The annual grape harvest parade of the 2015 Stellenbosch Wine Festival takes place Saturday, 24 January in Stellenbosch. The Mayor of Stellenbosch invites all visitors and residents to the harvest when he joins Saturday in the blessing of the harvest at the Stellenbosch Municipality Town Hall at 10:00am.
All things grape will form part of the harvest as marching bands, Cape minstrels, drum majorettes as well as decorated tractors and trucks from participating wineries meander their way through the oak-lined streets of the historic winelands town of Stellenbosch.
The parade celebrates the essence of the winelands and captures the harvest in a colourful and vibrant procession. It pays homage to the thousands of men and women, who are responsible for sustaining the wine industry in Stellenbosch and surrounds. At the same time, the parade marks the annual harvest that will again yield the wonderful and award-winning wines responsible for making Stellenbosch a world-renowned wine producing area.
The parade starts at Paul Roos Gimnasium school round 09h15 and makes its way to the iconic Town Hall in Plein Street where the official blessing of the harvest will take place at 10h00.
For more information, visit www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za