With grand old wine estates dating back centuries, the Western Cape has a rich and ancient tradition of harvest festivals.
Cape Point Vineyards is one such estate, and this year the winery is celebrating its 19th harvest in a manner befitting its unique oceanside vantage (and vintage)! Situated between mountain and sea, the vineyards are cooled by ocean winds, resulting in a sauvignon blanc renowned the world over for its rich flavour.
With this seaside motif in mind, Cape Point Vineyards is celebrating the 2019 harvest with a seafood braai to match its seaside vineyards and views.
Cape Point Vineyards Harvest Festival 2019 itinerary
Upon arrival, guests will be able to join winemaker Riandri Visser (recently named the Siren of Sauvignon by Wine Magazine) in the vineyards surrounding the restaurant, where you can experience the harvest hands on!
At 12pm, guests are invited to gather around the long table in the courtyard for a bountiful fish-braai buffet, featuring fresh seafood cooked on an open fire.
What’s on the menu?
- Cape Point dolmades
- goat’s cheese
- shaved Parma ham
- fresh grapes
- marinated olives
- snoek and verjuice pâté
- homemade olive-oil-and-rosemary bread rolls
- Locally caught line fish of the day
- garlic and butter prawns
- baby calamari with peppadew pesto
- white wine West Coast mussels
- sultana, pine nut and saffron couscous
- roast vegetable salad
- Noble late harvest panna cotta with poached grapes
- raisin and dark chocolate ganache
- marshmallow terroir and sweet vine pretzels
- coffee and almond biscotti
Deliciousness aside, this sounds like a harvest festival to remember, with the sea and vineyards providing a fitting backdrop.