The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 18th February 2017. 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.
Costs and bookings:
Festival-goers are advised to book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
- Entrance 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)
For further information and bookings contact Jean-Mari Reyneke at Muratie on 021 865 2330/2336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.