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Hidden in the Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, Muratie Wine Estate, under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family, has an 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. To celebrate another successful harvest, The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, 10 March.

The Muratie Harvest Festival

The festival takes place under the ancient oaks that guard this historic wine estate and 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, after a welcoming drink, visitors are bound to want to join in the fun and laughter “stomping” grapes and taste Muratie’s well-loved wines. Tractor rides through the vineyards will take place at set times for the young and those simply young at heart.

Thereafter, a long lazy alfresco lunch, prepared by Muratie’s Farm Kitchen, will follow accompanied by Muratie wines. Then relax and savour a memorable afternoon of live music performed by the popular Kitchen Jammin Blues Band.


Festival-goers are advised to book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Entrance is R100 per person and includes a welcome drink. On the day, you can also enjoy tastings in the tasting room at special Harvest Festival rates and there will be great giveaways held through the day.


Experience it yourself:

Muratie Harvest Festival

Jean-Mari Reyneke, 021 865 2330/2336


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