Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: Where is the event hosted?

A: The main Saturday evening event is hosted on the pristine Nidderdale farm, nestled between the rolling hills of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and Babylon’s Tower Mountains

Q: How does transportation work over the course of the weekend?

A: Guests will be responsible for their own transportation to the Friday and Saturday evening events at Nidderdale Farm (Please see Transport recommendations here). For the Appellations Tour and Tasting on the Saturday, comfortable transportation is provided from the Whalehaven Winery. Guests will meet up from 8.30am, and after enjoying fresh coffee and pastries, busses will depart strictly at 9.00am for the day's happenings.

Q: Do I have to book for Individual producer events like in the past?

A: No, you don’t. Our 2020 Event Itinerary includes a magical welcoming event on the Friday from 4.00pm. This event will encapsulate all the wonder guests could wish to experience from proprietors, winemakers and key role players from our Hemel-en-Aarde Winegrowers. Proprietors and winemakers will collectively present guests with some of their older Pinot Noir vintages from library stock. Carefully selected international Pinot Noirs will also be presented to emphasise our passion and commitment to the terroir that delivers such great Pinot Noir. The evening's food and wine experience will set the tone for a great adventure to follow…

Q: What are my ticket options?

A: There are 2 types of tickets to the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration: Full Weekend and Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde. 

  • The Full Weekend ticket provides access from the Friday, January 24 to Saturday, January 25 at midnight. Full Weekend guests enjoy exquisite meals, tastings, winery tours, etc. over the course of the two day event, all inclusive of the ticket price.

  • The Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde ticket will provide access to the Saturday, January 25, evening event featuring acclaimed chefs and local acts. It’s an all inclusive dinner and wine evening. 

Q: How do I learn more about participating wineries?

A: Please visit our Featured Wineries page for links to each participating Hemel-en-Aarde winery’s own online platform.

Q: How can my organisation become a supporter of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration?

A: The Hemel-en-Aarde Winegrowers Association is a non profit organisation. We are grateful for the annual contributions of our vendor partners. Their continued support is a valuable part of the ongoing success of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration. If you are a vendor and are interested in contributing in-kind donations to our event, please contact us at