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Wellington Tourism

Halfway between the bright lights of Cape Town and the statuesque mountains of the Western Cape, lies the hidden valley of Wellington, full of surprises and variety, heart and soul.

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    Wellington Tourism Bureau
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Wellington Cordially invites you to join them on an auspicious journey featuring a unique experience, an exclusive train ride from Cape Town to a secret location. Guests can expect to be entertained by some of South Africa's best live musical acts while indulging in frence cuisine with a twist at Malan de Versailles Wine Estate.

SA's top flairing barman, familiar faces and the odd flamboyant 'french' actor are just a hint of what guests can expect to encounter on the evening.

Only 160m tickets available from 20 September 2013. Guests to be on platform 24, Cape Town Station at 17:30 for 18:00. Train scheduled to be back at Cape Town Station at 22:30.

For bookings or queries please e-mail Zola at baslineevents@gmail.com or 072 779 7430

The 17th Michelangelo marked another highlight on the 2013 wine calendar with the results being announced at a glittering gala luncheon on Friday, 6 September.

A panel of 16 wine and brandy specialists from 15 countries judged the entries from the 12th to the 17th of August at Romond Vineyards in Somerset West. Since the competition’s inception in 1997 more than 160 international wine experts from 37 countries have served on the judging panels, which is why this competition is unique in South Africa – judges are unbiased, professional experts with international experience in wine adjudication.

This year the newly found Wellington District did exceptionally well.

Welbedacht Wine Estatesecured the Golden Oldie Trophy for their Chenin Blanc 2005, whilst the Linton Park Chardonnay 2013, the Welbedacht Cricket Pitch 2008, the 2010 LaCave Shiraz from Wellington Wines, the Klein Doolhof Chenin Blanc 2012, the Lazanou Viognier 2013 and the Val du Charron Chardonnay 2012 were awarded the prestigious Gran D’or medal.

Eight wines from the Wellington District secured Gold medals whilst another ten brought home silver.


Wellingtons Quest for the Best 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013 11:57 Published in News & Events

On the 4th September 2013, Wellington's top ten wines snd spirit were decided at a lavish affair held at the Tsogo Sun in Cape Town. The top ten winners from left to right : Janet Nell, Bouwer Nell (Alkmaar) Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Chris Smit, (both Wellington Wines) Leon Bester (Napier), Schalk Burger(Chairman of the M&F Agri Wellington Wine Route), Chris Roux (Mont du Toit), Dian Joubert (Diemersfontein), Andy Watts (James Sedgwick Distillery), Lauren Hulsman ( Diemersfontein). Kneeling: JG Auret (Linton Park Wines) and Francois Rhode (Diemersfontein)

Klein Olyvenbosch Forest Garden

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:04 Published in News & Events

Klein Olyvenbosch Forest Garden

This 0.8 hectare garden in Wellington, Western Cape will be open to the public for the second year in September and October 2013 from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10h00 to 17h00. The garden, established in 2005 in a grove of old wild olive trees on a stony slope features many clivias, azaleas, bromeliads and ferns. Indigenous plants mix well with exotics in this ambitious garden. Entry fee is R10 per person, children under 12 free. Entry fees collected will be donated to Wellington, SPCA.  Tea garden serving light refreshments.  The garden is not suitable for wheel chairs. Directions and contact details www.kleinolyvenbosch.co.za .

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