It’s time to whip on your glad rags and join the parade! Once again, a merry, family-friendly spectacle hits the streets of Stellenbosch when farm locals of this renowned wine region take to the streets accompanied by musicians and a festive entourage for the celebration and blessing of the year’s grape harvest.
Expect the colourful splash of tractors decorated with grand flair; the lively sounds of trumpets and drums and tambourines; glittering costumes; and, plenty of smiling faces as the happy convoy makes its way through the leafy streets of the City of Oaks to usher in the hustle-and-bustle of harvest. Celebrating the bounty that harvest brings, but also the spirit of goodwill that prevails despite the season’s physical demands.
It’s always a fantastic sight because you get to see and celebrate the real people who take the wine from vine to bottle – the farmworkers. Here is the opportunity to experience a cornerstone of the winemaking story that is often forgotten.