wine tasting

It’s all about Shiraz this month!

As part of the annual Shiraz Week celebrations from 10-16 June, Avontuur is joining in the fun with a tutored tasting planned for Saturday 15 June which will highlight the different styles and ageability of Avontuur’s Shiraz wines from 2008 till now.

This is an opportunity for Shiraz lovers to interact with a Avontuur’s winemaker Jan van Rooyen,  and learn more about the intricacies of this hugely popular red wine varietal in South Africa and world-wide.    

Guests will arrive from 10h30 on Saturday morning and will receive a welcome drink after which the tutored tasting will be presented, filled with interesting titbits and information.  After the tasting, guests will enjoy a charcuterie platter and have time to chat to fellow Shiraz fans and Jan himself, who is always willing to share more info if visitors are keen!

Each tasting is limited to 20 participants and includes a welcome drink, the tasting and a shared Charcuterie platter for only R150 pp.  Bookings are essential and can be made in the tasting room with Ella or Moerieda, by phoning the Estate at +27 21 855-3450 or by emailing winery@avontuurestate.co.za

Avontuur’s tasting room is offering a special 3-pack of the Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2014 at R600, instead of the usual R720, so if you can’t get to the farm on the 15th, feel free to order it via email or come in on another day this month to grab a few bottles to enjoy at home.

 

#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.

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.