Wild Mushroom Forage at Delheim From blushers to dyeballs and laughing gyms to deceivers – The Wild Mushroom Forage at Delheim Estate in Stellenbosch is back for one day only, on 16 June 2022.

Re-emerging from the dark like the delicious forest treats, the renowned, family-owned winery will once again present its expert tutored excursions during the season’s annual short window. (So, if you’re keen to participate, you’ll have to jump.)

If you miss it, however, there’s another way. An additional day is planned for 2 July, but it’s reserved for members of the estate’s wine club. If you’re not a member already, then now’s the time to sign up.

The great news for this year is that signed-up foragers will again learn at hand of the host duo that has made this a highlight of the Cape winelands for 15 years. Delheim’s Nora Thiel was raised in a home that regularly foraged for mushrooms and she’ll be joined by author and specialist Gary Goldman. Both are master mycophiles, adept in the art of finding the fungi!

Wild Mushroom Forage at Delheim

Intimate experience

Participating groups have been limited to just 30 people, so an intimate and first-hand experience in this pop-up event is assured. Each ticket includes the presentation about foraging and mushroom varieties, which covers those to be avoided and those that are edible; the forage excursion into Delheim’s forest; and, a three-course, mushroom-inspired lunch served with wines from the estate.

Apart from the quality of tuition and fun experience overall, the Wild Mushroom Forage at Delheim is supremely popular for the forest where the toadstools sprout. It is here that the fungus thrives undisturbed, weaving its threads beneath the forest floor, transforming organic matter into healthy soil for mushrooms. Many specimens are sumptuous as a dish, with some of the finest examples located at Delheim.

What: Wild Mushroom Forage at Delheim

Where and when: Delheim Estate, Stellenbosch on 16 June 2022

Book: marketing@delheim.com

Bring: A basket, pocket-knife, walking boots and rain jacket