It’s mushroom time again! Soon, wild mushroom foragers will head into the forests in search of these delicious delicacies that only pop out for a short time in the year and you’ve got the chance to join them too. Delheim Estate’s popular Mushroom Forage on 15, 16, 30 June and 1 July will open up the mesmerising world of the fascinating fungi and teach you how to identify, forage and clean your very own, hand-picked mushrooms.
Participants are limited to 40 people per day, which allows Delheim to maintain the delicate balance between sharing a family passion and protecting the environment where the mushrooms appear.
Delheim’s Mushroom Forage was awarded “Highly Commended” in the Best Wine Event category in the Drinks International Wine Tourism Challenge 2017. It is a phenomenal achievement to be recognized amongst top international wineries so you can be sure you’ll enjoy a high calibre, memorable experience!
The day begins with an enlightening workshop on mushroom identification in the farm’s vat cellar, followed by a short walk to the mushroom hunt in Delheim’s lush pine forest. Foragers will then head for the estate’s Garden Restaurant where Chef Bruce von Pressentin lays on a three-course meal that showcases these flavoursome marvels. Lunch starts with a trio of starters where various mushrooms are perfectly paired with Delheim wines that your taste buds will relish. The dishes range from sautéed oysters, pickled shiitake, foie gras parfait with wild mushroom bon bons to baked Valrhona chocolate and porcini teacups.
This unique gourmet food and wine experience is for adults only and costs R695 per person. It includes the informative workshop, mushroom hunt, a tantalising mushroom-themed food and wine experience and a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy at home. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket and should bring their own pocket knife and baskets for the hunt. The events will still take place even if it rains and all the fun starts at 09:30 until 14:30 but book off the rest of your day to make the most of the beautiful, serene surroundings.
Bookings open on 30 April only and all tickets should be booked via Computicket. For more information visit www.delheim.com
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.