The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival is upon us and I asked Derick, from Bar Bar Black Sheep in Riebeek Kasteel, to recommend some not to be missed events happening at the festival.
Here is his response (you’ll find the full Olive Festival program of events with more extensive detail at www.bbbs.co.za):
KLOOVENBURG WINE & OLIVES: Enjoy an Olive Market Day at Kloovenburg with wine, olives, oils, foods & souvenirs. Learn about Kloovenburg’s olives at their scheduled Olive Tours (from 11am) & Olive tastings
HET VLOCK CASTEEL & CAFÉ MERLOT: ‘Think – Olive Market’ … Olives in all forms – Fresh Olives, Olive Chutney, Olive Jam, Olive Relish,Olive Trees, Olive Oil, Bottled Olives, Olive Soap and loads more! Biltong , Dukkah , Pomegrantes & Cheeses, Excellent Wines, Fresh Home Baked Bread, Oysters & Sauvignon Blanc. Food Heart Worx in collaboration with Café Merlot will be serving heartwarming dishes, true country style
SHORT STREET: Indulge your senses and travel through the heart of an authentic village market. Visit Ancient Spirit & Revive,Bar Bar Black Sheep, Crisp, The Wine Collective & Mullineux while browsing a line up of stalls.
Listen to live performances by Ambhulu both on Saturday & Sunday.
ALLESVERLOREN WINE ESTATE Allesverloren Estate – the oldest wine estate in the Swartland. Remarkable wines, mouthwatering foods, diverse country stalls and live music galore. Musicians will have the crowd on their feet in the Klipdrift tent while La Masseria will serve up delicious Italian country food. Wine lovers are also in for a treat with wine tastings presented by the winemakers of Allesverloren, Tukulu, Theuniskraal, Le Bonheur and Org de Rac on Friday and Saturday, while festival goers roam through stalls with irresistable delicacies.
Friday & Saturday: 09:00 – 19:00, Sunday 09:00 – 16:00.
Free Entrance & shuttle service during the festival that will transport visitors between Riebeek-Kasteel & Allesverloren
Friday 30th April 2010
10h00 – 11h00 : Cheese demo ( Miekie Ciman)
11h00 – 12h00 : Allesverloren Wine Tasting
12h00 – 14h00 : Live music – Waldo Lotz
14h00 – 15h00 : Le Bonheur Wine Tasting
15h00 – 16h00 : Live music – Hugo Nieuwoudt
16h00 – 17h00 : Bread making demo ( Miekie )
17h00- 19h00 : Music artist(s) – live
Saturday 1st May 2010 :
9h00 – 10h00 : Bread making demo ( Miekie )
10h00 – 11h00 : Theuniskraal Wine Tasting
11h00 – 12h00 : Pasta making demo ( Miekie )
12h00 – 14h00 : Live music,Madel op viool; Viljoen Retief; Waldo Lotz
14h00 – 15h00 : Org de Rac Wine Tasting
15h00 – 16h00 : Live music – Nadia Louw
16h00 – 17h00 : Tukulu Wine Tasting
17h00 – 18h00 Cheese demo ( Miekie )
18h00 – 19h00 Live music – Waldo Lotz
Sunday 2 May 2010
9h00 – 10h00 : Cheese demo ( Miekie )
10h00 – 12h30 : Live music – Madel op viool; Hugo Nieuwoudt; Waldo Lotz
12h30 – 14h30 : Live music – Orlando en Aldo; Nadia Louw
14h30 – 15h30 : Pasta demo ( Miekie)
15h30 – 16h00 : Bread demo ( Miekie)