Following on from the success of their inaugural Mini Port Festival hosted last year, Muratie Estate, in conjunction with Juvenal Corks, will be hosting their 2015 Mini Port Festival on Saturday 25th July. So make the most of the Cape winter and head out to the historic Estate in Stellenbosch to join the Melck family and other leading South African Port producers for a memorable mellow day.
Port lovers are invited to cosy up in one of the Cape’s oldest wineries, sailing from ‘port’ to ‘port’ with South Africa’s Top Port Producers, appreciating the rich and luscious flavours and noshing on delicious winter warmer treats from the food stall. In addition, adhering to their mantra “nothing chocolate….nothing gained”, von Geusau will be tempting taste buds with their decadently delicious hand crafted chocolates. All the Ports on show will be available for purchase at cellar door prices.
Venue: Muratie Estate, Stellenbosch
Date: Saturday 25th July
Time: 10h30 until 16h00
Cost: R100 per person including a tasting glass
Due to limited space, visitors are advised to book in advance.
At Muratie, the passion for preserving the estate’s rich heritage and the intriguing human stories woven into the very fabric of its centuries old history, are captured in every nook and cranny of this family farm, where the unique old-world ambience is almost tangible. Muratie’s history is also commemorated in the naming of the estate’s wines after the extraordinary characters from the farm’s colourful past, each with its own enchanting story described on the back label. And there are a myriad stories reaching as far back as the 17th century. With a Port tradition that dates back to the 1940’s, Muratie’s popular Ben Prins Cape Vintage pays homage to the estate’s legendary Ben Prins, winemaker at Muratie from 1957 until 1987. Affectionately known as Barefoot Ben, his trademark was his bare feet.
Guarded over by ancient oak trees, a visit to Muratie reveals a piece of history where time has largely stood still: a unique and magical environment where visitors can enjoy Muratie’s legendary wines, honest farm food and great hospitality.