events.   

Check back regularly to see what is on in and around the village.

Where to find the music

Wine and song....  you'll find it here

COVER BANDS AT LOCAL PUBS

Dance with the locals
Our village has two pubs regularly frequented by locals and visitors alike, which have cover bands playing over the weekends and DJ sessions on Saturday nights.  Both venues serve good pub food including pizza.  Entrance is free to both venues.  You don't need to book but you can reserve a table for larger groups. 

The Station pub has solo artists from 1pm on a Sunday with the main act taking over at 5pm till about 9pm.  Each week is a different band on a rotation basis.
Live Sport - all major games shown on big screen TVs
Happy Hour every Mon to Fri from 17:00 to 19:00
Wednesday is Burger Night - 2 for the price of 1

The Elephant & Barrel has a cover band from 10pm every Friday and a DJ Session on a Saturday night from 9pm.  .  
Live Rugby whenever the Boks are playing and other major sports games on big screen TVs.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND:
Elephant & Barrel :
Friday 8th Nov  -  from 10pm till late
Saturday 9th Nov - DJ LeDeep at 9pm till late

Station Pub and Grill:
Sunday 10th Nov - Sam & Calla. from 5pm till 8pm
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e and b sunday vibes

CHILLED SUNDAY VIBES & GIN

Elephant & Barrel
Every Sunday, Nov 10 - Dec 29 from 4pm

Build your own Gin & Tonic: Over 100 Gins to choose from!

10 November • Newton & Eugenie
17 November • Newton & Eugenie
24 November • Anton Oosthuizen

01 December • Newton & Eugenie [Champagne Festival]
08 December • Anton Oosthuizen
15 December • Newton & Eugenie
22 December • Newton & Eugenie
29 December • Jo Martin Less
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music and wine

MUSIC AND WINE PAIRING

By Black Elephant Vintners
Being the rebels of the vine, traditional wine and cheese pairings are not what you will find at Black Elephant Vintners. Instead, we offer a dexterously composed Music and Wine pairing. This novel approach to enhance the experience of the wine tasting process by utilising not only the senses of taste, touch, smell, and sight is what distinguishes Black Elephant Vintners from the others. This unique combination of sound and taste completely sets Black Elephant apart from the commercial wine industry. 

Generally, we allow 2-3 hours for a tasting at the farm, but as there is no set agenda this can vary according to the extent of the conversation.  A silent disco tasting option is also available.

WHEN: They are held most Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11am. (subject to variation)

COST: R360pp but used as a credit against purchases of R500pp or more on wines etc.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
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CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS

La Motte Wine Estate
Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, monthly classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances. A varied selection of classical music is performed by local as well as international artists of the highest esteem.

During performances requiring a piano, guests are graced with the company of a Steinway dating back to 1942.

The La Motte Steinway is one of the last Steinway pianos manufactured in Hamburg before the closing of the factory due to World War II.

Reservations are essential.
Regular price R230.00 per person
Concerts start at 19:00, performances last for an hour and guests are invited to stay for a glass of La Motte wine. 
La Motte Estate’s gates only open at 18:00.  Concert starts promptly at 19:00.

2019 Summer Programme:

7 December 2019: The Songmakers' Guild Christmas Concert
A highlight on the La Motte Calender, the Christmas Concert features a festive programme performed by the Songmakers' Guild. Details to be confirmed.
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CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND

21 March to 28 March 2020
This annual Chamber Music Workshop offers musically gifted young people a week of intensive training in scenic Franschhoek. Music students of school going age up to matric may apply for this unique experience. A minimum of Grade 4 level of competence in music is recommended.

Participants receive professional and highly personalised instruction to encourage and develop their talent, to improve their prowess as a collaborative musician, and to achieve real progress in a self-enriching and fulfilling way.

Our approach is to provide structured, intensive work sessions over a 7-day period with an emphasis on tangible results and improvement. You will have at least 2 coached rehearsals per day, plus orchestral sessions and other topics of interest. One evening will be devoted to an informal "in-house" concert of solo works, followed by the hilarious and much loved "cabaret" devised by the students; another will find you testing your wits in a friendly music quiz with sumptuous prizes!

Concerts by the students are open to the public.  
Dates and time to be advised.
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Newton Theron

MIKO MUSIC NIGHTS

At Mont Rochelle Wine Estate
Get ready to wine, dine and relax with live music at Miko! Enjoy the incredible views as you tuck in to delicious dishes, paired with some great wines and relax to the acoustic sounds of Newton Theron, from the band Newton & Co.

Music-lovers can join us for dinner between 7pm – 9pm and enjoy acoustic performances on the following dates:

Thursday 7 November 2019
Thursday 5 December 2019
Thursday 2 January 2020 
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bartinney

UNDER THE STARS WITH JENNIFER NEL

At Bartinney Private Estate Stellenbosch
Join us for Under the Stars at Bartinney Private Cellar on the 15th of November 2019 from 6pm to 9pm

Local artist Jennifer Nel will be entertaining us for the evening. With her warm, sultry voice very much a reminder of Norah Jones the evening will no doubt be unforgettable. 

There will once again be amazing wine, great cheese & charcuterie platters as well!

Seats are limited and we are already 50% booked so don't miss your chance to join us!
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p j powers

SUNDAY SMOOTH AT SUNSET - PJ POWERS

At Leopards Leap
Sunday 17 Nov 19 5:00 - 8:00pm

Enjoy the beauty of sunset in the Franschhoek Valley with the Sunday Smooth at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards featuring PJ Powers.

Entrance: R185 per person. 

Pizzas, Charcuterie & Cheese Platters as well as Leopard's Leap wines and wine cocktails are available to purchase.
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