"Round the Rock' festival

Ommiberg 'Round the Rock' Festivities at Laborie Beckons Young and Old
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Join in the festivities of the annual Paarl Ommiberg ‘Round the Rock’ festival and make your way to Laborie Wine Farm on Saturday, 9 March for an unforgettable experience for young and old.

Less than an hours’ drive from Cape Town, Laborie Wine Farm, situated in the heart of Paarl, and surrounded by the majestic Drakenstein Mountains, with the Paarl Mountain as its backdrop, is regarded as one of the precious jewels in the Cape Winelands District.

The focal point of Laborie’s festivities will be an exciting pairing of young unfiltered wines with traditional onion tart - a custom originating in Germany and adapted by OmmiBerg. Other fun filled activities include a blending competition and grape stomping – with a winning prize for each. Children can look forward to a demarcated kiddies’ area which will include face painting and balloon modelling. Participate in a fun filled game of boules which will take place at Harvest at Laborie restaurant. With so much on offer the day promises to be one filled with laughter, fun and enjoyment.

A shuttle service will be operational between participating farms, at no charge.

Prepaid tickets, at R80 per person, can be purchased directly from www.computicket.com. Tickets purchased on the day cost R100 per person. Your ticket includes a tasting glass, access pass and programme.

Adding to the day’s festivities visitors can look forward to a live music performance by Mathys Roets and 2003 SA Idols winner Anke Pietrangeli. Tickets to the concert, which starts at 7:30pm (gates open at 6:30pm) at a cost R120 per adult and R60 per child (under 18). Picnic baskets will also be available to purchase at a cost of R250 per two adults and R80 per child. Pre-booking for the concert and picnic baskets is essential and can be done through info@dnaevents.co.za. These prices do not include the Ommiberg harvest activities.

The popular Laborie Lazy Days Market will be open from 9am until 2pm where visitors can expect a wide selection of carefully chosen lifestyle products, with the primary focus being on food and a handful of arts and craft stalls. Food stalls range from freshly baked breads, coffee, cheese, olives, honey, charcuterie and other exciting fresh local produce exhibitors.

Laborie is one of the oldest operational wine farms in South Africa and produces some of the best Méthode Cap Classique bubblies; an array of award-winning wines as well as the Alambic brandy which has been named "Best Brandy in the World" for two consecutive years. Visitors can stay overnight in the tranquil guest house or enjoy a delicious meal at the recently launched Harvest at Laborie.
For more information contact 021 807 3390, visit our website www.laboriewines.co.za, join our Facebook page or email info@laboriewines.co.za.

So join us as we celebrate life, love and laughter at the Laborie “Ommiberg ‘Round the Rock’ festivities.

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