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AMAZING WINE RACE – 9 August 2014


The annual Amazing Wine Race will take place on twenty five wineries around Stellenbosch and Paarl on Saturday, 9 August 2014. Starting off and ending at Koelenhof Wine Cellar, this exciting event pits the skills of teams of four against a range of wacky tasks dreamed up by the participating wineries.

Tasks range from the educational like wine pairings, a wine quiz, wine blending and identifying certain wine varietals; to the physical like barrel rolling, a cellar treasure hunt and boules; to name a few. Teams are timed on the duration of each task and the team which completes their tasks quickest, are the winners of their “route”.

“Teams are NOT timed on their travel time between wineries and a designated driver per vehicle is chosen so that we promote responsible wine consumption, and drinking and driving is not tolerated. All teams will also be advised to make use of the services of Goodfellas who is sponsoring some of the activities,” says organisor Bjorn van Oort of CVO Marketing.

Although perfect for a corporate or team-building exercise, a group of friends can have a lot of fun too competing informally against each other!

The entry fee is R1800 per team of four, which includes morning coffee and a briefing session, the team kits, all the tastings and entertainment for the day, the prizes and the prize-giving dinner.

A percentage of the profits raised will be donated to local charity organisation, Pets as Therapy. More information about the good work they do can be accessed at

Teams can book their places or find out more by contacting Björn van Oort at or 021 981-0216 during office hours.



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