On Asara Wine Estate July is a busy time, even though the vines are sleeping…

Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel, the place that never sleeps, except for the vineyards…

All is quiet in the vineyards of the Polkadraai Hills as the vines are now in deep slumber preparing themselves for the harvest or 2020. There are places which are a hive of activity, the wine cellars in this undulating part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation.

Asara’s Vegetable Garden

From supporting their home-made soccer star, an amazing upliftment initiative, to the celebration an iconic cocktail at the home of gin adventure and discovery, the importance of a precise match in the cellar, keeping the kitchen garden productive in winter, a website exclusive offer makes booking your stay at Asara through the hotel’s own website by far the best bet and more.

Shall we play ‘Where’s Marelize’? In the green, of course, with part of the support team

Hot on the heels of the Women’s Soccer World Cup in France, won by the Team from the USA, comes the Gothia Cup Youth Soccer Tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the biggest youth soccer tournament in the world, and Asara’s home-grown soccer star Marelize Williams will be there! There’s huge excitement for Marelize’s trip amongst the farm team and her neighbours in the Asara Farm Worker’s village. Marelize’s father, Colin Williams, is a long-time stalwart of the farm team and member of the Farm Worker’s Committee, and Asara is delighted to be contributing financially to enable Marelize to take part in the tournament that kicks off on July 15. Marelize, who plays as a striker for the Falcons, the Stellenzicht Secondary School girl’s football team, has already been earmarked for a trial at the soccer academy at world – renowned club AS Roma. Participation in the Gothia Cup with the Falcons will be another milestone towards achieving her dream of playing professional soccer, and we are holding thumbs for strong performances by her and her team.

Asara’s Team with Animal Welfare GM, Lorna Hughes [left]

For MandelaDay 2019 Asara donated home-made peanut butter dog biscuits to their friends at the Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch. The biscuits are for the dogs at the shelter and also for sale, so if you want to support this amazing organisation, while at the same time giving the pooch in your life a delicious treat, please pop-in to buy a packet or two. They’re also on sale at the Asara Tasting Room and Deli with the proceeds going to the society.

Asara’s Heidi Truter was invited to address the graduation ceremony for hospitality and culinary students at Stellenbosch’s Bergzicht Training Academy in June. Asara hosts regular visits by Bergzicht students, including Q&A sessions with Heidi and Estate Manager Pete Gottgens, to help them to understand the five-star hotel environment and to provide a little inspiration for their studies and future careers. At least one Bergzicht alumni has started a highly promising career at Asara, and we are very happy to contribute to the amazing work the academy is doing to uplift their students and give them the opportunity to better their lives.

Asara’s Sansibar Gin Bar with over 500 gins on offer

As the home of gin adventure and discovery, with over 500 local and imported gins to choose from and a range of gin tasting experiences on offer, it was only appropriate for Sansibar to celebrate Negroni Week in style, by offering a different variation on the iconic cocktail for every day of the week and, for the adventurous Negroni enthusiast, a single flight tasting of all seven of the week’s Negroni variations. Negroni Week is also a charity event and part of Sansibar’s proceeds for the week will go to animal welfare.

Roll out the barrel in the Asara Barrel Maturation Cellar

Asara’s investment in oak barrels for wine maturation has increased steadily in recent years and we have a record number of new French oak barrels in the Asara wine cellar this year. Understanding the nuances of the different barrel styles and how they influence the wine makes all the difference when it comes to producing great wines, and Asara works closely with a number of cooperages to precisely match each barrel with the wine that it is intended to make.

The Vineyard Suite

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Asara Speciality Range Red Cab

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Asara The Vineyard Collection Merlot 2017, one of my current favourites

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