• Local harvest celebrations are always a hoot and seem to be the order of the day this time of the year in Cape Town and its surroundings.

    The scenes are family-friendly and accentuated with jubilation through music and dancing and of course, delectable cuisine and plenty of topple.


    If you are keen on being a guest at a harvest celebration here are some you can attend:

    Goatshed  Harvest Lunch

    Picture: Fairview Wine and Cheese / Facebook

    For 18 years, Fairview Wine Farm has been home to the award-winning Goatshed eatery, which hosts the Goatshed Harvest Lunch. This March, every Saturday and Sunday harvest celebrations are ongoing in the form of an opulent lunch bringing together our pastures, vineyards, cellar, dairy, orchards, bakery, fields, forests and gardens.

    At Goatshed, the party theme when it comes to harvest celebrations is “Drink wine, Eat well and Be Merry”.

    Attending the estate’s Harvest Lunch Table event is nothing short of partaking in the farm’s bountiful produce and its paddock-to-plate experience.


    • Date: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 May 2023
    • Location: Suid-Agter-Paarl Road
    • Price: From R395

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    Nuy Valley Festival 2023

    Picture: Nuy Valley Festival 2023 / Facebook

    Make the most of the season at Worcester‘s big harvest bash, the Nuy Valley outdoor festival, partaking in “country foods celebrating the wine and olive harvest”.

    From 9 am, guests get to explore the participating farms full of old-world charm against the backdrop of picturesque mountain views.

    Tickets come with the following: a glass; wine tastings; olive and olive product tastings; free access to each venue, including the Pure Boland Market; live entertainment; and tractor rides between venues.


    • Date: 13 May
    • Location: Nuy on the Hill, Willow Creek Olive Estate, Leipzig Country House and Winery, and Lions Creek Olive Estate
    • Price: From R50 to R250

    Benguela Cove Harvest Celebration 2023

    Picture: Benguela Cove / Facebook

    It is that time of the year again when Benguela Cove gives thanks for a successful harvest and an award-winning vintage with a harvest celebration fit for kings and queens.

    The festivities kick off with guests participating in the ritual of picking grapes in the picturesque vineyards, followed by a scrumptious lunch with flights of wine and live music.

    Discover aspects of the Walker Bay region’s viticulture and learn more about winemaking.


    • Date: 18 May
    • Location: R43 Botrivier Lagoon, 7200, Hermanus
    • Price: R950

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    Written by Chenai Nyakunengwa for Cape {town} Etc.

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