Join Nederburg’s annual ‘Harvest at Dusk’ Festival, taking place at the Paarl winery on Saturday, 17 February 2018, and discover first-hand how the 2018 wine grape harvest is progressing.
On arrival, you’ll be treated to a glass of Nederburg’s refreshing Cuvée Brut. You will then be shown a selection of different grape varieties and given the chance to taste fresh grape must before it becomes wine.
As the sun sets, get your hands dirty by picking some fully ripened grapes in the vineyards. Then join in the fun of stomping grapes and fully immerse yourself in this traditional way of making wine.
When the hard work is done, relax with live background music as you reward yourself with a bountiful harvest feast prepared by talented chef Edmore Ruzoza of The Red Table restaurant, situated in Nederburg’s elegant manor house, dating to 1800.
Expect family-style table platters, laden with delicious mezze to whet your appetite; farm-fresh salad and vegetables, crispy rolled pork belly, lemon & herb chicken kebab, as well as grilled sirloin as main course; and assorted mini sweet treats for dessert.
A wide selection of Nederburg wines will be available for purchase, as will soft drinks, mineral waters, coffees and teas.
Guests are advised to wear hats, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Cost: R350 per person (including Nederburg sparkling wine on arrival, harvest experience and harvest feast) (excludes service charge)
R220 per child aged 6 to 12 (including a soft drink, juice or water on arrival, harvest experience and harvest feast) (excludes service charge)
Free for those aged 6 and under.
Booking is essential (only 110 tickets are available). For reservations call The Red Table on 021 877 5155 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. When making your booking, please inform The Red Table of any dietary requirements you and/or your guests might have.
Taste and purchase Nederburg’s award-winning wines at the comfortable Visitors’ Centre, a short walk away from the historic manor house. If you prefer delivery, you can order most of the wines sold at Nederburg via www.vinoteque.co.za.
The Nederburg Visitors’ Centre also offers a variety of pairings, such as the popular dessert wine pairing with sweet delights, as well as an ice cream pairing introduced exclusively for summer.
The winery provides informative guided tours of its state-of-the art cellar and other points of interest, such as the manor house, a national monument, and Old Cellar Museum that tells the Nederburg story in wonderful artefacts and pictures.
Foreign language guides could be arranged by prior appointment. All cellar tours need to be pre-booked by contacting Nederburg.