Head out of town for a Wacky Wine Weekend

Festival-goers from last year were in party mode.

The 14th annual Wacky Wine Weekend, from Thursday June 1 to Sunday June 4, in the Robertson Wine Valley.

Take charge of your weekend in the country and create your own festival experience, with this list of “10 Things to Do at Wacky”.

Adventure Lovers – Take your running shoes along and start the weekend off with a variety of fun outdoor activities. Wander through the olive orchards on a trail expedition or take your mountain bike for a scenic MTB challeng through the vineyards with magnificent mountain views.

There is something for everyone, including entertainment for children. Create your own picnic basket by selecting from an array of local olives, cheeses, handmade artisan charcuterie and preserves from the delis.

Take a relaxing boat cruise down the Breede River, or enjoy lawn games, giant chess and interact with farm animals.

Visit the biggest red chair in Africa and stroll through a flag labyrinth which paints a picture of the world.

Rediscover the romance and magic of the country in wintertime, by taking a leisurely stroll through the vineyards, having a couple’s massage, and sealing your love at the love lock wall.

Share gourmet platters with winter reds in front of the fireplace, or book for an MCC soiree with romantic jazz music, and dance the night away.

There will be food and wine pairings, from citrus, fudge and truffle delights to boerewors, artisanal pastries and handcrafted cheeses,

Warm up with hearty soups, roosterkoeke and potjies, or farm style breakfasts, fresh produce and

family recipe dishes.

Cellar tours include “wines from the valley” presented by Cape Wine Academy.

Wine enthusiasts will get the unique opportunity to engage directly with winemakers in interactive wine tastings.

Music across a range of genres will be on offer, from Afrikaans, blues, folk to country rock and classic.

Festival goers will get to experience an authentic theatre vent, comedy evening, and wine and dine with the locals.

Embark on a 4×4 vineyard trip through pomegranate groves to the top of the mountain overlooking the valley, or explore the recently discovered Muskat caves.

Buy your ticket online through WebTickets, and for information, visit www.wackywineweekend.co.za