11th July to the 16th August 2015 - the popular annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route treat! Just 45-minutes from Johannesburg, via good freeway access, one finds oneself at a dozen or more venues on and around the banks of the Vaal River, who have all joined together to showcase over 200 different wines between them.
It is once again time for the annual Darling Cellars Crush Day on 28 February 2015! Join us for a fun day where all the Darlings and our fans get together to help bring in grapes and get the fermentation started the old-fashioned way.
The main hall at the Darling Sports Club will reflect landscapes of flowers from the Strandveld, Sandveld, Renosterveld and Wetland areas, constructed by volunteers and members of the Darling Wildflower Society with assistance from Escom. View the breath taking display, purchase your indigenous plants from the Nursery, enjoy the extensive craft market and take a Free tractor ride to an exquisite pristine vlei area of Oude Post Farm, an experience you will never forget.
Friday the 20th September:
Special day for the Pensioners
Saturday 21th September:
Live music with Graham Jacobs playing his form of relaxed “Jazz” in the food court
Sunday 22th September:
Family day, more food, stalls and pony rides
Tickets at the gate R30 adults R20 Pensioners (Friday only)
/Children under 18 R20 (under 13 years Free)
94th Darling Wildflower Show 16-18 Sept 2011
The Darling Wildflower Society has held a show virtually every year since that first show in 1917. The ideals expressed by the founders still hold true today. They wanted to display Darling's God-given wealth for the world to see. At the same time they promoted the conservation of flowers amongst the farmers of the district, who have since maintained the botanical diversity of the region over several generations.
Thst Coast flower region, an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom, boasts more than 1200 species of flowering plants. About 80 of these are endemic to the West Coast and known nowhere else. The rich flora of the West Coast occurs on mainly three different soil types, culminating in three distinctive vegetation types, namely, Strandveld, Renosterveld and Sandveld.
It is with great joy and excitement that we introduce to you our Regional Business Manager for Europe, Lisbet Ryg Olsen. Lisbet is on the Darling team from 1st August, 2011. We asked Lisbet to write a short and informal piece about herself, so here it is and once again, welcome to our team Lisbet!!
Darling Cellars, the west coast winery increasingly gaining recognition For its cool climate wines, has won a gold medal at this year's Mundus Vini International Wine Awards for their Bordeaux-style blend, Sir Charles Henry Darling 2007, a limited release; And at the recent Michelangelo International Wine Awards For their Reserve Six-Tonner Merlot 2010.
MEDAL WINNERS ACROSS ALL THREE DARLING CELLARS’ PREMIUM RANGES
Darling Cellars, situated in the cool West Coast wine District of Darling (incorporating the renowned Groenekloof Ward), has added to its crop of awards this year by harvesting eight Silver Medals at the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), staged annually in London. The Darling Cellars Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2010 won Best-in-Class with its Silver Medal.
Three wines from the top-tier Darling Cellars Limited Release range won Silver, as did three wines from the Darling Cellars Premium range, and two from the Darling Cellars Reserve range.