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Events at Muratie

Harvest Festival

01 Mar 2014

Harvest Festival

The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual “harvest festival” at Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 1st March 2014.

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.

Entrance is free of charge and visitors will receive a complimentary glass of Muratie wine on arrival. The festival starts at 11h30, and food, wine and cold drinks will be on sale. Festival-goers will be able to sample Muratie’s delicious Farm Kitchen summer menu. Hamburgers and cheese platters will also be on sale and Muratie’s full range of wines will be available by the glass or by the bottle. Cellar and vineyard tours will be on offer as well as a vertical wine tasting for 20x people at 12h00 at R50 per head. And, to add to the fun, there will be loads of freshly-harvested grapes to stomp. After lunch, guests will be able to relax and enjoy a memorable afternoon of live music performed by the popular Kitchen Jammin Blues Band.

For further information contact Thalia Alberts at Muratie on: 021 865 2330 or

More about Muratie

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.

A visit to Muratie today, still guarded over by ancient oak trees, reveals a piece of history where time has largely stood still. The original open fermenters and winemaking implements in the werf that greet you on arrival; the rickety cob-webbed tasting room with stained glass windows; the renovated original old fermentation tanks, with their tartaric encrusted walls, where lunches and functions are held; the antique carpets and furniture; and original art; all adorn a unique and magical environment where you can still enjoy good wine, honest farm food, and great hospitality.

Even the wines reflect a tangible sense of time suspended. The Melck family has honoured the estate’s fascinating history by naming all Muratie’s Iconic Wines after 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, making Muratie one of the oldest wineries in the Cape Winelands. Following suit, Muratie’s Farm Kitchen also honours the estate’s fascinating history, with dishes on the menu named after these legendary personalities from the past.

Season Hours: Cellar

24th of December we close at 14h00
Cellar is CLOSED on Christmas Day
31st of December we close at 14h00
Cellar is CLOSED on New Year's Day

Tasting Hours

Monday to Friday: 10h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00
Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00