Sweetly special, this soiree spot located in an old house at a working winery is the JAM.
A family-run farm for almost half a century, natural wines are made here in a time-honored tradition and less is always more. This vibrant venue, set amid the vines, is an ode to savoring conversation and sipping sweetly under the sun or stars.
The Lowdown Venue Setting
The farm has come a long way since we acquired the property in 2008. When we moved here the old house and the cellar buildings had not been used for over 70 years. André, Adi’s dad, says it looked like ‘bombed Siberia’ but one thing was for sure, Kalmoesfontein was a renovator’s dream and our biggest challenge yet. Ever changing, this creative space is situated in the middle of a working wine farm. Expect chickens in the garden, lazy dogs in the most inconvenient place they can find and peacock cries in the morning. With the most spectacular views in the Swartland and no neighbours near enough to complain about your music, this is sure to be a celebration like no other.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $35 to $50
Accommodation hire; wines; bar and barmen; photographer; shuttles or taxis for guests; djs/musicians and sound; florist
Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event
Capacity Seated 140 Buffet 140 Standing 100 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2010 Venue Spaces Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available Catering Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice Alcohol Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee The Venue is Closed During January - February due to grape harvest time. Accommodations The Winemaker's Cottage - 2 x double en-suite rooms with communal kitchen/living space. The Silo - 1 x double en-suite (honeymoon) room. Inside Scoop
The boys that work in the cellar and brewery will stop in the middle of a pump over and open almost any wine for tasting when a pretty lady walks into the cellar. If you are staying in the Winemaker's Cottage you can collect your own farm fresh eggs from under the chickens (or ask Gift to get them for you if you are scared of a broody mother hen or territorial cock...). Veggies and herbs can be picked from the garden behind the cottage. There is a small, intimate reservoir plunge pool behind the chicken coop. Yoliswa bakes the best fresh farm breads and rusks.
Amenities Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Awards & Notables
South African Magazines: VISI, Taste, Elle and Elle Decoration, Platteland, Sarie Bruid, The Wedding Album, Food and Home, House and Garden (Gourmet). International Magazines: The Telegraph, The Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Elle (Netherlands), The Wine Spectator, Music videos: Jack Parow and Valient Swart, "Tema van jou lied"
Celebration Locations The Old House: The original farm house from the turn of the 19th century features a fully equipped kitchen, an under cover back porch with ambient lighting and a dancefloor under the stars. The front porch looks out over terraced grass into the Swartland. - View: Starting with our vineyards of the oldest Cinsault bush vines in the country the view runs into numerous vineyards, wheat fields and dams and only ends in the spectacular mountain ranges in the East - Max Capacity: 140 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges: Our bar is makeshift BUT we do make our own wine, Method Ancestral, Beer, Caperitif (sweet vermouth with cape herbs) and Tonic Water. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!