SOLD OUT: Jacques de Savoye Day: Harvest Festival 2012

We invite you to join us at the annual Vrede en Lust ‘De Savoye Harvest Festival’ on Saturday 3 March 2012. On De Savoye Day, we celebrate the 2012 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 the 10th anniversary of the new winery and 324 years of passion, since Jacques de Savoye founded Vrede en Lust in 1688!

There are only 120 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 released

The Boet Erasmus 2009, the Syrah 2009, and Caseys’ Ridge Elgin Viognier 2011. In addition, the 4 wines that make up the exclusive and limited release Artisan Range will be available for tasting and purchase to all guests. These wines are normally only available to Wine Club members: The Chenin-Chardonnay-Viognier 2010 (Elgin), the Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Simonsberg-Paarl), The Barrique Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Elgin) and the newly releases Syrah 2010 from our Elgin vineyards.


Red and white. Please dress accordingly, the best dressed couple will win a special autographed set of the Vryersvoetpad 2008 wine released to celebrate the movie Semi-Soet!

Program for the day

11:00 Jess cocktail, grape picking and grape stomping
12:00 Starters and Federweisser served
12:30 Start of a long, lazy lunch with Wine on Tap!
13:30 Desert
14:30 Blessing of the Harvest, Balloons of Dreams and announcement of the Best Dressed Couple

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

De Savoye Day Lunch Menu

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


  • Baby onion quiches
  •  Gazpacho


  • Duck liver parfait
  •  Hot smoked salmon terrine
  •  Rare roasted fillet of beef
  •  Chicken coronation
  •  Cold meats and cheeses
  •  Baby beef and chicken burgers
  •  Lime potato salad
  •  Curried chickpea salad
  •  Tuscan panzanella salad


  • Special selection of hand made Ice Creams

De Savoye Day Tickets

Public – R295 per person, Wine Club Members enjoy their WineClub discounts for themselves and one partner/guest. Wine Club Members 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 120 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 Elzaan Louwrens. 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
  • Le Franschhoek Hotel (5 Star) – 021 876 8900

We look forward to sharing this day with you!

Please note the winery will be closed to the general public on the 3rd of March.