OUTDOOR AND WINE 2009
here for photos of activities during the outdoor festival
at the various cellars
African music legends Koos Kombuis and Nataniel, a skaapkop
dinner, helicopter flips, a night run through the vineyards,
mountain biking, a tagged-fishing contest and a crocodile
spitbraai awaited the ±9 000 visitors who attended
Outdoor and Wine 2009
festival which took place from
9 to Sunday October 11.
6th annual celebration of wine, food, adventure and
live music was hosted by the wineries in the Rawsonville,
Slanghoek, Goudini and Breede River areas, just one-hour
drive from Cape Town.
Under the Tanks, hosted by Seven Oaks and Waboomsrivier
wineries, kicked off the festival on a high note, while
Lizz Meiring provided a bubbly atmosphere at a Vonkel
Vrou breakfast at Botha Wine Cellar.
Kombuis and Zinkplaat performed at Opstal Estate, where
a full-house of hundreds of visitors watched the sun
set over the Slanghoek Mountains at this spectacular
lovers were also attracted by the open-air dances beneath
the oak trees at The Dam Fine Café @ Boshimela
with performances by Skallabrak, as well as Newton &
Jimmy Jones. Seven Oaks and Waboomsrivier hosted the
Three Tenors Under the Tanks, Chris Swanepoel performed
at Slanghoek Wine Cellar, Andries Vermeulen at Goudini
Wines and Skoenveters at Badsberg Wine Cellar.
joined the festival for the first time in 2009 and hosted
a series of adventurous outdoor activities including
a Multisport Magazine Trail Run presented by AALS, which
saw 27 competitors tackle mountain tracks, race through
the vineyards and splash through mountain streams.
Mountain bike enthusiasts took part in the "Mountain
to Mountain" Slanghoek Mental Health Mountain Bike Classic
hosted by Slanghoek Winery, while the popular Night
Run through the vineyard at Deetlefs Estate attracted
around 400 runners..
tagged fishing contest at Merwida Wine Cellar drew 156
anglers and their families. The helicopter flips
at Lorraine Cellar, the Barrel races at uniWines, and
the Raisin spitting contest at Badsberg also proved
the festival catered to every tastebud! The crocodile
spit-braai at Avondrood Private Vineyards attracted
adventurous diners as did the skaapkop dinner at Jason's
Hill, which also hosted the Pure Boland Farm Market.
De Vette Mossel at Deetlefs Estate was also very popular,
with their seafood buffet.
and Cap Classique were enjoyed at Daschbosch and at
the Du Preez Estate Tabasco Hot Spot.
Breedekloof is a family-friendly destination and the
wineries had full programmes of activities catering
for children including face painting, pony rides, jumping
castles and water slides.
of the highlights for the younger generation was "Lollos"
and the interactive sheepdog demonstration at Botha
Wine Cellar, while the model aeroplane demonstration
at Badsberg Wine Cellar appealed to kids of all ages.
festival celebrates all Breedekloof communities and
the community programme hosted at Goudini High's sports
grounds was a huge success and added flair to the festival
and this year saw the crowning of Ashwill Marima and
Jonesia McDonald as our own Mr & Miss Breedekloof
respectively. The events included a street procession
featuring the Super Stars Cape Carnival band marching
through Rawsonville's main road.
ever increasing visitor numbers and entries for the
various activities indicate that the Breedekloof Outdoor
and Wine festival is truly one of the best wine-tourism
events in the Cape. To ensure you do not miss out next
year, diarise the dates from Friday October 8
to Sunday October 10.
more information call Breedekloof Wine and Tourism on
(023) 349 1791.