Join Nederburg’s Harvest at Dusk Festival
Nederburg in Paarl is back with its annual Harvest at Dusk festival, taking place this year on Saturday, 18 February. Set to entertain young and old, it offers an ideal opportunity for the whole family to satisfy their curiosity and learn from viticulturist Bennie Liebenberg how the 2017 wine grape harvest has been progressing. The event host will, however, be none other than Annetjie Hopkins, who has been with Nederburg for more than 30 years!
Start with a glass of Nederburg’s refreshing Cuvée Brut on arrival, with a surprise snack. You will then be shown a selection of different grape varieties and given the chance to taste of the 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 music by Cape Town-based ensemble, Ottoman Slap, as you spoil yourself with a bountiful harvest feast prepared by chef Edmore Ruzoza of The Red Table restaurant. The three-course meal will not disappoint, with family-style table platters, laden with delicious mezze to whet your appetite; farm-fresh salads and vegetables, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, crispy rolled pork belly as well as delicious tagliatelle with herb-roasted vegetables 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.