Christmas Carols at Laborie Wine Estate


Join Laborie Wine Farms this weekend to celebrate the start of the festive season with their annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’, on Friday, December 6th, 2013. The annual event at one of my favourite restaurants/wine farms in SA is set on the rolling lawns of the historic Laborie Wine farm in Paarl, enjoy all the classic favourites and sing along to them under the stars as the sun sets behind the magnificent Paarl Mountain.

It’s one of those events that really gets the magic and splendor of Christmas pumping through the veins and is a ‘must do’ part of the Christmas calendar, perfect for time out with family and friends. Father Christmas arrives at 6pm to delight and entertain the children (he’s been kind enough to swing by ahead of time), and Errol the clown will be performing his magic. Newton and Co., a three piece guitar and vocals band from Wellington, will perform some chilled sounds while you enjoy the evening.

“There is no better way to experience the mood of peace, joy and goodwill than at Carols by Candlelight”, comments Zelda Oelofse, General Manager at Laborie. “It’s an extremely popular annual event. People tend to book in advance and arrive early to get a good spot on the lawn”.

Choose your place under the shady oaks, lay out your picnic blanket, and sip Laborie wines at cellar door prices (such a win). Enjoy delicious gourmet hamper food (R275 for two people), prepared by the Harvest Restaurant, as you savour the atmosphere and enjoy the view across the Paarl Valley to the towering Drakenstein Mountains.

Children’s hamper boxes are also available for R85. Gates open at 17:00 with music and kids entertainment starting at 18:00.

Carols commence at 19:30.

Entry is R50 for adults and R20 for children under 12. All income from children’s tickets is being donated to the Paarl Lions.

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Please order hampers in advance on 021 807 3093 or e.mail

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