Parys Wine Event 2021

Sat Apr 3, 10:00 - Sat Apr 3, 16:00
The Garden 8th on Middel

Parys in the Northern Freestate is less than an hour's drive (120km) from Johannesburg.

There are three beer breweries in die Parys area where honey beer, various ales, stout, buchu beer, weiss beer, pilsner and porter beer are being brewed. a must see is The Dog & Fig Brewery! There is also an exclusive and small distillery for brandy and liquors. You better stay over if you would like to visit the distillery for the traditional South African "mampoer" where you can taste 52 different kinds. The town acquired a reputation as an arts and antique hub. Many well-known artists, antique dealers and craftsmen have made Parys their home. There is only one way to experience the famous Breë- and Water Street and that is to walk. Here you will find a large and diverse variety of art galleries, antique and gift shops as well as fabulous pieces of art, crafts, gifts or memorabilia from the turn of the previous century. There are 18 restaurants which cater for an exciting and diverse culinary experience. You will even find such delights as typical South African "vetkoek" "boerekos", afval, sausage rolls and "pap and wors". There are 10 coffee shops where you will find some of them in the guise of a bookshop, a bus, grandma's kitchen and street cafés. Various spas in Parys will cater to your every need in tranquil surroundings while listening to the calming rush of the Vaal River. The Vredefort structure is currently described as the World's oldest and largest impact structure declared South Africa's seventh World Heritage site in July 2005. 

During the Vredefort Dome Wine Route you can taste wines from 20 different wineries and more than 60 different wines while roaming the streets of Parys.

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Ticket Types: 

1. Marie Antoinette Dinner with Chef JB (Saturday 3 April 2021)

3 course dinner served with French Flair, paired with wines from 3 wineries.

Online Tickets: R550 per person

Only 20 Spaces Available

2. Tasting Ticket (10:00 - 16:00) (Saturday 3 April 2021)

Receive a wine glass, wristband and Map of Route.

Online Tickets: R130 per person (all ticket holders receive same access)

Tickets at the Event: R180 per person 

3. Napoleon Tasting Ticket (10:00 - 16:00) (Saturday 3 April 2021)

Receive a wine glass, wristband and Map of Route.

"HOP on HOP off" between different venues serviced by Epilepsy SA

Online Tickets: R180 per person

Tickets at the Event: R220 per person 

  • Venue (1) THE GARDEN 8th on Middle
The Garden was the brainchild of Venezia Maclons. She envisioned a one-stop destination where people, especially families could come to relax, eat and shop while the kids play in a safe environment. And thus The Garden opened its doors in December 2017. The Garden is an amazing new concept in Parys, it comprises wonderful shopping, fine dining and a great play park for the kids.
The town of PARYS has always been known as the most exquisite shopping destination in the Free State. And now, our town has stepped it up a notch further with the addition of The Garden. The Garden is a spectacular shopping experience which is home to the following brands: Bean There Coffees, Blanc de Blanc, Die Pienk Flamink, Rosari Pewter, Art Gallery, En Season, Quench, Lets Love, Saffron & Sage, Hên Huisie, Boutique Wire, Vintage Secrets, Platteland. Between them, these brands stock a wide range of unique products encompassing boutique clothing, handmade jewellery, beauty products, exclusive gifts, wire sculptures, original paintings amongst many others.

Address: 8 Middle Street, Parys (behind L.Design Group and diagonally opposite Jimmy Jaggers.
Telephone: 084 637 9568
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: thegardenparys8
  • Venue (2) Angelos Pane Vino
This Parys Favourite venue is a warm and cosy family restaurant that has a distinct Italian feel. The pizza’s are really exceptional (thin crust, with generous toppings and huge).
Angelos Pane Vino offers great value for money. From Monday to Thursday there are various specials on offer. It’s also a popular weekend spot in Parys, so reservations are recommended. The owner and staff are very friendly, and there’s always a jolly atmosphere with classic Italian music playing. The menu is extensive and caters for vegetarian dishes as well. There are many pasta’s, pizzas and other classic Italian dishes to choose from. The wine menu is also above average.
Whether you’re in the mood to dine out, having a birthday party or function, or simply seeking comfort food to enjoy with a movie at home, Angelo’s Pane Vino never disappoints.
Delivery, Good for groups or parties, Good for children, Outdoor seating, Takes bookings, Takeaway, Table service, Walk-ins welcome

Angelo’s Pane Vino Shop 1,77 Bree Street, Parys, Freestate, 9585, South Africa
Tel. 056-811-4813
  •  Venue (3) Meyer’s Ranch and Deli?
The founders and owners of this jewel in Parys are Piet and Liana Meyer. They are well known local farmers and also the proud founders and owners of Meyer’s Ranch Vrystaat Lamb free range lamb distributors, as well as Design Benjamin Construction Company.
They are well known for their top quality lamb products, as well as for their uniquely designed kitchens, as showcased at the very popular Enstyle Showroom in Parys, Free State.
Combine these two outlets and sets of skills, and you get Meyer’s Ranch Deli & Browse. This is not your average deli, for it not only offers the best lamb in the free state, but also the best selection of South Africa’s finest dining and cooking delicacies: Noah’s Cheese, Romano’s Olives and Pestos, Ina Lessing’s Jam Products, Darling’s Sweet toffee and fudge products are a few to mention. It is not just a shopping venue, but your taste buds go on an adventure too, for fresh tasting samples are available for your convenience, though you are warned that you WILL walk away with more than you budgeted for #deliciousaddictions . Apart from the display of fresh and packed goods, it is also a browsing spot and one can sit and relax, enjoy a cappuccino whilst your eyes set and explore the somewhat “not your average deli” interior.

Bree Street 79, Parys, Freestate, 9585, South Africa
Tel: 071 696 4633 or e-mail: [email protected]
  • Venue (4) The Trading Post
The Trading Post offers an assortment of accessories for the bedroom, living room, children room, study, dressing room, kitchen, dining room and bathroom. The distinguishing feature of the Trading Post is the uniqueness of the presented offer – interesting solutions for small and large interior tailored for small and large portfolios, having a unique style and character of the work of prominent designers.

The Trading Post presents unique works of Riaan van den Berg which can be seen at the Berg Fine art Gallery, which can be purchased on site or commissioned – to truly monumental scale. Art is defintely a strong theme for the Trading Post, hosting as well one of the largest art supply stores, which also offers incredible mosaic art lessons.

You may also expect to find beautiful bespoke furniture and various different clothing items for young and old. The space features a pleasant leisure time, there is a restaurant with an excellent variety of light meals and drinks. Apart from the restaurant we also have an official Jura, Swiss coffee maker, agent – offering fresh coffees both warm and cold.

A new addition to the Trading Post has been Quinces, offering fantastic dining experiences for special events.

The Trading Post, is a unique space in which both lovers of classic design and state of the art design will find a full range of subjects relevant to their needs and tastes – furniture and accessories functional and decorative, able to bring out the uniqueness of each interior.

83 Breë Street, Parys 
Trading: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 to 17:00 and Sundays 9:00 to 16:00.
Hermine van den Berg: 082 846 7980
Riaan van den Berg: 072 853 5702
  • Venue (5) Lekker Bistro
A quaint bistro style restaurant with delicious homemade favourites with a twist - serving breakfast, lunch and dinner - Elegantly relaxed.  Your hosts Jackie Olivier and Leanne McNaught are hospitality personified. There is warmth. There is humour. And there is shameless, charming pushing of dishes, courses and titbits you haven’t yet sampled. The team present the Chalk written blackboard menu at your table while explaining dishes with passion.  Experience chicken, steak & fish prepared with equal parts imagination and sumptuousness and referred to in-house as “hartskos”.

Lekker Bistro is filled with elegance, warm red brick and a lovely fireplace. The atmosphere overflows into the relaxed and shady courtyard, with a view of the treasures of the adjacent antiques store.

The food is extravagantly tasty and daubed in delicious sauces and accoutrements so fresh you can almost hear the keening in the vegetable patch. Genuine generosity in all senses – this is a place where you will feel welcome on arrival and satisfied on departure.

60 Breë Street, Parys 
+27 72 084 1423
[email protected]
For Accommodation Bookings Contact Hildie at 079 395 7413

For more info about other options Contact the Information Center in Parys. 


Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm
Saturdays: 9am – 2pm
Sundays: CLOSED

[email protected]
056 811 4000

Looking for adventure? You've come to the right place, because parys activities take place in and amongst a World Heritage Site.

The Vredefort Dome offers the adventure enthusiast the most beautiful and wild sections of the mighty Vaal River. Scenic Mountains, rapids and trails await the wild at heart. Come and explore Parys and the Vredefort Dome by foot, mountain bike, kayak or inflatable. Experience the exhilarating thrill of tandem Skydiving! You'll be amazed by the shear beauty of Nature here. Parys also offers plenty of activities for bachelor parties, team building events and conferences. Play a round of Golf on one of our two premier Golf Courses, and enjoy scenery like no other. Browse easily by searching by name or category. You can also use location or just use the map to find what you're looking for. Explore Parys Activities by clicking on the map marker icons. We've made it easier to find Activities, so you can see what's close to accommodation, shops and restaurants. Enjoy

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


Parys Wine Event 2021
The Garden 8th on Middel
Parys, South Africa
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