Just harvested.

At this time of the year the hills are alive with the sound of harvesting in this neck of the woods and the air is filled with the succulent aromas of freshly crushed grapes. Some people take to it with gusto and love stomping the grapes with their bare feet. I personally don’t go in for that sort of thing but nevertheless love to be there when it is all happening.

One of the most historic estates in Stellenbosch is Muratie, which has a chequered history to say the least. It is the home of the Melck family and a visit to it is a must. It is steeped in tradition and plenty of fun is to be had there. Apart from the excellent wines there is a restaurant which serves great country food.

Stompin’ them grapes

Muratie’s Harvest Festival, always an annual highlight on wine lovers’ calendars, will be taking place over two days this year, in order to accommodate Covid regulations, with smaller, numbers and responsible social distancing. So, join the Melck family on either Saturday 6 or Sunday 7 March 2021 for a Muratie Harvest Festival Luncheon under the ancient oaks that guard this historic wine estate, for a more intimate family event featuring good food, fine wine, great company, live music and lots of fun stomping newly harvested grapes.


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

Kitchen Jammin Blues Band


Due to current regulations, there will be limited seats available. The entrance fee is R150 per person. Kindly note full payment will be required in advance to secure your booking. All Covid protocol will be adhered to.

For bookings, please contact Tanja on festival@muratie.co.za or 021 865 2330