upcoming events we’ll be rocking
Appetite fest 2019 - 13-15 September 2019
Sun times square - Pretoria
Forking good times is their catch phrase, and by the sounds of it that’s exactly what it will be! Appetite Fest is the biggest culinary and entertainment festival that Pretoria has ever seen This year’s three-day Appetite Fest promises to be bigger and better.
Copper & Malt, our Gauteng reps and distributors, will be showcasing all that West Coast Distillers offer in the Sun Arena. Go get your gin on and work up that appetite!!
So much to do at this festival, including cooking workshops where food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to actively cook alongside some of South Africa and Australia’s celebrity chefs. A wide range of exhibitors including craft brewers and distillers, artisan food producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries will offer a bounty of the country’s finest foods and drinks to test-taste and purchase. And so much more! Don’t miss this one!!
pop-up bar - 14 September 2019
Windtown Hotel - langebaan, western cape
Langebaan turns 100 years old and to celebrate we will be setting up a bar on the rooftop of WindTown Hotel to serve you everything West Coast Distillers.
Food, beer and wine will also be available from the restaurant. They have a beautiful swimming pool so bring your swim wear if you keen! Spend the day with us on the roof overlooking the Langebaan Lagoon while listening to chilled music and sipping on some premium G&T’s and a few select cocktails.
10% of all West Coast Distillers proceeds for the day will be donated to the Save Langebaan Lagoon campaign. We wish we could do 100%, but hey, we also got bills to pay. Please check out the campaign and get behind a good honest cause yourself - every little bit helps!
Strawberry Festival - 21&22 September 2019
red berry farm - george, western cape
Do you know what goes really well together? Gin and strawberries, that’s what!
Head over to the Red Berry Farm just outside George for what can only be described as an amazing annual festival, and rumor has it that we will be bringing a gorgeous and unique strawberry infused gin cocktail especially for this event!!
We will have a stall open selling both a selection of drinks as well as bottles to take home.
Its a super family orientated festival with activities, games, music, food, wine and drinks to suit everyone. Super excited! So if you in the Eastern Cape make sure you come through (and if you not then jump in the car and come anyway)!
National Heritage Day Braai Off - 24 SepTember 2019
Marcs Beach Bar - Langebaan, Western Cape
What is the single most favorite thing all South Africans like to do? Make fire and cook meat!!
Marcs Beach Bar is hosting an epic ‘braai-off’ and we will be there to make sure your thirst is nicely quenched with some premium gin drinks from our pop up bar outside with the fire!
Let’s spend Heritage Day chilling by the beach, with multiple braais cooking and just great South African vibes.
Hermanus Whale Festival - 27-29 September 2019
hermanus waterfront eco village - hermanus, western cape
It’s going to be a whale of a time at the only eco-marine festival in South Africa! We are super proud to be a part of this festival
‘The annual Hermanus Whale Festival is a celebration to the return of the southern right whales to the coastal waters of Southern Africa. It is a tribute to the legacy left to the town by Wendy the Whale whose story is about man's ability to live in harmony with nature as well as people's ability to come together as communities valuing the environment. All events and activities during the whale festival are focused to create awareness on how to protect the whales and all our marine wildlife who share our coastal waters. The festival takes place in September which is the peak of whale activity in the region.’
You can find us in the music tent, making sure you all get some good quality gin drinks and cocktails in you while soaking up all the festival has to offer!
SA Gin festival - 05 October 2019
Ground, Muldersdrift - Johannesburg
Johannesburg, we hope you are ready for the SA Gin Festival! This year you can expect a variety of local gin distillers, food trucks and amazing live music and DJ's. We have also included a limited number of VIP tickets for this year's event.
Copper & Malt, our Gauteng reps and distributors, will be setting up a fabulous bar and showcasing all that West Coast Distillers offer. Go try out some fantastic drinks being served by awesome people!!
Put it in your diary …. it’s gin-o-clock all day!
Paint & Pair Workshop - 19 October 2019
west coast distillers - langebaan, western cape
How does a painting workshop guided by artist Wynda Howing while enjoying a wonderful gin pairing experience sound? All happening right in West Coast Distillers tasting room, and you get to take your masterpiece home!
Just R550 per person. All paint supplies, educational distillery visit, tasting drinks & cocktails, as well as food pairing included.
Check out the link below for more info and bookings. But hurry, very limited seats available!
cap classique & Gin affair - 26-27 October 2019
The Grand Africa beach cafe - cape town, western cape
When it comes to class and exclusivity this is an affair not to be missed! The venue is exquisite and the event will be just as grand! (you see what we did there? :-)
Join us for an intimate tasting experience and meet the makers of 25 gin producers, and 25 bubbly producers. The Grand Africa will activate the entire bar / lounge area with Gin Tables, and out on the beach they will activate the Bubbly tables under a Bedouin tent .
Get your tickets early! This ones going to be very popular!
East Rand craft liquor festival - 2&3 November 2019
Birchwood Hotel and O.R Tambo Conference Centre - east rand, johannesburg
After the incredible success of the East Rand Gin Festival earlier this year @funpassports decided to take it to another level. This time around they are throwing a very prestigious two day Craft Liquor Festival with a music and entertainment line up second to none!
West Coast Distillers will be setting up a chilled out ‘VIP area’ where everyone is invited. Comfy seating, great drinks and an all round fantastic vibe. Come join us for a gin or five from our extensive and unique menu.
Don’t forget to bring your gin passport for stamping … and if you don’t have a passport yet they will be available at the event.
windtown rooftop bar - sundays from 17 November 2019
Windtown Hotel - langebaan, western cape
As the summer hits the windsurfers, kite-boarders and holiday makers from all over South Africa, and the rest of the world, descend on our little hometown village and Langebaan comes alive!
Windtown Hotel Langebaan has invited us to takeover their roof top bar and we intend to rock it! It’s going to be the place to chill out and sip on some premium gin drinks and cocktails every Sunday from mid November for a few months.
The hotel has comfy accommodation, a great swimming pool area and will be serving food, wine and beer from the restaurant at the same time.
Keep an eye on our social media for more info before each Sunday event.
The Gin to my tonic show - 29 November 2019
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) - Cape Town, Western cape
The Gin To My Tonic Show offers a rare opportunity for gin enthusiasts to meet-the-makers behind an array of national and international brands. The show offers a very different experience to the traditional festival, so for those looking to embark on an exciting journey of gin discovery, complete with tastings, this is most certainly the show for you!
There are well-stock gin and cocktail bars, tastings, presentations from distilleries, tonic and garnish tutorials, and theatrical bartender performances. But the main attraction is the large variety of distilleries, artisan gin makers and tonic manufacturers in attendance, which creates what can only be described as gin heaven!
There’s plenty to keep you inspired and entertained as you work the room and whilst gin is the primary focus of the show, makers will also be showcasing their other creations including vodka and rum. There really is something for everyone!
bubbly & gin summer festival - 14 december 2019
Atlantic beach Country club - cape town, western cape
This event was so well received last year and for that reason we are so excited about attending the 3rd edition of Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival at Atlantic Beach Country Club.
The event runs with a trendy and fresh tropical feel with live entertainment all day. Authentic and boutique gins as well as some of SA’s top MCC’s & bubbles from across the country will keep you fresh and bubbly. Great food and eats will also be available.
Each guest will receive a one of a kind glass for use on the day and is theirs to take home. They will also in addition to this receive 5 sample vouchers to taste some of SA’s best craft gins & MCC’s. Great value for all who attend!