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About the Swartland wine-and-food series at The Barn

The Swartland wine-and-food series launched on 1 July, with more dates and events coming up in the next couple of months.

The wine-and-food series features six wineries, from Swartland blockbusters to niche rockstars, alongside delectable menus prepared and served at The Barn in Riebeek Kasteel. The dinners occur once a month until 2 December, with just 20 tickets available for each event.

“The Swartland is home to incredible wines and wine personalities,” says The Barn founder and chef Thomas Jamneck. “We’re proud to be able to create a platform that will further showcase this diversity, giving out-of-towners an opportunity to see where they’re born, and locals, a close-to-home chance to experience an event commonly reserved for larger towns and cities.”

Jamneck has long been a supporter of local producers with the bulk of his wine list comprising wines from the region. The restaurant, with its cosy interiors and comfortable outdoor seating, is among the most popular for its delicious culinary offerings and elevated views of the village and valley beyond.

The rest of the wine programme

5 August, Mullineux:

2 September, Knolfontein:

7 October, The Blacksmith Wines:

4 November, Vine Venom:

2 December, Equinox Wines:

Ticket prices range between R600 and R850pp. To book, contact The Barn on 071 844 2726. For those who don’t get tickets, however, there’s a little good news. Wines from the featured wineries will be available at The Barn, by glass or bottle – while stocks last.

The venue is open from Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, as well as for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

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