This year’s (wet!) Wacky Wine Weekend, the ninth in the series, was another success – congratulations to the team at the Robertson Wine Valley for putting it together. Despite the, ahem, ‘less than desirable’ weather conditions, teams across the 50 particiapting wineries pulled together to ensure that visitors to the area had a fun, colourful and memorable weekend.
At Excelsior, preparations started early to ensure that guests were given the best experience. The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the team who worked hard in preparation of the stalls and the in flux of visitors.
We were delighted to welcome a range of stalls from Olyvenbosch Olives, Nadel, Persian Carpet Kingdom, Barrydale Weavers and The Joshua Tree. The ‘I’m Gorgeous’ wigs were a particular hit and some visitors had ‘new’ hair everyday!
Peter de Wet, owner and famer at Excelsior, gave tours of the cellars and guided tastings.
Dressing up is all part of the fun and brightened up the gloomy weather.
This was the first year we had a dedicated area for children and it was a real success. They loved racing about on the pony cycles, the bouncy castle and petting the alpacas that live on the farm.
Overall there were slightly fewer guests than last year but those who came to Excelsior were serious about wine and many enjoyed having a go at blending their own creation and the competition for the ‘best blend’.