parstyd, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, pars to press + tyd time.
In the Western Cape: the wine-making season; pars.
1964 L.G. Green Old Men Say 135Once in my life I saw the old-fashioned parstyd, the pressing of the grapes by foot...Certainly the parstyd has lost something of its charm now that the music has died away under the noise of the égrappoir.
1971 L.G. Green Taste of S.-Easter 204The old parstyd, the time of the vintage, was a joyous festival in the wine districts.
[1986 Cape Times 7 Feb. (Funfinder) 3Marketed as Parstyd, it is pure, fermenting grape juice, known as ‘grape must’. It..will be available for about 10 weeks only during the grape harvesting season.]
the wine-making season; pars.

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