WELLINGTON WINE HARVEST FESTIVAL – REAP THE FUN
From 19 – 21 March 2011 Wellington dons its festive costume when this quaint Boland town which was named 2010 SA Terroir Top Wine Area celebrates the bounty of the harvest at the 5th Wine Harvest Festival. Spend the day or make sure you don’t miss any of the action and book in for the weekend for an extraordinary array of fun-filled activities for the whole family.
Big names like Steve & Armand Hofmeyr, Adam Tas, Manie Jackson, Sarah Theron, Dewald Louw, Clint & Co. and Wellington’s favourite, Newton & Co and Adagio, will get your hands clapping, while fashionistas can sit back and enjoy the Val du Charron Fashio Show. Live music will follow you wherever you go throughout the day.
Treat your taste buds with the region’s premium wines, out of the box food parings such as vodka and sushi, and brandy and chocolate, or oysters and bubbly on a topless bus. Buy slow food from the country market; or show your prowess with the potjie in the international potjiekos competition.
The adrenalin junkies will be spoilt for choice with the quad bike trail, the Bain’s trail run or even just a messy round of grape stomping. Take it a bit slower while still breathing the fresh autumn air – join the Wine-on-foot@Blouvlei 5km long vineyard walk in the Bovlei area. Make sure to bring the kids for the tractor and pony rides, and an endless supply of ice-cream.
Only R60 (kids under 13 enter free) promises a full weekend of fun and laughter and lip-smacking taste experiences for the whole family. Festival armbands, your entry ticket, are available from all participating farms and the Wellington Information Office. Special Monday armbands are available at R30 per person.
For more information, the full programme and a list of participating farms contact Emma at tel 021 873 4604, email firstname.lastname@example.org.