* 2018 dates to be confirmed * The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch. 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.
On arrival you are welcome to join in the grape-stomping, attend an informal private tasting by winemaker Hattingh de Villiers at 12h00 or you can taste the Muratie wines at your own leisure in the wine tasting centre. Thereafter you will enjoy a long lazy alfresco lunch accompanied by Muratie’s well-loved wines. The harvest lunch, prepared by Muratie’s Farm Kitchen, will include gourmet burgers, salmon sandwiches, samoosas, spring rolls and a vegetarian quiche. Then relax and savour a memorable afternoon of live music performed by the popular Kitchen Jammin Blues Band.
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.
Festival-goers must please book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
For further information contact Jean-Mari Strauss at Muratie on 021 865 2330 or email@example.com.