The Wellington Fork & Cork festival

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Wellington and the Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route are presenting the second annual Wellington Fork & Cork wine festival at Kleinevalleij Estate.The festival promises to tickle the taste buds providing its patrons with the best local food, wine, art and entertainment the Valley of the Wagonmakers has to offer.

Guests can look forward to a fresh produce and lifestyle market as well as a brand new wine theatre with five uniquely entertaining productions and great prizes to be won during each session. The festival also provides a supervised kids area where the young ones can romp around in the fresh Boland air.

Music

From 12h00 music lovers can enjoy music by the eight piece swing rock band, Swingsetters (http://swingsetters.co.za/) and from 15h00 the Bootleggers(http://www.thebootleggers.co.za/), a six piece blues and jazz band will set the mood for the rest of the day.

Wine theatres

The five wine theatres at Festa Restaurant on Kleinevalleij Estate include:

The People’s Chenin– At this session the Chenin Blanc cultivar will be discussed by award winning winemakers from the Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route. Six wines will be tasted blind and each patron has three votes to vote for their favourite wine; the wine with the most votes will be proclaimed, The People’s Chenin. One lucky person will win a mixed case of Chenin Blanc wines from the valley.
Mighty Blends (Rooi Reuse) – Winemakers compare and discuss the character of Rhône, Bordeaux en Cape Blends during a wine tasting session. One lucky person will go home with a case of red wines from the area.
Andy Watts presents whiskies from James Sedgwick’s Distillery – During this session a whisky tasting and presentation will be hosted by master distiller, Andy Watts, well-renowned for his award winning Three Ships Whisky and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky. A lucky patron will win two bottles of Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky.
Pinotage and Personalities – Legendary personalities from the valley will be ‘paired’ with Pinotage while they entertain attendees with Wellington anecdotes and stories of yesteryear. One lucky person will win a mixed case of Pinotage wines from the valley.
Wellington Quest for the Best Top 10 – The Grand Finale to the wine theatre presentations will be the tasting and discussion of the winners of this year’s Wellington Quest for the Best top 10 wines, presented by the winning winemakers. Quest for the Best is a competition initiated for Wellington by Wellington, showcasing the overall quality and diversity of Wine of Origin Wellington. One lucky person will win a case of the top 10 winning wines.

Give-aways

During the day’s festivities several lucky draws will take place with fantastic prizes to be won. Prizes include hampers from the lifestyle market, wines from the valley, restaurant vouchers, accommodation, Zipline vouchers, tickets to the Tuin van Digtersfeesand many more.

Come celebrate Wellington’s feat and experience why it was announced Western Cape Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar by sampling the best this Boland town has to offer.
Kwêla Dorp van dieJaar insert: http://kyknet.dstv.com/2015/05/26/kwela-wellington-dorp-van-die-jaar-finalis/

Tickets are available at Computicket at R150 per person and include a glass, free tasting and entry to the wine theatres. Children under the age of 17 enter for free. Festivities start at 10h00 and will continue till 18h00 – thereafter the party moves to the adjacent Festa.

For more information and the full programme contact tel021 864 1378, e-mail info@wellington.co.za or visit www.wellington.co.za/forkcork

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Issued by Yolandi de Wet PR
Tel 082 772 7519
E-mail yolandi@yolandidewetpr.co.za

On behalf of Wellington Wine Route
Contact Trudy Oosthuizen
Tel 021 864 1378
E-mail wine@wellington.co.za


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