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Easter

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For some this is a time of Lent or a time of prayer, while many revisit events of Passover or Easter, as we seek guidance to the future. Wishing everyone the blessing of Love, Light and Encourage this week.

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Walker Bay Extreme 24-27 April 2020

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WALKER BAY EXTREME SPECIAL !!! 24-27 APRIL 2020,
50% OFF FOR A 4 NIGHT STAY or 40% OFF FOR A 3 NIGHT STAY
Offer includes Bed and Breakfast rate, pending availability.
Please enquire by e-mail to info@whaleaway.com for availability.
This wonderful opportunity allows you to enjoy competing or support your favorite competitors.

Take the plunge , make a run for it, ride like the wind !!!

WALKER BAY EXTREME 2020 – JOIN US FOR THE FUN

40% off 4 night Special

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SUPERB SPECIAL!!, March – September 2020,
30% OFF 2 NIGHTS, 40% OFF 3 NIGHTS, 50% OFF 4 NIGHTS.
Offer includes Bed and Breakfast rate, pending availability.
Please enquire by e-mail to info@whaleaway.com for availability.
This wonderful opportunity allows you to enjoy a lovely get-away to explore Hermanus’ beaches, restaurants, vineyards and art galleries nearby. Mountain biking, hiking, sailing, marine boats trips and much more.

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Valentine’s Day

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For those who marry botanists, there may be way too many flowers & leaves of many varieties received all year round,

for those who marry chefs/cooks, way too many dinners,

for those who marry poets, way too many love poems,

… at the end of the day, all that one truly needs is love, and any day of the calendar year to mark the occasion.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The artist Claude Monet said it best…. “it is simply necessary to love”

Friday Night Artwalk

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 This Friday 07 February 2020 will offer an additional treat.

Combing Art, fashion and Spa.

Kate Jordan Summer Collection will be made available at the pop shop at Evolve Day Spa on Harbour Rd.

 

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Elgin Railway Market

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Elgin Railway Market is the brainchild of businessman Roger Orpen, who converted the old apple warehouse into a bustling steampunk station market boasting local vendors,

live music and a gateway to the beautiful Overberg town.

Inspired by the barn’s railway-side setting, Orpen took his creative cues from the invention of steam and the industrial age,

 milestones accompanied by the rapid development of rail networks across the world.

Creating a beautiful space where art deco meets Victorian, the Market is unlike any other in South Africa.

The next step in Orpen’s plan was to bring a steam train to the Market,

which he now does a few times a month in partnership with the Ceres Rail Company.

The whistle and steam of the arriving train is a must-see and a bucket list experience for the passengers who sign up to take the ride.

Visitors to the market can greet the train on the station platform or view its arrival from the Market’s leisure deck overlooking the railway.

Mondays – Fridays
Ground Central Coffee Shop: 08h00–17h00

 Wednesdays
Limited selection food vendors: 16h00–21h00
Bar – Beer and Wine: 16h00–21h00

 Fridays
Limited selection food vendors: 17h00–21h00
Bar – Beer and Wine: 17h00–21h00

Saturdays & Sundays
Full Market: 09h00–17h00

Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration 24-25 JANUARY 2020

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PINOT NOIR CELEBRATIONS

The 7th annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration is a two-day event, created to celebrate our world-class Pinot Noir.

Hosted by Hemel-en-Aarde Wines at Nidderdale Farm over the weekend of 24 – 25 January 2020, this much-anticipated event will see world-renowned winemakers, wine influencers and wine lovers flock to the beautiful region of Hemel-en-Aarde to explore and celebrate our famous Pinot Noir and the proprietors and winemakers behind them.

Besides the exciting wine tastings and wine safaris, it is the relaxed and festive atmosphere that sets the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration apart from all other wine festivals. Guests will find themselves unwinding in picturesque wine country whilst being informed and inspired by passionate winemakers.

FRIDAY 24 JANUARY
16:00 – 17:00 – Welcome to Pinot Paradise
Guests will be welcomed at Nidderdale Farm for registration with bubbly and oysters.

17:00 – 20:00 – Among Pinot Friends
Proprietors and winemakers will collectively present an exclusive evening of older Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir vintages, curated international Pinot Noir and selections from private cellars. Acclaimed chef, Craig Cormack from SALT will entice guests with his flavourful bowl-based creations.

SATURDAY 25 JANUARY
08:30 – 09:00 – Parking and Pastries
On Saturday morning guests will meet at a central parking area in Hermanus and, after enjoying coffee and Jason’s Bakery pastries, they’ll be swept off on a day of true discovery. The Hemel-en-Aarde is famous for delivering unique styles of Pinot Noir from its three distinctive terroir appellations: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Transport will be provided for the day’s excursions, with guests divided into three groups that will visit each of these appellations.

9:00 – 17:00 – The Great Pinot Appeal
Viticulturists, winemakers and guest speakers will take guests on a journey through each appellation from soil to glass, ending in a tutored tasting of each appellation’s most current vintage Pinot Noir, carefully crafted from these beautiful terroirs. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable shoes for these excursions.

13:30 – 14:30 – From Nature’s Pantry
A harvest table-style feast served at the second location of the day will be perfectly paired with new vintage Chardonnays from Hemel-en-Aarde. After enjoying this lovely lunch at their respective second locations, guests will be transported to their third and final appellation.

17:00 – 18:30 – Time Out
Once safely returned to their cars, guests will have a short break to freshen up for the yearly grand finale dinner event, this year themed ‘A Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde’.

18:30 – 19:30 – Many Pinots, One Love
Upon arrival at Nidderdale farm, nestled in the rolling hills of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, guests will be welcomed by winemakers offering a selection of their finest Hemel-en-Aarde craftsmenship. Time to ponder the day’s adventures, discuss your findings and ask the questions only these fine men and women can answer.

19:30 – Pick of the Pinots
Guests will have the rare opportunity to participate in an exclusive Hemel-en-Aarde charity auction with one-of-a-kind lots.

20:00 – late – A Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde
Acclaimed chef and baker Jason Lilley from Cape Town’s hotspot, Jason’s Bakery will take the reins in celebrating the best produce from Hemel-en-Aarde. He will be cooking in collaboration with renowned local chefs to present guests with four live food stations, each delivering a unique dish perfectly paired to complement the four individually-themed Hemel-en-Aarde wine bars. A dessert selection from the Jason’s Bakery team, local craft beer on tap and live local acts will complete the Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde.

Guests have the option of either purchasing a Full Weekend ticket for the whole two-day itinerary, including all the food and wine, from R2 995 pp or a Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde ticket for the Grand Finale Dinner only at R795 pp. For all the details, visit pinotnoircelebration.com

The Blind Scooter Guys visits Hermanuspietersfontein for Dine in the Dark

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Dine In The Dark at Hermanuspietersfontein on the 18th of January 2020

The Blind Scooter Guy Christopher Venter shares his passion for travel – horseback, kayak, his scooter, running or traversing the desert on foot … There’s just no end to the joy, as a blind man, he derives from these adventures and challenges.

For a first-hand experience of Christopher’s adventurous life, talk and tales and a meal with Hermanuspietersfontein wines, a Saturday evening in the maturation cellar will make for a fun and memorable evening. Experience? Imagine being in his shoes. Memorable? Living and dining Christopher style. In the dark!

When? Saturday 18 January | Where? Hermanuspietersfontein Cellar | Time? 18h00 for 18h30 | Cost? R195pp. | Limited to 40 seats |To Book: Whatsapp Sharon on 0825689949 “See you there!”