Solms Delta Oesfees: Music, wine, kuier

Late in March, in the heart of the Boland, the Soms Delta wine farm throws a party to celebrate the heart, culture and soul of the district. The ATKV Oesfees (Harvest Feast) is a celebration of the rhythms that move and the food that comforts. It’s a celebration of the harvest and the workers that make it possible. Pickers and farmers feast and sokkie the whole day through to traditional musicians and big names. It’s a chance to kuier and vastrap and enjoy the regions produce and products and yes wine.

This will be the 10th year of the Solms Delta Oes Fees, get to the celebrated wine estate on 25 March. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

This will be the 10th year of the Solms Delta Oes Fees, get to the celebrated Franschhoek wine estate on 25 March. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

The Solms Delta is a celebration of rural Boland. Its food and rythms and culture, like the Nama Riel Dancers. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

The Solms Delta is a celebration of rural Boland. Its food and rhythms and culture, like the Nama Riel Dancers. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

The harvest festival is a place to let your hair down and kuier. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

The harvest festival is a place to let your hair down and kuier. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

It's a place where the young at heart get to groove in the early autumn sun. (Image: <a href=

The festival is the wine farms way of celebrating and preserving regional traditions like dance. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

The festival is the wine farms way of celebrating and preserving regional traditions like dance. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

A bit of langarm, or a waltz, every day keeps the smile on your face. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

A bit of langarm, or a waltz, every day keeps the smile on your face. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

And while mum and dad dance and eat, kids play play play. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

And while mum and dad dance and eat, kids play play play. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

Or the kids could just join in and dance dance dance. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

Or the kids could just join in and dance dance dance. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

It's the spirit of samesyn and dancing as if no-ones watching. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

It’s the spirit of samesyn and dancing as if no-ones watching. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

Good, comforting memorable Boland cuisine powers visitors through a festival of music and fun. (Image: Solms Delta)

Good, comforting memorable Boland cuisine powers visitors through a festival of music and fun. (Image: Solms Delta)

Former director of the Solms Delta music programme, Les Javan, lets loose at an earlier incarnation. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

Former director of the Solms Delta music programme, Les Javan, lets loose at an earlier incarnation. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

David Kramer has livened up the festival with his interpretation of the regions goema music. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

David Kramer has livened up the festival with his interpretation of the regions goema music. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

It's the place where you get to enjoy traditional sounds created by the best musicians you've never heard of. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

It’s the place where you get to enjoy traditional sounds created by the best musicians you’ve never heard of. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

The Oesfees, a celebration of what makes the Boland special. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

The Oesfees, a celebration of what makes the Boland special. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

Franschhoek's Solms Delta exists to celebrate wine and music, and the space where the two meet. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)

Franschhoek’s Solms Delta exists to celebrate wine and music, and the space where the two meet. (Image: Solms Delta, via Facebook)