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Leopard’s Leap is all about adding quality to life and in combination with our support of the annual Open Book Festival, we urge you to take a moment – and share it in a few words – to win exciting prizes. The Take a Moment Competition is one of the ways in which we support the popular literary festival and it is the latest edition in a range of competition themes, finding inventive ways of combining the worlds of words and wine.

“In today’s hurried life, we sometimes have to be reminded to take a moment”, says Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg. “Reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine are of course some of the wonderful ways in which to do so. This year we would like our supporters to think about their favourite way to time-out and share that with us in our 2019 Take a Moment Competition!”

Your challenge:

How do you take a moment? Does it involve a good book and a glass of wine? Share your way of taking a moment with us in 50 words or fewer and we might use it on the back label of our Merlot! Please use at least three of the words below – just to make sure we are on the same page!

Relax                      Imagination                          Breathe                 Stretch                   Yourself

Page                       Comfort                               Luxury                      Time

Your inspiration:

Taking a Moment

How to enter: 

  • The competition kicks-off on Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Entries to be submitted via e-mail to
  • Entries close on Sunday, 28 July 2019 at midnight
  • No limit to the number of entries per person
  • Entries in English only

The Prizes:

  • A cash prize of R5 000
  • 12 cases of Leopard’s Leap Merlot labelled with the winning Moment
  • Two festival passes to Open Book 2019

Here are the rules:

  • Competition opens for entries on Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Entries close on Sunday, 28 July 2019 at midnight
  • Judging to take place on Thursday, 8 August 2019
  • Winner to be announced at the Open Book Festival Opening Bash on Tuesday, 3 September 2019
  • No limit to the number of entries per person
  • E-mail your entry with contact details to:
  • Click here for terms and conditions
  • The winning moment will be used as a back label copy on Leopard’s Leap Merlot that will be available to consumers in the domestic market.
  • Take a Moment entries must be in English to comply with Leopard’s Leap back label regulations and requirements for sale in South Africa.
  • Take a Moment entries may be used by Leopard’s Leap and Open Book Festival on digital platforms (Facebook headers and posts, Twitter headers, website homepage, blog articles, newsletter and e-mail banners).
  • Take a Moment entries may be printed on various promotional items including posters, canvases and leaflets.
  • Take a Moment entries may be displayed at Open Book Festival venues.
  • Take a Moment entries may be displayed at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek.
  • Judges: Hein Koegelenberg, Qarnita Loxton and Karina Szczurek.



504 words

Notes to editor:

Entrants in previous years designed wine labels (2015), wrote haiku’s (2016), shared micro-stories in a flash fiction challenge (2017) and brought words and wine together in a nostalgic Message on a Bottle competition (2018).

Press Release available online.

The 2019 Open Book Festival runs from 4 to 8 September 2019. Click here for more information.

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