Vergenoegd Winery known for generations as a producer of fine Stellenbosch Wines has a new owner and a whole new energy is to be found there with an exciting experience for both adults and children.
You can have tutored classes in the blending of Olive Oils, Teas, Coffee and of course the Estate’s own Red Wines.
Ryan Shell the Estate’s Chef is a real forager and has a wonderful garden filled with herbs and vegetables which he uses for the picnic lunches which are served each day.
The most exciting for me last week was the duck parade where about 800 Indian Runner Ducks are sent into the vineyards to clear them of snails, unwanted insects, they have even perfected going under the surface to eat snail eggs. There is a Duck Parade each day at 09h45 and at 15h30.
From today the Estate is serving a Harvest Lunch, 20 guests at a large table with generous platters of Ryan Shell’s sublime food. Marlize Jacobs the wine maker will be there and you will be able to taste the grapes being harvested that day and to answer questions about the Cellar. Ryan is present to tell you about the food he is serving.
After lunch you can join in a Red Wine Blending experience and see the return of the Ducks at 15h30 after a hard day in the Vineyards.
All in all an exciting experience.
Harvest Lunches are served during February and March on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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