UPDATE: What to Expect at the OmniBerg Festival 2016 + Ticket Giveaway!!!

 

As the popular Paarl Wine Route gears up for the annual OmmiBerg Round the Rock festival, the organizers invited a few media representatives to give them a taste of what to expect.   We started off  with a cellar visit and wine tasting at Mellasat vineyards.  That was a fantastic kickstart to a day full of adventure.  We made our way to Windmeul Cellar and witnessed the harvesting and production process in it’s course!  Right after that, we stomped on grapes, very tiring but fun experience.  Yet, you haven’t lived until you have experienced the squashiness of grapes underneath your feet.  One of the most exiting finds was the hidden gem called Toeka.  Food and wine pairing at KWV Sensorium in Paarl Main had my tastebuds on dance mode.

That was just an appetiser, (I’ve posted several images and videos on Instagram)the main event is nothing but a a jam-packed programme featuring young wine tastings, harvest activities, special entertainment for kids, wine promotions and great entertainment.

 

Rheebokskloof will play host to the popular Run and Ride The Vines, while kids can enjoy waterslides and pony rides with live music throughout the day by Tequila Band, Nicky de Kock, Gerry Liberty and Aston Wylie, with Soft Landing providing entertainment at Under Oaks.

 

 

KWV will also be celebrating the biggest grape varietal in the world with a special Chenin Blanc Journey Pairing, which can be booked at R80 at the venue.

 

Harvest season is a special time in this award-winning wine region and each farm will also host special harvest activities to give visitors a glimpse into the magic of winemaking. Wine lovers can taste the young, unfiltered wines from the 2016 harvest as well while the whole family can enjoy amongst others grape games, tractor and trailer rides through the vines, grape stomping, guided cellar tours and barrel tastings, blending competitions, cork spitting, wine barrel golf challenge, boules, jenga or croquet as well as vineyard horse rides.

 

To ensure that the whole family can participate in this fabulous outing, each farm has organised specific child-friendly activities.  Kids can take their pick from petting zoos, junior cheese master classes, traditional kids’ games, jumping castles, water slides, pony rides, gaming stations for teens and creative corners for the arty ones.

 

Run the vines at Rebloskloof

Run the vines at Rheboloskloof

 

You might want to start your day at the Windmeul Farmer’s Market from 08h00-12h30 where you can enjoy a traditional farm breakfast and stock up on fresh produce.   If you’re keen on dancing, make sure to book your spot at the “Outoppie Langarm Dance” at Domaine Brahms.  Kids can join in the fun of traditional games such as egg & spoon, bobbing for appels and wheel barrow racing on the lawns at Laborie Wine farm.   Get rid of the week’s stress at Mellasat Vineyards where you will be treated to a revitalising grape skin foot message, while enjoying great company, relaxing music and tasty treats.

Bookings: www.webtickets.co.za@ R120.00 for over 18’s today.  Tickets will be available on the day at the gates of participating wineries @ R150.00 per person for a Festival Pass, which includes entry to the 14 participating wineries, stylish tasting glass and free participation of events as indicated.

Kids under 18 accompanied by an adult enter for free.

 

 

GIVEAWAY!! 

 

Stand a chance to win ONE of THREE DOUBLE tickets to the Omniberg festival.  Get your whole family to go to the festival with you and just have a ball!  All you need to do is just answer the following question;  Name one of the activities to take part in at the Omniberg festival?

Leave your answer on the comments section.  Winners will be announced on Thursday (3rd March 2016) afternoon at 15:00.  Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to the following winners:  Pauline Engelbreght, Randall Kurtz and Aphelele Beyi!

Author Info

Thuli

Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 9 )

  • Marieka Hartnick

    Grape stomping

  • Leandri Linde

    Dancing – Outoppie langarm dance

  • Adina Krige

    Run and Ride The Vines at Rheebokskloof at the Ommiberg festival!

  • Aphelele Beyi

    Wine tasting

  • Randall Kurtz

    Run the vines at Rhebokskloof

  • Kristen Hoffman

    Run the vines at Rhebokskloof

  • Eli Kurtz

    Run the vines at Rhebokskloof

  • Paulina

    Outoppie Langarm Dans at Domaine Brahms! Would love to do that. See you this Saturday.

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