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Delheim Start of Harvest Festival
A foot stomping-fun affair at this Stellenbosch wine estate’s produce party
Get knee deep in grape juice and stomp your way to victory at the fourth annual Delheim Start of Harvest Festival in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 January 2013.
The lovely people at this famous Merlot-producing wine estate will roll out the barrels of the 2013 vintage for a day jam-packed with entertainment, from a great grape smash to a buffet-style picnic lunch on the lawn.
What to expect at the Delheim Start of Harvest Festival
The festivities kick off at noon, each day, with a complimentary glass of grape must (a product of the first stage of the winemaking process), traditional mossbolletjies (sweet bread rolls made with grape must) and the soulful sounds of a live jazz band to set the mood. Afterward, things roll forward at a leisurely pace with a guided vineyard and cellar tour at 1pm, an activity that gives festival-goers a rare opportunity to see the inner-workings of a winery during a harvest. Thereafter, visitors can, once more, boogie to the smooth tunes of the band or lounge along the river while enjoying a picnic lunch buffet. At 2pm, this family-friendly fiesta calls on the little ones to step up to the barrel for the kiddies grape stomp - a precursor to the main event.
Finally, at 2:30pm each day, the main grape stomp relay, a race in which teams of between six and eight barrel-roll, grape-grab and ultimately stomp their hearts out, comes to pass.
Prizes are awarded to the teams who produce the most juice, and spot prizes will be given to those who dressed up for the occasion; quirky themes win.
Lunch will be available under a marquee from 1pm. Moms and pops don’t fret, child minders will keep the little ones busy, and don’t forget to bring along hats and sunscreen for a delightful day in the sun.
Tickets for the Delheim Start of Harvest Festival
Tickets are limited to only 130 per day and cost R150p/p for adults and R100p/p for kids; booking is essential to avoid disappointment. All food and activities are included in the ticket price. For ticket bookings contact the Delheim offices at +27 (0) 21 888 4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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