The parade is hosted with the support of the Stellenbosch Municipality and sees the participation of some of the country’s most famous wineries, including Kleine Zalze, Clos Malverne, Middelvlei, Kaapzicht, Beyerskloof and L’Avenir.
A merry, family-friendly spectacle is promised with local farms taking to the streets accompanied by musicians and a festive entourage for the celebration and blessing of the year’s grape harvest.
Stellenbosch Wine Routes manager Elmarie Rabe said: “Stellenbosch is the heartland of South African wine, which gives special significance to the harvest parade. It’s about celebrating the bounty that the harvest brings, but also the spirit of goodwill that prevails despite the season’s physical demands.”
The parade sets off from the Van der Stel sports grounds at 9am and leads down Alexander Street to the town hall, where the harvest blessing will take place. From there, it returns along Merriman Avenue to conclude in the delightful Agri-worker Crafts and Family Day.