Escape the city for a day of wine-ing and dining at the Cluver Family Harvest Day, taking place in the Elgin Wine Valley on Saturday 1 April.
The festivities will take place on the family-owned Paul Cluver Wines estate in Elgin, a picturesque valley that is known for its cool climate wines and fruit. It is less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, making it an ideal outing for the day.
If you don’t feel like driving, you can also take a train trip from Cape Town to Elgin. The train will depart from Cape Town station at 9am, with a second collection point in Somerset West. By train you’ll travel about two hours, and they promise a few treats along the way to make your journey memorable. On arrival in Elgin you’ll then be picked up by a fleet of John Deer tractors, ready to transport you to the venue. The train will travel back to Cape Town at 4pm.
Parents will be happy to hear that they will provide a variety of fun things to do for the kids, including fun games like bobbing for apples, sack racing, egg and spoon races and more. This allows you to enjoy the premier wines and delicious ciders in peace. Make sure you try the Cluver & Jack, a very yummy apple cider from the valley.
Foodies can also look forward to a nice selection of artisan fair, from home-baked apple crumble to fine cheeses, charcuterie and gourmet sandwiches. All this paired with live music makes for an ideal day in the beautiful winelands.
Date: 1 April
Venue: Paul Cluver Wines, Elgin
Tickets: R250 per adult, 100 per child under 18. Family packages (2 adults and 2 children) are available at R550. A return train ticket (excluding your festival ticket) costs R500 per person, and children under 18 travel free.
Your festival ticket includes entry, a complimentary tasting glass and a booklet of tasting coupons. The children’s ticket includes entry and a Huckleberry Finn pack (applicable to pre-booked tickets only). Food and other beverages available on the day are not included in the ticket price.
Tickets are limited so book early. Head to webtickets.co.za