Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival 2014 - Gauteng, Magaliesberg

Festivals - Gauteng - Magaliesberg

Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival 2014

When: 11h00-15h00, Sunday, 07 September 2014
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Where: Old Mill, Magaliesberg, Gauteng


The Spring Wine Festival, will be held on Sunday 7th September, in aid of the Woodland School in Magaliesberg.

Our emphasis is on tasting South Africa's best wines in a tranquil outdoor setting. To this end, more than 100 producers will present in excess of 600 products for the adult tasters' enjoyment. This is a family festival, with supervised entertainment for children whilst the parents relax and enjoy the wines in the countryside. Designated drivers get free entrance.

Some of the wine estates (in alphabetical order) confirmed:-
Alvi's Drift Wines International; Anura; Arniston Bay; Ashton Cellars; Axe Hill Winery; Backsberg; Bartinney Cellars; Beau Belle Farm; Black Elephant Vintners; Boplaas; Bottega - Italian Sparkling Wines & Prosecco / Grappa & Grappa Liqueurs; Catherine Marshall; Christina Van Loveren; Cloverfield Wines; Divaconcepts Wine; Du Preez Cellars; Fairview; Fort Simon; Freedom Hill; Frisky Zebra; Grande Provence; Hillock Wines; Idiom; Iona; Jorgensen's Artisan Distillery; La Vierge; Landskroon; Louisvale; Middelvlei; Montagu Cellars; Orange River Cellars; Ormonde Vineyards; Painted Wolf Wines; Peter Bayly Wines; Ramazzotti - Sambuca & Digestives; Remhoogte; Riebeek Cellars; Solms-Delta; Sophie Wines; Stellenbosch Vineyards; Stellenbosch-Hills; Tangled Tree; Teubes Family Wines; The Goose Wines; Tierhoek Wines; Usana; Van Loveren Wines; Vin D'almar; Vinotria (Imported Italian Wines); Vrede En Lust; Welgemeend Estates; Whalehaven; Wildekrans Wine Estate; Wilderer Distillery; Zorgvliet

There will also be craft beers from the following craft breweries:-
Black Horse Brewery; Hot Shots; Mogallywood Brewery

Some of the food & deli available :-
Elbows Up; Event Foods; Gauteng Wine & Deli; Handpicked Gourmet (previously La Petite France); Montagu Dried Fruit, Nuts, Biltong & Wine; Romano Foods; Slush Puppie & Popcorn; Wickedfood Distributors; Coffee On The Move

About This Event:
In 2001, Woodland School in Magaliesberg approached Cellar Rats Wine Tasting Club to assist them with an annual fund raising event, and the Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival was born.
Since then the Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival has become a major draw card for weekend-tourism to the Magaliesberg area. Drawing 2500+ visitors & participants, mostly from Johannesburg and the surrounds - but some from as far as Botswana & Cape Town - the family festival seeks to promote an ethos of "good living".

This family festival is held at the historic "Old Mill", on the banks of the picturesque Magalies River, approx. 35 minutes from Jhb's Northern Suburbs. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial, and visitors are encouraged to stretch out and enjoy the lush green lawns, shady trees and cool spring breeze, whilst enjoying some of the finest wines South Africa has to offer.

Children’s activities:
Jumping castle, water-slide, and supervised entertainment for children arranged by Happy Acres, including a snake display; sport activities; crab catching; animal & plant displays and much more. All of this for a nominal fee of R10 per child.

Live music on the day will be provided by Mix Fm and a Live band.

At our inaugural festival in 2001, Cellar Rats Wine Club introduced the policy that Designated Drivers get in free. To our knowledge we are still the only wine festival who offers this to our patrons.

Please Note:
In support of the school fundraising, no cooler boxes, picnic baskets or braais will be allowed in - Refreshments & food will be on sale. Blankets, chairs & sun umbrellas are allowed.

Price Information:
Adult Taster : R105.00 (includes complimentary tasting glass) / R120 at the entrance
Children’s Admission: R10.00 (Children from 3 years)
Picnic Basket 2 Adults: R210 (does NOT include tasting ticket)
Vegetarian Picnic Basket 2 Adults: R210 (does NOT include tasting ticket)
Picnic Basket 1 Child: R37
ALL tickets available through COMPUTICKET – book online at www.computicket.com
Directions & more information: www.winefestival.co.za / 082 571 2753 / festival@cellarrats.co.za


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