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SAVOUR LOCAL DELICACY AT WATERBLOMMETJIE FESTIVAL

Posted by Lorenzo Samuels on 27 August 2018 11:05 AM CAT
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The Boland town of Paarl will be celebrating spring with the return of the annual Waterblommetjie Festival on Saturday, 1 September.  Four local wine farms have joined forces to showcase this indigenous, seasonal delicacy and will offer a fun-filled line-up for the whole family.

Visitors will be able to try waterblommetjies, which is only available for a short period each year, prepared in several different ways from the traditional waterblommetjies stew to soups, samosas, spring rolls and even decadent waterblommetjies ice cream.  The participating wineries Boland Cellar, Domaine Brahms, Rhebokskloof  Wine Estate and Windmeul Cellar are conveniently located within a five kilometre radius, so festival goers can pop in at all four between 09h00 and 16h00.

Great waterblommetjies and wine pairings as well as fabulous entertainment are also on the cards. 

Free entry to all four venues can be secured with the donation of one tin of canned food per vehicle.  The food will go the official festival charity The Haven Night Shelter in Paarl.  Collect a stamp from all four participants in your festival passport to qualify for amazing prizes such as gift vouchers and product hampers.For more information, visit www.waterblommetjiefees.com.

To make reservations for special tastings and demonstrations, contact the individual participants.

Boland Cellar:  0218721766; info@bolandkelder.co.za

Domaine Brahms:  021 869 8570; brahms1@iafrica.com

Rhebokskloof: 021 869 8386; functions@rhebokskloof.co.za

Windmeul: 021 869 8100; windmeul@iafrica.com

Boland Cellar

09:00am – 16:00pm

 

  • Waterblommetjie bredie, waterblommetjie soup & Waterblommetjie samosas
  • Biltong & Droewors
  • Craft Beer (Karoo Craft Breweries)
  • Coffee/ Tea
  • Boland Wines
  • Entertainment: Newton & Co
  • Come and buy fresh flowers for spring day!
  • Kids activities & play area
  • Slush puppies, Popcorn & Candy Floss
  • Henna Tattoos

Domaine Brahms

09:00am – 16:00pm

  • Waterblommetjie bredie
  • Waterblommetjie Jam Roosterkoeke
  • Waterblommetjie Chips
  • Wilderer Gin Station
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Brahms Wines
  • Entertainment by Bokradio
  • Mila & Nifty Artwork – Face paint for kids & adults
  • Kiddies activities and play area
  • Jumping Castle
  • Tractor Rides

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

09:00am – 16:00pm

  • Traditional Boeresport
  • Kiddies Face-painting (12h00-14h00)
  • Jumping Castles (09h00-16h00)
  • Zorbing R20-00 (10h00-17h00)
  • Pony Rides R10-00 (12h00-15h00)
  • Live Entertainment by Tequila Band (10h00-16h00)
  • Waterblommetjie Dishes
  • Waterblommetjie Ice Cream
  • Waterblommetjie Infused Gin Cocktails
  • Oysters & MCC
  • Artisanal pop-up deli
  • Open air bar area
  • BBC Craft Beer on tap
  • Shiraz on tap
  • Wine Specials on the day: 10% discount

Windmeul Kelder

08:00am-16:00pm

  • 10% Discount on wine sales from the tasting room
  • Farmers’ Market (08h00-12h00)
  • Farmers’ Breakfast (08h00-11h00)
  • Winemakers potjie & wine paring (11h00-12h30)
  • Waterblommetjie Potjiekos Competition
  • Run the Vines – 5km, 10km & 17km
  • Live Music (10h00-16h00)
  • Kiddies Area with Jumping Castle

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