What’s On

Pinotage Month Celebrated at Avontuur

International Pinotage Day is on Saturday, 12 October and at Avontuur we took the opportunity to celebrate our national grape throughout the month!

Taste and buy a 2-pack of our Pinotage 2017 this month and pay only R330 instead of R380 – a saving of R50. 

You can also join us on Pinotage day for a complimentary tasting and book now for the last few weeks of our Biltong and Wine pairing, which features the Pinotage in the line-up.

The Restaurant is coming to the party as well with weekly specials, all linked to Pinotage.  Ask your waiter for more details this month!

Unique Cake Pops pairing for Heritage month

We’ve had a ball planning this very interesting and new pairing to run from Friday the 13th to Tuesday the 24th, which is a public holiday ie Heritage Day. 

 

Test-drive 5 wines and 5 specially created cake pops and find your own favourites.  From raspberry to grenadilla, milk tart & biltong and choc-chilli, each one is such a great match for one of our wines!

 

Contact Ella at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450 to book so that the tasting can be set up before you arrive.  The cost is R140 pp.

Biltong and wine pairing adds to tasting room experience

We’ve continuing our very popular biltong and wine pairing in partnership with Afrifoods Biltong Factory in Kuilsriver.  

This year we have paired 5 wines (mostly reds) with 5 biltong flavours, all packaged in Afrifoods’ new bio-degradable packaging, which is a great touch and ensures we support the environment.  The cost is R120 pp.

The sweet nougat and fudge pairing is continuing as well, so it’s a good idea to order one of each when you visit our tasting room and share amongst each other! This will cover sweet tooths and savoury fans.

The pairings are available daily during opening hours in the tasting room and bookings are not neccessary for individuals or small groups.  However if you are a larger group planning to visit, it’s best to email or phone beforehand, just to ensure that the set-up is done when you get there.

For more information and to book, contact Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450. 

 

Tutored tasting investigates wine glass question?

Avontuur Estate’s winemaker Jan van Rooyen is tackling an interesting question in his tutored tasting in the Estate tasting room between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on Saturday, 17 August:  “Does it matter what vessel is used to drink wine from?  Is glass better than other materials?  Does the shape of a glass enhance or detract from the experience?” 

Make up your own mind after participating in this interactive tasting which takes place from 10h30-12h30.

This forms part of Avontuur’s annual Winter Series of Tutored Tastings which tackles some very interesting and off-beat topics every month.  Bring some friends along and book ahead of time as seating is limited to ensure intimacy.   

Bookings:  winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450. R150 pp.  (Includes welcome drink, tutored tasting and light lunch).

 

Macaron and Wine Pairing celebrates Woman’s month

One of our most popular pairings is back!  We’re launching our curated macaron and wine pairing from 2 August and it will run till the 11th, thereby including the Woman’s Day long weekend. 

The pairing includes 4 wines and 4 macarons which have been created to highlight the wine’s flavours.  We are inviting all wine lovers to join in this stunning tasting – but remember to book ahead of time.  It is available during our normal tasting room opening hours as well as on the public holiday on the 9th of August.

Cost:  R120 pp.  Bookings:  winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450.

Perfect winter wine on special this month!

We are now definitely in the midst of Winter and thoughts are turning towards full-bodied red wines paired with flavoursome stews, potjies and warming soups and casseroles.

The perfect wine for Winter is our Cabernet Sauvignon which has been winning awards and collecting medals over the last few years, making it one of our top-selling red wines!  We are offering a 3-pack of the Cabernet Sauvignon from the tasting room for only R510 instead of the usual R600.  

If you can’t get to us to buy some,  contact Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for a delivery to your home or work address.

Enjoy winter and keep warm – the best way is with a glass or two of full-bodied Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon!

 

Merlot Magnum special perfect for Father’s Day

Although our Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve special will attract lots of attention this month, we’re offering a very special once-off offer as well, which will be perfect for Dad’s on Father’s Day.

So you can treat Dad (and the whole family) to a breakfast or lunch on Father’s Day in the restaurant (due to the popularity of the Restaurant, make sure you book in time on openhand@polka.co.za or by phoning +27 21 855-4296) and then surprise him with one of our newly released Merlot Magnums 2016 at only R280 each, instead of the usual R350 per bottle.

We don’t usually produce a single varietal Merlot and this special edition was only made due to the quality of the Merlot on offer,, which gave winemaker Jan van Rooyen the idea to produce a small run of this exclusively.

The Merlot Magnum is on special till month-end June or while stocks last and it’s a great gift for any red wine lover or that special man in your life!

 

Cab Franc on special this month.

Linking into the general celebrations around the Cabernet Franc varietal at Avontuur this month,  we’re offering a 2-pack of our award-winning Cabernet Franc 2014 for only R300 from the tasting room only!  The usual price is R360. 

This is the perfect opportunity to try out this niche varietal which seems to be taking off in South Africa.  If you’re already a Cab Franc fan,  go a step further and grab a bottle or two of the Baccarat 2012 too as this flagship blend of ours is also Cab Franc driven, albeit quite a bit older, which gives  a truly smooth tasting experience.  

The tasting room is open daily – even on voting day this coming Wednesday! We hope to see you soon.

 

Rose Magnum for sale for Mother’s Day

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend with a unique release,  a “special label” Rose  called The Pink Flamingo.  It’s not available on the farm usually and we’ve taken a few bottles out of the warehouse to spoil our regulars for a change!

So treat yourself and your family to one – or more – of these 1.5 litres of stunning Rose at only R130 per Magnum.  You won’t be sorry!  Only from the tasting room at the Estate.  Available till Mother’s Day – Sunday 12 May.

Easter Weekend Opening Times

Join us this Easter weekend for a wine tasting, a relaxed farm walk, breakfast, lunch or dinner in the restaurant, or just a cheese or meat platter outside on the terrace!

We’re open throughout the weekend except on Good Friday – we’d love to see you any other day!  Wishing all our clients and supporters a blessed Easter.