Whether you’re a seasoned forager or a first-timer, Delheim Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is offering the option of a weekend of hunting for wild mushrooms on 3 and 4 July.
This is fungi-spotting at its finest and if you don’t know how to tell one mushroom from another, you’ll definitely know a lot more by the end of the weekend! Never mind the opportunity to actually eat the mushrooms you find, in gorgeous dishes created by Delheim’s chefs (and accompanied by Delheim’s great wines), you’ll also get to enjoy the great outdoors as you explore the incredible landscape and spend time at this historic wine estate.
Nora Sperling-Thiel from Delheim and ‘The Mushroom Hunter’, aka Gary Goldman, will take you on an excursion through the forests, where you’ll take part in a ‘silent hunt’ among mile-high pine trees. After a good morning of hunting, there is a three-course lunch in the Vat Cellar as a reward.
‘No one should fear the fungi!’, says Goldman, a character in his own right. ‘I will give a short lecture on edible and poisonous mushrooms before we trot off into the forest, so that you know how to identify the good, the bad and the ugly and really enjoy this magical spot at Delheim.’
The exploration starts at 10am and tickets cost R595 a person. A ticket includes a choice of an exclusive mushroom foraging basket or a Delheim bottle of wine and two glasses to take home; the insightful lecture on mushroom identification; the forest forage; as well as the mushroom-themed three-course lunch and a glass of Delheim wine.
There are only 40 spots available per day, so make your booking now. Booking are essential and, given the intimate nature of these events, no group bookings are allowed.
For more information or to secure your spot, contact (021) 888 4607/079 7353 257 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.