Cellar Rats
2014 Spring
Wine Festival

brought to you by

in aid of        

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Held in Magaliesberg at “The Old Mill” on the banks of the picturesque Magalies River, approx. 45 minutes from Jhb’s Northern Suburbs

(designated drivers get in free)


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Sunday 7 Sep 2014

11h00 - 15h00

Enjoy tasting South Africa’s best wines
in a fun outdoor setting



The Spring Wine Festival boasts over 100 wine producers participating and more than 600 wines available for tasting


Accommodation available in Magaliesberg

Shuttle Bus


Relax and enjoy huge shady trees, lush green grass and an abundance of birdlife, while your kids have fun in the great outdoors!







Entertainment for Children - Jumping castle, water-slide, and supervised entertainment for children, including a snake display; sport activities; crab catching; animal & plant displays and much more.

• Refreshments & food will be on sale

• In support of the school fundraising, no cooler boxes, braais or picnic baskets will be allowed. Book your Adult, Vegetarian or Kiddies picnic baskets in advance through Computicket - Click here for Picnic Basket Info
The school also sells other food such as BLT rolls, prego rolls, boerewors rolls, salad platters, etc). There is tuck shop for cold drinks, crisps, sweets, chocolates, ice cream etc., as well as a coffee stand.

www.computicket.co.za / Call centre 083 915 8000


The Spring Wine Festival is held in aid of the Woodland Preparatory School in Magaliesberg. It is an outdoor festival and is held on a large country estate in the countryside of Magaliesberg, approximately 40 minutes drive from Johannesburg

Lush green lawn, trees to sit under and a river to stroll along!

Our emphasis is on tasting South Africa's best wines in a tranquil outdoor setting. To this end, more than 100 wine producers will present in excess of 600 wines for the adult tasters enjoyment. This is a family festival, with supervised entertainment for children whilst the parents relax and enjoy the wines in the countryside.

It is a relaxing, fun family day and you can enjoy wine as it was meant to be enjoyed! Relax and enjoy huge shady trees, lush green grass and an abundance of birdlife, while your kids have fun in the great outdoors! Jumping Castles & Supervised Entertainment for children will be available.

Designated Drivers Get In Free
At our inaugural festival in 2001, Cellar Rats Wine Club introduced the policy that Designated Drivers get in free. To our knowledge we are still the only wine festival who offers this to our patrons.

Children’s Activities
included in the entrance fee are use of the jumping castle, water-slide, and selected supervised entertainment, arranged by Happy Acres.

Disabled Visitors
Drop off facility for disabled at main entrance by prior arrangement - contact

Please Note
In support of the school fundraising, we regret no cooler boxes, picnic baskets or braais will be allowed in - Refreshments & food will be on sale. Blankets, chairs & sun umbrellas are welcome.


From Johannesburg Northern Suburbs
1. Take Beyers Naude (ex-DF Malan) north past Honeydew.
2. Take the N14 highway (extension of R28), towards Krugersdorp
3. At traffic lights turn RIGHT onto the N14.
4. Follow N14 for 10km until T-junction (opp. Oak Tree Garage).
5. Turn RIGHT and follow for +/- 10km and then turn LEFT on MAROPENG Road.
6. Continue for approx 10km until stop street.
7. Turn right onto R24.
8. Follow R24 for 3km (you’ll pass Orient Butchery on right hand side and Corriloch Fish Farm on left hand side).
9. Look for “PARKING” signs on right hand side of road as you go through sharp bend (opposite Happy Acres).
10. Turn right into PARKING. Park and follow directions to CELLAR RATS SPRING WINE FESTIVAL
11. GPS Coordinates: S26° 00.485’ , E27° 33.913’

From Pretoria
1. Take R28 towards Krugersdorp (This becomes the N14). Follow from Step 3 above.

Stuff our lawyers told us to include: Cellar Rats Wine tasting Society and Woodland School (hereafter referred to as “The Organisers”) is not liable for failure to perform The Organisers obligations if such failure is as a result of an act of nature (including fire, rain, flood, storm, wind, hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labor dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity, sanitation or telephone service. In such circumstances of force majeure no refunds will be made and participants shall not have any right to claim any damages whatsoever from the party and / or withhold any monies due to The Organisers.


What people have said about previous Cellar Rats' Spring Wine Festivals:

  • WOW !!!! What a wonderful Spring Wine Festival !!! Thanks so much - Had a stunning day - Daphne & Ken

  • Thanks to everyone involved in organising and running this year’s Spring Wine Festival, it was brilliant! This event is definitely one that’s growing and becoming part of the wine calendar. At the rate it’s going, and growing, a bigger venue is gonna be needed! -Thanks again - Tim & Jules
  • This has become an annual event not to be missed. Well done. Cheers, Dave Moss (The Berrio, Joubert-Tradauw, Tamboerskloof)
  • I did enjoy the day so much and was very impressed with the whole day - My first time, but if possible definitaly not the last time. From Cornel Douglas (Overhex Wines)
  • Thank you for inviting me , it is such a beautiful venue.
    Xxx J-Luc (MC Square)
  • A thank you to the Cellar Rats committee and team that made the Wine Festival such a success. It was a pleasure being there and thanks for all the hard work in arranging the day and we appreciate the opportunity. Keep up the good work! Heather (Five Oceans)
  • Once again thank you for a well organised event. Hope that you have recovered after so much work! Tamara (Meridian Wine merchants)
  • Just wanted to thank and congratulate all of you on a very fine day. It went off very well and the weather was great. Kind regards, Martin Meinert (Meinert Wines)
  • I have had very good feedback. Congratulations. The only festival that seems to get better every year and that the exhibitors can also enjoy. Thanks, Cathy (Villiera)
  • Hi There Jeanette, Terry and all at Cellar Rats. To those who worked so hard again this year – thank you so much. A great day, well organized and much appreciated. Again this year it was a great pleasure to work with such a dedicated, helpful and friendly bunch of people. Well done! Kind regards Cheryl (Graham Beck Wines)
  • Thanks to you all for organising a great day, we certainly enjoyed it and feel that we really benefit from being there. We had a great response and easily finished our twelve bottle allocation of bubbly (and I poured as frugally as I could!) plus other wines. We need more country/family orientated festivals like this. See you next year.Regards, Mark Harrison (Klein Constantia and Villiera)
  • A big thank you to you and your team for another great show. Again it was well organised and well attended, and the weather performed particularly well. Please reserve the same spot for us next year - folks actually came looking for us there. Thanks again, Roger, Dawn, Craig and Marlene (Savingnac de Versailles Pot Still Brandies)
  • Thanks for organizing the landing area, although we were only there for a short while your guys were great in directing us. The event was fantastic and would have loved to stay longer. Kind regards, Steve Maresch, The Local Grill Restaurant
  • On behalf of the Porterville Winery I wish to thank you and your hardworking team for a wonderful day on Sunday. Nothing was too much bother and everyone was very helpful. This was the first time we have participated in this event and thank you for accommodating us. The event was very well organized and supported and a good platform to introduce Porterville Winery to the Gauteng public. If possible, we would be very interested in presenting our wines to the club at some future date in your calendar. Again, thank you for your assistance -  Kind regards - Graham Sandilands
  • This year was my first time at the spring festival and I enjoyed it immensely. I will definitely be coming again - Lara de Matos
  • It really was a great day! - Amanda
  • Sunday was a very good day at the Spring Wine Festival! - David Langman
  • What a day - it was fabulous. Definitely won't miss the next one - will promise to plan our holiday around this event in future ! - Claire G
  • A HUGE thank you to you and the whole Cellar Rats team that made the Wine Festival such a huge success on Sunday! It was a pleasure being there and you will surely see Waterford again next year. Thanks for all your hard work in arranging the day and we appreciate the opportunity. Keep up the good work! - Eunéne S (Waterford)
  • Thank you for a very enjoyable festival on Sunday. It really was a very pleasant way of spending the day. - Mark T
  • Jeanette and the team, well done for an awesome wine festival. Hope you did well and plenty of ammo! Congratulations to all. Bon Cap were very happy with their launch and I am looking forward to seeing how people react to the organic wine. - Dave M
  • It was a fantastic day. I think this is quite an achievement. Well Done! - Carmen & Chris
  • On behalf of all the Distell wines which attended yesterday's show, a BIG thank you for a really lovely day out and a well organised show. - Liz
  • Thanks for a SUPERB day - it was great fun. - Ken & Daphne
  • Well - all I can say is bravo! I am still on a high today (& it's not from the red wine!!). As you are masters at event management, we are most fortunate in having people like you to put together the Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival. Thank you for a wonderful day!
    - Gail M
  • To all involved WELL DONE & Thank You for a wonderful day. - Mike P
  • Did you get <a pic of> the Madonna with the big boobies ? - Paul R
  • Again this year I write a special note of thanks to you and your team for all the effort and hard work that you guys put into making the Cellar Rats Spring Wine Festival the success that it was. It was fun to be part of the whole sunny scene and our Graham Beck Wines did well. What was also great to see were the new faces that kept on coming up to our table – not to mention the committee members who were sooooo good at making sure that we all were well and truly looked after. Well done to you all - Cheryl L (Graham Beck Wines)
  • Cheers & nice to have been part of such a success. It's going to be a hard act to follow!
    - Chris C
  • Thank you for a lovely day yesterday, where I am sure everyone had a lot of fun, and you couldn't ask for a sunnier day. Everything was well organized and the team really put in a great effort and thanks for all the help carrying and lugging our stock around
    - Rita (Swartland)
  • Thanks to the committee who put in a huge amount of work and staged a brilliant event yesterday. Everything went like clockwork. Not a queue to speak of anywhere. Good food, great wine, music, lots of fun for everyone - Tim & Jules J
  • Well done to the committee and the "farm folk" for putting together a superb day - Rudi H