In 1685 a "certain piece of land" was allocated to a German soldier called Lourens Campher. The Governor at the Cape, William Adriaan van der Stel, instructed Campher to “beplant, bepoot & betimmer” the area. The first house Campher built has survived till present day. If one stands in front of the cellar door and look towards the right, at 2 ‘o clock, the little white building was his house.
42 hectares are under vine and grapes are handpicked. An eco-friendly spray programme is used while turkeys, geese and ducks are used for pest control in the vineyards.
Winemaking on the Muratie Wine Farm is as much about the process as the end product. Passion, tradition and a love for the land are combined with modern technology to create quality wines.
All the estate grapes are hand harvested. The result - award winning wines that are testimony to the winemaking philosophy.
Enjoy light lunches served under the oak trees from December - February: Variety of three cheeses Ham & Salami Muratie whole green fig preserve Summer melon Ciabatta Koeksisters Booking advisable
Muratie Traditional Karoo Afval (kop, pens & pootjies)
Come and enjoy traditional Karoo afval (tripe) on a Friday from 12:00 to 14:00. This traditional farm lunch consists of a wholesome soup starter, served with homemade bread, afval or the alternative main course of the day and a traditional dessert which changes regularly. Booking is essential by Thursday 12:00.
Muratie Guest Houses
Stay in one of two guest cottages on the farm. The Canitz Studio which is the previous owner's old art studio or the Humble Cellar Cottage situated next to the ancient cellar.
Both of these options are self catering.
Art Exhibition at Muratie
Art Exhibition of well-known South African artist GP Canitz, who owned the Estate in the 1940's till 1950's.