What does a membership offer you?
Joining one of the clubs will ensure that you interact informally with other wine lovers, get to know new people and learn more about wine at the same time. We also enjoy visiting new and interesting wineries and members are often surprised by the venues chosen.
“How did you find out about this winery?” is probably one of the most frequently asked questions we hear!
Benefits to club members
Club members enjoy 10 formal, tutored evening tastings per year. Each tasting takes place at a different wine estate with either the wine maker, owner or tasting room manager as host and is accompanied by a light or more substantial meal, depending on the wine club you belong to. In addition, weekend getaways and an overseas trip(Optional), is included into the programme. Due to our member numbers, we can also often negotiate reduced rates for various other wine shows, tastings and events.
Members fees & monthly tasting costs
Membership fees are R350 per person per annum, which entitles members to attend all activities offered by the club. A fee of R220 (Wine Explorers and Boland Wine Club), R280-R350 (Goblets & Gourmets) per person or approximately R550 – R650(Gastronauts) is charged for each tasting event, depending on the club you belong to. (Tutored tasting and meal). Guests/Visitors will pay an additional R50 per tasting. However, Guests/visitors will only be accommodated once members have had the opportunity to reserve their places until a week prior to the tasting/dinner.
How does it work?
Once you’ve signed up and paid your membership fee, you will receive an invitation from organisor Bjorn van Oort, with full details of the winery, date/s, menu, directions, what to expect + an rsvp date.
Payment is usually on the evening at the event.
Your only responsibility after that, is to turn up!
The first tastings take place in February and the last tastings of the year are in November.
We prefer that members pay cash on the night at each tasting as we reimburse the winery and/or caterer from that income at the end of the evening.