Live at Vergenoegd
Picture this: you're wearing your favorite sunhat and dress, sipping on a crisp glass of rosé while snacking on a perfect picnic, all while your friends are chatting away and live musicians are rocking on stage. Yip, that was me two weekends ago when I was lucky enough to attend Desmond and the Tutus live at Vergenoegd as one of their VIP guests.
Now you know I am a tough critic when it comes to all things customer service and food in general. And let me tell you, the team at Vergenoedg did one hellavu job looking after everyone attending the concert. VIP tickets allow for VIP parking literally right outside the entrance to the event where we were greeted by beautiful succulents and other plants for sale. If you're opting for a general admissions ticket, do support the local food stalls present on the day. Their produce looked delicious and fresh.
If you're celebrating something special like a birthday or anniversary, be sure to spoil yourself with a VIP ticket. They are pricy but it’s sooooo worth it! I mean who would say no to being treated like a king and queen. The ticket includes an indulgent picnic basket for 2 that was like the gift that kept on giving. Seriously, we couldn't even make a dent on all the delicious food.
As VIP you also have access to the front of the stage; perfect for those groupies amongst us. Service throughout the day was spot on and the best part of the day was the incredible wine that just flowed and flowed and flowed. The sound and set up was spot on and when the Tutus played, we moved to the front of the stage to enjoy the vibe. And if you know the band you'll know, they bring an excellent vibe! They gave us a really great live performace.
The event is also kiddie-friendly with friendly staff helping out to make your day as relaxing as possible. The Duck Parade – a tradition since 1984 – is one of the main attractions, something enjoyed thoroughly by all ages. Did you know the ducks play in integral role in the efficient functioning of the farm by eating snails and other pesticides that could potentially damage the vineyards? So they’re not only cute, but also hardworking.
If you're wanting to experience the magic of live music in this beautiful setting, you better get on it. There are only two concerts left for this season: Arno Carstens and Friends on the 25th and Goodluck on the 8th of April.
The concerts will return again in summer of 2018 but until then, if you can't make the next two they have lined up, do visit them on a Saturday for their farmers market. I've seen pics and read reviews and it looks pretty damn amazing. I'll be visiting them again this weekend for Arno Carstens and Friends and I'll be stocking up on the Runner Duck Rosé - it's my new favorite easy-drinking vino.
Hope to see you there.