Solms-Delta Wine Estate

Solms-Delta Wine Estate

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Franschhoek, South Africa  ·  So much more than a wine estate!
Solms-Delta Wine Estate
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A taste of our food Heritage - Fyndraai’s menu is a fusion of three culinary traditions of the Cape: the Veldkos of the indigenous Khoe and San communities; Cape Malay cuisine and Boerekos. Our Heritage Menu does not fuse or ‘re-invent’ these traditions, but rather allows you to experience them just as they would have been prepared in the past. In each of the three courses, you are given a taste of authentic Boerekos, Cape Malay and Veldkos dishes.

Host: Thozama Thembani Our restaurant’s menu is a fusion of three culinary traditions of the Cape: the Veldkos of the indigenous Khoe and San

Leslie was also the closest musical colleague of the late great Alex van Heerden, known internationally for his jazz trumpet work and as a pioneer of “psychedelic vastrap”. Alex and Les were the pivotal duo of The Gramadoelas.  Leslie is now continuing his own work as one of South Africa ‘s most treasured songwriters.

Hiervandaan CD - Solms-Delta music project The Hiervandaan album is the brainchild of current artist in residence at Solms-Delta, renowned South African

The Hiervandaan album is the brainchild of current artist in residence at Solms-Delta, renowned South African musician Leslie Javan. He has more than 20 years of experience in music development, community work and activism, and has performed upon invitation at music festivals worldwide.

Hiervandaan CD - Solms-Delta music project The Hiervandaan album is the brainchild of current artist in residence at Solms-Delta, renowned South African

In 2007 the Delta Trust initiated a Cape music project in the rural Boland region with the help of local musician Alex van Heerden. Fieldwork consisting of interviews with musicians in the surrounding region and more formal academic research into the origins of traditional Cape music was initiated with the aim of using this information to establish a Cape Rural Music Centre on Solms-Delta.

Music van de Caab is a Cape music project run by Solms-Delta for the social and economic upliftment of local communities through traditional Cape music

The aim of the Wijn de Caab Trust is to break the cycle of poverty and dependency among farm residents and employees. The Trust tries to fulfil these aims by providing financial assistance for education at all levels, and by providing private healthcare, improving quality of life, and assisting those in distress.

Music van de Caab is a Cape music project run by Solms-Delta for the social and economic upliftment of local communities through traditional Cape music

One of the main aims of the Museum van de Caab is to research the social and cultural heritage of the Solms-Delta estate and surrounding region, highlighting the often silent and marginalized voices, alongside the dominant narratives, that together contributed to making South Africa what it is today.

The history and genealogy of the Families van de Caab of Solms-Delta, a Franschhoek wine estate in the Cape Winelands, producing wine blends in various

It has always been an important part of the Solms-Delta ethos to uncover and celebrate all the voices and influences that have had a role to play in making this farm’s history what it is – whether they are settler, slave, indigenous inhabitant or present day farm resident.

Archaeology at Solms Delta It has always been an important part of the Solms-Delta ethos to uncover and celebrate all the voices and influences that have had a

It has been argued that communities sometimes look to museums as places in which their identity is articulated. As a result museums have the responsibility of ensuring that exhibitions depict history and culture in a dynamic way. Museums are increasingly asked to ensure that their displays ‘resonate with contemporary issues and present-day realities‘. One way of achieving this is to represent communities from the past and present as changing, non-static entities.

The Museum van de Caab at Solms-Delta Wine Estate showcases the social history of wine farming through time.

The value of the personal voices and human dramas of the people who lived at Delta is that they can be used to create a realistic, complex and sometimes contradictory picture of the past. This allows visitors to the Museum van de Caab to form their own opinions about what happened, to decide how they feel about certain events or agents, and to relate aspects of these stories to their own lives.

The Museum van de Caab at Solms-Delta Wine Estate showcases the social history of wine farming through time.

The Museum van de Caab tells the story of Delta farm, a story that is typical of so many of the old farms in the Drakenstein Valley. At the Museum, we try to tell this story through the subjective viewpoints of individual people – which is the defining philosophy behind the Museum.

The Museum van de Caab at Solms-Delta Wine Estate showcases the social history of wine farming through time. The individual stories of the people who lived

From its name, which honours the farm’s slave heritage, to the fascinating display, the emphasis of the Museum van de Caab is on the individual people who lived and worked on the farm, from pre-colonial times to the present. One of the walls is covered by 200 stone plaques, each memorializing an individual life given to the farm through slavery.

Solms-Delta, a Franschhoek wine estate in the Cape Winelands, is steeped in a rich cultural history, the heritage of which can be explored at the museum on the

The social history of the 320-year-old estate is displayed in a museum in the original wine cellar, dating back to 1740. This is a few yards from a recently excavated Later Stone Age settlement site, and the exposed foundations of a 1680s hunting lodge, one of the oldest buildings in the Cape.

Solms-Delta, a Franschhoek wine estate in the Cape Winelands, is steeped in a rich cultural history, the heritage of which can be explored at the museum on the

Learn about the history and development of Cape rural and vernacular music on this tour, and also get a chance to experience it yourself! Taste our “musical” wine range, as our farm musicians delight you with demonstrations of the beat, rhythm and dances that make Cape music unique. From Langarm to Vastrap to Boeremusiek and Cape Jazz, this tour encourages you to get your toes tapping so that you can experience for yourself the feeling of Ghoema!

Enjoy a Cape Music tour at the Solms-Delta Estate in Franschhoek with a guided tour featuring Cape Music and Solms-Delta wines

Archeology Tour - Enjoy a guided tour through our museum that tells the story of Delta farm starting from the very beginnings of human settlement, through pre-colonial pastoral usage, the establishment of private ownership through colonial viticulture, the scars left by slavery and apartheid, and beyond, to the establishment of a democratic South Africa and our hopes for the future. The tour includes a look at our fascinating archaeological sites as well as the beautiful Cape buildings.

Enjoy a Archeology and Wine tour at the Solms-Delta Estate in Franschhoek with a guided tour featuring Archeology and Solms-Delta wines