The Vineyard Hotel Garden Lounge, venue for the Monday tastings
What’s great at The Vineyard Hotel about Mondays in May?
It’s their complimentary wine-tastings, every Monday from 18h00 to 19h00 in the Garden Lounge.
Here’s what’s up over the next weeks. There will be a representative of the producer there to present the wines.
The Mentors Winemaker Izele van Blerk
15th May – KWV Mentors Range
Described as “wines without equal”, these multi-award-winners reflect the best South Africa has to offer: site-specific selection, special treatment in the vineyards, and focus in the cellar. Varietals include the traditional categories you’d expect as well as surprises like Grenache Blanc and Verdelho.
Waterkloof Winemaker Nadia Barnard
22nd May – Waterkloof Wine Estate
After 10 years’ search, Paul Boutinou, one of the UK’s largest importers of wine, discovered a unique site – an amphitheatre of ocean-facing, windswept vineyards. He bought it, replanted and instituted organic and biodynamic farming practices. The result is expressive wines that benefit from minimal intervention and a balanced ecosystem. We are very lucky and excited to pair these low-volume wines with carefully considered flavours on the 16th of June for our Tastes of 2017 dinner.
Gabriëlskloof Winemaker Peter-Allan Finlayson
29th May – Gabriëlskloof Wine Estate
The focus at Gabriëlskloof is on producing the best possible quality – from handpicked grapes to meticulous sorting, subtle pressing and maturation in oak barrels. Look out for Rosebud 2016 (this is the finest vintage of this Shiraz-Viognier Rose: made more in the “Provençal” style. If you can’t get enough of this wine, perhaps you should book for the wine-paired dinner on 14 July!
Tastings take place on Mondays only, at 18h00, and are free of charge.
For more information, please call 021 657 4500
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