Delheim’s exclusive Mushroom Forage Pop Up is the best place to go hunting for wild mushrooms.
Most people are hesitant about foraging for mushrooms because they don’t know which are safe to eat. The Delheim Mushroom Forage Pop Up is the place to change all that.
“The arrival of the wild mushrooms is truly a special time because it’s something Mother Nature does by herself,” says Delheim matriarch and experienced mushroom forager Nora Sperling-Thiel.
“That’s why we’re especially sensitive about preserving our wild ecosystems on the estate. We are careful about how we farm and also limit the number of participants on mushroom excursions.”
The format for Delheim’s Mushroom Forage Pop Up series this year highlights the exceptional occasion by limiting avid foragers to only two excursions.
Foragers will receive a short presentation about mushrooms to look out for and which to avoid; the opportunity to accompany an expert guide on a first-of-the-season forage; a mushroom cooking demonstration; and, a hearty, fungi-focused lunch with award-winning Delheim wine.
The first pop up excursion, to take place in * March, April or May (depending on the arrival of the first rains), will comprise a group of only four lucky foragers - winners of a lucky draw of Delheim Wine Club members – who will get to take along their significant others.
An intimate gathering, the time spent among the towering pines is guaranteed to be an awakening like few others.
For more info on the Forage Pop Up check out visit www.Delheim.com
The appearance of wild mushrooms depends completely on natural phenomena that are impossible to forecast with absolute accuracy, particularly after long periods of drought. Although the Delheim events take place during the high season for wild mushrooms, the estate cannot guarantee the appearance of mushrooms on the day.
Delheim Estate is located in the Simonsberg sub-region of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, on the Knorhoek Road, off the R44.