Information supplied by the Darling Wildflower Society.
The Darling Wildflower Society has been around now for more than a century and the Society’s Show takes place annually over the third weekend in September. It celebrates an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom comprising of Renosterveld, Rietveld, Sandveld, and Strandveld where more than 1200 different species of flowers can be found.
This year’s show will be the 99th, building towards the Centenary Show next year. The theme this year is ‘The Weather & The Wildflowers’ to demonstrate to visitors the impact which weather has on our flora, especially in the Darling region.
The Flower Show will be offering a variety of activities to entertain young and old, and on Friday, 18th September, entrance for pensioners will be only R30! Your ticket includes entry to the Landscaped Hall depicting the flowers of the area in their natural habitat; a free ride on a tractor-drawn wagon to see the pristine wetland at Oude Post which is not normally accessible to the public and may only be visited during the Show; a Craft & Gourmet Food Market; Veteran Tractor/Car Display; an Entertainment Tent featuring live music from the famous Swartland band, Klassik and other local acts, with safe and secure parking for vehicles.
With more than 100 food and craft stalls, everyone’s taste buds and shopping needs will be catered for! Kids will have a weekend of fun in the playpark area with entertainment ranging from face-painting to rides, whilst adults can relax in the Mini Wine Route & Beer Tent. In addition there will be a shuttle driving through Darling, and stopping at places of interest. Your entrance fee to the Darling Wildflower Show will help to conserve our endangered floral kingdom for future generations.
The 99th Darling Darling Wildflower Show
16-18 Sep 2016
Brought to you by: Darling Wildflower Society
Theme: The Weather & The Wildflowers
Show Dates 16th/17th/18th September 2016
Times Friday & Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00; Sunday: 09:00 - 15:00
Venue Darling Golf Club, Jacaranda Str, Darling
Tickets Can be purchased online via www.quicket.co.za - Group Specials on Application.
Ticket Prices Adults: R50 / Scholars: R30 / Kids 13 years & younger: Free / Pensioners: R30 (Friday only)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Michelle Linder
Tel 072 178 5744 / 084 916 1111
Facebook: Darling Wildflower Society
Twitter: Darling Wildflower
Darling Cellars have struck gold at this year's South African Woman's Wine Awards!
Our 2016 Chenin Blanc and 2014 Merlot have both been awarded with gold medals.
Thank you to our amazing winemaking team, you make us so proud!
Darling Cellars gets BRONZE at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show for Lady Ann, Lime Kilns and Sir Charles Henry Darling, three of our Limited Releases.
These exclusive wines are available from our tasting room or The Darling Wine Shop.
"With the likes of Chris Alheit, Adi Badenhorst and Eben Sadie making single-variety versions of Cinsaut, the variety has never been hipper. These wines are hard to come by but you’ll find Cinful Cinsault 2014 from Darling Cellars just about anywhere (approximate retail price: R60) and it’s delicious.
On the nose, a hint of reduction before red cherry, strawberry and scrub. The palate, meanwhile, is fresh and fruity with lemon-like acidity and fine tannins. The finish is gently savoury, if not super-long. Ship it in.
#WinemagRating: 88/100. Read original review here
Darling Cellars was showered with medals at the annual Veritas Awards for South African wines and spirits, announced recently at a glittering function hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Included in the medal haul was a Double Gold medal for its Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2015.
Darling Cellars triumphed at the Swartland Young Wine Show this year when one of its wines took top honours across 10 categories and was named Grand Champion. The white wine blend also won the trophy as Champion Dry White before going on to winning the main title.
The regional announcement precedes the final results in the national event, whose results will be announced later in this week at a gala function hosted in Upington this year.
On 27 February 2016 is it is the ideal opportunity to hit the road and venture out to the scenic Darling winelands for the annual Darling Cellars Crush Day. This lively, family friendly soiree features a tractor ride to the vineyard, picking your own grapes, stomping contests, food markets and live music.
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)