Visiting Muratie Estate: Wine, Dine & Lifestyle

Words: Crush

Muratie Wine Estate is layered in rich South African wine history, heritage and a line of ownership with stories akin to fairytales. The story of Muratie Wine Estate alone is reason enough to pay a visit to this historic farm, but it’s the abundance of activities to be enjoyed there that keeps visitors returning. From wine tasting, dining and bike-riding to contemporary art and event curation, Muratie Wine Estate has a multitude of lifestyle offerings for everyone.

Muratie Estate

What To Do at Muratie Estate

Farm Kitchen

Exploring Muratie Estate will leave you with a taste of the tradition and history held in this historic farm. The Farm Kitchen restaurant similarly aims to evoke feelings of tradition and homeliness with their dining experience, offering guests modern and refined yet classic dishes.

The old cellar walls, carpets, wooden furniture and original art is where you will enjoy honest home food, good wine and great company.

The Farm Kitchen offers breakfast and lunch served from Wednesday to Sunday weekly with extended summer hours. Menu options include an array of wholesome breakfasts, local artisanal cheese and charcuterie sharing platters, as well as an impressive lunch and pairing menu.

The Farm Kitchen lunch menu offers a selection of delectable starters, mains and desserts paired with Muratie’s signature wines.

Think braised lamb shank, slow-roasted pork belly and signature Karoo afval.

Muratie Estate

Treks & Trails

For those who love being outdoors, Muratie offers amazing trails for mountain biking and trail running. The picturesque surrounding ensures an unforgettable experience.

The Simonsberg trail system sports magnificent single-tracks that are suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate and experienced riders and runners.

Permits are available from the Muratie Tasting Room at R60 per person, with the availability of annual permits too. These allow riders and runners to enjoy up to 35 km of various trail options built, managed and maintained by Dirtopia. The trails are open weekdays and weekends during the day.

Contemporary Culture at the MOK Gallery

Muratie is also home to the contemporary MOK Gallery. ‘MOK’, an abbreviation for modern kontemporêr, is the Afrikaans translation for modern contemporary. Art is an important aspect of the Muratie history with the late owner and artist, George Paul Canitz, serving much of his tenure on the estate.

Muratie Estate

Art assists in building cultural bridges and creating a better functioning society. The mission of the gallery is to give artists a platform from where their art can communicate, whether it be social, political, cultural or simply aesthetic.

Muratie has centuries of well-preserved history and MOK gallery feels very much at home here. The gallery is located in Ansela van de Caab’s house, dating from 1685.

Visitors from all over flock to this beautiful piece of paradise, giving MOK Gallery artists the opportunity to expose their work.

Create Memories at Muratie Canvas™

Muratie Canvas is where historic surroundings and modern innovation unite. Muratie contains three unique spaces for visitors to utilise to curate their memorable events. This addition to the farm allows a stylish blank slate to create the event of a lifetime.

The Muratie marquee is a beautiful 625 m2 space with breathtaking views over the Muratie Estate vineyards, Simonsberg, Stellenbosch Valley and Table Mountain. With a seating capacity of 350 pax, this is the perfect wedding or function space.

The historic 200 m2 Muratie terrace is also available for guests to use for events.

Framed by ancient oaks, this is the perfect meeting point or pre-drink venue prior to the big reveal of the decorated reception space.

The garden during the summertime is the perfect setting for wedding and commitment ceremonies. This is open-air romanticism at its most memorable, with ample shade available from their venerable camphor trees.

Visit Muratie Wine Estate for an unparalleled Cape Winelands experience.

Dirtopia Trails: 073 373 3572

MOK Art Gallery: 072 553 5547

Farm Kitchen: 021 865 2330

Muratie Canvas: 078 021 8537 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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