Franschhoek Wine Valley

Protea Party at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

Save the date for Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s annual winelands celebration – the Protea Party – taking place on Saturday 28 October.

The Protea Party – created to celebrate the spirit of Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s Protea wine range – has firmly established itself as a sought-after event on the annual Franschhoek social calendar. The party provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine food, wine and unmatched hospitality, while soaking up beautiful views from the Anthonij Rupert Tasting room.

The Protea range consists of eight wines and is named for the flower species that is so unique to the Cape floral kingdom. The distinctive wine bottles, at the heart of this celebration, are displayed in a variety of functional ways every year: from vases and water glasses to olive oil and balsamic vinegar bottles, and a whimsical candle-chandelier hanging in the magnolia tree on the lawn.

With the addition of the Protea brand’s new Helix cork closures, décor is inspired this year with a “Black, White and Cork” theme, all with country-style elegance. This include wooden dining tables, intimate lounge-style seating areas and fresh Estate grown Proteas, promising a feeling of “winelands chic”.

With the setting sun signalling the start of the evening, tantalising Protea-inspired cocktails will welcome guests. The harvest-style menu of dishes meant for sharing – a signature of the Protea Party – showcases local winelands produce:

Platters of succulent lamb Kofta bites served with beetroot humus and zucchini fritters; sweetcorn and smoked paprika soup; and fire grilled prawns with a swirl of crayfish cream will begin the evening’s three-course dinner. Mouthwatering slow roasted beef short rib, infused with garlic, honey and soy and accompanied by seasonal estate-grown salad and vegetables, takes centre-stage for the main course. Dessert draws its inspiration from the Protea range in the form of a brûléed lemon tart, served with colourful Macarons and seasonal berries.

Protea wines can be enjoyed throughout the evening with live music and a dance floor to complete this celebration under the stars in Franschhoek.

Tickets cost R550 per person, which includes a three-course meal, wines and live entertainment.  Purchase your tickets here.

Pre-booking is essential as seating is limited. Please follow the ticket link above for purchasing.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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+27(0) 21 876 2861