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30 December at the Black Oystercatcher

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Summer, Wine & Craft Beer… at the Black Oystercatcher

Summer. Holidays. Friends. Festival.


Summer is here… And that means time for our December festival


The work week is over. Now it’s the festive season – your time to wind down. This is your well-earned break, when you reconnect with family and friends. That’s what we’re there for: Season-fresh feasts and of course cool-climate wines and craft beer in the magical Overberg countryside. It’s your holiday destination close to the cool tip of Africa.

From 26-30 December, we host the Black Oystercatcher Summer, Wine & Craft Beer Festival.
We pair our wine, beer and country setting with a few of South Africa’s favourite acts.


Here’s the festival line-up:

26 & 27 December: Bottomless Coffee Band

28 & 29 December: Blues Broers and Back Pocket and the Back Pocket Band

30 December: Arno Carstens

Other important info and dates:

Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & Sales: Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 17:00. Sat from 10:00 – 14:30. Closed: Sundays.

Restaurant: Tue to Sun from 11:00 – 14:30. Closed Mondays. From Monday 17 December: Open 7 days a week.

 Pop-Up Deli: Open from 15 December to 5 January (think pizza, pies and platters).

Book a Table

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Booking essential

Please note that should you book by telephone, we will confirm your booking immediately.
For email, online and social media booking requests, we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your reservation. Please note: we’re closed on 24 & 25 December and 1 January. No pets allowed.


26-30 December 2018: Get your tickets here for our festival days (no restaurant bookings available):

Taste our wine – and WIN!

Capture your wine tasting on camera – and you could win a mixed case (6 bottles) of Black Oystercatcher wine.

Here’s how:

1. Enjoy a wine tasting at our Black Oystercatcher Tasting Room.
2. Take a photo of the moment.
3. Share on social media (tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), and include #blackoystercatcher or email the pic to us.
And our favourite pic wins.

The competition closes on 31 December 2018. That’s how easy is it.



The Black Oystercatcher is a family-run wine farm at the cool southernmost tip of Africa.

Our unique region crafts our cool-climate wines, creating penetrating fruit flavours, and a distinctive minerality. But we’re more than a winery: we’re a destination. That means we offer quality meals – served in our Restaurant, and prepared as the seasons dictate. Enjoy a wine tasting and shop for local crafts and produce in our Tasting Room & Gift Shop. And stay over in our Self-Catering Cottages overlooking the biodiversity-rich Agulhas Plain.

Join our Black Oystercatcher Wine Club.
here are loads of reasons to join – like access to exclusive wines, pre-releases and early bird access to our event tickets.

As a #BOCWineClub member, you’ll also join an exclusive gathering of wine lovers. Together you’ll accompany founder and winemaker Dirk Human on his winemaking journey, crafting our cool-climate favourites here at the cool tip of Africa.



It will be released at the Black Oystercatcher Summer, Wine & Craft Beer Festival (26-30 December).

How to spend a day at the Black Oystercatcher

Taste our cool-climate wines


The boutique Black Oystercatcher Wines are made from the intensely fruity grapes, formed in Cape Agulhas’ extreme growing conditions. The constant coastal winds, marginal soils and unique geology create our compact berries, and ultimately our wines. 
Find out more.

Don’t forget the craft beer


Fraser’s Folly craft beer is brewed on the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm. We converted an old shed into the brewhouse – where we brew the only English-style craft beer in South Africa, under the watchful eye of brewmaster, Fraser Crighton.
Find out more.

A fresh dining experience


Enjoy a fresh dining experience, set in a relaxed country atmosphere at our Restaurant. Here fresh food, complimenting our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. We serve produce straight from our own garden that grows as the seasons dictate. Booking essential: +27 (0) 28 482 1618.

Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 17:00. Sat from 10:00 – 14:30.
Closed: Sundays

Our historic Tasting Room


Taste our Black Oystercatcher wine and Fraser’s Folly craft beer in our Tasting Room – including our unique reserve range. The building forms part of the original farmstead, dating back to the early 1900s. And it still retains its exposed original brickwork.
Find out more.

Open Tue to Sun from 11:00 – 14:30.
Closed Mondays.

A wedding to remember


We know and understand how to celebrate true love and the beginnings of a new and exciting journey – as partners. Like our Black Oystercatcher birds that pair for life, we also believe in partnership. Together we’ll create a truly unforgettable day for you.

Find out more.

Local crafts and produce


In our Gift Shop (in the Tasting Room), you’ll find a variety of local products and crafts – like home-made crockery, stylish leather bags, and a range of sensuous beauty products. Our products are carefully selected – showcasing the region’s quality goods.
Find out more.

Cottages in the countryside


The cottages overlook our veggie gardens and the striking shades of green of the Agulhas Plain. Each cottage is fully equipped. Enjoy activities like birding, hiking or cycling; or simply settle down to revel in the fresh air and country lifestyle found on a working farm.
Make a booking.

Connecting with nature


Our philosophy is to work the land with the least possible interference, in the most natural way. So we’re a founding member of the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area – the first conservation venture of its kind in South Africa.
Find out more.

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26dec10:00 pm- 5:00 pmBlack Oystercatcher Summer, Wine & Craft Beer Festival - BOTTOMLESS COFFEE BAND

27dec10:00 am- 5:00 pmBlack Oystercatcher Summer, Wine & Craft Beer Festival - BOTTOMLESS COFFEE BAND

28dec10:00 am- 5:00 pmBlack Oystercatcher Summer, Wine & Craft Beer Festival - BLUES BROERS & THE BACK POCKET BAND

29dec10:00 am- 5:00 pmBlack Oystercatcher Summer, Wine & Craft Beer Festival - BLUES BROERS & THE BACK POCKET BAND

30dec10:00 am- 5:00 pmBlack Oystercatcher Summer, Wine & Craft Beer Festival - ARNO CARSTENS

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