The Nuy Valley, midway between Worcester and Robertson is celebrating its annual Nuy Valley Harvest Feast from 11-12 May 2013.
Festivities will be hosted at the following four Nuy Valley estates: Leipzig Country House, Nuy Winery, Willow Creek Olive Estate and Conradie Family Vineyards.
Leipzig Country House
On Saturday Leipzig Country House hosts a 10km fun run (starting at 8:30am) and a 5km route starting at 9:00am. Entries open at 07:30. Gourmet Princess and Masterchef SA participant, Ilse Fouriewill also host two cooking demonstrations at 10:30am and 12:30pm. Guests can enjoy wines from the valley, Birkenhead beer and country food with a German flair in a Bedouin tent while listening to live band C2C between 11:00am and 3:00pm. Mother's can be spoilt with a Mother's Day lunch on Sunday from 12:00pm.
Nuy Winery provides entertainment for young and old on Saturday 11 May. Enjoy local cuisine at Kobus se Gat and Piroschka’s Kitchen paired with Nuy wines and Oloff Bergh brandy. A kiddies corner will be set up with a Rodeo Bull, jumping castles, water worm, face painting and loads of other fun activities. Romanz, the South African vocal quartet, will entertain crowds from 7:00pm on Saturday evening. Tickets are available at R120 per person at (023) 347 0272 or [email protected]
Willow Creek Olive Estate
Willow Creek Olive Estate and Computer Mania will present a well-known mountain bike challenge on Saturday at 8:30am. For more info and entry forms contact Francois at 0824138935 / [email protected] or Ronnie 0832288580 [email protected]
Guests can also discover hidden talents with the olive pip spit competition and let olive fundi, Louise Rabie, open the door to the world of olive oil with a presentation on the liquid gold. Olive products, wines of the Valley, including De Wet Cellar, and other delicatessens will also be available at the Willow Creek Deli and Pure Boland Farmers Market. Visitors wll also be shown how to harvest and cure their their own olives. Willow Creek ends of their festivities on Sunday evening at 6:00pm with a sunset concert by SAMA winning instrumental group, Sterling EQ. Tickets are available at R120 per person at 082 096 3789 or [email protected]
Conradie Family Vineyards
The Conradie Family Vinyeards will provide bottomless wines at R50 per person and big screen rugby. Also on the menu are live performances by band, Small Room Sunday, while dining on traditional country food. Youngesters can enjoy wall-climbing, mini golf, four wheel motorbike rides and face painting.
Camp facilities will be available at R80 per person per night. For more info contact +27 23 342 7025 or [email protected]
Entry fee for the Nuy Valley Festival 2013 is R40 per person, per day (excluding Romanz and Sterling EQ performances) and kids under 18 years enter for free.
Wine glasses (optional) are for sale at R20 per glass, and both tickets and glasses can be purchased at all four estates before and during the event. Cyclists’ entry fees include entrance to the festival. For more information phone Anne-Marie Redelinghuys at 084 585 5557 or e-mail at [email protected]