Harvest of Joy: De Savoye Day 5 March 2011

Savoye Day 2010 Grape Stomp

Savoye Day 2010 Grape Stomp


We invite you to join us at the annual Vrede en Lust ‘De Savoye Harvest Festival’ on Saturday 5 March 2011.

On De Savoye Day, we celebrate the 2011 grape harvest; honour the founder of Vrede en Lust; release a number of new wines and have a lot of fun!

This year we celebrate 323 years of passion, since Jacques de Savoye founded Vrede en Lust in 1688!

There are only 150 tickets available and a number of last year’s guests have already applied for bookings, so please book soonest to avoid disappointment.

The Harvest Festival is one of the highlights on our calendar.

Those who want to harvest some grapes themselves, will be able to get into the vineyards with Etienne & Susan earlier in the morning – just come prepared with a change of clothes.

Wines to be launched

The Boet Erasmus 2008, the Syrah 2008, the Classic 2006, the Barrique 2010 and our new Caseys’ Ridge Elgin Viognier 2010.


Black and white with a dash of red. Please dress accordingly, the best dressed couple will win a weekend at Vrede en Lust, staying over in the historic Manor House!

Program for the day

09:00 Continental breakfast for those taking part in the harvesting of grapes (Booking is essential!)
09:15 Harvesting of grapes
11:00 Welcome drinks – special Jess 2010 based cocktail
11:30 Grape stomping, Federweisser and zwiebelkuchen
12:30 Start of a long, lazy lunch
14:30 Balloons of Dreams and announcement of the Best Dressed Couple

From 11:00 – 16:00 Tasting of the newly released wines, Boulles competition & live entertainment

Savoye Day 2010 Lunch

Savoye Day 2010 Lunch

De Savoye Day Lunch Menu

Duncan and his team at the Cotage Fromage have created a very special menu for the day:

  • Panzanela Salad
  • Caprese Salad
  • Quiche
  • Chicken Nicoise Salad
  • Fillet of Beef with Horseradish
  • Salmon Terrine
  • Variety of freshly baked Breads
  • Desert: Chocolate Brownies and Creme Brule

Savoye Day 2010 Friends

Savoye Day 2010 Friends

Cost and payment

Public – R295 per person, Wine Club Members – R238 per person – remember to invite your friends. Wine Club Members will also enjoy booking priority.

Tickets include the Harvest Lunch, lots of wine on tap and all activities.

No charge for children of 12 years and younger – there will be a secure play area with nannies where food and cold drinks will be provided.

Only 150 tickets are available! To avoid disappointment, please book your tickets as soon as possible and confirm you’re booking by sending your proof of payment to lynette.nel@vnl.co.za. Please note that seats will be allocated on a strictly first-pay basis.

Banking details:
Vrede en Lust at Nedbank, Business Winelands
Branch code: 149821 Account number: 1498080960 Reference: “Savoye” and last name


Our accommodation is already booked up for the weekend, but there are a number of options nearby at a range of prices to meet all budgets!

  • Cathbert Country Inn (4 Star) – 021 874 1366
  • Babylonstoren (6 Star) – 021 863 3852
  • Val d ‘Or Estate Guest House (4 Star) – 021 876 3902
  • Val De Vie Luxury Villas (5 Star) – Ina Louw 082 566 405
  • Le Franschhoek Hotel (5 Star) – 021 876 8900

We look forward to sharing this day with you!

Savoye Day 2010 Balloons of Dreams

Savoye Day 2010 Balloons of Dreams

Please note the winery will be closed to the general public on the 5th of March.