Diemersfontein invites families to their Spring family picnic with a live music concert and food trucks
Renowned Cape winery Diemersfontein in Wellington welcomes the return of Spring with an open-air, family friendly picnic, with a concert of live music at its scenic Wellington amphitheatre on Saturday, September 10.
Playfully titled Diemersfontein Piekniek Oppie Plaas (Diemersfontein Picnic on the Farm), the event features performances by popular musos Ricus “Boerepompie” Nel and Ruan “Ruki” Theron.
Any hunger pangs will be satiated by a selection of food trucks and stalls catering for a variety of tastes. The event also offers “Graze Boxes” – a picnic for two – that may be ordered beforehand, or you can compile your own picnic by shopping at Diemersfontein’s PROE-deli stall.
Diemersfontein is situated 50 minutes from Cape Town, in the heart of the Cape winelands and in the foothills of the majestic Drakenstein mountains. While the quality of its wines has made the winery famous, its renowned hospitality has made it a popular destination.
It will come as no surprise then that a dedicated children’s play area with a variety of fun activities has been set out for Diemersfontein Piekniek Oppie Plaas. And there will be child minders for kiddies between 3 and 12 years of age. They’ll also have their own tuck-shop selling popcorn and slushies.
Over at the main arena, Diemersfontein’s wines will be available for sale on the day along with chill bags, beer and cooldrinks. The winery is of course famous for The Original Diemersfontein Pinotage, and fans of the wine will be happy to know that its creator, former Diemersfontein winemaker Bertus Fourie will attend the event too.
Bertus will in fact be working and making food on the day, which will be great news to fans of the Ultimate Braai Master TV show. Bertus appeared in last year’s Season 7 as member of Team Asador, which came third. His food truck, Asador Carneology, will be at Diemersfontein for Piekniek Oppie Plaas.
Showcasing the suitability of Diemersfontein wines will be a wine-and-food pairing theatre where a selection of wines will be available to taste with curated small-bites, in a relaxed setting.
The music show takes place in Diemersfontein’s Amphitheatre with seating available on the vast lawns surrounding the space. Visitors may bring their own blankets and chairs to the venue although these will also be available for sale. Umbrellas and a Bedouin tent will be erected to provide shade, but also be decked out in bunting and fairy lights for that extra vibe.
Gates open at 2pm. The show gets underway an hour later with all activities ending at 8pm.
Tickets are available directly from Diemersfontein’s website. An early-bird fee of R200 per adult is on offer, if purchased before June 30. Thereafter, the price is R225 per adult and R100 per child under 12 (there is no early-bird special for children).
Diemersfontein Graze Boxes are R395 each. For the food-and-wine pairing theatre, walk-ins are welcome, and may be booked and paid on the day.
Independent transport services have also been contracted to get visitors to and from the event, if required. Further details will be posted on Diemersfontein’s social media channels.
Please note that no outside food or drink will be allowed on the premises.
Diemersfontein wine and country estate is situated off Jan van Riebeeck Drive (R301).