Make the most of the Cape winter and head out to the historic Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch for a mellow fireside celebration of Cape Port-Style Wines at the Flavours of Winter Festival on Saturday, July 29, from 10.30am to 4pm, hosted by the Melck family, South Africa’s top Cape Port-Style Wine Producers, and African Cork Suppliers.
Port lovers are invited to cosy up in one of the Cape’s oldest wineries, appreciating the rich and luscious flavours of Cape Port-Style Wines and noshing on delicious winter warmer treats prepared by the Muratie Farm Kitchen. All the wines on show will be available for purchase at cellar door prices. In addition, von Geusau will be tempting taste buds with their hand crafted chocolates.
At Muratie, the passion for preserving the estate’s rich heritage and the human stories woven into the very fabric of its centuries old history are captured in every nook and cranny of this family farm, including the wines which are named after the characters from the farm’s colourful past. And there are a myriad stories reaching as far back as the 17th century. With a Port tradition that dates back to the 1940s, Muratie’s popular Ben Prins Cape Vintage pays homage to the estate’s legendary Ben Prins, winemaker at Muratie from 1957 until 1987. Affectionately known as Barefoot Ben, his trademark was his bare feet.
* Cost is R100 per person including a tasting glass. Due to limited space, visitors are advised to book in advance. Call 021 865 2330; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.muratie.co.za·for more information.