What’s On at Bot River’s 2014 Spring Festival

Posted by The Cape Country Meander on Thursday, August 28, 2014 with No comments
While it might not feel as though spring is in the air just yet, tell tale flowers are beginning to bloom. Soon it will be time to shed those winter wellies and celebrate the new season. Bot River wine country is bustling with preparations for it’s annual two-day spring festival, which kicks off on Saturday, 6 September.

Spring is nature’s way of getting into a festive mode, so why not come along and join in some real honest to goodness country fun. Bring the kids and granny too. All are welcome.

Food, wine and friendly

Thirteen wine farms will throw open their doors on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Delicious fare includes award winning speciality cheeses, hot and cold smoked products, fresh baked and bottled goodies and plenty more to purchase and take home to snack on later. Al fresco and indoor dining options include food and wine pairings, tasting menus, a pop up bistro, barrel cellar lunch, brunch, braai, carvery and some chef interaction to boot.

Festival activity line up

While happily munching, you’ll get to relax or party to live musical entertainment, sip on Bot River wines or sample some locally crafted beer. You can opt to take the kids on a tractor ride or prove your prowess in an olive spitting competition, a “kettie skiet” competition or a wine blending competition. Alternatively, you might want to visit the historic and rare working water mill, do some wine tasting, tour a vineyard, see a pruning demonstration, participate in a tea tasting workshop or try your hand at some spring wreath making.

Important information

Getting there is easy. From Cape Town, simply take the N2, zoot through Somerset West and over Sir Lowry’s Pass. Within a relatively short space of time you’ll see the signs that will lead you to the Western Cape’s rising wine country. There really is no better way to experience the soul of a place than through its people, wine and food. The spring festival is a prime opportunity to meet some of the local winemakers and owners, to experience Bot River valley for yourself, and to get out of the city and have some fun. 

It’s best to preplan where you want to go and what you’d like to experience. To view the Bot River Spring Festival 2014 line up and to find out more click here.

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