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The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 29th February 2020. 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 newly harvested grapes.

On arrival, after a welcoming drink, visitors are bound to want to join in the fun and laughter “stomping” grapes, and tasting Muratie’s well-loved, award winning wines. Tractor Rides through the vineyards will take place at set times for the young and young at heart.

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.

Festival-goers are advised to book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Entrance R150.00 per person, includes a welcome drink
  • Tasting in the tasting room: special Harvest Festival prices available
  • Tractor Rides through the vineyards (bookings can be made on arrival)
  • Grape stomping to be enjoyed by all
  • Fun prizes throughout the day

For further information and bookings contact Jean-Mari Reyneke at Muratie on 021 865 2330 or festival@muratie.co.za.


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 a unique, almost tangible 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.


The story of Muratie Wine Estate, layered in rich South African wine history, is reason enough to pay a visit to this historic farm, but it’s the abundance of activities to be enjoyed there that keeps visitors returning: from wine tasting, dining and bike-riding to contemporary art and event curation.

Tasting Room

Muratie’s magical tasting room is open seven days a week for wine tasting and chocolate pairing.

The Farm Kitchen

The estate’s restaurant, offering modern and refined yet classic cuisine, is open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday.

Treks & Trails

For those who love being outdoors, Muratie offers amazing trails for mountain biking and trail running, suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate and experienced riders and runners. The picturesque surrounding ensures an unforgettable experience. Permits are available from the Muratie Tasting Room. Managed and maintained by Dirtopia, the trails are open weekdays and weekends during the day.

Contemporary Culture at the MOK Gallery

Muratie is also home to the contemporary MOK Gallery. ‘MOK’, an abbreviation for modern kontemporêr, is the Afrikaans translation for modern contemporary. Art is an important aspect of the Muratie history with the late owner and artist, George Paul Canitz, serving much of his tenure on the estate. The gallery is located in Ansela van de Caab’s house, dating from 1685.

Create Memories at Muratie Canvas™

Muratie Canvas is where historic surroundings and modern innovation unite. Muratie offers three unique spaces that provide a stylish blank slate to create the event of a lifetime. The Muratie marquee, a beautiful 625 m² space with breath-taking views and a seating capacity of 350 pax, is the perfect wedding or function space. The historic 200 m² Muratie terrace framed by ancient oaks and magnificent gardens are perfect spaces for commitment ceremonies and pre-drinks.  

Wine Tasting: 021 865 2330 ** wine@muratie.co.za ** Farm Kitchen: 021 865 2330 ** restaurant@muratie.co.za ** Dirtopia Trails: 073 373 3572 ** info@muratie.co.za / dirtopia.co.za ** MOK Art Gallery: 072 553 5547 ** cecile@mokgallery.com ** mokgallery.com ** Muratie Canvas: 078 021 8537 ** events@muratiecanvas.co.za

Muratie Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch
www.muratie.co.za · 021 865 2330 · info@muratie.co.za

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