Vrede en Lust celebrates harvest 2010 with De Savoye Day

The second De Savoye Day Harvest Festival at Vrede en Lust, by all accounts exceeded our guests’ high expectations ! The weather was perfect, combined with exceptional food platters from Cotage Fromage and off course great wine.

“Savoye Festival is the stuff movies are made about. Indulging all six senses. Dit is ‘n belewenis” according to one of our guests Susan Matthysen.

The Vrede en Lust ladies in Red: Back left sits Alice, standing Lynne, Ven, Martinique, Janina. Seated in front: Lynette, Marizanne, Anneke and Elzanne.

We have the complete De Savoye Day 2010 album online.

Everyone was dressed in red, white and blue and the Vrede en Lust girls were easy to spot in their red outfits!

A number of the more energetic guests started the day in the vineyards 8ham, where they realized that drinking wine is much more fun than making it.

Things got slightly messy with the grape stomping, but it ensured that everyone had a touch of red to fit into the “red” white and blue theme. The grapes harvested came from our Petit Verdot vineyard on Vrede en Lust.

The guests were treated to little taste of Germany with the “Trompetter Fest”: special fermenting white wine (low in alchohol and with higher levels of residual sugar) with a special ‘zwiebelkucken’ (an egg & onion tart). Not recommended as an everyday breakfast but a lot of fun once a year!

The jolly guests, enjoyed live music by the Hungarian Trio as well Newton, whilst the platters of food kept on coming and the wine on tap, kept on flowing.

Towards the end of the celebrations, everyone received a helium filled balloon, which they released after making a wish. A day to remember!