Summer at Muratie Wine Estate

04 February 2014


The Muratie Music Concerts and Harvest Festival present a great opportunity for friends and family to get together and relax under the estate’s ancient oak trees, soaking up the music while enjoying Muratie’s fine wines and the Farm Kitchen’s summer menu. And for the active folk out there, Muratie has recently launched a 26km Mountain Biking Trail.

Music Concert: The Ride

Date: Saturday 15 February
Time: 18h30
Tickets: R50 per person

The Ride is a collaboration between three experienced musicians: Andre Leo, Lucas Swart and indie-rock and acoustic folk singer, Lucy Kruger, who have harnessed their craft by playing with a variety of projects. Andre Leo (Pretty Blue Guns, The Very Wicked); Lucas Swart (Pretty Blue Guns, The Very Wicked, Lua Union, Lucy Kruger); and Lucy Kruger (Lucy Kruger, The Very Wicked), will take you on a journey through the best places they have been, musically and personally. Their set consists of original material by each member, as well as covers ranging from the Velvet Underground to Tom Waits to Gillian Welch.

Music Conert: The Swingsetters

Date: Saturday 22 February
Time: 15h00
Tickets: R100 per person

The Swingsetters provide a collection of original and covered music combining and alternating between the styles of swing, funk and rock & roll, adding a touch of class to any event with their fine outfits and flamboyant instruments. The band comprises a number of accomplished musicians from different backgrounds, each one bringing something different to the table. An electric three piece horn section and solid rhythmic department sets the platform for the group’s 4 lead vocalists to fully express themselves. Musical influences range from the big band swing of Benny Goodman and the acapella stylings of the Andrews Sisters, to the funkadelic sounds of Stevie Wonder and the sexy crooning of Elvis Presley.

Tickets for the above concerts include a glass of Muratie wine on arrival. Children under 12 enter free. The farm Kitchen will be serving its delicious summer menu. Hamburgers, cheese platters and cold drinks will also be on sale and Muratie’s full range of wines will be available by the glass or by the bottle. All drinks must be purchased on the farm. It is advisable to make your booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Do not miss these shows. What a wonderful way to while away a lazy summer afternoon. For further information or to pre-book your tickets and table, contact Thalia Alberts on: 021 865 2330 or Tickets can also be purchased on arrival. Muratie can accommodate up to 120 people, and in the event of rain, Muratie will accommodate the event indoors.

Muratie’s Annual Harvest Festival, featuring the popular ‘Kitchen Jammin Blues Band’

Date: Saturday 1 March
Time: 11h30 onwards
Tickets: Entrance is free

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.

The day will begin at 11h30. Entrance is free of charge and visitors will receive a complimentary glass of Muratie wine on arrival. 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. All drinks must be purchased on the farm.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

Muratie Mountain Bike Trail

Muratie’s mountain biking route is managed by Dirtopia. Visitors sign in at the Muratie cellar. The entrance fee goes towards the maintenance team and a portion to the Simonsberg Conservancy. The single track route runs through Muratie and part of Uitkyk Estate. After the ride, relax under the oak trees and enjoy a

Muratie Wine Estate