News & Events

We are thrilled and excited to announce that in 2018 this much-loved annual celebration of food, wine and opera will take on a brand-new look, and be staged for the very first time indoors in a magnificent barrel room at the AWARD-WINNING Hope Estate.

Relax in the comfortable surrounds and thrill to the superior sound and breathtaking acoustics to make the experience unforgettable.

Enjoy the wonderful pre-concert activities where you can indulge in famous regional wine, chocolate and cheese tastings, in a specifically designed food and wine village… Grab a glass of wine or bubbles and wander around the lawns indulge your senses, and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley. 

Let your spirits soar as these international stars lead you on a journey through some of the most beautiful arias and duets ever written. Even the ‘opera-shy’ will be familiar with these unforgettable masterpieces, brought to vibrant life indoors in the comfort of a great barrel room.

This spring will see it come alive for the very first time to the magic of Motown, that’ll be sure to have people in the party mood from the very first note.

Who better to perform these classic Motown hits than international jazz great, James Morrison, and his hot swingin’ band. Expect to hear all the hits like ‘Heard it Through the Grapevine’, ‘Dancing in the Streets’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘What’s Going On’, ‘My Girl’… and plenty more.

Gates will swing open at 3pm, to allow people the chance to grab a picnic hamper and a glass of wine or bubbles to enjoy while soaking up the exciting pre-concert atmosphere and marvelling at the beautiful views across the valley.

Tickets are limited and will fill fast, so hurry, book early to avoid missing out!

In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2018, Global superstar Shania Twain has announced that she will hit the road this year in support of her new album, NOW.

It’s been 15 years since Shania Twain released the hit album ‘Up!’ and she is still the one who knows how to draw a crowd. Listen to hits from her new album such as ‘Life’s about to get Good’!

“a rollicking anthem of folk-pop perseverance with a gently throbbing pulse”, and “It’s marvelous, it’s irresistible…”, – Andrew Unterberger, Billboard

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