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					                McGregor Village
Welcome to the village of McGregor, its residents & artists




                                Photograph courtesy of Christine Lawley

  The charming well preserved mid 19th century village of McGregor with its quaint, thatched
  cottages, known to be the best preserved Victorian village in the Cape, lies at the foot of the
  Riviersonderend Mountains just off the famous Route 62, the wine route through the Breede
  River Valley of the Cape.

  Surrounded by mountain trails, fruit orchards, olive groves and the vineyards which supply
  McGregor winery, the village has maintained a rural peaceful ambience inspirational to artists.
  The village was named in honour of the Rev Andrew McGregor, a Scottish minister who was
  instrumental in establishing the Dutch Reformed Church in the village


                 What is there to do in McGregor?
  Well the short answer is nothing!.........for those who wish to just opt out of the race and relax
  completely.

  But the long answer is so much - we have the most exciting artists, potters, sculptors,
  alternative healers, wellness centres, art galleries and, for the more energetic, there are
  beautiful nature walks and trails as well as the famous "Boesmans Kloof" trail from McGregor
  to Greyton.

  Not to mention the "Vrolikheid Nature" reserve which is managed by Cape Nature
  Conservation.

  We have just celebrated the “Wacky Wine Weekend” in the valley and it was a great success
  for visitors and wineries, art gallery and hospitality establishments alike.

  The good news is………..wait for it……………..the well known and ever popular …………
                     McGregor Food & Wine Festival
On August 20th the magical village of McGregor is holding it's 2005 Food and Wine
Festival, a one day affair that gives visitors a taste of delectable country fare and
superb valley wines at a one-stop venue in our historic hamlet in the beautiful
Robertson valley.

Sample homemade sushi and smoked trout, oysters on ice, farm style wors,
sophisticated cheese, country tarts and much, much more. Partner them with a range
of quality, affordable wines from valley garagistes and boutique cellars, or stock up
your car boot with popular labels from the larger wineries.

Make time to explore/ re-explore this historic village with its potteries and art
galleries, restaurants and coffee shops, or bring your boots or bikes and head for the
surrounding hills and trails.

To miss this event would be a tragedy…so book now at one of our wonderful B & B’s
or self catering establishments and make a quality weekend come true!

                   Full details of establishments are available at
                :www.mcgregorart.co.za/accommodationdetails.htm

           or write to us at: info@mcgregorart.co.za or call 023 625 1938

                        But that is not quite the end ………..




               The Beautiful Gardens of McGregor
McGregor has the finest preserved Victorian Architecture and many of the homes
have the most splendid gardens.

An open garden day is planned for 8th and 9th October when the most beautiful
gardens will be opened for you to enjoy.

Mature, as well as younger gardens, indigenous pavement gardens, permaculture
gardens, dry gardens with peach pips and small vineyards with olive groves are
amongst the treats waiting to be enjoyed by you.

Make this another weekend to be in the magical village of McGregor and book your
place in our village now for another quality weekend.
             Then…………we have the Apricot Festival

Still to come later in the year - we are planning on 26 November - we give
thanks for our apricot crops when we celebrate our Apricot Festival - with all
the fun that only McGregor can generate!

Watch this space for more details but do make a note of the date and get in
early with your accommodation bookings!

                           Finally……………………….

                   Mulberry Studio Art Gallery
Since its opening in October 2002, Mulberry Studio Art Gallery has
become “The Home of McGregor Artists”.

We have sold art to visitors from all over the world and keep in constant
touch with them, if they wish to be updated with the work of various
artists.

Should you wish us to keep you updated with events in McGregor and
with the work of our artists, we will gladly do so.

If, however, you wish to be deleted from our mailing list please reply to
this mail with “DELETE” in the subject line.

Jimmy and Anne Binos of Mulberry Studio wish to say “hello” to all
those wonderful people they have met with since the Studio opened and
to those we have not yet met, we look forward to that meeting soon.



Remember, to find out what’s on in Mcgregor go to:

                          www.mcgregorart.co.za

                        www.tourismmcgregor.co.za

                        www.mcgregortourism.co.za

                         or telephone 023 625 1938.




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