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2018 sees the 8th instalment of this fun filled family festival, the Bot River Barrels and Beards Harvest Celebration, which will be taking place in April. The festival has become an institution to celebrate the new harvest of the Bot River Wine and its journey from vineyard to wine lovers glasses!
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Bot River is a well-known haven for wine. It has 14 wine farms, mostly family owned, which produce world-class wines that they invite you to come and taste test while celebrating this years’ harvest – “an event to literally let your hair down and meet the winemakers of Bot River in one festive location”.
It is tradition that during the harvest the wine makers from the region stop shaving their facial hair to showcase their finest whiskers alongside their finest cultivated wines. During the day the bearded will be showing off their furry faces in the Beard Parade. Everyone should come along and support the rugged and bring a beard of your own!
The event is hosted at the beautiful Barton Vineyards and participating farms include the Beaumont Family Wines, Thorne & Daughters, Barton, Arcangeli, Eerste Hoop, Anysbos, Gabriëlskloof, Genevieve, Goedvertrouw Wine Estate, Luddite Wines, Maremmana Estate, Momento Wines, Paardenkloof Estate, Rivendell Estate and Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate.
The festival not only offers award winning wines and rugged men, but also scrumptious food and plenty of entertainment for all. This whole shebang is an invitation to party, party, party; make new friends; celebrate the end of another bountiful grape harvest; and, do some good in the process.
Dates : Saturday, 21 April to Sunday Morning 2018
Times : 17h00 to 01h00 Sunday Morning
Venue : Wildekrans Wine Estate, Route 43, 7185
Tickets : can be purchased online at https://www.quicket.co.za/
Prices : Tickets cost R450 per person
From Cape Town
Take the R43 exit for Hermanus/Kleinmond and continue for approximately 3km
Passing the ‘Shell’ Garage on the right hand side, continue for 300m. Barton’s entrance is on your right.
From Hermanus take the R43 towards Villiersdorp. After about 35 km, Barton’s entrance is on your left.
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