Harvest season: Must-do winelands festivals

2017-11-27 20:00 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town – Summer is finally here and with it comes the Harvest season. There is no better way to enjoy this season than being out and about exploring.

Why not add the Winelands harvest season to your must-do day activities. 

Make your way along the Cape's wine routes - where young and old can come together to make some memories with their loved ones.  It is time to get your hands and feet messy before you enjoy the nectar of all your hard work at the Harvest festivals.

If you are ready to stomp away, spit the cork, take part in the barrel-rolling competitions or learn more about the process of wine-making – then these festivals are just for you.

We have the ultimate list to get you in the spirit of all things wine.

SEE: Cape Winelands: 8 must-do summer events

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Delicious flavors of Stellies food will be available to nibble on.

Venue: Coetzenburg Sports grounds

Date: 23 - 25 February 2018 

Cost: R 100 - R 350, tickets can be purchased here. 

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Constantia Fresh: For the love of fine wine

Live local talent will be on show for you to enjoy during the festival.

Venue: Constantia Wine Route 

Date: 24 Febuary 2018

Cost: R550 per person and it includes wine, food and live performances. Tickets can be purchased here.

Grand Provence Harvest Festival 2018

Get involved and stomp the grapes away in the barrels with the whole family.

Venue: Franschoek

Date: 24 February 2018

Cost: TBC 

Eikendal Weintaufe Harvest carnival

Hop on a complimentory tractor ride to explore the winelands and take in the fresh air.

Venue: Eikendal, Stellenbosch

Date: 4 March 2018

Cost:  TBC


Muratie Harvest Festival 

Tate the flavors of the Muratie Farm stall at the served Harvest table lunch - a well-deserved meal after getting your feet sticky at the stomping. 

Venue: Muratie, Stellenbosch

Date: 17 February 2018

Cost: TBC

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Hands on Harvest Festival 

Go through the process of wine making step by step, from grape picking to vineyard safaris. 

Venue: Robertson Wine valley, Route 62

Date: 23 - 25 February 2018

Cost: Click here to see the individual line up and pricing for each wine estate along the route. 

What to read next on Traveller24:

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