Elgin Blossom Weekend


Blossom Weekend 12-13 October 2019
Blossom Weekend 12-13 October 2019

ELGIN BLOSSOM WEEKEND

12-13 OCTOBER 2019

Spring has sprung, the bees are out and orchards are in blossom as the new season is celebrated. There will be a hive of activity over this weekend, which falls right in the middle of apple blossom time. Visitors can explore the area on their own and stop in at some of The Elgin Blossom Weekend partners for spring blossom themed activities, meals, tastings and more.

#BEECENTRIC THIS ELGIN BLOSSOM WEEKEND!

Elgin Grabouw Tourism is partnering with THE BEE EFFECT for this year’s Elgin Blossom Weekend by selling Throw ‘n Grow Bee Food Bombs at all Blossom Weekend participating outlets.  Let’s feeding our local honey bees!! Each bomb contains up to 40 seeds which are encased in nutrient rich clay, protecting them from predators like birds and insects. Throw them and they grow easily into gorgeous flowers with pollen and nectar honey bees love and need. Sowing seeds in clay balls is a natural farming method that allows for allows for maximum success, natures way.

Look out for the selection of Bee Food Bombs at all Blossom Weekend at participating outlets:

Grow-nuts bee food bombs in various flowers and herbs

Visit bee-effect.co.za for more info.

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Blossom Weekend programme divider

WEEKEND PROGRAMME

Spring has sprung, the bees are out and orchards are in blossom as the new season is celebrated. There will be a hive of activity over this weekend, which falls right in the middle of apple blossom time. Visitors can explore the area on their own and stop in at some of The Elgin Blossom Weekend partners for spring blossom themed activities, meals, tastings and more.

#BEECENTRIC THIS ELGIN BLOSSOM WEEKEND!

Elgin Grabouw Tourism is partnering with THE BEE EFFECT for this year’s Elgin Blossom Weekend by selling Throw ‘n Grow Bee Food Bombs at all Blossom Weekend participating outlets.  Let’s feeding our local honey bees!! Each bomb contains up to 40 seeds which are encased in nutrient rich clay, protecting them from predators like birds and insects. Throw them and they grow easily into gorgeous flowers with pollen and nectar honey bees love and need. Sowing seeds in clay balls is a natural farming method that allows for allows for maximum success, natures way.

Look out for the selection of Bee Food Bombs at all Blossom Weekend at participating outlets:

Grow-nuts bee food bombs in various flowers and herbs

Visit bee-effect.co.za for more info.

The Bee Effect logo

Blossom Weekend programme divider

WEEKEND PROGRAMME

1

Elgin Vintners  The Blossom Wine Wobble

The Blossom Wiine Wobble

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019


Contact: Michelle on 021 8489587

Email: info@elginvintners.co.za

WWW: elginvintners.co.za


COST


R30 per adult
R15 per scholar

“The Blossom Wine Wobble” is a 5km  Family Fun Run or Walk in the vineyards at ELGIN VINTNERS. Lots of Winey pitstops and beverages for the kiddies!

Tricycles, prams and dogs on a leash are welcome with wine tasting and treats on route @ 10h00.

Proceeds to go to GRABOUW ANIMAL WELFARE. Adoptable doggies on show by GAWS at the finish line.

Stay and enjoy the warm Elgin Vintners hospitality. Lots of lucky prizes to be won!

2

Oak Lane  Oil Painting Workshop with Belinda Ardé

Oil painting by Belinda Arde at Oak Lane

11-13 OCTOBER 2019


Contact for reservations and enquiries:
admin@oaklane.co.za

Date and Time: check-in on Friday 16h00-18h00 and check-out on Sunday 14h00


COST


R3,100 per single sharing
R3,600 per double room

Come and enjoy an artists' weekend away in the country that includes accommodation at OAK LANE COTTAGES, meals, 3 oil painting classes taught by the highly revered artist BELINDA ARDÉ and an outing to the Elgin Railway Market.

A maximum of 12 artists who have painted in oils before can be accommodated in this workshop.

2

The Hickory Shack  HILLYBILLY MARKET & BEER BREWING DEMO

Texas BBQ, market, beer brewing and live music

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019


Phone: 021 300 1396

Email: eat@hickoryshack.co.za

WWW: hickoryshack.co.za


Address:
On the N2, after Paul Cluver, Elgin


Opening times: 10h00-17h00

Hickory Shack will be hosting a HILLBILLY MARKET and TEXAS BBQ alongside a BEER BREWING DEMONSTRATION.

There will be LIVE MUSIC and a Jumping Castle for the little ones.

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

3

Chardonnay Colloquium

Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium 2019

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 071 267 9785

Email: admin@winesofelgin.co.za

WWW: chardonnay.winesofelgin.co.za


COST


R1,250 per person
Tickets through Quicket.

Wines of Elgin welcomes Chardonnay aficionados to The Elgin Valley for the fourth annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium. Hosted at SOUTH HILL VINEYARD’s wine cellar, which lined with wine barrels, makes a fitting venue to explore all things Chardonnay and to discover why Elgin Chardonnays are so coveted. A panel of FOUR HIGHLY REVERED WINE EXPERTS will look at Chardonnay trends around the world and guide guests through Elgin’s elegant Chardonnays created in the valley’s unique cool climate.

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

4

Cape Cross Triathlon

Cape Cross 3 Day Cross Triathlon Stage Race 2019

11-13 OCTOBER 2019


Phone: 082 890 9318

WWW: capecrosstri.com


COSTS


R4,900-R5,500

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

THE WORLD'S ONLY MULTI DAY OFF ROAD TRIATHLON STAGE RACE

This epic adventure starts in Elgin at PAUL CLUVER WINES and finishes 3 days later on the outskirts of Somerset West; traversing some of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes the Western Cape has to offer.

Entry fee includes:

  • 3 days of Epic Cross Tri Racing through some of the most spectacular areas of the Cape
  • All bike and kit transfers from remote transitions to finish
  • Tented accommodation and delicious meal
  • Recovery Faircape melkies and Jack Black beer after each stage
  • Awesome event T-shirt

5

Old Mac Daddy  Spring Sunday Feast in the Barn!

Old Mac Daddy Spring Sunday Feast at the Barn 2019

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 844 8900
Email: thebarn@oldmacdaddy.co.za
WWW: oldmacdaddy.co.za or Facebook Event Page
Opening times: 12h00-16h00


COST: SPRING FEAST MENU


R270 per person
R125 per kid

Join us on Sunday 13 October for a FAMILY FUN-DAY out in our beautiful corner of the Elgin Valley with a special spring edition filled with all those bloomin’ good things a Sunday in spring should be filled with! In addition to the bounteous Blossom Weekend buffet there’ll also be regular drinks specials, fabulous live music and entertainment, funtastic activities for kids of all ages (like jumping castle, waterslides, sand castle building croquet, jungle gyms and tractor rides as well as live entertainment and buzzworthy spring specials in the Barn and Zen Den spa centre.

The Barn also caters to vegans and vegetarians with a host of yummy plant-based menu options.

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

6

Green Mountain Trail  Sunrise Walk

Sunrise Walk along the Green and Blue Mountain Trails 2019

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Contact for reservations and enquiries:
Call: 028 284 9827
Email: info@greenmountaintrail.co.za
WWW: greenmountaintrail.co.za


COSTS


R715 per person
(R495 to the first 3 bookings for each day)

SUNRISE WALK WITH THE BIRDS AND THE BEES ALONG THE GREEN AND BLUE MOUNTAIN TRAIL

A sunrise 11km guided hike along the GREEN/BLUE MOUNTAIN TRAILS that starts through an orchard in blossom. Guests will be gifted with a walking stick, a picnic breakfast, and led by a passionate and knowledgeable guide. Hikers will bear witness to the finer and more delicate blooms typical at this time.

Price includes:

  • An 11km hike along the Green/Blue Mountain Trails (approximately 4.5 hours)
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Personalised walking stick
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Transport

7

TriActive  B-Active Amazing Race

Tri-Active B-Active Amazing Race

11-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 844 0975 / 083 983 6658 / 083 456 2181
Email: info@triactive.co.za
WWW: triactive.co.za
Departure times: 11h00 Saturday and Sunday


COSTS


R250 per person (minimum 4 people per team)
R200 per person for extra people in same vehicle

#triactiveevents #ExperienceElgin

The B-ACTIVE AMAZING RACE is a fun event for you and your friends/family to enjoy over the Blossom Weekend in Elgin Valley. It will take you to places you may never have visited, and have you doing unexpected activities to get through the checkpoints and forge ahead. You can either try and get onto the leaderboard, or treat it as an imaginative means of seeing the magnificent valley. It is suitable for GROUPS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILIES.

The duration of the event is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

8

Her Harvest  SPRING LUNCH, GARDEN TOURS & WORKSHOPS

Her Harvest - Organic Vegetable Garden Tours, Fermentation Workshop and Spring lunch

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 880 5223
Email: herharvest@rosenhoffarm.co.za
WWW: rosenhoffarm.co.za


COSTS


FERMENTATION WORKSHOP
R300
per person (including takeaway gift)

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN TOURS
R60
per person (maximum 10 people in a group)

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN TOURS, FERMENTATION WORKSHOP AND SPRING LUNCH

Come join us at HER HARVEST! We’ll be giving a fermentation workshop (krauts and kombucha) and tours through our ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN. The kitchen will be serving a plant-based spring themed blossom lunch.

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

9

Elgin Leisure Tours  Walking Experiences

Elgin Leisure Tours Walking Experiences

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 082 460 6046 or 083 629 4171

Email: info@elginleisuretours.co.za


COSTS


Special rates for the Blossom Weekend

ELGIN LEISURE TOURS guides will take families and/or groups on one of our WINE/FARM/MOUNTAIN WALKING EXPERIENCES. We will work out times when the walks will take place and give a special reduction as part of the Blossom Weekend.

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

10

Elgin River Lodge  Yoga, Picnics and River Barge Cruises

Yoga, Picnics and River Barge Cruises at Elgin River Lodge

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Contact Cassandra on 021846 8345

Email: info@elginriverlodge.co.za

WWW: elginriverlodge.co.za


Address: Off Appletiser Road, Elgin
Opening times: 08h00-16h30

Contact for reservations and enquiries

Elgin River Lodge will be offering YOGA sessions on our hill-top,  PICNICS on our lawn and Blossom Gins on the RIVER BARGE!


RIVER BARGE CRUISES (minimum 6 people)


R120 per person (including a Blossom Gin)
R80 per person (no gin – cruise only)


YOGA


R70 per person (09h00 and 11h00 on Saturday and Sunday)

11

Rojaal  Honey Punch Cocktail

Free Apple Blossom and Honey Punch at Rojaal Est. 2016

11-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 204 1085
Email: bestuurder@rojaal.co.za
WWW: Facebook


OPENING TIMES


Friday and Saturday
10h30-22h00

Sunday
10h30-16h00

Celebrate the spring blooms at ROJAAL EST. 2016 RESTAURANT with a FREE Apple Blossom & Honey Punch with every main meal ordered over The Blossom Weekend. Refreshing apple juice, vodka, fresh mint, soda water, lime juice and honey with crushed ice. Served to adults only.

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

12

Paul Wallace Wines  VINEYARD WALKS AND OYSTERS

Oysters, Vineyard Walks, Wine Tasting and lots more at Paul Wallace Wines

13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 848 9744
Email: nicky@paulwallacewines.co.za
WWW: paulwallacewines.co.za


COSTS


R60 per person for wine tasting
(waived with a minimum purchase of wine to the value of R105)

Head to PAUL WALLACE WINES for wine tastings, including their famous WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING on Sunday 13 October. To complement our wonderful wines, both Wild and Cultured oysters through the Craft Oyster Company will be on sale.

Winemaker and owner Paul Wallace will be hosting VINEYARD WALKS. There is also bass fishing, on a catch and release basis only.

In addition to the activities on offer, there will be a "BEST REFLECTION PHOTOGRAPH" competition. The winning photo will win a mixed case of Paul Wallace wines including our Reflection Chardonnay.

13

Spring into Spring at SALT

SALT Restaurant at Paul Cluver

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 844 0012

Email: salt@cluver.com

WWW: cluver.com/about/salt-at-paul-cluver

SALT at Paul Cluver will be offering Picnics in the Orchards and a fresh farm produce and lemon themed “SPRING INTO SPRING” set Menu in their restaurant.

Vegetarian and Kiddies meals options also available

Contact for reservations and enquiries.

14

Elgin Railway Market  SEE THROUGH BEE HIVE

Elgin Railway Market

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 204 1158

Email: info@elginrailwaymarket.co.za

WWW: elginrailwaymarket.co.za

The ELGIN RAILWAY MARKET will be open for beesnees as usual over the weekend. There will be an incredible see through BEE HIVE with  bees making honey. This is a must see. Bee amazed.

Contact for further information.

15

South Hill Vineyards  PICNICS AND NEW ART EXHIBITION

Launch of new Art exhibition: Blurred Lines

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 021 844 0888 / 073 557 6273
Email: events@southhill.co.za
WWW: southhill.co.za


SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019


South Hill Vineyards will be hosting the Chardonnay Colloquium on Saturday, but also open to public for wine tastings, breakfast, lunch and Maze Picnics and Bee friendly kids activities.

Sunday 13 October 2019 at 11h00 Launch of new Art exhibition: Blurred Lines

As winter thaws into spring, what was dormant begins to wake: barren to budding, languid to lush. This phase between seasons is a sensorial blur of natural contrasts, a meeting ground for juxtaposed textures, shapes and colour.

At South Hill Vineyards this is represented in the environment that surrounds us: in the bustle of pre-season preparation and the tranquillity of vineyard views; in the complexity of winemaking and the ease of drinking a glass in the evening; and in the unrefined mountain ranges that loom over us and the neat rows of cultivated land we farm.

In art, as in nature, contrasting colours and textures collide and blur. This exhibition is a representation of the artists' interpretation of this meeting ground between natural contrasts.

16

Oak Valley  Instawalk & Bikes2Blossoms

5km Instawalk and 10km Biking2Blossoms

Saturday 12 OCTOBER 2019
5km "Instawalk"


Call: 021 859 4110
Email: stef@oak-valley.co.za
WWW: oakvalley.co.za

Saturday 12 October 2019 – 5km "Instawalk"

This is a 5km walk on a designated route through the blossoms, starting at Pool Room at 8am, and guests ending at Pool Room in their own time (think ParkRun style). Family friendly. Strictly no pets.

We will have Instagram frames throughout the 5kms. The point of this casual walk is to take photos for social media around the blossom season. We invite Instagram influencers, photographers, bloggers and blossom lovers to join us.   #Instawalk #discoveroakvalley

Management from our Fruit Department – Neville van Buuren and Rhys Hickson – will walk with the guests, and talk through the orchards and blossoms. Very casual though. This is a free event, ending with a small tasting of FOY as the guests enter the Pool Room.

Sunday 13 October 2o19
10km "Bikes2Blossoms"


Call: 021 859 4110
Email: stef@oak-valley.co.za
WWW: oakvalley.co.za/mtb

Sunday 13 October – 10km "Bikes2Blossoms"

We have partnered with Trail's End for a 10km ride through the blossoms, starting at Oak Valley gate at 08h45. Indemnities will be signed and each rider given a brightly covered armband. Family friendly. Easy ride.

Pro cyclists will have the opportunity to break away and do some challenging MTB loops with Sean Maguire. There will be three Instagram frames placed throughout the route.

Competition: take photo at each Instagram frame, tag and like Oak Valley and Trail's End. The winner wins an Oak Valley/Trail's End "Experistay" – one night's accommodation for 4 at Trail's End, year MTB pass for Oak Valley trails.   #bikes2blossoms

Ride ends back at gate.

Riders can present their bright arm band at Pool Room for 5% discount on wine sales| 2020 Year Permits for sales over R500

"If you ride it, you must drink it."

 

17

Highlands Road Estate  CHARDONNAY PAIRING

Highlands Road Estate chardonnay pairing

12-13 OCTOBER 2019


Call: 071 271 0161
Email: tasting@highlandsroadestate.co.za
WWW: highlandsroadestate.co.za

Saturday 12 October 2019


Cheese & Charcuterie platters: R180


Sunday 13 October 2019


Calamari and prawns to pair with our Chardonnay, grilled by the owner himself (Michael White).

  • Cheese & Charcuterie platters: R180
  • Wine tasting on both days: R50 (waived upon purchase)

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