Wine, Culture and Traditional Dishes Celebrated at Fillies Guineas Race Day

Avontuur Estate, the award-winning winery and thoroughbred stud farm from the Helderberg area  between Somerset West and Stellenbosch presents the eighth  R1 000 000 Gr 1 Cape Fillies Guineas Race Day at Kenilworth race course on Saturday, 7 December 2013.


Now in its second year, the Intercontinental Village with food stalls from seven countries, folk music, dancing and colourful traditional outfits, will be the main point of the celebrations in the shady gardens of the race course.  Representatives from South Africa, USA, Italy, Thailand, India, Germany and Portugal will set up and decorate their stalls and offer dishes like Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Chicken & Cashew  stir fry and Chicken Satays from the Thailand stall, Pizza’s  and pasta’s from Italy and wonderfully spicy dishes, courtesy of the Indian stand.


Sponsor Avontuur Estate is presenting various tasting options of their award-winning wines throughout the venue and visitors can enjoy a few glasses of quality wine whilst planning their next race involvement.


A large, safe kiddies entertainment area  has been set up and parents are invited to leave their kids under supervision if they want to enjoy a relaxing day with friends and family.  Entrance is free.


A new addition for the young and hip is the “Backing the Best Chill Lounge” which is right opposite the winning post.  Guests are asked to dress to match the stylish décor in black and white with touches of red and gold and to stay on after the last race to party with acoustic singer Blair Taberer and DJ Brett Aitken.   Tickets are R250 per person and includes access to the venue, a bottle of wine to share , R100 food coupons to spend at the Intercontinental Village Food Stalls, betting vouchers, private totes and access to the parade ring.   Tickets: or at the door, depending on availability.


For more information email or phone Nerien at +27 21 855-3450.



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