* 2019 dates not yet confirmed * The Stellenbosch winelands will don their most convivial carnival colours when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe jamboree that promises a merrymaking funfair for young and old.
The Eikendal Weintaufe has become a summertime family tradition in the winelands over the years, and this year revelers can once again enjoy a day merriment with exceptional wine, scrumptious pop-up food stalls, grape stomping, lucky draws, carnival performing artists, a visit by their cheetahs, tractor rides and golfing challenges. Live music by the talented Newton & Co. and local sensations, Ram Entertainers, will add rhythm to the festivities.
The estate is known as one of the premium wine producers in Stellenbosch, with the much-lauded Chardonnay stealing the show. Cellarmaster Nico Grobler will baptise the latest arrival on the day, after which revelers will be able to enjoy it straight from the barrel. All Eikendal wines will be on sale. These include reds, such as the Classique flagship blend; whites, like the award-winning Chardonnay; a charming rosé and an MCC. The food offerings will be prepared by the resident restaurant, Cucina di Giovanni, famous for its delicious Italian fare.
There will be a strong focus on kiddies entertainment so that Mom and Dad can truly kick back at the water’s edge and savour the latest vintages on offer. Amidst all the popcorn, ice cream and cotton candy treats, the little ones can also enjoy a creative wonderland of arts and crafts.
Entertainment ranges from face painting, balloon animals and popular cookie decorations to clowning around in the jungle gym or on the lawn and jumping castle, so prepare to receive a few parent-of-the-year hugs.
For more information on the Eikendal Weintaufe Harvest Carnival 2018 contact the estate at Tel: 021 855 1422 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eikendal Vineyards is conveniently situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.