Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE AND WHEN IS THE WINELANDS CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL 2016 BEING HELD?
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch on 20-21 August 2016
Saturday 9 – 5pm
Sunday 9 – 4pm
WHERE DO I BUY TICKETS AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY?
Click here to go to Webtickets and Purchase your tickets online.
Your ticket will be valid for EITHER Saturday OR Sunday.
Adult: R120 (this includes a complimentary wine glass)
Scholars: R60 (school going children between 7 and 18)
Under 6yrs FREE
There is dedicated seating and entertainment for children like the jumping castle, trampolene etc – no charge
Lindt Morning / Afternoon Tea – R250 (this ticket also allows you free access to the rest of the festival (except for those activities where there has been a cost attached) Extra wine glasses can be purchased at the entrance for R30.
Chocolate Demos – R50; Abigail Donnelly’s chef table demo – R150
Tutored Tastings – R35
Booking at Webtickets: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1463494354
CAN I ALSO BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?
In our efforts to monitor numbers and ensure that everyone has a friendly and happy experience,
ticket sales will be available online
– with a small quantity available at the door if there are tickets left.
We will notify you via webtickets and this website – when ticket sales have closed.
However, to accommodate the inevitable stragglers, students and other late risers, we will have a small, finite quantity
of cash-only tickets available at the door at R150 each.
We will also notify you via webtickets and this website – when the door ticket sales have closed –
(Check with Webtickets how to do this)
WHAT DOES MY ENTRY TICKET PAY FOR?
WCHOCFEST – activities, tickets and costs
The cost of an entry ticket is R120. You will receive a free wine glass, a festival bag and a choccie, plus 2 magazines.
You get to watch our fashion and jewellery shows at 11.30 and 3.30 daily.
You get to see a chocolate emporium with 30 chocolatiers all offering their latest and best goodies – most of whom
will offer chocolate freebies.
And there will be live music from 1- 5 on Saturday (Mischa)
and from 1 – 4pm on Sunday (Newton and Maria),
a Victorian Kitchen and a cacao plantation exhibit,a photographic exhibition, a jewellery and chocolate curation
and lots to eat and drink. The movie Chocolat will be showing all day at the MCC Courtyard and the children can watch Charlie and the chocolate factory in the Manor House.
There is an MCC courtyard with top MCC stands (and oysters) and here you will find the Lindt Pop-Up shop where a Lindt chef
will show you how to make Lindor balls and let you taste them too!
There is also a Decorative Cake competition and you can see all the amazing creativity and skill on display in the Chocolate Emporium.
Watch the press for details of our kiddies activities – including 3 jumping castles (for different ages), a slide and dive-through trough,
a tunnel, a trampoline, an inflatable ‘hop animal’ and more. There is a special area for children with seating for mums and dads nearby.
PS Entry for children under 6 – Free!
Entry tickets for scholars – R60
The cost of the LINDT Chocolate Tea is R250. (If you get a ticket to the Lindt Chocolate Tea, then it is not necessary to also get another entry ticket at R120)
The Lindt Chocolat Tea events take place at 11am and again at 3pm (both days).
The R250 cost pays for your generous helping of haute patisserie (made by the Lindt chefs!!!) plus a welcome glass of bubbly and tea or coffee.
The Lindt Chocolate Tea takes place in an exclusive, enclosed area overlooking our ‘Patisserie Garden’.
For the first half hour of the Lindt Chocolate Tea, LINDT chef, Dimo Simatos will entertain you with interesting chocolate ideas – and then the fashion show starts and you will be able to watch the models and their beautiful garments as they walk past your tables! The fashion shows are about ½ hour long.
After this you can walk around the festival areas, see the Victorian kitchen, the many exhibitors, the cake competition entries etc,
watch a movie, listen to live music and just enjoy the fest.
PS The Lindt chocolate Tea doubles as an entry ticket. Neither the entry ticket nor the Lindt Chocolate Tea ticket offers free entry
to those activities where an extra cost is applied.
The 3 CHOCOLATE DEMO’s and 3 Tutored Tastings are separate activities.
Chocolate demos – R50
Abigail Donnelly’s ‘CHEF’S TABLE’ Demo at 12.30 – R150
the 3 TUTORED TASTINGS – R35
DEMO’S – Manor House both Saturday and Sunday
10am Dimo Simatos the Lindt Chef
12.30 Abigail Donnelly – Food editor
2.00 Alice Toich – ‘The Playful Baker’
TUTORED TASTINGS – Manor House both Saturday and Sunday
10am Mingwei Tsai – Tea tasting and von Geusau Chocolate
12.30 MCC master class
2.00 Danie Pretorius / Dr Winnie Bowman- Saturday / Sunday – SA Brandy foundation– ‘The craft of SA Brandy. Top brandies
paired with von Geusau chocolates.
Booking at Webtickets: –https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1462323503
WILL I GET FREE TASTERS?
The larger chocolate companies are always generous with tastings!
And most of our exhibitors, however, will also offer small tasters so that you will always be able to taste before deciding whether you want to buy it!
HOW MANY DAYS IS MY TICKET VALID FOR?
CAN I BOOK FOR MORE THAN ONE DEMO?
Yes you can book for as many demo’s as you want – and as we are running the same demo’s on both days, you can see them all on the same day.
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR CHILDREN and WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU HAVE FOR THEM?
School-going children – R60
Under 6yrs – FREE
We have 3 jumping castles (for different ages), a trampoline and many other activities for children – with seating for moms and dads nearby.
There will be enough festival bags for everyone this year and we have a few goodies that will be included in, or with the bag!
WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Cash ; Card; SnapScan: Auto teller machines will be available on site
(Remember that you need to have registered with SnapScan if you want to use this convenient payment service) To register click here
Winelands Chocolate Festival connections / URLS
@WChocfest WEBSITE – www.winelandschocolatefestival.co.za
Webtickets booking page – http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1463494354
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