Durbanville Hills is now offering wine enthusiasts the unique opportunity to create their very own Cape Blend in an interactive blending and bottling experience at the winery, situated a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre.

Offering the perfect setting in the olive grove with panoramic views overlooking the picturesque Durbanville vineyards, Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island, the afternoon will start with a refreshing glass of sparkling wine, after which guests will be provided with five different wine varieties to create their own signature Cape Blend.

The wine blending experience includes an expert winemaker  or ambassador guiding guests through the blending process, teaching them about the characteristics of the varietals and explaining how and why certain varieties harmonise better than others. After discovering what it takes to create the perfect blend, guests will produce their own unique wine, which is bottled and corked at the winery – ready to be enjoyed at home.

Wilhelm Coetzee, red winemaker at Durbanville Hills, says that this exclusive blending affair allows guests the opportunity to enjoy a more hands-on and interactive experience than a regular wine tasting. “It’s an opportunity for people to play winemaker for the day and work on creating the perfect blend with a group of friends or co-workers, or simply concocting a little something for a special event to impress their friends.”

After the blending experience, guests are treated to a delicious charcuterie and cheese platter, as well as a glass of Durbanville Hills wine or soft drink, followed by coffee and something sweet, before receiving their very own bottle of wine to take home.

  • Dates: Every Thursday between May and November
  • Time: 14:00
  • Venue: The Olive Grove Terrace, Durbanville Hills
  • Group size: Minimum of 8, maximum of 24 pax per event
  • Cost: R475 per person (includes welcome drink, a branded Durbanville Hills apron, wine blending experience, platters and drink, coffee and your own bottle of wine)

Space is limited and booking is essential. For more information or to book, please contact Simone Brown on 0215581300 or email

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