Wine with heart: Wellington Wine Harvest Festival 2014 – back with a bang…or three!

Wine with heart: Wellington Wine Harvest Festival 2014 – back with a bang…or three!
Nicolette Waterford

Nicolette Waterford

Harvest time is a reason to celebrate, so be sure to join in on the fun at the Wellington Wine Harvest Festival, taking place on of March 15. The Wellington Wine Harvest Festival is an initiative of the Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route and has been taking place for the past seven years and promises an unforgettable day in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
This year the festival will take place at three different locations and will be made up of three unique themes.

Firstly, there’s the newly fashioned Boere Bazaar at Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate, which will feature an authentically South African food and wine court, old-school games, a wine and livestock auction and boeremusiek.

Then there’s Bosman Family Vineyards’ laidback Top Chilling event, which will take the form of a long, leisurely kid-friendly lunch. And finally, there’s the Wilder as Die Wildtuin bash at Welbedacht Estate, which will focus on an animal theme. Here you will be able to ride a mechanical bull, pet alpacas, or enjoy a wild boar spit braai. Last, but not least, visitors can look forward to a performance by a surprise big-name band and appearances by a few Stormers players. All three venues will have dedicated areas with loads of entertainment for the kids.
More than 15 wineries and distilleries from the area will be represented at the three venues and on Sunday March 16 you are invited to Wine Crawl Sunday, a day for wine aficionados to visit all of Wellington’s farms and take advantage of special wine deals and discounts.

Tickets are available at ticketweb.co.za at R100 per person (free entry for under 18’s) and gates open at 10am. If you decide to jump in the car at the last minute there will be tickets for sale at the venues as well as the Information Office, but it’s always best to book early. Entry fee includes: a wine glass, armband, programme and a festival with endless entertainment for the entire family in the heart of the Cape Winelands.