Local lad having fun

 

The famous Stellenbosch Wine Harvest Parade is to return to the streets of South Africa’s Wine Capital! After a two-year hiatus, this wine-inspired spectacle is guaranteed to be back with a memorable bang when it takes place on Saturday, 9 April.

Letting down their hair

Halted only briefly by the pandemic regulations, the beloved procession sees farmers, workers and wine-lovers mount colourful floats and paint the town red to herald the end of another fruitful wine grape season.

Fun in the sun

 

It’s a great way to join in the excitement at the end of the harvest –one can bring friends and family to join in the human train through the historic streets. The parade gets underway at 09:00, leaving from the famous Toy and Miniature Museum, and weaves its way beneath the oaks before arriving some 30 minutes later at the Stellenbosch Town Hall. Here, the mayor will award the best float as well as the occasion’s most spirited team.

Local companies well represented

After a short thanksgiving ceremony, the parade will continue its way, sharing the joy of the year’s harvest as it goes. At its conclusion, participants will be treated to a braai, live music, and refreshments, with special entertainment laid on for the kiddies too.

Famous wines

The Stellenbosch Harvest Parade takes place with the support of the region’s wineries, wine route organisation, Wesgro and Stellenbosch Municipality. No booking necessary.

Great music

For more information visit www.wineroute.co.za; contact 021 886 8275 or send email to  marketing@wineroute.co.za. Also follow @StellWineRoute on Twitter and Instagram.