22 Jan 2018
The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 10th March 2018. 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 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. Tractor Rides through the vineyards will take place at set times for young and young at heart.
Thereafter, a long lazy alfresco lunch, prepared by Muratie Farm Kitchen will follow accompanied by Muratie wines. Then relax and savour a memorable afternoon of live music performed by the popular Kitchen Jammin Blues Band.
Costs and bookings:
Festival-goers are advised to book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
- Entrance R100.00 per person, including a welcome drink.
- Tasting in the tasting room: Special Harvest Festival prices available.
- Tractor Rides through the vineyards (bookings can be made on arrival)
- Grape stomping to be enjoyed by all.
- Fun prizes throughout the day.
There are enchanting places where one can escape life’s hustle and bustle, and Muratie is one of those magical treasures. Hidden away in the exquisite Knorhoek valley, with a perfect view of Table Mountain, Muratie is as old as history itself, with its almost tangible unique old world ambience. The passion for preserving the estate’s rich centuries old heritage is captured in every nook and cranny of this family farm. Beautiful old Cape Dutch buildings, crumbling statues, antique wine-making equipment, and the quaint tasting room with its cobwebs, stained glass windows and art, are all set in a secret garden, a lush green haven of peace and tranquillity.