Muratie Harvest Festival March 2016

Saturday 12 March 2016 from 11h30

The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 12th March 2016. 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 will be R50.00 per person. A selection of delicious meals and cold drinks will be on sale and Muratie’s full range of wines will be available for purchase, by the glass or by the bottle. Rijk Melck will be giving a talk on the extraordinary characters from the farm’s colourful past, after whom the Muratie wines are named. This talk will take place at 12h00 and all are welcome. After lunch, guests will be able to relax and enjoy 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 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


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