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Avontuur Estate Newsletter May 2018


4 May 2018  -  Avontuur Estate

In May we rejoice in the cooler days of Autumn and the start of the rainy season. Pippa and her team can usually relax a bit after the hectic first quarter of the year with two yearling sales in April and in the Cellar the harvest is over with the new wines safely in production. Visit our website to see how the April Yearling Sales went.

AVONTUUR PRESENTS 4TH CAB FRANC CARNIVAL
On Saturday, 19 May 2018 from 11h00 - 16h00, the Carnival takes place at scenic Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West again where 21 wineries will be on hand to show off their 100% Cabernet Francs, Cab Franc-led blends and in some cases even Cab Franc Rosé’s. For more info, visit our website.

SA’S BEST CAB FRANCS ANNOUNCED
Avontuur Cabernet Franc 2010 was awarded a Gold Medal in the Vintage Category of the 2018 Cabernet Franc Challenge which was announced on Wednesday, 18 April at Avontuur Estate with Philip Taberer doing the honours. With limited volumes available, these vintage entries are not usually for sale but the award gives a good indication of the maturing potential of the varietal.

The full list of medal winners in this year’s competition is available on www.cvomarketing.co.za and many of the top wines will be available for tasting and sale at the Carnival at Avontuur Estate, including Avontuur’s current vintage, the 2014.

TASTING ROOM SPECIAL
Join us for a bit of fun before Winter really hits and buy a 3-pack of our three most popular wines for only R200 (Usual price R245). Each pack contains a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay 2017 and a bottle of Cab/Merlot 2015. Contact Ella or Carmen at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to have some delivered.

WINEMAKERS’ TUTORED TASTING SERIES STARTS AGAIN IN MAY
Avontuur Estate winemaker Jan van Rooyen and the Estate’s Tasting Room team are planning a series of “Tutored Tastings” for the winter months. This is an opportunity for wine lovers to interact with a senior winemaker and learn more about the intricacies of this industry we love. The first one is on 12/5. For more info, visit our website.

MOTHER’S DAY MACARON & WINE PAIRING
One of our most popular wine and food pairings over the years has been the Macaron and Wine Pairing and just for the week leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re bringing it back! From 7 - 13 May during opening hours and whilst stock lasts, this pairing is on the “menu” in the tasting room or on the terrace, weather permitting. For only R80 pp, it’s a delicious and affordable treat. Bookings are essential at +27.218553450 or winery@avontuurestate.co.za.

RIP ALLAN MUNDIRIPO
It was a terrible shock to hear that Allan Mundiripo, one of our most popular waitrons had suddenly passed away and we extend our sympathy to his family and friends. His friendly smile and enthusiasm will be missed by all who knew him.

WINTER OPENING TIMES AND SPECIALS
It’s time for our fantastic Early Bird Special again, and we invite you to book from 17h00 - 19h00 for a 2-course at R190 and a 3-course at R250. From 2 May we are open for Dinner on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, so join us in our cosy venue with a fireplace and underfloor heating, perfect to chase the winter chills away.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Wednesday, 9 May, 08h30. R170 pp. Our speaker this month is Barbara Kasala.
Restaurant Reservations: Openhand@polka.co.za or +27.218554296.

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