Now’s the time to beat the rush and book your seat at the fabulous Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondues. Held every year for over a decade, the lingering lunchtime event’s cosy delights offer the perfect remedy to cold and rainy winter blues.
Escape the cold with a warm-hearted feast at famous Stellenbosch estate
The Jazz and Cheese Fondues take place from 24 June to 26 August this year, returning to Delheim’s snug and intimate underground wine cellar. It’s here that the cheese-pot lids come off, melting all resistance with piping hot Swiss-style cheese and melodic jazz tunes. This year the Delheim team have partnered up with the Cape Town Music Academy and Jazz in the Native Yards to introduce fresh local talent to this well established event.
The CTMA is a not-for-profit company that looks to create opportunities for local, established and emerging musicians in the Western Cape, while Jazz in the Native Yards, founded by Koko Nkalashe and Luvuyo Kakaza, seeks to promote existing live music performance spaces and create new venues for artists to showcase their talent in different areas of the Western Cape.
Beloved for its views as much as its wines, Delheim lies on a shoulder of the beautiful Simonsberg Mountain just outside Stellenbosch. A home for generations since 1699, the estate has become endeared for its family-friendliness. Here, the Sperling family have made award-wining wine since the 1960s.
It’s the Sperling heritage and hospitality from which the idea for a farm-style fondue arose. Cape wine industry legend and patriarch “Spatz” Sperling was born in Tettnang, a German town on the border of cheese-loving Switzerland. To date, many Delheim fans have come to appreciate the event in the context of what has become famous as the Delheim way and captured in its evocative motto: “Worth the journey.”
There’s nothing fast and furious about Delheim’s Jazz and Cheese Fondues. Picture pots of Gruyère and Emmentaler for ladling, dipping and smearing with a selection of delicious bites and exceptional Delheim wines. This is festive food-sharing at its best- an occasion best enjoyed with a group of loved ones.
These good times are what Delheim has become famous for. In addition to renowned wines and the Garden Restaura – nt, Delheim is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the many mountain bike and trail-running routes.
Tickets are R450, which covers the cost of the live jazz performances, Glühwein and soup on arrival and the hearty fondue meal which will be served with complimentary Delheim wines between the first and second act. There will also be a coffee bar.
Be sure to book in advance as tickets sell fast. You may also want to consider signing up for the Delheim Wine Club, as member benefits include preferential booking.
Price: R450 per person
Dates: 24 June | 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 July | 5, 8, 12, 19 and 26 August.
Time: 12:00 – 15:30
Directions to Delheim
021 888 4600