There’s nothing like a little jazz to warm the cockles of your heart. So, get your fix this winter at Delheim Wine Estate’s popular Jazz and Fondue event that runs from June 23 to August 25.
If you’re a jazz nut, this is an event for you. Delheim is welcoming guests into their cosy, downstairs wine tasting cellar – an intimate and snug venue that’s as perfect as any mellow jazz club.
A bonus at the intimate lunchtime concerts is a symphony of cheese and wine from the celebrated Stellenbosch winery. Lunch will be served alongside a musical programme courtesy of the Cape Town Music Academy, NPC, and Jazz in the Native Yards.
The Cape Town Music Academy is proud to once again partner with Delheim and Jazz in the Native Yards to bring an exciting line up of some of the freshest and most talented jazz artists to the winelands. Jazz in the Native Yards is a traveling live jazz gig that promotes jazz performance and listenership across the Western Cape including townships, cultural centres and festivals.
The fat sounds of jazz giants like Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Robbie Jansen, and Chris McGregor will be relived through a spectrum of jazz musicians. In the mix will be some “pata pata” from Sima Mashazi who, with Schalk Joubert, wowed the crowds at the most recent Woordfees festival in Stellenbosch. Also in the line-up is Thembelihle Dunjana, a young Jazz pianist hailing from Gugulethu who started playing the piano at the age of 11.
On the meal-side of the occasion, tickets give you access to a sizzling pot of melted Swiss cheese, along with bread and vegetables for dipping. Optional extras available to order include starters, meats, dessert and coffee, along with wines that will also be on sale by the glass or bottle. This is a special opportunity to taste Delheim’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – a wine that is not only exclusively available from the estate, but which is also a perfect match when paired with cheese. The occasion promises a splendid afternoon best enjoyed with a group of friends.
Reservations are required and can be done online through Quicket. Tickets are R350 per person. Entry includes glühwein on arrival, the music entertainment (band cover charge) and the fondue (with bread and vegetables). Note that all starters, meats and desserts will be charged extra. Wines will be on sale by the bottle or glass. Each lunchtime show runs from noon to 15:00.
George Weiner and the Little Giants Alumni (saxophone, trumpet, guitar) – June 23
Darren English Trio (trumpet) – June 30
Mike Rossi Quartet (saxophone) – July 7
Thembelihle Dunjana Quartet (piano) – July 14
Tumi Pheto Quintet (trumpet) – July 21
Buddy Wells Quartet (saxophone) – July 28
John Hassan (percussions) – August 4
Ramon Alexander – August 11;
Schalk Joubert – August 18
Bongani Sotshononda and Babalwa Meintjies (vocals and marimba) – August 25
Contact the winery on 021 888 4600 for queries.