Cellar to Cellar Wine Experience

This past weekend saw the running of the anual Cellar to Cellar Wine Experience and Trail Runs by Iqela Events.

Starting and finishing at Blaauwklippen off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. These participating wine farms, all well known for their exceptional wines, will tempt participants to linger and taste their wines along with a pairing or 2.

Fancy Dress Competition
Wine Experience participants who swap their usual running gear for fancy dress costumes will be able to “win their weight in wine”.  The overall winners of the more serious men’s and women’s Trail Runs without the Wine Experience will also win wine from the participating estates.

                                                                                                                                     image by @brettnattrass

The event is by no means about the first runner, or the last runner - it is 100% about fun, enjoyment and the fantastic wines supplied by the 7

Wine Farms Invlolved are:

  • Stellenrust Wine Estate
  • Stellenzicht Wine Estate
  • Waterford Estate
  • Kleinood
  • Dornier
  • Mont Marie
  • Somerbosch

For those that worry about a few results, herewith the results of the Trail Race held early in the morning.

12km Male
1st - Tony Abbott
2nd - Riaan Niewoudt
3rd - Albertus du Toit

12km Female
1st - Maija de Rejk Uys
2nd - Shirley du Plessis
3rd - Sibella Knott-Craig

20km Male
1st - De Wit Stegmann
2nd - Jacques Jantjies
3rd - Chris Wally

20km Female
1st - Belinda Noades
2nd - Sharon Sunderland
3rd - Nazeema Esau

We highly recommend this event to anyone keen on a fantastic experience!!