Get your barrels rolling – great fun for fund-raising ahead!

Get your barrels rolling – great fun for fund-raising ahead!

Bot River Valley Vineyards Association are again ready to roll with their annual Barrel Race on the 31st October 2009.

Held at the Bot River station, races are relay-style with time trials leaving the two best teams competing for the grand prize in the final race. Number of entrants is limited, so get your team together! Entries are open to teams of four. You don’t have to belong to a winery or have a barrel to enter – all will be organised once you sign up.

The racing wine barrels are specially painted by the children of the Bot River Primary School and are dazzling in their opulent colours. Proceeds of this annual event are donated to the Bot River Education Foundation, enabling the town’s children to receive tertiary education.

It’s not only barrels either – local wines, food stalls and music guarantees lots of fun for all, plus the thrill of watching your team make the mad dash to the finish line!

And for those that are in for more than just barrel-rolling, the early morning starts with a fun 5/10 km run/walk as well as a 15/35/50 km mountain bike race… if you wish to partake in sightseeing with vigour!