Spring has sprung and so has the annual Waterblommetjie Festival. This year’s festivities has shown another great turn-out, aiding a good cause to support the Paarl haven night shelter.
Alongside our neighbouring wine producers, we celebrated the start of spring and the waterblommetjie season with our fellow wine lovers on Saturday 1 September. Boland Cellar fans celebrated the start of the year’s most colourful season with the showcasing of the indigenous edible flower in a variety of ways at each producer’s premises on the first day of Spring.
Boland Cellar dished up a hearty waterblommetjie stew, soup and samosas to match with our delicious wines. Visitors enjoyed a broad selection of other traditional South African nibbles and drinks including biltong, droëwors and craft beer, coffee and tea. Well-known local band, Newton & Co kept the crowd on their toes with live entertainment. A dedicated outdoor play area and activity kept the kiddies occupied while parents could leisurely indulge in the range of wines and offerings available in close range.
The Boland’s day-long line-up of activities was highlighted with something different on offer at each wine producer including Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Windmeul Kelder and Domaine Brahms.
Another benefit of attending the festival was the chance to participate in a good cause. In support of the Paarl Haven Night Centre, organisers of the festival asked visitors to donate a tinned can of food per vehicle instead of paying entrance fees. Boland Cellar lovers collected tinned foods to the value of R6000 – half of what the Waterblommetjie Festival garnered overall!