Pots, wine and winter

Summer is drawing to a close:  we are having fewer really hot days, the evenings are beautiful and cool enough to get a comfortable night’s sleep.  Autumn really is one of the perfect times of the year in and around McGregor.  The days are glorious with the mountains and the vines dressed in most spectacular colours.

Our autumn slow wine weekend is a unique opportunity for guests to learn a pottery technique, and complete an item while enjoying the fabulous food and wine that the McGregor valley offers.

The Slow Wine Weekend team has partnered with Millstone Pottery and its world-renowned potters, Paul de Jongh and Nina Shand to create this long weekend experience.


Book now!

Only ZAR 9,600 per person sharing

Closing date for this experience is 3 weeks prior: 6 April 2017

Click here for more about the programme and the booking form, or e-mail us on info(at)slowwineweekends(dot)com

Costs, per person sharing, include:

  • Four nights’ accommodation in carefully selected accommodation in McGregor Village.  Single supplements apply
  • Transport to tastings, excursions and dining venues outside the village
  • All activities, including the pottery workshop
  • All meals including food and selected wine pairings with meals.

Click here to find out what’s in the pot for this weekend.

Slow Wine Weekends fermenting for winter

Winter is the season of snow (we hope, this year) and glorious sunrises and sunsets in McGregor.

16 – 19 June 2017 – McGregor Experience

21 – 23 July 2017 – An African Christmas – details to follow

28 – 30 July 2017 – 1 for 4:  One winemaker – four terroir  – details to follow
mcgregor-media-educational-105 Photos: Expressions Photography

But wait, there’s more:

Contact the team if

  • our calendar doesn’t suit you – we will make a plan – Slow Wine Weekends are not confined to Friday, Saturdays or Sundays!
  • you already have a group of 8 – 12 people – discounts could apply
  • you represent a corporate:  we can design a programme for spouses while you work, with the entire event wrapped into a Slow Wine Weekend experience



To plan and book your slow Wine Weekend, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you with available dates.


  1. Booking for experiences closes between 3 weeks before the selected weekend.  Please check the small print when you book!
  2. The theme and schedule are subject to change at short notice, and what’s happening in our partners’ cellars.

To stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter.   You can do this on the menu on the right side of any page on our website!

Click here for the most up to date news and more detail on itineraries.