Historic Muratie a warming winter’s destination

Beautiful old historic buildings greet the visitors to the estate.

The Muratie Flavours of Winter Festival invites you to make the most of the Cape winter and head out to Stellenbosch for a mellow fireside celebration of Cape “Port” and fortified style wines, on Saturday July 23, from 11am to 6pm.

Cosy up in one of the Cape’s oldest wineries with a glass, live music and some warm treats from Muratie’s Farm Kitchen, appreciating the rich and luscious offerings from some of the Cape’s top “Port” producers.

From Calitzdorp to Stellenbosch through to Durbanville, you will be warmly hosted by the winemakers from Muratie, Allesverloren, Axe Hill, Delaire Graff, Boplaas, The Fledge and Peter Bayly.

At Muratie, the passion for preserving the estate’s rich heritage and the intriguing human stories woven into the very fabric of its centuries old history, are captured in every nook and cranny of this family farm, including the wines which are named after the extraordinary characters from the farm’s colourful past.

And there are a myriad stories reaching as far back as the 17th century. With a Port tradition that dates back to the 1940s, Muratie’s popular Ben Prins Cape Vintage pays homage to the estate’s legendary Ben Prins, winemaker at Muratie from 1957 until 1987. Affectionately known as Barefoot Ben, his trademark was his bare feet.

Guarded over by ancient oak trees, a visit to Muratie reveals a piece of history where time has largely stood still: a unique and magical environment where visitors can enjoy Muratie’s legendary wines, honest farm food and warm hospitality.

All the wines on show will be available for purchase at cellar door prices.

The cost is R150, including a tasting glass. Book at 021 865 2330 or taste@muratie.co.za