It’s almost that time of the year again when Nederburg’s team of viticulture and winemaking experts face the 2020 wine grape harvest head-on. The most special time of the year in the wine industry, the annual harvest is a celebration of thanksgiving for nature’s incredible bounty.
As always, Nederburg will be inviting guests to come and experience the harvest first-hand, providing the opportunity to sip, savour, snip and squash during the Paarl winery’s 2020 Harvest at Dusk Festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 8 February 2020. And what’s more, for the very first time, KFM presenter Carl Wastie will be there as MC!
Learn from their winemakers how the harvest is progressing, and taste newly harvested grapes and fresh grape must before it becomes wine. Then get yourself dirty by participating in the fun of picking and stomping fully ripened grapes.
After freshening up, guests will be treated to a bountiful harvest feast on the lawn in front of Nederburg’s historic manor house, with upbeat music entertainment provided by popular South African music group, Kaleidoskoop.
Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys of Slippery Spoon Kitchen will be serving up a harvest feast with creative flair, like never before. Much of it’s still a secret, but one could expect family-style table platters, laden with delicious fresh food including bountiful mezze, meats, salads and vegetables, as well as delectable desserts.
A wide selection of Nederburg wines, soft drinks, mineral waters, coffees and teas will be available to purchase.
Guests are advised to wear hats, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Time: 16:00 for 16:30 until late (the start time will be strictly adhered to)
Cost: R650 per person (including Nederburg MCC on arrival, the harvest experience in the vineyards, musical entertainment, the harvest feast, one bottle of wine from Nederburg’s The Winemasters range, VAT and service charge)
R200 per child aged 12 to 18 (including a soft drink, juice or water on arrival, the harvest experience in the vineyards, musical entertainment, the harvest feast, VAT and service charge)
Free for those aged 11 and under.
Booking is essential and given limited seating, guests should make their reservations as soon as possible via www.webtickets.co.za.
Harvest at Dusk Festival 2020 round up: Ep 1
A warm welcome for our guests as they arrive at our home in Paarl, ready for a full day of picking, squishing and tasting the grapes
Harvest at Dusk Festival 2020 round up: Ep 2
Hold tight us we take you on a tractor ride through some vineyards with one of the best views - if we don’t say so ourselves.
Harvest at Dusk Festival 2020: Ep 3
With secateurs and wicker baskets at the ready, that can only mean one thing - time to harvest the grapes. Young and old got themselves fully tangled in our tempranillo vineyards.
Harvest at Dusk Festival: Ep 4
As Carl Wasti says, “Stomp those grapes!”
Harvest at Dusk Festival: Ep 5
Ending off the day in the best way possible: With a harvest feast at sunset. Thank you to everyone for joining us and making it one to remember.