Avontuur Estate is celebrating Heritage Day with a whole month’s worth of activities to suit wine lovers and foodies.
Start off early in the month with a Vinoteque tasting on Saturday, 5 September from 11h00-12h30 celebrating the best of Avontuur’s heritage wines with winemaker Jan van Rooyen. “We chose beautifully aged red and white wines for the tasting, some of which will come as a surprise especially if you are a believer in drinking only newly released white wines,” he says. The price of R100 pp includes a welcome drink, the tasting, a light lunch and something sweet. Bookings: email@example.com or +27 21 855- 3450.
From Friday, 18/9 to Sunday, 27/9 the Avontuur Estate Restaurant is featuring a range of heritage-inspired dishes on its “Daily Specials Blackboard.” They will change regularly but guests can expect influences from across the ancestral spectrum including Afrikaans, Malay, Indian, French and British cuisine. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org +27 21 855-4960.
Heritage Day itself on the 24th features the annual communal table in the tasting room, or weather permitting outside on the terrace, where visitors can enjoy a platter with locally inspired bites like Biltong Paté, a Bobotie Spring roll, a selection of local charcuterie and cheeses, typical condiments and a complimentary glass of Avontuur Cabernet/Merlot for only R140 pp. Bookings not required, but if you are a groupm, it might be better to book at email@example.com.
The monthly wine pairing in the tasting room completes the heritage theme with four wines paired with South African favourites, a biltong and dried wors selection @ R50 pp. The Tasting Room is open daily and no bookings are required.