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Legal Eagle swoops again!

Saturday was one of those outstanding days for any racing fan,  when Avontuur-bred Legal Eagle won the Gr1 Queen’s Plate for the third time in a row.  This has only been done once before by the legendary Pocket Power so the jubilation at Avontuur Estate on the farm,  and by the Avontuur crowd at the Kenilworth Race Course can be understood.

What an incredible athlete!  What a champion!  Legal Eagle rules!  Our thanks to Liesl King for the incredible photographs.

Ringing in the new year at Avontuur

With 2017 now rushing towards its end, we’re planning to ring in the new year with a pop of fizz,  some excellent food and a relaxed summer vibe in the tasting room.  We’re open throughout the weekend, and our restaurant is planning a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner on Sunday night, for which bookings are required.

The farm is closed on Monday, 1 January, but we are welcoming guests any other time, and look forward to hosting you in the tasting room, on the terrace and in the restaurant during this holiday season.

We wish all our clients and friends a wonderful and a successful 2018 and hope to see you soon at Avontuur!

 

Gift shopping 101 at Avontuur

If you’re still wondering about those elusive gifts for family and friends who have to be accommodated,  pop into our tasting room for a selection which will make the decision easy.

Two of our Cab/Merlot blend Magnums for R240 (Usual price: R300) will take care of two red wine drinkers – or you can just drink it yourself at one of the many festive functions on your calender.

For the sweet tooth amongst us, the gift pack of a bottle of beautifully blush Pinot Noir/Chardonnay 2017 paired with a Basilei hand-crafted selection of fudge and nougat at R100, is a winner.

The 10 year old pot-stilled brandy is the perfect gift for the guy who has everything, with the MCC Brut a must-do for any new year’s celebrations.  Above Royalty Natural Sweet Viognier comes in a gift box and at R110 per bottle, it’s a winner for anyone who loves a dessert wine.

Our tasting room is open daily and look forward to assisting you with your choice.  You can also email Ella at winery@avontuurestate.co.za if you want to arrange a delivery.

 

 

Cape Yearling Sale coming up in January

The first important 2018 Yearling event coming up for Avontuur is the Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2018 which takes place on 20 and 21 January at the  CTICC in Cape Town.

With five colts and five fillies lined up for the Sale, the Avontuur team is hopeful that this prestigious event will set the bar for the rest of 2018. More about each yearling in January!

Walk & Wine Combo a Winner!

Treat yourself to a casual 30 minute Farm Walk at Avontuur Estate  with fantastic views over the green paddocks filled with race horses, foals and False Bay and Table Mountain in the distance.   End off the visit in the tasting room with a sweet treat of note when you pair 5 wines with Basilei’s artisanal Nougat/Fudge creations. 

The walk and pairing is self-guided with assistance from our tasting room staff, and costs R100 pp. 

Bookings are not needed for individuals and small groups, but for 6+ guests it’s recommended that you book beforehand to ensure the smooth running of your visit.  The tasting room is open daily.

For more info or to book contact Ella in the tasting room at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450.

Confectionary pairing returns to great acclaim!

With summer around the corner, the tasting room has brought back the very popular Basilei fudge and nougat pairing as the Speciality Tasting for the next few months.

Paired with some of our most popular white, pink and red wines, this offering definitely draws the crowds with larger groups and duo’s alike, being drawn to the tasting on a daily basis.

It’s R80 per person, and although you are welcome to pop in whenever the tasting room is open, it is a good idea to make a booking before arriving, especially if you are a larger group.

Contact Ella or Marcelle at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or 021 855-3450 to give them a bit of warning and to be set up by the time you arrive.

 

Luna de Miel 2016 released

The release of a new Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve is always an occasion, and the recent arrival of the 2016 vintage, is no different. 

As usual the elegantly wooded wine delights again on the nose and the first sip immediately makes you think of pairing it with a soft, creamy curry dish or nicely spiced chicken.

As winemaker Jan van Rooyen said, ” This is one of Avontuur’s iconic wines with a long and illustrious history, named after one of our first brood mares. It’s therefore a privilege to produce this much-loved wine and ensure its future is as fantastic as its past.”

The Luna de Miel once again is a winner and retails from the tasting room at R146 per bottle. Feel free to order it from Ella or Marcelle in the tasting room at +27 21 855-3450 or winery@avontuurestate.co.za as delivery can be arranged anywhere in SA.

 

Mares and foals walk bookings now open

At Avontuur we celebrate Women’s Month with our annual Mares and Foals Walk, which is planned this year for Tuesday 22 August and Tuesday 29 August, from 09h30-12h30. The walk will be led by Philip Taberer and there will be lots of photo opportunities as you learn more about the farm from one of our owners.  Not only are there the cute foals and their dams in the green paddocks to exclaim over, but also the views of the Helderberg and False Bay from higher up on the Estate which just cry out for stunning pics.

As Var and Oratorio have just been rated as two of the top stallions in the country, we feel that we have to “allow” the boys in too, and participants will therefore also meet up with our super sires in the stables at the end of the walk where Pippa will introduce them and you will be able to find out more about the serious business of racehorse breeding!

After the walk, winemaker Jan van Rooyen will present a tutored wine tasting and then a light lunch from the Avontuur Restaurant will follow.  So, we invite you to spend a morning with us!  Only 20 persons per day. Cost R300. Bookings and pre-payment essential at winery@avontuurestate.co.za and we suggest you book asap!

 

Breakfast Club with Andrea Hendrick – Tuesday, 8 August

Our guest speaker for Women’s Month, Andrea Hendrick’s story is one of acceptance,transformation and success.
She  has an amazing story of rehabilitation that people need to hear and read about. We hear so much negativity about our prison systems, and she refuses to believe it.
She is an example of how prison can mend and shape your future, utilising the fantastic Restorative Justice system, which is made available to all those inmates.

Date: TUESDAY 08.08.2016
Time: 08h30
Investment: R150
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
BRING A MALE GUEST AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE SEAT!

 

Above Royalty and Cab Merlot are tasting room specials!

With the last few cold weeks coming up, it’s a great idea to stock up on some red wines and our hugely popular Cabernet/Merlot blend is the ideal wine!  It’s soft and fruity but with enough backbone to stand up to most red meat dishes and it’s a winner with any crowd.  We have it on special in a 3 pack this month at R200 and if that’s not seductive, what is?

If you’re ready for a bit of a sweet ending to a meal, or just in the mood for a warming fireplace drink, give our Above Royalty Liqueur wine a try as it’s fortified and a little like a lighter Port style wine – great with a cheese platter actually!   We’ve got two bottles on special this month at R170 which makes it perfect for a gift too.

If you can’t get to the tasting room this month, contact Ella or Marcelle at the farm on +27 21 855-3450 or winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for a delivery anywhere in South Africa.