Olive Festival Fun at Allesverloren – Riebeek Valley


On 7 and 8 May the end of a successful harvest in the Swartland will once again be celebrated with wine, food, music and the arts at the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival.

Allesverloren, the oldest wine estate in this region, will be offering visitors to the festival more than enough, safe and free parking on the estate. It will also provide a complimentary shuttle service between the estate and Riebeek Kasteel.

Not only will visitors be able to sample the estate’s renowned port and its selection of red wines, but they can also roam among food and specialist stalls, and taste and buy top wines such Tukulu, Theuniskraal, Le Bonheur and Org de Rac.

The food stalls will be offering a wide range of products, from Mediterranean delicacies and home-made breads to olives and olive oils, country cheeses, biltong and jams. Foodies can also relax at stalls like that of the well-known La Masseria while feasting on hearty Italian country food or buy a satisfying braaivleis platter from Riebeek Kasteel Primary.

Local musicians such as Waldo Lotz, Nadia Louw, Joe Nichol, Desmond Wells, Vos Reyneke, violonist Madel and others will keep you on your feet in the festival tent with their renderings of traditional hits.

All the stalls and entertainment at the function venue will be undercover and weather resistant.

Children are welcome at The Olive Playground where they will be entertained under adult supervision. At R10 an hour per child they have access to the jumping castle, puppet shows, face painting and various other arts and crafts.

Entrance is free. Festivalgoers can visit Allesverloren on Saturday between 10h00 - 19h00 and on Sunday between 10h00 - 17h00.

For more information, contact Allesverloren on tel: (022) 4612 320. Office hours: Monday to Friday, 08h00 – 17h00. Or click here



  1. Cathy Blake says:

    Hi — have just googled to try and find out when the Olive Festival in the Riebeeck Valley will be held this year — 2012.  Information for 2011 comes up.  Please advise dates for this year.
    Thank you. Cathy Blake

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