Diary 18 Feb: Muratie Harvest Festival

Date: 18 February Saturday 18thFebruary 2017 from 11h30
Venue: Muratie Estate, Stellenbosch

The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival. The festival, which takes place under the ancient oaks that guard this historic wine estate, is a celebratory family event featuring good food, fine wine, great company, live music and lots of fun stomping the newly harvested grapes.

For skilled mountain bikers, the day will start early with Dr Rijk Melck doing a “Doctors Ward Round” guiding a Mountain Bike Tour at 07h00 for 07h30.

For the rest of the festival-goers the day will begin at 11h30. On arrival, after a welcoming drink, visitors are bound to want to join in the fun and laughter “stomping” grapes, and taste Muratie’s well-loved wines, either at leisure in the tasting room, or perhaps attend the private tasting by winemaker Hattingh de Villiers at 12h00. Tractor Rides through the vineyards will take place at set times. 

Thereafter a long lazy alfresco lunch will follow accompanied by Muratie wines. The harvest lunch, prepared by Muratie’s Farm Kitchen, will include gourmet burgers, salmon sandwiches, samoosas, spring rolls and cheese platters. Then relax and savour a memorable afternoon of live music performed by the popular Kitchen Jammin Blues Band.

General info:
Tickets: R75.00 per person, including a welcome drink, Private wine tasting by Hattingh de Villiers (R50 per person and booking is essential), Tasting in the tasting room: Special Harvest Festival prices for wine tasting and chocolate pairing experience, Mountain Bike Tour (R100 per rider), Tractor Rides through the vineyards (bookings can be made on arrival)
Reservations: contact Jean-Mari Reyneke at Muratie on 021 865 2330/2336 or taste@muratie.co.za
Website: www.muratie.co.za