What’s On

New Pinotage released – taste it now!

We’re absolutely thrilled to present our 2017 Pinotage to fans around the country, especially as it is the first vintage from our newly classified single vineyard.  Winemaker Jan van Rooyen really enjoyed working with these new grapes which are disease-free and perfectly suited for the terroir and micro-climate. 

 

The wine is available for tasting in our tasting room and for sale at R185 per bottle.

 

Make a point of popping in to try it now!

New Year’s wishes from Avontuur!

With 2019 now literally a few hours away,  we’d like to wish all our supporters a wonderful and successful new year.  May your horses win and your Avontuur wine collection grow steadily in the new year.  

We hope you will be celebrating the end of 2018 and the kick-off to the new year with some of Avontuur’s award-winning MCC Rose, still available today from the tasting room!

Avontuur Estate will be closed tomorrow on new year’s day but from the 2nd we’re open and looking forward to seeing you soon.

 

Drive safely and have a fantastic New Year!

Christmas Weekend Wine Bonanza

It’s really the “countdown to Christmas” now and we’d love you to visit our tasting room this weekend and share in the fun!

Firstly have a look at our Christmas gift selection, where we guarantee there is the perfect choice for any wine lover in your life.  Or take advantage of our special offer of 1 of the new Magnums @ only R350 and then you get a FREE bottle of Cab/Merlot with it (The Cab/Merlot sells for R140!).  Give the Magnum as a gift and drink the Cab/Merlot yourself!

Anyone who purchases any wine from Friday 21/12 to Sunday, 23/12 can also enter our lucky draw competition where you stand the chance to win a fantastic hamper worth R2000!  The lucky winner will be contacted on Sunday after closing time.

We look forward to seeing you at Avontuur this weekend! 

 

 

Cab Franc Special on this whole month!

A few years ago Dracaena Wines in the US started a new initiative which is now featuring on the official wine calender as  #InternationalCabFrancDay.  It takes place on 4 December annually and as we are huge fans of this varietal,  Avontuur is right up there celebrating with the rest of the world.

But we’re not sticking to one day only – we’re offering our 2014 Cabernet Franc as a two-pack for only R320.  (Usual price: R370).

So don’t miss out on the hype this month – a few bottles of award-winning wine will suit an extravagant Christmas Day braai, or some exotic smoked meat platters or even that oven-roasted leg of lamb to a tee.

 

 

#FeelGoodFridays a “thing” at Avontuur

As if Friday isn’t already the best day of the week – here’s to having even more fun on Fridays!

Our tasting room team has decided to come up with a #feelgoodfriday idea every week and it makes Avontuur Estate (and specifically the terrace in front of the cellar building the best place to spend your day!)

Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the news and all the action and plan to spend some time with us this Summer. https://www.facebook.com/AvontuurEstate/

 

Avontuur joins in the Black Friday fun!

Avontuur Estate on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is joining in the Black Friday “madness” with a once-in-a-lifetime offer on the 23rd

“We love people to taste our wine and see just how good they are as well as experience the beauty that is Avontuur and we’ve therefore chosen our 4 star Platter’s 2019 red blend and are offering it at a 70% discount,” says co-owner Philip Taberer. 

“We have limited stock available of the wine and have had quite a bit of interest already, so if you’re a serious red wine fan, this one is for you,” he said.

The wine is available on Friday 23 November from 09h00-16h00 only from the tasting room and only in 6-bottle cases.  Pop in early though as it’s really first-come-first served.

To find out more about the wine and the Sale,  contact Ella Grimston in the tasting room at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450.

Book for breakfast or lunch before or after your shopping spree as the “Eat Out Western Cape Best Bistro”, the Avontuur Estate Restaurant is the perfect spot to take a breather after all the excitement of this prime shopping event.

Restaurant bookings:  openhand@polka.co.za  or +27 21 855-4296.

Summer tasting room pairing a sweet treat.

From the middle of October till early in the new year,  our pairing in the tasting room is the popular nougat and fudge pairing,  in partnership with local artisanal confectionary producer Basilei.

We’ve paired 5 of our wines with 5 sweet treats, specially created and fine tuned to suit the new wines and their flavour profiles. The elegant Basilei packaging makes it a pleasure to do the tasting and this pairing is the perfect stop on your wine route travels.  (As the portions are substantial, the packaging also makes it easy to take along to enjoy later too!)

The cost is R120 pp and no bookings are needed although it is better to phone ahead to +27 21 855-3450 or email us at winery@avontuurestate.co.za especially if you are a group or if you are in a bit of a hurry.   A little bit of  warning gives us time to get your tasting set-up ready for when you arrive.

The tasting room is open daily except on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Avontuur Restaurant wins Eat Out Award

Eat Out Mercedes-Benz
Best Everyday Eateries 2018

Bistro WINNERS!!

Wondering where to go for burgers, lazy country-style lunches and excellent seafood? Look no further! The Western Cape’s top casual restaurants for 2018 have been announced at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries, which took place in Cape Town on 18 October.

After a year-long voting period and adjudication process, the top eateries in each category were determined by public ratings received via the Eat Out app and website, in conjunction with scoring from professional Eat Out critics. (http://www.eatout.co.za/article/revealed-best-everyday-eateries-western-cape/)

Co- owners and chefs of the Avontuur Estate Restaurant, Melanie Paltoglou and Zunia Boucher-Myers were delighted to be voted the winners in the ‘Bistro’ category. Proving that sixteen years of hard work and dedication eventually pay off!

Eat Out Durbanville Hills
Best Bistro

Winner: Avontuur Estate Restaurant, Somerset West
“My husband and I return to this restaurant again and again whenever we travel to the area. We had the opportunity to dine here twice during our recent stay in Somerset West. We chose something different both times and Avontuur wowed us both times. We will continue to return to Avontuur Estate Restaurant because we can count on tremendous food, service and views!” – Julie Dettman, Eat Out reader.

Thank you for the votes and the kind words but especially for coming back time and time again.

  Book your table on 021 855 4296 or email us at openhand@polka.co.za. 

 

Celebrate Pinotage Month at Avontuur.

With Pinotage Day 2018 on Saturday 13 October around the corner, Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is planning to join in the celebrations for the whole weekend.

From Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October our very popular Pinotage 2014 is available only from the tasting room at a “Buy- 5-get-1-Free deal”.   Take home six bottles, but you only pay for 5.  (Usual price: R810. Special price:  R675) Sounds like a winner!

On the 13th Winemaker Jan van Rooyen will end his tutored tastings series with a “Pinotage Vertical Experience” which will give fans the chance to enjoy some of Avontuur Pinotage’s from years ago right up to the 2018 vintage.  This wine is still in barrel at the moment and recently won the Stellenbosch regional Young Wine Show 2018 Award which is always a great indicator of expected quality when the wine is released in future.

The tasting is from 10h30-12h00 and the price of R130 includes a welcome drink, the tutored tasting, a light lunch and a cup of coffee afterwards. Bookings are essential at winery@avontuurestate.co.za and as we can only accommodate limited numbers, it’s best to book asap.

                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

Vitis Awards brings more Gold!

We were thrilled to receive Gold Medals for both the Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 2017 and the Sauvignon Blanc 2018 earlier this week from the Vitis Vinifera Competition.

The Chardonnay is lovely soft and buttery with heaps of citrus and spice on the palate whilst the Sauvvie is everything an easy-drinking fruity Sauvignon Blanc should be.  Selling at R165 and R75 respectively from the tasting room, we’d like to invite you to pop in to taste – and hopefully buy a few bottles!  (There’s a special on in our tasting room on the Sauvignon Blanc till the end of September where you buy 6 bottles but only pay for 5!)

If you can’t get to our tasting room, have a look at our SA Wine Shop on this site under “Wines” and order there for delivery to your door.