This event is cancelled until further notice due to Covid 19 Lockdown in South Africa

Delheim celebrates a decade of guided mushroom foraging

Book now for a pro-workshop & mushroom hunt, fungi feast and some Wild Ferment

16 June and 3 July

Delheim mushroom foraging

It has been 10 years since Delheim first began spreading the love of wild mushrooms, making it a pioneer in the region when it opened its forests to organised forages. The renowned estate in SA’s wine heartland of Stellenbosch, now continues to lead the tradition having announced the 2020 dates for its popular ‘wild hunts’ – 16 June and 3 July.

The wild hunts were started in 2007 by Delheim’s Nora Thiel. “In those years, people were even less familiar with mushroom foraging than today,” she says. She showed a few people how it’s done and the idea for organised forages was born. “It took three years before we could get enough people together as interest grew,” Nora recalls.

Cape Town mushroom specialist Gary Goldman returns to share his knowledge of the fascinating fungus and its health properties. Gary has been part of the experience since 2013 and has just assisted with publishing, “A Field Guide to Mushrooms & Other Fungi of South Africa”, which will be available for sale during the mushroom season at Delheim.

Before leading foragers into the woods, Gary will teach you what’s edible, what should be avoided and how to forage in an eco-conscious way.

With baskets full, you’ll return to the winery’s Garden Restaurant for a sumptuous mushroom-inspired feast, fit for avid foragers and crowned with servings of the 2019 Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment – the latest vintage release of this wine.

Made in one of the most natural processes – by allowing spontaneous fermentation by indigenous yeast – this wine has long been the calling card for Delheim’s eco-focus. It is also the perfect lunch partner to highlight the environmental approach used on this family-owned farm on the slopes of the Simonsberg.

Delheim mushroom foragingAs a WWF-SA Conservation Champion, Delheim is acknowledged as an industry leader for its commitment to conservation, responsible production practices and integrated environmental management systems. It is also a founder member of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy under Cape Nature’s stewardship programme, actively participating in protection and conservation through sustainable practice.

Among its initiatives, Delheim uses a bio-natural water management plant that recycles all cellar waste-water on the farm; takes care to preserve substantial tracts of mountain fynbos; and, promotes bio-diversity. Cape Mountain Leopards are regularly visiting the Delheim property and inspired future conservation on the Simonsberg.

It is in this magnificent landscape that foragers will venture to search for Mother Nature’s elusive delicacies.

Delheim Wild Mushroom Forage Series Details:

  • Date: 16 June 3 July 2020
  • Cost: R850 per person
  • Included: A mystery gift, expert workshop, foraging and a mushroom-inspired lunch with wine
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:00
  • Bring: A basket, pocket knife, a pair of walking boots and a rain jacket
  • No Under 18s can be accommodated due to the toxicity of mushrooms that could be handled.

Numbers to the event will again be limited, so early booking is essential and must be done through the online ticketing platform, – Click Here to book

For more information, visit or contact Delheim on or 021 888 4600. Also find Delheim on Facebook, Twitter @Delheim and Instagram @delheimwines.

*IMPORTANT: 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 in the Simonsberg sub-region of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, on the Knorhoek Road, off the R44.

Jazz and Cheese Fondues

Info for 2020 Winter Events will be shared in April 2020

delicious fondue

Delheim Harvest Festival 2020

Celebrate Mother Nature’s bounty on this popular family fun day

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Join Delheim Estate for the annual celebration of Mother Nature’s bounty at the celebrated Stellenbosch winery’s Harvest Festival on Saturday, 25 January.

The occasion is a highlight of the winelands calendar, allowing families to spend a leisurely day wining, dining and having fun on the lush and historic property. Ticketholders simultaneously support a good cause with a portion of sales donated to the Pebbles Project, a non-profit organisation enriching the lives of children and their families in the Winelands farming communities in the Western Cape.

Delheim Harvest Festival 2020

The 2020 Delheim Harvest Festival again promises a feast of entertainment, complete with the ever popular and unmissable grape picking and stomping. There will be live music, tractor rides and plenty of food and drink provided in true festival-style by various food stalls.

Among the highlights is a gift included with every adult ticket sold – a surprise reward for your hard work in the vineyards. Without giving away too much, this is a keeper: a grand gift for a grand occasion.

The price of a ticket also includes a bottle of Delheim Rosé 2019/Sauvignon Blanc 2019 or Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 that can be enjoyed at the festival or taken home.

Additional wines will be available for purchase from Delheim’s wine bar.

Delheim Harvest Festival

The grape picking-and-stomping kicks off promptly at 10:30, whilst the feasting will start at 12h00. Tickets are limited to keep it intimate and special – just the thing for a special day to enjoy with the family.

grape picking-and-stomping

Ticket details:

  • Tickets are R480pp for adults. This price includes four food items, a complimentary bottle of Delheim wine, live music entertainment, grape picking-and-stomping, a tractor ride and an exclusive take-home gift. A total R100 per ticket goes to the Pebbles Project.
  • Tickets for children under 18 are R280pp and include grape picking-and-stomping; two juices; a snack treat and three food items. The festival is free for kiddies under 3 years of age and there’s also access to the kiddies play area and face painting.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased online via Quicket (

For more information visit or contact Delheim on or 021 888 4600. Also find Delheim on Facebook, Twitter @Delheim and Instagram @delheimwines.

Delheim Estate is in the Simonsberg sub-region of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, on the Knorhoek Road, off the R44.


Conferences are held in the Vat Cellar, situated within the production Cellar, which seats up to 30 people and is accessible by wheelchair and private. Standard conferencing equipment is available; (audio/visual projector and screen) please state your equipment needs when making your booking. Although we have standard conference packages we are more than willing to tailor-make our offering to suit business requirements.


Delheim Conference Packages (pdf document)

For enquiries and bookings, please contact or 021 888 4607

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