Monday, 6 May 2013

Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival

On Saturday we opened our new button barn for the first time.

Last Monday this barn was completely empty. During the week we were all rather busy constructing shelves out of old apple crates and getting everything in order.

Things really came together with loads of hard work, mostly by Jen, and our buttons and other products are beautifully displayed.

We even have a small area for button enthusiasts to rest their weary feet...

While their husbands are entertained in the wine tasting area...

My sister Shan kept everyone happy with her passion for the Oneiric wine shining through...

After browsing at the button barn, guests were welcomed back to the main farm house where we provided breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea for 75 people!

Everyone mingled and relaxed on the patio in the glorious autumn sunshine.

We welcomed visitors from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and closer to home from Johannesburg, Hermanus, Cape Town and Somerset West.

We finished the afternoon off with an assortment of cakes and chocolates and more fine wine from Oneiric. (Baked cheesecake recipe)

And of course, what day would be complete without a game of croquet on the lawn?!

All in all it was a wonderful day and we so enjoyed welcoming people to the beautiful valley we are so privileged to call home.

If you're ever fortunate enough to be travelling through the area, give us a call and pop in to say hi.


  1. Buttons and Wine, now that is a party I wish I could have joined, sounds fun.


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