Delheim Start of Harvest Festival

A foot stomping-fun affair at this Stellenbosch wine estate’s produce party


Get knee deep in grape juice and stomp your way to victory at the annual Delheim Start of Harvest Festival in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 January 2014.

The lovely people at this famous Merlot-producing wine estate will roll out the barrels for a day jam-packed with entertainment, from a great grape smash to a buffet-style picnic lunch on the lawn.

What to Expect at the 2014 Delheim Start of Harvest Festival

The festivities kick off at noon each day with a complimentary glass of grape must (a product of the first stage of winemaking) and traditional mosbolletjies (sweet bread rolls made with grape must) to toast harvest. Afterwards, things roll forward at a leisurely pace with a guided cellar tour to give festival-goers a rare opportunity to see the inner-workings of a winery during harvest. Thereafter, families and friends can enjoy the buffet-style lunch while picnicking on the shaded lawn along the river’s edge as a live band adds to the festive mood.

After everyone is full and happy, the entertaining main grape stomp relay, a race in which teams of between six and eight barrel-roll, grape-grab and ultimately stomp their hearts out, comes to pass. Prizes are awarded to the teams who produce the most juice, show the boldest spirit and are deemed best dressed on the day.  Not to mention, while moms and dads are stomping away, the little ones will have plenty to keep them entertained.

Tickets for the 2014 Delheim Start of Harvest Festival

Tickets are limited to only 120 per day and cost R220p/p, R110p/p for children under 12 and are free for little ones under 2. Tickets include all the activities and food on the day, including a Delheim wine glass, and the grape must and mosbolletjie on arrival. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  

For ticket bookings contact the Delheim offices at +27 (0) 21 888 4600 or pr@delheim.com.

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