Winelands Chocolate Festival

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Winelands Chocolate Festival

What’s happening at the Winelands Chocolate Festival

The second Winelands Chocolate Festival takes place at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of August 2016. This year the festival offers a bigger and better line-up, activities for the whole family and, of course, even more chocolate.

The festival has many treats in store for its visitors, including:

CHOCOLATE THEATRE

The chocolate theatre will host a series of chocolate demonstrations from master chocolatiers and food artists Abigail Donnelly, Dimo Simatos, and Alice Toich. There will be a live performance by sculptor Harry Johnson who will attempt to transform 300kg of chocolate into a life size statue of a human form while you watch. Also keep an eye out for Dot de Klerck’s chocolate statue of a Ribbon Dancer.

LINDT AFTERNOON TEA

This exclusive event on the Manor House verandah, will give guests a welcome glass of MCC, tea, coffee and a generous selection of Lindt’s finest chocolate truffles and patisserie – and front row seats to watch the fashion shows. This takes place at 10am and again at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Early booking is essential.

THE CHOCOLATE EMPORIUM

All seven rooms in this building will be filled with the heady aromas of chocolate from SA chocolatiers and confectioners and will also include an exact replica of a Victorian Kitchen where visitors will be given a glimpse of how Victorians prepared their chocolate. Walk through a life-like Cacao Plantation and enjoy brandy and chocolate tastings in the Spirit Room.

METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE (MCC) COURTYARD

With ample seating, adults can relish some of the best MCCs, oysters and snacks and be entertained by the Lindt “Pop-up shop” where a chef will create delicious Lindor balls in front of the crowd.

THE PATISSERIE GARDEN

Dedicated to South Africa’s finest patisserie and confectionery, tea, coffee and hot chocolate stands, this decadent area will offer ample seating space and classical music, 2 fashion shows daily, showcasing special-occasion wear by STEPHANO; the latest range of clothing from the Durbanville-based fashion house, FOUND; and jewellery by local jewellers Zuyda van Dyk and Jacomien Labuschagne. These items will be on sale after the show. There will be a continuous screening of the movie, Chocolat.

THE GOURMET FOOD & WINE AREA UNDER THE OAKS

Food trucks and stands selling gourmet eats and an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be on sale in this area. There will also be a kiddies play area with a jumping castle (weather permitting) and organised games. It is all about having fun.

Visitors can not only taste and enjoy good quality chocolate, but also learn more about its history and production. With the many new artisanal chocolatiers on board this year, the festival promises a complete chocolate experience.
Keep an eye out for updates on more features, special guests and activities.
Don’t miss it!

The Winelands Chocolate Festival
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate (directions)
Buy tickets online at Webtickets or at the door.

Ticket Prices:

Adults: (R120 – includes a wine glass)

Scholars: (R60)
6yrs and under – Free

Chocolate Afternoon Tea: (R250 – includes entry to the rest of the festival)

Adult Demos 45 mins – (R50)
Tutored Tastings 45 mins – (R35)
Children’s Playhour/ workshops 50 mins – (R15)
Jumping Castle and jungle Gym – Free

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Winelands Chocolate Festival
20 - 21 August 2016
Winelands Chocolate Festival

Winelands Chocolate Festival

When: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of August 2016

Where: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

This year the festival offers a bigger and better line-up, activities for the whole family and, of course, even more chocolate.

The festival has many treats in store for its visitors, including:
CHOCOLATE THEATRE
LINDT AFTERNOON TEA
THE CHOCOLATE EMPORIUM
METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE (MCC) COURTYARD
THE PATISSERIE GARDEN
THE GOURMET FOOD & WINE AREA UNDER THE OAKS

Ticket Prices:

Adults: (R120 – includes a wine glass)
Scholars: (R60)
6yrs and under – Free

Buy tickets online at Webtickets or at the door.